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PROTECT YOUR KIDS: Personal Protection for Teens course July 16, July 17 at DeWitt Co. Sportsman’s Club

June 24, 2016

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Personal Protection for Teens

Help teach the young people in your life the skills they can use to keep themselves safe in today’s world.  The recent Muslim terror attack in Orlando, along with increasingly violent cities has many folks thinking proactively about their safety and security – as we all should.  We’re bringing some very timely and potentially life-saving skills for young people in a one-day class in Central Illinois.  The course is available to young adults ages 12-22 and will including tips and tactics to survive spree violence, active shooters, and bullies and how to avoid trouble to begin with.

Sign up now while slots remain available.  It’s filling up quickly.  As it stands right now, we have registrations from young people from three states (and one foreign nation).


Course Description

GSL Defense Training has taught Personal Protection courses to adults for nearly twenty years and it’s been great.  We’ve been teaching young people the fundamentals of shooting handguns for many years as well.   What could be more fulfilling?

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This year, we’re bringing it all together with a one-day course to young people, ages 12 and above.  We want to help them stay safe inside and outside of the home.  We want to share what we have learned and give back to those that know and trust us.

We’ll teach your kids or grandkids the knowledge and skills they can use to prevent and avoid potential trouble and if necessary, how to counter threats to their personal safety and security.


Don’t send your teenager off to college without knowing how to avoid and manage threats. 

Don’t leave your child home alone without a basic understanding of the law of self-defense and a basic understanding of how to use a handgun legally for self-defense.  



Empower the young people in your life with the knowledge, skills and confident attitude to overcome a critical threat.



GSL Defense Training’s Personal Protection for Teens course will include:

  • NRA gun safety rules

We’ll make sure students know and understand those basic firearm safety rules that will keep them safe for life.


  • Safe storage of firearms

How should you store your firearms?  So they are inaccessible to unauthorized persons.  We’ll make sure your teens know and understand this simple, proven method to avoid theft and accidents.


  • The judicious use of deadly force

You don’t want your kids shooting through a door or window when they are scared, do you?  There’s a lot of misinformation out there, including from America’s Vice-President.  We’ll teach your young adults the “rules of the road” when it comes to the judicious use of deadly force, allowing them to act to the standard by which they will be judged.


  • How to avoid becoming a victim

We’ll share with them simple, proven strategies for avoidance and de-escalation of conflict. 


  • Situational awareness

Personal Protection for Teens will teach your loved ones not only about situational awareness, but about positive threat identification.  We’ll teach them pre-assault cues and pre-incident indicators to recognize a potential attack forming and take appropriate action as necessary.





  • Surviving an Active Shooter

While anyone can freeze up in sheer terror in an active shooter incident or other violent attack, we’ll provide strategies and tactics for surviving spree violence.  In short, we’ll teach them not only how to save themselves, but how to save other innocent lives nearby as well.


  • Improvised weapons

Our young people are prohibited by law from carrying firearms, but that doesn’t mean they have to go through life completely unarmed and helpless.  We’ll share common items that will make it through any security screening that can be used as deadly weapons.  We’ll also coach them on using items commonly found out in the world against attackers.


  • Strategies for home safety

Many of the same strategies we’ve taught adults for almost two decades apply to your teenage family members, but there are others specifically applicable to teens.




  • Defensive shooting basics

If you’re not home and one or more bad people bring violent evil to your residence, do your kids really know how to handle your handguns?  We’ll teach them the fundamentals of shooting both pistols and revolvers effectively in a life-and-death situation.




  • Dealing with bullies

Bullies are everywhere.  We’ll share strategies for dealing with bullies, ranging from avoidance to de-escalation to, if needed physical self-defense.


  • Krav Maga


We’ll offer a bonus segment with Krav Maga empty-handed combatives with Wingate Institute-certified Krav Maga instructor Bill Martin.  In short, we’ll teach these young people how to get out of someone grabbing them or choking them and show them some strategies for both defending against an attack and counter-attacking at the same time.




Tuition is $100 per person for the one-day course running from 9am – 6pm, held in Central Illinois at the DeWitt County Sportsman’s Club located six miles EAST of Clinton, Illinois on Route 10.  Tuition will include course materials, lunch, drinks, snacks, range fees, safety gear as needed, loaner guns as needed and more.

We encourage parents to bring along the family’s personal defense handgun if they have one, along with 50 rounds of ammunition.  If the registrant teens don’t have suitable handguns, we’ll put them on a loaner and provide 50 rounds of ammunition.  Participants will fire about 50 rounds in this class.


Class location: 

DeWitt County Sportsman’s Club near Clinton, IL
DCSC is located 6 miles east of Clinton’s city limit on Route 10.

July 16, 2016 
July 17, 2016
This one-day class will run from 9am – 6:15pm each day.


Yes, mom and dad, you’re welcome to tag along and watch. Parents will be responsible for bringing their own lunch and snacks, along with protective eyewear (sunglasses and prescription glasses are okay) and hearing protection (foam plugs are acceptable).  We’ll have sufficient eye- and ear-protection for registrants, but can’t guarantee we’ll be able to outfit a gaggle of spectators as well.


Download the registration form here.






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One Response to PROTECT YOUR KIDS: Personal Protection for Teens course July 16, July 17 at DeWitt Co. Sportsman’s Club

  1. Valorius on June 29, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    I personally think it’s insane that kids cant legally carry a small .75 oz can of pepper spray almost anywhere in the US.

    KIds are our most precious and vulnerable assets, and we FORCE them to be helpless in the face of criminal assault.

    It’s insane.