ACTIVE SHOOTER & PROTECTION ACADEMY
WHO WE ARE
Magen Tactical Defense (“Magen”) was established in 2012 by reserve officers from elite IDF units and security divisions.
We are the leading experts in Active Shooter Response Training (ASRT) and security vulnerability assessment and emergency procedures.
We offer active shooter response training, counter terrorism training, and defensive firearms training. We have the ability to travel anywhere in the world for the most Advanced Active Shooter Response Training. We will perform a security assessment of your property, train all staff members in the dynamics of a violent workplace attack, and create an Emergency Action Plan.
This training goes well beyond the typical "Run, Hide” instructions which do not work. We will teach you how to handle the situation and the aggressor both physically and mentally.
The founder and owner is a reserve lieutenant in the IDF Special Forces. Chanan Smith trained and commanded counter-terror units in the Gaza Strip, and worked with the Israel Security Agency. Chanan has trained soldiers in krav maga, active shooter & counter-terrorism, defense against stabbing attempts by terrorists, soldier kidnap, and gaining control over terrorists armed with cold/hot weapons, etc.
Chanan's training experience in the U.S. includes: former Vice President Joe Biden secret service team, FBI & other federal agencies, police & swat team members, NFL/NBA sports teams, Hollywood
actors & movie production companies, law firms, business corporations, universities, hospitals, and more. He is an experienced trainer in the institutional and private sectors and is actively involved in training security units.
The school staff, experienced in the most advanced combat and training techniques, is made up of trainers qualified by the IDF who now train and consult in the civilian sector. They have years of experience both in the field and as instructors.
Check out our program video for a closer look at the training we have to offer!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: WHY LEARN ASRT FROM US?
A: Because we care! And we offer a safe and open environment to facilitate optimal progress. Our instructors didn’t just learn it, they lived it. It doesn’t get more authentic than learning from a former IDF lieutenant. If you are thinking about learning active shooter response training you might as well cut to the chase and learn from one of the best.
Q: HOW EASY IS IT TO LEARN THE TECHNIQUES AND TACTICS TAUGHT
IN THE COURSE ?
A: We teach all the course material in an easy to understand, no-nonsense format.
Q: HOW PRACTICAL AND USEFUL ARE THE MOVES TAUGHT IN THE ASRT TRAINING COURSE?
A: The training scenarios are realistic and the reaction of the participants is unscripted. You will learn from actual situations and reality-based training. Not theory.
Q: HOW CAN YOU TEACH THE GENERAL PUBLIC TACTICS TAUGHT TO SPECIAL FORCES AND TACTICAL UNITS?
A: The ASRT training curriculum was developed from years of operations and teaching counterterrorism and unconventional security to military, law enforcement and professionals. Chanan has developed a unique teaching methodology that “translates” advanced Tactics, Techniques & Procedures into common sense lessons that anyone can learn. The result is a unique curriculum that integrates the most effective practical solutions.
Q: DO I NEED ANY PRIOR EXPERIENCE?
A: Absolutely not!
Q: WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM THIS TRAINING?
A: You can! In today's world, active shooter attacks are unfortunately on the rise and occurring everywhere, including in the work environment and in family and personal-life settings. It should be your top priority to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.