We are proud to announce that the Second Annual Combat
Focus™ Shooting Instructor Conference is being hosted by Blacksheep Tatical Training
in Farmington, New Mexico this October. Last
year’s conference was a huge success and we are expecting even more from
the 2009 event! The dates for this year’s conference are October 21-25th,
The conference is designed to bring Certified Combat Focus
Instructors and those interested in becoming certified together to discuss
program updates, their own experiences and exchange ideas about intuitive and
efficient defensive firearms training. In addition, currently certified CFS
Instructors have the opportunity to become certified to teach other I.C.E.
Training programs, such as Combat Focus Carbine and Advanced Pistol Handling.
Last year’s conference, hosted in Houston by 360 Tactical Training,
brought dozens of students and instructors together for both professional
development and end user training. This year’s event will be very similar. We
are expecting attendees from around the US and some of our affiliates abroad
attending to engage in a variety of activities. The schedule of events includes
some Instructor Only sessions beginning on October 21st and End User
courses beginning on the 22nd. End user courses will feature a
unique opportunity to learn from a number of CFS Instructors at once in a
dynamic team teaching environment. CFS Instructors come from a variety of
backgrounds, including military special operations, law enforcement
professionals, competitive shooters and even hobbyists who have become certified
to enhance their own knowledge and ability to share concepts with others.
Having a diverse instructor corps helps CFS to maintain its progressive nature
and learning from several instructors at once means that students are sure to
get insights and suggestions specific to their context.
In addition to the opportunity to train in Combat Focus
Shooting, Advanced Pistol Handling and Combat Focus Carbine, non-instructor
attendees will be invited to participate in several team building and
after-hours sessions with the instructors. Those interested in becoming
certified will also enjoy the unique opportunity to get to know the team and
learn from them what they have experienced as instructors and throughout the
process of becoming certified.
Blacksheep Tactical Training is owned and operated by Kent
O’Donnel. Kent has been a certified CFS Instructor for several years and began
training and teaching with Rob Pincus in 2004. Kent has taught CFS Programs to
hundreds of students at the regional law enforcement academy in Farmington.
Kent’s experience in law enforcement and the United States Marine Corps have
led him to believe that CFS is the most appropriate defensive firearms training
methodology available. When he offered to host the conference at his outstanding
training facility, Rob Pincus immediately took him up on it. “I’ve taught with
Kent for a number of years and had the opportunity to teach at his facility
three times,” said Pincus, “Kent is a
passionate professional and Safety City is a great place to train. I am really
looking forward to this year’s conference!”
To register for the conference, visit the I.C.E. Training Website.
If you have questions about attending, please send them to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=CFS
Instructor Conference. Sign up early to take advantage of reduced hotel rates and a special Ammunition Reservation program through Blacksheep!
For those interested in CFS Instructor Certification, the
next course is going to be in Rice County, MN, October 12-15.