Krav Maga Boston: Tactical Medical Training

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Charlestown Maritime Ctr (3 FL)
Charlestown
MA 02129

Tel: (339) 224-8005

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Tactical Medical

First Aid & Medical Training In Boston


When the Boston Marathon Bombings took place on April 15th, 2013, there were many individuals who wanted to help the victims, and offer their assistance, and yet didn’t have the necessary knowledge or skills to do so, and in fact had largely been educated against using tourniquets, which proved to be one of the most effective solutions to dealing with many of the injuries that the casualties/victims of the bombings had. The Boston Marathon Bombings, provided us as a school that our Tactical Medical training was not only relevant but essential – we offer such training free to students of the school.

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Because Krav Maga training involves dealing with a variety of weapon attacks (knife, stick, gun etc.), and recognizing that it is not always possible to come away from such incidents unscathed, we wanted to provide our students with the skills and knowledge to deal with knife and gunshot wounds, along with blunt trauma injuries that could occur as part of a baseball bat etc. Unfortunately, medical training and first aid often gets overlooked when it comes to dealing with real world violence, as everyone wants to believe that they will exit all situations unharmed and uninjured. However, this may not actually be the case, and knowing what to do before professional help and assistance can get to you (or those with you), could mean the difference between life and death. It is easy to get caught up with the idea that learning how to defend yourself is all that is necessary to survive a violent altercation, however medical training is an essential part of any program that teaches survival.

Our “Tactical Medical” component is taught by Dave Schaffner (one of the Krav Maga Yashir Boston Instructor Team), who saw service as an army medic in Iraq and Afghanistan. The course content is similar, and based upon the Tactical Combat Casualty Care program (TCCC), that was designed and is in use by the US Military to treat battlefield casualties before they could be treated at a medical center. Our program is designed to take an untrained individual, and teach them basic life savings skills in the shortest possible time (its goal is similar to that of Krav Maga in the IDF, which aims to get a new recruit combat ready with limited time and training). This is not a first aid at work course/program but one that deals with the injuries and trauma caused by extreme violence, such as from blasts/shrapnel, bullet and stab wounds etc.

The course is a mix of theory and practical, and is taught by an instructor who has firsthand experience of the subject matter he teaches; something which adds an extreme amount of value to those who attend these seminars and courses. Those participating get the chance to apply tourniquets, carry “injured” persons and treat bullet and blast wounds, under the supervision of somebody who has had to perform these tasks in real-life situations. This type and caliber of training is not readily available and we are extremely proud as a school to be able to offer it to our students.

Whilst we have always believed this type of training to be important and relevant, the recent events in Paris (Friday 13th, 2015) have shown the importance of being able to treat injuries before the relevant authorities arrive. In any terrorist situation, it is more than likely that a person can bleed out in the time it takes for the security and medical agencies to mobilize and put a plan into action. Being able to be an active “bystander” in such situations may well put you in the position of saving lives that could otherwise have been lost. There is every suggestion that similar acts of terrorism, such as that which was experienced in Paris, is on the rise, and so the program is more relevant now than it ever was.

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