Two free vigilance awareness sessions to train high school- and college-age women to avoid predators will be held on July 21-22 at Crockett Park in Brentwood.
The classes will be taught from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, and from 3-5 p.m. on Wednesday at the park’s indoor soccer facility, said Michael “Moose” Moore, founder and president of Brentwood-based Vigilance Group.
“You will learn how to be more aware, how to avoid suspicious situations, and how to take actions to ‘stun and run,'” Moore told Home Page Media Group.
“Why vigilance? Because you cannot be replaced.”
Moore said interested females may register for one of the limited class spots by emailing their name, address and phone number with the date of their preferred workshop to email@example.com, or they may call 615-943-2442.
“First, let me tell you what we are not,” he said. “We are not a security company, a self-defense school or a martial arts school. Our purpose is to prepare people so they are not in situation where they must fight. We teach vigilance. We teach people how to pay careful attention to the possibility of danger in their surroundings — especially to avoid danger. We teach how to avoid danger and how to live safely.”
Moore served more than 20 years in the U.S. Air force as a tactical fighter pilot flying F-4 Phantoms and F-15 Eagles. His military service also includes 12 months assigned to the U.S. Army on the DMZ in South Korea, where he was the commander of a Tactical Air Control Team. Moore also is recognized as being one of the few U.S. Air Force officers to have completed the difficult South Korean Army Ranger School.
He retired from active duty as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1992, and has studied at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center specializing in counter-terrorism training. Moore also is an instructor of Krav Maga (Israeli self defense) and holds a First Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.
A Brentwood resident, he currently works for a major air carrier as an FAA-licensed airline transport pilot.