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about corporate travelers? They
can benefit from terrorism prevention training as well. Anti-terrorism training, which includes prevention
techniques, greatly enhances the level of awareness concerning a terrorist
or criminal act. It should also
provide simple effective methods of deterrence that can be easily
incorporated into daily life. Not
every staff member can receive protection teams like the senior executives,
but most employees will feel a sense
people believe firearms training and martial arts training are helpful.
Everything one learns in life is beneficial but is it always
effective? There are several
points to consider about martial arts and firearms.
The first point is that they are both reactionary measures.
This means that in order to rely on these skills one must actually be
combating a terrorist or violent criminal.
If one can learn to avoid a dangerous situation, ones chances of
survival are one hundred percent greater than in an attack.
Secondly, how effective is firearms training in areas where carrying
a firearm is illegal? Lastly,
how often do you conduct martial arts or firearms training?
These are both perishable skills.
This means that if not conducted frequently these skills diminish and
become a greater danger instead of a safeguard.
has also become a multi-billion dollar business throughout the world.
Terrorists often use ransom money to purchase weapons and conduct
attacks. Training staff members
these issues may be new to many, the reality is our world has forever
as with the old adage "If you give a man a fish he will eat for a day.
Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime." Training your staff to avoid potential harm costs far less
than bodyguards and the knowledge they receive lasts a lifetime.
Gunther, is President of Operation Corporate Training, a company of
terrorism experts comprised of former military Special Operations members. (www.operationcorporatetraining.com)