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MMA Legend Dan “The Beast” Severn Teaches Arizona Police Defensive Tactics

August 28, 2010

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MMA Legend Dan “The Beast” Severn
Teaches Arizona Police Defensive Tactics

PHOENIX, Arizona (September 01, 2010) – Helix Tactical and USA Martial Arts honor local law enforcement, military and first responders by offering free defensive tactics training by UFC Hall of Famer and ASU wrestling legend, Dan Severn.

The training will be available from 6:30-8:30pm on Wednesday September 1, 2010 at the grand opening of the newest location of Helix Tactical at Tatum and Greenway roads in North Phoenix. The event will include a tribute to local law enforcement, military and first responders as part of the festivities.

“It is time that we demonstrate our appreciation to those who serve our country and community. We are honored to have true MMA Legend and Competitor, Dan Severn, to be a technical advisor, subject matter expert and instructor,” said James Harter, owner of Helix Tactical. “We have to face it, MMA is the fastest growing sport in the world and effects the way people are resisting officers. Dan provides the experience, leadership and skill set to help guide this integration of proven and highly efficient skills into defensive tactics for officer survival and the humane handling of suspects. It is designed to counter the bad guys’ MMA skills. It is also a tremendous confidence builder for officers to learn and stay healthy.”

Dan Severn, still active as a fighter, has over 95 state, national, and international wrestling titles under his belt. He has captured the attention of fight and wrestling fans all over the world since his 1994 debut in the Ultimate Fighting Championships [UFC]. Dan is known as “The Beast”, a name given to him by Jim Brown during one of his many fights in the UFC. The Beast’s world class wrestling skill, commitment, and desire have provided the foundation for his success.

The native of Coldwater, Michigan, Dan is the only Triple Crown UFC champion in the sport today. He began his career in the fight game as a Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestler in High School and continued as a collegiate wrestler at Arizona State University. Dan captured many local titles and several national and world titles, setting eight national records in his early career. He was inducted into Arizona State University’s Wrestling Hall of Fame at the end of his prestigious collegiate career.

After college, Dan continued on a quest to be the best amateur wrestler in the world. Numerous competitions from 1982 to 1994 took him to Japan, Hungary, Cuba, France, and Turkey. On each trip, Severn captured another title. Dan also secured 13 National AAU wrestling championships during those years. The Beast also tried his hand at coaching wrestling at ASU and Michigan State University as he continued to compete. He accepted all challengers in any no holds barred, or professional wrestling events. On May 17, 1996, Dan was crowned the UFC Superfight Champion in his home state of Michigan. He defeated “The World’s Most Dangerous Man”, Ken Shamrock to regain the title. In 1999, Dan reached a milestone by competing in his 4000th match.

In addition to his wresting career, Dan also holds Black Belts in the sports of Sombo, Judo, and JiuJitsu. He is a UFC Champion and has been inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. Dan has also appeared on 48 Hours, 20/20, The Gordon Elliot Show, Nash Bridges, and many commercials.

John Nottingham, Co-Director of Training at Helix Tactical and President of USA Martial Arts says, “This is a great example of how Helix Tactical integrates multiple disciplines to provide the best solutions for our customers. Our expertise in tactical training, real life simulation and education made us the right choice for Arizona’s training programs. The grand opening event will introduce many locals to our services.”

HELIX TACTICAL is a mobile and on site training company specializing in training military, law enforcement and first responders in protective fields. Providing risk management, officer development, firearms training, defensive tactics solutions and more; Helix Tactical also provides customized training systems to provide today’s Police and Security with the capability to conduct realistic, high intensity training exercises and mission rehearsals designed for officer development and safety.

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MEDIA CONTACT
Helix Tactical
John Nottingham 602-896-8721 (office)
info@usa-martialarts.com

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Dan Severn Teaches UFC Lessons to Arizona Police and Military

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UFC Champ Dedicates Police Training to Slain Police Officer Lt. Eric Shuhandler

February 9, 2010

UFC Hall of Famer Dan “The Beast” Severn and John Nottingham of Sword and Shield Security have dedicated an Officer Survival and MMA Defensive Tactics training seminar to recently slain Police Officer Lt. Eric Shuhandler. Gilbert Arizona Officer Shuhandler stopped a truck for an obscured license plate and was moments later fatally shot once in the head. Lt. Shuhandler was a family man, father of two, and a highly respected Police Officer. A donation will be made to a memorial fund for his family from the training event.

Event Info:

UFC Champion and wrestling legend Dan Severn, alumni of Arizona State University, will conduct Modern MMA “The Dangerzone: Defensive Tactics” (DT) training for law enforcement including Police, Military, Security and those in protective services for two days in Antioch Illinois. All law enforcement invited.
DT is FREE to sworn officers. Sponsored by Nottingham Sword & Shield Security and USA Martial Arts. MMA is not sponsored and tuition applies.

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Sponsor: Nottingham Sword&Shield Security [Free to LEO/LEA]
Location: USA Martial Arts Antioch across from Super Wal-Mart Route 173
Contact: Master Brian Van Patten/Inst. Dan Skrzypek USA Martial Arts
Officer Eric Gugel Lindenhurst Police Department

Tuesday May 9th: 7:00-9:00pm DT
Wednesday May 10th: 4:30-6:30 DT

Autograph and Photo session included for those pre-registered. Attend one or both training days. Separate MMA seminars open to civilians and officers available for a fee.

USA Martial Arts Academy of Antioch Illinois
22221 W IL Rte 173, Antioch IL 60002
Tel.: 1-847-838-0605
E-mail: antiochil@usamartialartsacademy.com

For direct donations to Lieutenant Eric Shuhandler’s memorial fund:
Wells Fargo Bank Memorial Fund Account: 1359531975

POSTED BY JOHN D. NOTTINGHAM EPS, 6TH DAN AT 10:06 AM 0 COMMENTS
LABELS: ANTIOCH, DAN SEVERN, GILBERT, ILLINOIS, MARTIAL ARTS, MMA, OFFICER LT. ERIC SHUHANDLER, SEMINARS, SWAT, TACTICAL, TRAINING, UFC

Dan “The Beast” Severn to teach Illinois Police and Security

February 1, 2010

Dan THE BEAST Severn UFC and WWE Champion

UFC Champion and wrestling legend Dan Severn will conduct Modern MMA “The Dangerzone: Defensive Tactics” (DT) training for law enforcement including Police, Security and those in protective services for two days in Antioch Illinois.

According to co-host and DT Instructor John Nottingham, “The objective is to familiarize law enforcement with the increasingly popular techniques that suspects may be using. It is imperative for officer survival and to offer effective arrest and control options that are functional even under stress. Protectors like security and law enforcement’s training and tactics need to evolve as criminal tactics do. ”

The Police training event is underwritten by Nottingham Sword & Shield Security and hosted at VanPatten’s USA Martial Arts of Antioch and provided free to officers and security professionals.

Nottingham continues, “I come from a military, martial arts and bodyguard background. We believe that more training means more options; in particular, not having to use lethal force like the firearm. That’s specifically why our training is infused with bodyguard diffusion and escort techniques for resistive suspects, stress and fear management, confidence building and stress inoculation. Proper use of force is taught at every level to avoid costly liability to the department and ultimately, taxpayers. Ultimately, our goal is to equip officers to be able to go home safe to their families.”
MMA, or MIXED MARTIAL ARTS like featured on popular Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) seminars will be open to the public for beginners to experienced individuals to learn directly from the UFC Champion. Dan is one of the few inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame with the likes of Randy Couture, Royce Gracie, Ken Shamrock, Mark Coleman, and Chuck Liddell. Others may recognize him from his distinguished wrestling background including being an alternate to the Olympic Wrestling Team and a WWE Superstar. Contact USA Martial Arts for MMA seminar pricing.

For more information contact:
Local event and coordinator: Officer Eric Gugel, Lindenhurst Police Department
Event host: Master Brian Van Patten, USA Martial Arts Antioch Illinois

Have confidence when it most counts. How to survive the most critical seconds of your life.

When: March 9th and 10th. Call for specific seminar times. MMA and DT seminars will be held in the evening on both days.
Where: USA Martial Arts Antioch Illinois across from Super Wal Mart
USA Martial Arts Academy of Antioch Illinois
22221 W IL Rte 173, Antioch IL 60002
Tel.: 1-847-838-0605
E-mail: antiochil@usamartialartsacademy.com
Ask for: Brian Van Patten/Dan Skrzypek

Hosts/Instructors: John Nottingham, Brian Van Patten, Dan Severn, Eric Gugel
Sponsors: USA MARTIAL ARTS in cooperation with NOTTINGHAM SWORD & SHIELD SECURITY

Special Bonus: Register now and get an autograph and photo session with UFC Champion Dan “The Beast” Severn included FREE.
* Limited space available.

POSTED BY USA MARTIAL ARTS AT 4:08 PM
LABELS: DEFENSIVE TACTICS, DT, EVENT SECURITY, LEA, LEO, MMA, POLICE OFFICER, SECURITY TRAINING
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