Calibre Press at ILEETA 2016!

Where to see your favorite instructors & authors at this years shindig

By Crawford Coates  |   Mar 11, 2016

Calibre Press is a huge supporter of the International Law Enforcement Trainers and Educators Association (ILEETA), which annually convenes America’s best law enforcement trainers at it’s conference. We will be there, March 13 – 18 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Chicago, as will many of our instructor and contributors and friends.

Following are some highlights. (And don’t forget to stop by the booth in the Expo Hall!)

Sunday, March 13; 10 – 11:45 a.m. & Tuesday, March 14; 3:30 – 5:15

Dale Stockton will be leading “Keys to Powerful Training: Lessons from Below 100.” Stockton will be taking five years of knowledge as the founder and now again executive director of Below 100 to address just why the program works, and where it needs to go next.

Monday, March 14; 8 – 9:45 a.m. & Tuesday, March 15; 1:30 – 3:15 p.m.

Tony Blauer, along with Coach Bob Lindsey, will be leading “Neuroanatomy of Street Survival: Why Physiology Rules.” In their words:

All agencies require a standard of excellence for firearms, defensive tactics and EVOC, and the standard is the same for the 21-one year-old recruit as it is for the aging police officer. With firearms and EVOC the standards are pretty clear, but not so within the hand-to-hand realm. 

With so many martial arts systems being touted as the answer to officer street safety, it’s time to look at reality. The litmus test for law enforcement is the dash- and bodycam footage that exists, and the harsh reality is that we do not see fine or complex motor skills being used in sudden violent confrontations. So what’s the answer?

Science. Science is your answer. It is time to use physiology, kinesiology, and psychology in a constructive way so that a congruent functional defensive tactics platform can be built. 

Attendees will be exposed to complex neuromotor skills that work for all officers as they continue to age. How the neocortex can be taught to communicate with the reptilian brain and how that will make officers safer. A more user-friendly interview posture. How the startle-flinch works and how to make it work for you. Converting the flinch. Proper mindset and preparation for a violent encounter and much more.

Tuesday, March 14; 3 – 4:45 p.m. & Wednesday, March 15; 1 – 2:45 p.m.

Elijah Woodward will walk us through “Hackers, dOxing & Patrol Cops–A New Era.” As Woodward says, there was a time when body armor was novel and cutting edge. That time is long behind us. The same goes for protecting ourselves and out data online. He’ll explain the threat and how to protect yourself.

Tuesday, March 14; 3:30 – 5:15 p.m. & Thursday, March 17, 8 – 9:45 a.m.

FTO guru Graham Tinius will be teaching attendees how to “Train, Motivate, and Influence Across Generations.”


Click here for the complete schedule of events, which include the expo and various simulator and fitness training programs. And if you’re not yet registered, it’s not too late! Do it now and see you there.

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Crawford Coates

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Crawford Coates is the author of Mindful Responder: The First Responder's Field Guide to Improved Resilience, Fulfillment, Presence, & Fitness--On & Off the Job and the publisher at Calibre Press.
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