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Personal Protection Strategies and the "Other Tools" of Self-Defense

4:30pm - 5:30pm on Sep 6, 2019, Friday|Room 202C|View Details|Add To Calendar

Personal Protection Strategies and the "Other Tools" of Self-Defense

Presenter - Larry Pope

Many confrontations are not life threatening and understanding that a firearm is a “tool of last resort” makes it necessary to consider other tools available. Learn strategies to disengage from an attacker using modern personal protection technology (pepper spray, TASER CEW, personal alarms, etc.) as part of a personal safety plan. Discuss the psychology of criminals and steps we can take to devalue ourselves as targets. Learn the value of intuition and overcoming functional fixedness - a cognitive bias that limits the use of an item solely for its intended purpose.  *We will demonstrate the function of various devices using inert trainers and demo models.  


Meet Larry Pope

Larry Pope is the founder and CEO of North Coast Defense Academy, LLC, based in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a United States Marine Corps Veterans and native of Cleveland, Ohio. He spent 17 years of his professional career in the financial services industry, working for regional and national financial institutions. Larry serves on several community advisory councils, boards, and committees. In this capacity, he stresses the importance of community engagement and empowerment. As CEO of North Coast Defense Academy, he has developed strong relationships with corporation, non-profit, and government organizations to provide training and education throughout northeast Ohio and beyond.

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NRA Personal Protection Expo

A 3-day educational and interactive experience dedicated to Individuals interested in increasing their knowledge and skills within personal protection, concealed carry and defense tactics.