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Study groups are low cost, flexible, casual, and high quality opportunities to train in an intimate small group environment with your instructor and fellow students of a variety of skill levels. Study Groups are a hybrid between private custom training, which can be prohibitively expensive, and open enrollment group classes, which can be busy and chaotic and at inconvenient times. If you have scheduling flexibility and you want to train in a semi-private and more intimate manner for a wide variety of topics, consider joining a Study Group.

To join, register for $1.00 using the online checkout on this page. This is a symbolic gesture which says: I’m committed.

Saturday July 11th, 2020

10am to 6pm

1 hour east from San Jose, CA, 1 hour south from Livermore, CA. We will email details after you register and before the class.


I have arranged for Will Ellison to fly out from North Carolina to be with us on the weekend of 7/11 and 7/12 for a back to back weekend of calm, detailed, hands on tactical medicine training, and a high intensity handgun and tactical medicine training class on Sunday. 

Will has been teaching our Tactical First Responder program for several years now, and is a down to earth, dynamic, and very engaging trainer. He is also very well trained and very experienced working professionally in the field of private security in the middle east as a shooter and a medic, and a former US Army infantryman.

This is your opportunity to learn about treating blast, stab, and shooting injuries in the hostile field environment, following principles and techniques laid out in Tactical Combat Casualty Care. This is the state of the art for what we currently know about trauma medicine and combat first aid.

This time around, because I know things have been hectic with Covid and re-opening, and we have many students who are brand new to trauma first aid looking to get started, and many students who have been through this or similar training and are looking for a re-fresher, we will offer the program via our Study Group format. In other words, it is only $1 to register, and I ask that you bring a donation for Will and his expertise.

If you are able to make the date, please consider joining us for day 2 of this training weekend, Applied Tactics: Counter Ambush. It will be a very intense day of gunfighting and trauma medicine combined. If you wish to camp out and stay up at the facility, you’re welcome to. Contact Brian at 408-892-5460 for details.

There are no prerequisites.


Required Equipment:
Water, snacks, sun screen, close toe shoes, eye and ear protection. Dress for outdoor activity (we hold class rain or shine). You should bring your EDC loadout and train with it. If this means carrying a firearm, that is fine, although we will not be shooting them for the purpose of the class. Bring any medkits you have, and Instructor Will can give you recommendations on how to setup your first aid equipment.


As with all study group classes, this class is funded by donation. For tuition, a suitable amount is whatever you can afford, and what you feel the information and the experience is worth. $150-200 would be excellent and a very fair price for Will’s expertise if you can afford it, but if you can only manage $100, $60, or even $20, we are happy to have you come and learn. Cash, check, Venmo, PayPal, Google Pay, credit card, manual labor, first born child etc. are all accepted.



How can I contact the organizer with my questions? Brian Wang is the event organizer. He can be reached at 408-892-5460 or

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