Training at the speed of life: Volume 1. The new book by Ken Murray
The Definitive Textbook for Police and Military Reality Based Training
Armiger Publications has announced the release of a new textbook for the Reality Based Training of military and law enforcement. Written by Kenneth Murray, the Director of Training for the Armiger Police Training Institute, this is an essential book for police officers, military personnel, private security personnel, martial arts instructors and practitioners, and all those who train them.
Focusing on all aspects of Reality Based Training, including: philosophy, methodology, learning styles, safety, equipment, debriefing, and how to construct and run training scenarios, this is a must-read for anyone dedicated to the science of training to survive and win in high-risk encounters.
The author has spent the last twenty years as a police and military trainer, specializing in the field of Reality-Based Training. As the concept of force-on-force training started to gain popularity, he authored and taught the first instructor schools in North America on how to conduct safe and effective tactical simulations. He currently teaches advanced Reality Based Training instructor schools through Armiger (www.armiger.net.)
Murray is the co-founder of SIMUNITION®, and has written numerous articles and policy papers on the safe conduct of projectile-based simulation training exercises. In addition to his duties at Armiger, he is an adjunct instructor with the tactical training organization, Global Studies Group International (www.gsgi.org) and the international police training organization, U.S. Police Instructor Teams (www.uspit.com.) He has acted as advisor to the Killology Research Group (www.killology.com) and is a contributor to the IALIEFI Guidelines for Simulation Training Safety. He is a member of the advisory boards for Force Science Research Center (www.forcescience.com) and the Police Policy Studies Council (www.theppsc.org.) His regular articles on Reality Based Training appear in NTOA Tactical Edge, Police and Security News, ITOTA Safety First newsletter, and will soon be appearing regularly on PoliceOne.
This 8.5 X 11, 350+ page textbook includes in-depth discussions on liability reduction, training accidents, causes and remedies, psychological aspects of lethal force encounters, reality based training safety rules and procedures, role player selection and training, selection and proper use of training equipment, state-of-the-art simulation program design methodology and much more. The book includes an interactive CD filled with pre-formatted forms for scenario development. It retails for $34.95.
Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, author of On Killing and On Combat, wrote the Foreword. In his testimonial, he states:
Testimonials from other law enforcement luminaries:
- Dr. Alexis Artwohl, Author of Deadly Force Encounters
- John S. Farnam, Author and Firearms Trainer
- Tony Blauer, Blauer Tactical Systems, Inc.
SPEAR SYSTEM and HIGH GEAR
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