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First Responder & Self Defense Training

April 22, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


WHAT:  First Responder & Self Defense Training will be offered at no cost in a joint effort between the Iowa Firearms Coalition and Cornerstone Bible Fellowship in Newton Iowa.  The training is aimed at people in church, school, or individuals hoping to elevate their skill level – young, aged, teachers, students, women, men, etc.  If you’re a teacher and would like some real-life considerations for rendering aid when needed and would like to have the mental wherewithal to avoid being a victim, this training is for you.  Churches out there considering a security and first aid program, this training should offer the basis for a well-prepared body.  This is a beginner’s level course, so don’t feel pressure to fall into a certain “box” in order to fully absorb and enjoy the day.  This is vital and practical training.  Age-appropriate children are welcome!

WHERE:  Cornerstone Bible Fellowship

WHEN:  Saturday, April 22, 2023

-Morning Session 10am to Noon (First Responder, Basic Medical Attention, etc.)
-Noon to 1pm – break for lunch
-Afternoon Session 1pm to 3pm (Self Defense Strategy and Tactics including *Pepper Spray)

Extra Considerations:  The cost of the basic training is FREE.  There is a *Pepper Spray component that people can either watch or physically participate in for a $20 cost (see below for the Pepper Spray explanation).  IFC has absorbed the cost of the training and Cornerstone Bible Fellowship is offering the use of its church and facilities.  IFC will have a donation jar present for folks who wish to contribute – all proceeds will be given to Cornerstone Bible Fellowship.

*Pepper Spray Training:  The pepper spray portion of the self-defense training can be viewed as a demonstration.  However, if you’d like to participate, we encourage it.  For $20, you’ll receive an inert canister to use during the training or use where you practice.  Additionally, the $20 purchase includes a full-strength canister of pepper spray for self-defense use.  You’ll get the feel for how these work with an inert canister, and also take home the “real deal” for your defense.  This $20 pack will be available for purchase that day.  There is no way to run through cards or verify checks during the training, so cash is the accepted method of payment.

TRAINING NOTATION – This training is designed and offered in the spirit of preparedness basics.  Terrible things can and do happen in this world.  Mental preparation combined with training and practice offers you much better odds to avoid becoming a victim and to be able to come to the aid of others.  This training is foundational to grasping very tough concepts.  We naturally resist thinking outside our comfort zones.  But…  If we’re going to contradict evil and save lives, we do have to face the unpleasant nature of violence itself, and that begins with understanding it.  When you’re truly ready for a perspective that offers a concrete reflection of violence and what is required to counter it, watch the IFC Warrior Wednesday Episode 29 with Ed Monk below:



April 22, 2023
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Cornerstone Bible Fellowship
1000 E 12TH ST S
NEWTON, IA 50208 United States
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