Time magazine writer Abby Vesoulis attended a COBRA Active Shooter training taught by MATA 2018 Instructor of the Year Sidney Burns in Lynchburg, VA.

Excerpt: The succession of tragedies has prompted more and more Americans to take special precautions, for themselves as well as their children. Sales of certain bullet-resistant backpacks spiked 200% to 300% following the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio this month. And the popularity of active-shooter training classes like this one outside Lynchburg, Va., has surged too.

MATA Instructor of the Year Sidney Burns and Staff Graduated the MATA Certification Course

Read the Time magazine article here:

What It’s Like to Attend an Active-Shooter Training After the El Paso and Dayton Attacks

 


John Graden
John Graden

John Graden is widely credited with leading the martial arts school business into the modern age. He is the founder of the first successful professional association and trade journal. MA Success editor John Corcoran first called him a “visionary” in 1995. Martial Arts World magazine dubbed him, The Teacher of Teachers. Mr. Graden’s leadership was recognized in many mainstream media outlets including a cover story on the Wall Street Journal, documentaries on A&E Network, and as a guest on the Dr. Oz Show and many others.