Third Party Protection - Training Courses - Austin

Learn life-saving skills for family and loved ones on a third party protection course with Tactical Fitness, Austin. These courses are designed to give protectors advanced defensive skills to keep family and loved ones safe from danger.

In our Level 1 course, students will learn third party protection tactics and how to apply them during everyday situations in common places such as gas stations, restaurants, crowded places and events. Participants will familiarize themselves with close quarters combat and Principal evacuation techniques and perform them in live fire. The course will finish with a series of full contact Force on Force scenario simulations where they will be tested in fast paced dynamic threat environments, giving them an opportunity to validate their knowledge and skills as Third Party Protectors.

Areas covered with Third Party Protection:

✅ Safety briefing

✅ Concealed Carry Best Practices

✅ Combat pistol Fundamentals

✅ Combat Timeline & Third Party Protection Fundamentals

✅ Contact & Evacuation Techniques with Principal

✅ Live Fire Third Party Protection Drills

✅ Dynamic Threat Scenario Simulations

Skill Level: 

Students must have completed a Pistol fundamentals course or equivalent

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Learn about your Third Party Protection instructor

Your Instructor:

With over 15 years of operational experience, Bernardo is a subject matter expert (SME) in the field of Counter Terrorism (CT) and security best practices. His expertise covers high-risk police tactics, special operations (SOF), dignitary protection (CP) and close quarters battle (CQB).

Bernardo recently retired from active duty in a Special Operations unit of the Border Patrol, focusing on direct action and low visibility operations. He has served as a Federal Air Marshal, Personal Bodyguard to the Chief of Staff (IDF), Combat instructor and Counter Assault Team member to the Israeli Security Agency.

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