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Course Description

The Personal Security Level I Course is designed to teach the soft skills required to prevent and reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim of theft or assault. 90% of success is preparation and avoiding an unlikely situation.  During this course, essential soft skills will be taught to increase the likelihood of success during an unfriendly or survival situation.  Hard Skills, the reactionary and “hand to hand” skills will be taught in the Level II Course.


Length: 4-5 Hours


Class Size: 20 students 



  • Theory of Personal Security. What are the elements and components of personal security?

  • Principles of Security and Survival. Foundational principles that are common to all threat and survival situations.

  • Threat Awareness. How to identify high threat areas, locations, and individuals.

  • Stacking the Odds. How to mentally and physically prepare for an attack.

  • Over the Counter Weaponry. Selecting and purchasing tools to use for personal protection.

  • Attack Planning. Contingencies and actions to reduce becoming a victim.

  • Survival and First Aid Kits. Considerations on how to build and carry simple survival and first aid kits

  • Counter Surveillance Detection Techniques. Techniques and methods for identifying a potential assailant in various environments such as an urban and rural setting.


Location: Rockstar Yoga Studio. Dominical, Costa Rica

Date: April 5, 2022

Time: 1:30 to 4:30 pm

Instructor: Todd Opalski 

Cost: Free. Donations are kindly accepted. All donations will go towards crime awareness signage in the Dominical area.

Notes: Bring a chair or something to sit upon if you desire :-) 

Personal Security Course, Level I

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