Location: Austin, Texas
The Awakening is the first step to becoming a more competent human being.
This one day event focuses on building a solid, fundamental grasp of the three primary pillars of martial competence: handgun proficiency, combatives, and trauma management.
Perfect for all ability levels, The Awakening brings together some of the best instructors in Texas for one of the most action packed days of your life. We’ll follow up the day with a group dinner and cold beer at a local establishment.
Taught by Alex Acosta, a sponsored, national-level USPSA shooter, this block will level up your marksmanship skill regardless of experience level. We’ll break the handgun portion into two different evolutions.
- In the morning, we’ll go through an in-depth review of handgun fundamentals. This block will walk new shooters through the basics of a handgun, while also reinforcing and elaborating on existing skills for more experienced participants.
- In the evening, we’ll return to the range and move on to more advanced skills such as moving and shooting, target transitions, and basic low-light skills.
Taught by Randy Vera, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt and owner of Austin Kickboxing Academy, this block will teach the basics of striking, clenching, positional dominance, and basic submissions. The combatives block will focus on the practical application of self defense techniques.
Taught By Justin Hurzeler, a SWAT Medic in Williamson County, this block will teach attendees the basics of managing life-threatening traumatic injuries. Justin will cover how to deal with injuries with a variety of mechanisms, as well as how to interact with local first responders and EMS.