Active Response Training

Providing Reality-Based Solutions to Resist Criminal Violence.

Greg Ellifritz is Active Response Training’s President and Primary Instructor.  Greg has been a full-time police officer since 1995 and spent 13 years as the full time tactical training officer for his central Ohio agency.  In that position, he was responsible for developing and instructing all of the in-service training for a 54-officer police department.  In addition to his training position, he has served as patrol officer, armorer, bike patrol officer, bike patrol coordinator, sniper, and field training officer for his agency.

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Tactical First Aid and “System Collapse” Medicine.

This hands-on class will develop proficiency in basic battlefield medical techniques utilizing the military’s latest “Tactical Combat Casualty Care” protocols. Students will learn to stop a variety of traumatic injuries, including knife and gunshot wounds, chest wounds, bone immobilization. In addition, students will learn how to treat themselves and families in the event of a long-term breakdown in our current medical system.

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Tactical Handgun

This one-day course is the next logical step for those who have taken a basic concealed carry class (or the equivalent) and are looking to refine your skills and practice in a more realistic context. The course will cover advanced trigger control concepts, drawing the weapon from concealment, tactical marksmanship, malfunction clearances, shooting while moving, and proper use of cover.

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Ground Fighting

This ground combative system will allow you to learn the skills necessary to defend yourself in the worst case scenario when a violent criminal forces you to the ground.  This is not a sport Jiu Jitsu or wrestling class.  Students will learn simple, effective combat techniques that will allow them to overwhelm their adversaries and facilitate a rapid escape.

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Extreme Close Quarters Gunfighting


The skills you learned on the target shooting range or in your CCW class may not work for you when the fight happens within arms’ reach.  Extreme close range gun fighting is a completely different skill set, one that relies far more on FIGHTING than on mere shooting. With up to 50% of gunfights occurring at ranges closer than five feet, you need this skill set!

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Knife Skills for Concealed Carry


The Basic Knife Skills for Concealed Carry class is an introductory course designed to give people who normally carry a concealed pistol an alternate defense option if they venture into areas where carrying their pistols is illegal or impractical.

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