KR Training January 2020 Newsletter

Welcome to the KR Training January 2020 newsletter!

We’re continuing to add some new classes to the training schedule. Register in advance to hold your spot; they’re selling out quickly.

Courses marked with an asterisk (*) are Defensive Pistol Skills challenge program core courses. All the courses taught by KR Training staff can be counted toward the “elective” hours needed to earn your coin.




Classes of interest to instructors and coaches coming up this spring include:

*To attend the NRA CCW Instructor course, you must be an NRA Basic Pistol instructor and have taken the NRA CCW student class. Sign up for the Apr 17 NRA CCW student course to meet the CCW student class requirement.


Want to get prepared for storms and other emergencies, but don’t know how? Do you wish someone would just tell you what you need to purchase and what you need to do? Do you want to get reasonably prepared in as little as a weekend?

Paul Martin of can help.

Join Paul for a FREE installation of his Rapid Preparedness Program, offered by the Austin Preparedness MeetUp. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, February 8, at the Riverbend Church Student Center on Hwy 360. You will leave with handouts, spreadsheets, and a plan of action that takes the guesswork out of preparing yourself and your family for emergencies and disasters.


Aprill Risk Consulting logo

“Knowing the how and why of violence and violent criminal actors is a needed step to keep you and your loved ones safe.”

Cecil Burch, Immediate Action Combatives

A big part of making sure you’re ready for anything is developing an “adaptive” mindset, deepening your understanding of violent criminals and how to avoid becoming a victim. Dr. William Aprill of Aprill Risk Consulting is the leading expert on violent criminals and victim selection. His flagship seminar, “Unthinkable,” is coming to the Childress Auditorium in Childress, Texas, on February 22. The class is only $100 and includes instruction on how to avoid being a victim, including hands-on firearm retention and disarm techniques. Register by sending the fee via PayPal to the seminar host,, or make checks payable to James Anders, 507 Avenue E. Nw. Childress, Texas 79201. Coffee, water, and donuts will be provided.


Several times a week we post links to interesting articles to our Facebook and Twitter feeds. In the past we have included them in the newsletter each month for those that refuse to follow us on social media or don’t have social media accounts. It takes a lot of time to compile the list of dozens of links and insert them into the newsletter. We need to know if you still want that information included.

If you want us to bring the Blog-O-Rama section back in 2020, please click on this survey link and answer “yes.”

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We look forward to training you!
Karl, Penny and the KR Training team

A testimonial from Greg Ellifritz of Active Response Training about Karl Rehn and John Daub's book, Strategies and Standards for Defensive Handgun Training.