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Ralph Mroz is a police officer with the Leverett Police Department in western Massachusetts and is assigned to his county's narcotics/gang task force.  Since 1973, Ralph has been a student of the martial arts.  He is a well-known defensive tactics and firearms writer, with more than 250 articles published in professional law enforcement and use-of-force journals.

Ralph Mroz is the author of Defensive Shooting for Real-Life Encounters: A Critical Look at Current Training Methods; Extreme Close-Quarters Shooting: A Critical Analysis of Contact-Distance Shooting Tactics; Tactical Defensive Training For Real-Life Encounters: Practical Self-Preservation for Law Enforcement; and, Beginners Guide to Self-Protection: What You Need to Know If You Want to Explore Self-Protection Through the Martial Arts or Firearms Training.

In his first book, “Defensive Shooting for Real-Life Encounters: A Critical Look at Current Training Methods,” Ralph Mroz examines the myths and misinformation that plague the gun community. From the five deadly training traps to unrealistic training exercises to concealed-carry mistakes, Mroz offers solutions to help defensive shooters snap out of their routines and become better and safer with their firearms. Mroz, whose articles have appeared in Combat Handguns and Guns magazines, takes a no-nonsense approach to such topics as the need for empty-hands skills, range training vs. real-world training, the problem of range standards, understanding and developing startle recovery, and more.”

One reader of Defensive Shooting for Real-Life Encounters: A Critical Look at Current Training Methods said, “Someone who is not chained to any one school of thought and attempts to conform reality to training instead of the opposite! I am a Firearms/Defense Tactics instructor (both for law enforcement and civilian) and have become conscious on how unrealistic many "defense" training is (be it firearms or empty hand). I have studied countless real-life incidents of deadly force attacks on both officers of the law, and civilians, and have been training others and myself for such possible scenarios. There are great flaws in many "systems" taught by today's Gurus. Ralph Mroz, the author, outlines these flaws and gives the reader a "reality check".

In this book, Mr. Mroz describes how different philosophy of training (martial arts, weapon craft, etc.) forms a different (and many times only one aspect) point of view on the potential threats one may face. A martial artist envisions a single unarmed mugger (maybe wielding a knife at the most) and a gunfighter prepares for armed and multiple attackers. The problem is that we all live in the same world and can face a multitude of dangers. Stop looking at the world through a martial artist's colored glasses or gunfighter's colored glasses.

Mr. Mroz stresses on how we must train for situations that may require unarmed AND armed solutions. As the saying goes, "If all you have is a hammer, every problem begins to look like a nail". If you find yourself being assaulted at contact distance, and your gun is still holstered, you are better off resorting to proper empty-hand techniques.

One must always strive to make their training as realistic as possible, this means going beyond punching holes in paper targets. Mr. Mroz explains. The author covers close-range Point Shooting, something some "modern" schools scoff at because it does not fit in to their doctrine (BUT IT WORKS!). Another chapter to ruffle some feathers (and open some eyes) is the "Five Deadly Training Traps".

It is so refreshing to read someone who has broken out of the mold. I hope Mr. Mroz continues his writing in the truth in combat training and publishes more books of this nature.”


Tactical Defensive Training For Real-Life Encounters: Practical Self-Preservation for Law Enforcement
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Defensive Shooting for Real-Life Encounters: A Critical Look at Current Training Methods
Ralph Mroz  More Info
Beginners Guide to Self-Protection: What You Need to Know If You Want to Explore Self-Protection Through the Martial Arts or Firearms Training
Ralph Mroz  More Info

Extreme Close-Quarters Shooting: A Critical Analysis of Contact-Distance Shooting Tactics
Ralph Mroz  More Info

Ralph Mroz’ second book, “Tactical Defensive Training For Real-Life Encounters: Practical Self-Preservation for Law Enforcement,” is for police officers and civilians alike.  It is a compilation of his articles in Combat Handguns, Tactical Knives and others tackles awareness, empty-hand, edged weapon and firearms training with an emphasis on what pays off and what works on the street.

One reader of Tactical Defensive Training For Real-Life Encounters: Practical Self-Preservation for Law Enforcement said, “In this book, famous defensive tactics author Ralph Mroz shares his unconventional view on self defense. Mroz does not just go thorough the same tactical doctrine almost every gun writer uses. Instead, he starts to explore the total field of self preservation from the ground up. The book is comprised of articles published in various magazines before, but as the text is heavily edited, it does not get repetitive, as usually happens in books that are collections of old writings.

This book is divided in four sections. The first one handles self defense in bigger picture, the second is on mental stuff, the third focuses on edged weapons, and the fourth handguns. In the first section, Mroz fixes his attention on self preservation, rather than self defense. He states that you should invest in the safety measures that are most likely to be of need: As you are much more likely to need skills in CPR than gunplay, you should concentrate more energy on learning first aid than improving your shooting skills. Mroz also points out that it is illogical to train self defense, and at the same time risk your life by smoking cigarettes.

About the Leverett Police Department

The Leverett Police Department consists of one Chief of Police, one full-time police officer and a number of part-time police officers.  The police station is on Montague Road in the Town of Leverett.  According to the Town of Leverett, “Leverett itself dates back to 1774, when it successfully petitioned the state for separation from Sunderland. It was named for John Leverett, an early governor of Massachusetts, who stood strongly against religious persecution and British rule. Today nine faith communities are active in Leverett.”

That same approach is evident throughout the whole book. Mroz does not do the things the same way they have always been done, instead he strives to see the bigger picture, and starts from there instead of focusing on a details first. Mroz is one of the few innovators in the field of self defense who constantly question the old truths. Even if you don't agree with everything he writes, you still learn more from this book than by reading yet another book of your favorite self defense author. If you have not read books or watched films by Mroz before, reading this book can be a powerful eye opener.”

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