We will not be holding a match this coming weekend at USA. It is normally our USPSA day but we are going to be out of town shooting the FL State IPDA Championship in Clearwater. USPSA will resume on the second Sunday of April. It is our slot match for Central Florida Section and we will be shooting 6 stages from the FL Open. Be sure to join our mailing list to stay up to date. Contact me if you want on. SmittyFL@Gmail.com
Manny Bragg will be offering the following off site courses
2 Day course following the Area 1 Championship in St. George, UT. April 20 and 21
2 Day course following the Area 5 Championship in Barry, IL. June 17 and 18
Fee for either course is $450 per person, max 8 students.
Contact Manny directly to register.
Great local match today, thanks for coming out. See you next week at the FL State Championship.
Self Defense Bowl 2013
What: Unique training event focusing on useful “street” hand to hand techniques and “real world” concealed carry firearms.
When: February 2, 2013 9am-5pm
Where: Universal Shooting Academy / Frostproof, FL
Who: Phil Peplinski and Shannon Smith
A firearm is not always available as an option and is not always the best option.
Phil Peplinski will be teaching integrated options to supplement use of the handgun. Pre-emptive striking, getting the biggest bang for the buck and when it’s appropriate. The O.S. factor and first response to reduce damage and turn the tables. Dealing with multiple threats, use of environment and positioning to your advantage. Weapon access and retention. Dealing with edged weapons and firearms from a defensive standpoint.
Shannon Smith will be teaching his ‘concealed carry for the real world’ course. If you carry a full size handgun in an OWB holster with a photographers vest covering it you will still get value from this course but it is geared towards the guns most of us normal people actually carry. You’ll get the opportunity to live fire draw your kel-tec, LCP, G26, or J frame from your pocket, ankle holster, back pack, purse, fanny pack or wherever you really carry it. How accurate are you with it? Will it penetrate a car door? Drywall? Could you make a shot on a moving target with friendlies around in bad lighting? In say…..a theater? Should you try? You’ll find the answers to these and more questions.
About your Instructors
Phil Peplinski’s background of Military Service, Law Enforcement and Emergency room security has given him a street level perspective to the application of techniques and concepts. Street level confrontation is the driving force behind his ambitions an direction. Phil has 25 years of experience in martial arts to include Hapkido, Torite Jujitsu, Taekwondo, Tactical Weapons and Defensive Tactics and is on the board of directors for the American Hapkido Federation. He is the head instructor and creator of Marshall Combatives for Marshal PI. and he teaches annually at the Central Florida Tactical Conference.
Shannon Smith is the 2011 practical shooting National Champion. A USPSA Grandmaster competing in 10-15 major matches per year around the country. One of the top shooters in the world, 7 time Florida State Champion, multiple Area and regional titles. Shannon finished 3rd in the world at the IPSC World Shoot XV in Bali, Indonesia 2008. He was also a member of the gold medal winning US Team. Shannon has instructed at various schools around the country including his own where he has perfected his teaching style. His tactical background includes six years in special operations with the US Army’s 2nd Ranger Battalion. Serving as team leader and squad leader, he attended numerous schools relating to special operations, small unit tactics, leadership, firearms and ground fighting.
$225 per person
$50 non-refundable deposit required
30 students max 15/15
Half day with each instructor
Lunch, sodas, water included
Course completion certificate provided
- Carry gun (any gun, any caliber), gear, and 200 rounds
- The shooting portion is centered around pocket style carry guns but I encourage you to bring whatever you really carry on a daily basis or are considering carrying on a daily basis.
- One spare mag or speed loader recommended
- Eye protection / Ear protection
- Clothing that you would normally wear in your daily life with the caveat that you will likely fall down and possibly have clothing ripped during hand to hand.
- This course is outdoors rain or shine so plan accordingly.
Mon-Fri 8-4 call Crystal 863.635.3425
After hours call Shannon 813.732.5249
We will need your name, address, phone, email, and CC info. Once registered you will receive a confirmation email and receive continued updates.
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Start your year off right! A good base of fitness will help you on the competition circuit and in the line of duty. Here is a little video of one of our workouts here at USA recently.