As teen I earned my Arrow of Light in Boy Scouts, and already attended multiple Outdoor orienteering courses offered at Southern University Branch in Ironton. Upon recreational and personal survival training I was like a fish in the water in the wild.<quoted text>
However,I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and hope the "zombie" thing is just a "tip of the hat" to the current "zombie craze" and you actually know what you are doing.
Oh yeah, and what is your background/certifications/wher e did you acquire this knowledge? Just want to make sure you have real world experience and didn't just read a couple survival books and start offering book reports in the form of survival courses.
I jumped on the Gracie bandwagon in í93 and began my study of BJJ and Jujitsu in local courses. By the time I enlisted in the Marines I felt I was well rounded on survival and basic hand to hand.
I graduated with Honors from Parris Island Marine Recruit Depot. In between training at Camp Johnson and Camp Geiger in security I received instruction from Special Forces Recon Instructors on advanced tactics offered as optional courses. It wasnít until I was stationed at Camp Lejeune I began furthering my training in various martial arts. I attended Butch Valez JuJitsu Iaido and a brother chapter of Kodokahn Judo. In addition to basic hand to hand the marine corp offered, I excelled in their Marine Corp Close Combat training program (mccctp) and received my instructor certification.
I was attached to a Navy corpsman unit providing combat security. I took my career serious and participated in any extra circular courses the Marine Corp had to offer. I studied NBC Warfare, Profiling and integration plus have experience in this field, and I was a few jumps away from earning my jump wings. I also received instruction in profiling, and hostile interrogations from UN coalition forces. I later put that to use in real world experience.
Upon receiving injuries, I changed my MOS and became a combat tactics instructor for Marines stationed at Camp Johnson. For advanced classes I taught security, and defensive tactics for Army GS 13 and weapon disarms as well as weapon retention techniques. To earn a little pocket change I taught womenís self-defense and rape awareness classes at a local community college.
After my honorable discharge I completed a course in Crisis Intervention from Cornell University in hopes of padding my resume pursing a law enforcement career. I since abandoned pursuit.
I have been a guest speaker and lecturer on traditional Japanese arts and history in numerous Dojoís. I still accept invitations on that as well. It was two years ago I was asked to host a ďZombie Self DefenseĒ Course for Halloween. I got into it and treated the gimmick with professional enthusiasm. It was fun and educational, especially when I had volunteers ďZombiesĒ. Between the mainstream zombie crowd and preppers I fell into a niche. Itís fun, challenging, and educational.