Self defense training with Brian Copeland is much more enjoyable, realistic and retainable than any other course I’ve had. He teaches basic defense maneuvers that are easy to remember and effective, as opposed to other that require lots of practice to “stay current.”
Thank you for the excellent training you administered during my Flight Crewmember Self Defense Course. I found your instruction very useful and informative. This program was very well put together and I felt it was tailored brilliantly for real world flight crew self defense.
I have been through a few similar programs found this training to be simple, to the point and effective. I recommend this program to all flight crews in need of this type of training. I look forward to training with you again.
I want to inform you that the CMSD (Crew Member Self-Defense) training by Progressive Combat Systems was nothing short of superb. Brian and Andy showed a great enthusiasm for the subject matter. All of the information was very applicable to flight crew cockpit defense. I would definitely recommend this training program for all flight crews.
May 10, 2013
RE: Letter of Recommendation
To Whom It May Concern:
I would like to take this opportunity to recommend the training services of Mr. Brian Copeland. I have had the occasion to attend two Crew Member Self Defense (CMSD) classes put on by Mr. Copeland to meet the security training requirements of the Transportation Security Administration for airline crews. Both of these classes have been outstanding.
Brian takes great concern in ensuring the training he provides is appropriate, attainable and memorable. He has developed self defense techniques that will work in the confines of the flight deck or cabin of the aircraft we operate. He has designed these techniques so that all of our personnel, no matter their athletic ability, can use them with a degree of confidence and probable success against a would-be attacker. Finally he has broken these techniques down into simple to understand movements that will make them easy to remember and implement in a time of stress.
Beyond the material itself the instruction Brian provides is outstanding. He is personable and makes the subject matter enjoyable to deal with. He encourages role playing in class and creates an encouraging and enthusiastic atmosphere that crews can look forward to.
The best way to describe Mr. Copeland is he is a professional. I can recommend his services without hesitation.