BY ALEXANDER WILLIS
The 360 Krav Maga self-defense club in Spring Hill will be hosting a free active shooter workshop at 12:30 p.m. this Saturday.
The workshop will instruct guests on what to do during an active shooter situation, including multiple techniques on how to disarm a gunman.
Active shooting incidents have been on the rise in the United States over the past several years, with a recent FBI report finding that rate to be continually increasing. In 2016, there were 20 incidents designated by the FBI as active shootings, and 30 in 2017 – a 50 percent increase.
The FBI describes an active shooting incident as “one or more individuals actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area,” with the inherent implication that the shooter is using one or more firearms.
The report also concludes that in just these two years – 2016 and 2017 – active shootings caused almost 1,000 casualties: 221 people killed, and 722 wounded.
So to keep Spring Hill residents prepared for any situation, the hour and a half-long class will run through just about everything you need to know about active shooters, and how to handle them.
Krav Maga, meaning “contact combat” in Hebrew, is a military fighting system originally developed for the Israel Defense Force, and is world-renowned for its real-world applications and efficiency. One of the lead instructors at 360 Krav Maga, black belt Brian Peters, will help instructing the class.
Also a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, Peters has been training in Krav Maga since 1999, and is a certified instructor under Eyal Yanilov, the co-founder and chief instructor of the international Krav Maga Global organization.
The 360 Krav Maga self-defense club in located 220 Town Center Parkway in Spring Hill. Attendance to the class is free, though guests are asked to register online, which can be done by clicking here.