About this course
The guard is the foundation for Civil Defense. It is as a starting point for those interested in protecting their families and their community. You can use these tactics even if you are the only member of your Civil Defense Team. Think of it like a modern day Paul Revere.
Stationary Guarding - Roaming Guard - Guarding in Action - Range Cards
Welcome to the Neighborhood Guardian. Let's get started.
What is a stationary guard and what are they used for? You will be tempted to take the lazy way out, but don't shirk on this role.
The perimeter of your neighborhood should be set up in such a manner that your stationary guards can keep out mass numbers with minmal manpower.
During times of peace, you can set out watchpoints to keep an eye out for potential threats. You can keep track of suspicious behavior and intervene/call for help before anything has a chance to escalate. You can also use your notes and pictures that you have taken to help law enforcement track down criminals.
You don't have to be an expert to conceal your location. Just be sure to follow these guidelines.
What should stationary guards look out for during times of peace? Here are some realistic examples of what you can expect and how to react.
What can you expect during times of war? How would you use your stationary guards? Here are a few examples of what to look out for and how to react.
Even if your area is not gated, you can keep people from getting in using these methods.
In order to learn this stuff in and out you need to practice it. Here is your homework that you should do on a routine basis to keep up your tactical skills.
What is a Roaming Guard?
*WARNING* This Lesson isn't for everyone. If you have any doubts at all about protecting your family or your community -then don't take this class. What I am about to teach you is very serious. I do not share this information lightly and I want you to be extremely careful about how you use it.
Honestly, the best way to get around quietly is your feet. However, there are other ways you can silently patrol your area without walking. (Driving is not ideal)
This is what to look out for and what you can expect during times of peace as a roaming guard.
This is what to look out for and what to expect during a time of war.
You need to be able to react quickly and with confidence. This is what you need to do on a regular basis as a Roaming Guard so that your muscle memory will aid you during times of trouble.
If you suspect trouble but you don't have the ability to post guard 24/7, this solution may work for you.
You want to be very careful when you come upon someone that you feel may be a threat. This is what you should do when you need to be ready to react.
Even during times of peace, you can come across vehicles that just don't belong and may be a danger to your area. This is how you can approach those vehicles with minimal risk.
Staying alert is staying alive. When you are guarding an area against a potential threat you don't want to miss those subtle warning signs that tell you danger is coming. I've had plenty of experience with this. I've learned the hard way what works and what doesn't.
Avoid fatigue and complacency by not overworking your guards. Here is how you can do that even when you don't have a lot of numbers.
This is what you need in order to be able to do the job right.
This lesson was taken out of our Advanced Urban Warfare course. It will help you know how to handle a person that you have to search or treat as a prisoner of war.
This lesson is taken from our online courses Close Quarter Combat & Knife Fighting - they will help you in the event you need to defend yourself when the enemy is right up next to you.
When bad things happen in the dark you need to be able to utilize your weapon as proficiently as you do during the day.
Just threw this in here for fun. Try it at home - have fun but be careful.
Never, never stop training - consider this when planning your next educational route.
How to fight using various weapons & hand to hand.
Welcome to the hand to hand combative section of the Neighborhood Guardian. Be warned - these tactics are for survival purposes only and are completely lethal.
Learn specific areas to target on the human body that will affect maximum damage with minimal effort.
Learn how to use place proper punches, elbows, knees, head-butts and blocking.
Learn how to take your opponent to the ground from either the front or the rear.
Every fight goes to the ground. How fast it gets there depends upon the skill of the combatants. Brazilian Ju Jistu is not only the grounded-fighting tactic for the UFC but also the United States Army as well.
Learn both defensive and offensive combinations that are fast, effective and lethal. *Caution - emphasis on LETHAL*
When fighting with a knife it is key to have a good idea of the human body, its vital organs, central nervous system, and arteries.
I always recommend keeping situational awareness to avoid a bad situation. However, sometime you get caught off guard.
The Karambit was designed for a more experienced fighter. This knife can be used both under-handed (traditional grip) or over-handed (hammer grip) depending upon what is naturally more comfortable for you. In order to defend yourself effectively with the Karambit, you need to attack the arteries. This blade works really well in a fight, however, it is a bleeder.
The Ka-Bar was specifically designed for the Marines. It was not simply used as a weapon but a survival knife, and a tool to get into things (such as a door or a lock). Because of this, it is much stronger and thicker than other knives.
While most people see a pocket knife as a tool, it can also but a deadly weapon if used properly. Keep in mind that you are only working with a few inches. However, you can still inflict serious damage to the arteries with minim effort.
Disarming a knife attacker is usually going to end with you getting cut. This is why I carry a gun. However, sometimes you find yourself in situations where you cannot avoid it. In this section, I show you how to disarm your assailant. Just keep in mind, this is a last resort kinda thing.
Combat Life Saver - Combat medical care and dealing with mass casualties.
Basics of Anatomy
Essential medical supplies
How your lungs work to aid your body - how to help someone breath and circulate their blood after being injured
How to address major wounds
Deciding who you can help and who you can't during mass casualties
How to organize which facilities & transportation you should use to help treat the wounded. (i.e. knowing which hospital specializes in what)
Improvising equipment to treat wounds when resources are limited
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