THIS WORLD IS CRAZY & NOTHING MAKES SENSE

VIOLENCE SEEMS TO OCCUR EVERYWHERE

I WANT
MORE
CONTROL

HOW DO I MANAGE THREATS
TO ME AND MY FAMILY?

EVERYONE HAS
AN OPINION

TRAINING CAN ARM
ME WITH KNOWLEGE

ASSESSMENT SKILLS
CAN BE ACQUIRED

ARC CAN GUIDE ME TO ANSWERS

Upcoming Events & Training

(next 6 months) see also All Events Map Page

01sep8:00 am03(sep 3)8:00 amUnthinkable | Tactical PistolAlliance, Ohio Event Organized By: Practically Tactical

09sepalldayalldayUnthinkableDouble Oak, Texas Event Organized By: DFW Defensive Training

16sepalldayalldayUnthinkableBrookville, Ohio Event Organized By: Armed Lady, Dayton Chapter

17sepalldayalldayReactive Pistol ConceptsBrookville, Ohio Event Organized By: Armed Lady, Dayton Chapter

22sepalldayalldayPRIVATE COURSEDallas, Texas

29sep(sep 29)6:00 pmUnthinkable | Tactical ShotgunLong Beach & Azusa, California Event Organized By: Drew Pruhs

About Aprill Risk Consulting

William Aprill is a licensed mental health professional with over 15 years experience across the continuum of care. He presently maintains a private practice and consultancy specializing in post-traumatic interventions and other disciplines.

William is a former deputy sheriff (Orleans Parish, LA, Criminal Sheriff’s Office) and Special Deputy US Marshal (Eastern District of Louisiana). He is a decorated competitive shooter and has taught civilian, law enforcement, and military personnel in various fighting skills since 1990.

William maintains an active schedule both as student and teacher, having been instructor-rated by several top-tier trainers and studying under many of the most influential members of the combative arts community.

Under the auspices of Aprill Risk Consulting, William has presented his material on violent criminals and their decision-making, defensive incident aftermath, mindset development and defensive preparedness locally and nationally, including at the Annual Conference  of the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI), Rangemaster Tactical Conference, Tactical Response Alumni Weekend, and at Paul-E-Palooza, the memorial conference and fundraiser for the family of the late Paul Gomez.

Reactions & Observations

William’s Law Enforcement, shooting and combatives background combined with his unique understanding of violence and violent criminal actors offers a learning opportunity unlike any other currently available in the defensive training industry.

His “Unthinkable” program of instruction should be required for anyone interested in carrying a gun or protecting themselves from criminal assault. If I had to pick just one course to send a family member or loved one too, it would be William Aprill’s.

Chris Fry
Chris FryInstructorModern Defense Training Systems

William Aprill brings a diverse, vast, and vitally important skill set to the field of self-preservation. He has studied interpersonal violence from the perspective of a cop, an armed citizen, a martial artist, a shooting instructor, and through the lens of his scientific training. He has interviewed and researched hundreds of violent criminals and reduced the data obtained into an easily understandable paradigm.

William is also a gifted instructor with an excellent sense of humor and insight into the context of the armed citizen, law enforcement, and military student.  ARC classes should be mandatory for anyone interested in self protection.

Larry Lindenman
Larry LindenmanPoint Driven Training

William Aprill’s coursework may be the single most important and must-attend event in the self-defense community. Knowing the how and why of violence and violent criminal actors is a needed step to keep you and your loved ones safe.

His combined background in law enforcement, shooting, martial arts, and the mental health field gives him a unique depth of knowledge unmatched by practically anyone else. Drop everything to study with him.

Cecil Burch
Cecil BurchImmediate Action Combatives

William Aprill’s classes are the most important self protection coursework you can take. I’ve used his material to keep myself safe from violent criminal actors in both my professional and personal lives.

Learning how the violent criminal actor thinks and the motivations driving his actions has helped me to avoid, deter, and de-escalate countless situations that could have gone bad had I not had this information.

Paul Sharp
Paul SharpSharp Defense

Not everyone is interested in carrying a weapon — and frankly, a lot of people aren’t cut out for it.

However, classes like Unthinkable are important for everyone, regardless of age, capability, mindset, or intent. We are sending out data about ourselves to criminals all the time, and Unthinkable helps us understand what’s going on so we can be more in control of the “messages” we transmit.

We were honored to host William last weekend, and I highly recommend Unthinkable to anyone.

Short Barrel Shepherd

When I first heard William speak his presentation helped me to form an image in my mind. Have you ever been to the beach? The ocean? Did you go into the water? When you did, was there a moment when you considered what else was swimming in the water? Did you think about sharks? I’m guessing you did. It is human nature.

Now, read this next question carefully and consider your answer.

While you were in the water did you even for one moment assume that a shark would play by your rules? I would hope not. It is easy to expect the shark to behave like a shark. It has shark skin and shark teeth and so much sharkiness that we don’t pretend to understand. A shark is playing by shark rules. Period.

When it comes to the violent criminals we fear, it isn’t so easy. They look like you and me. In many ways they behave similarly and so we look at the violent thug and we see some of us in them and, if we aren’t careful, we can make a serious error in assumption. It is easy to assume that the bad people in the world operate by the same rules we do. It isn’t true. They do operate by rules. Just not ours. Yet you assume they do.

You are swimming in the world of the violent criminal and expecting them to play by your rules. It leads to problems.

Paul Carlson
Paul CarlsonSafety Solutions Academy
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