1.a situation involving exposure to danger; a person or thing regarded as likely to turn out well or badly, as specified, in a particular context or respect.
a person or thing regarded as a threat or likely source of danger.
Verb: risk; 3rd person present: risks; past tense: risked; past participle: risked; gerund or present participle: risking
1. expose (someone or something valued) to danger, harm, or loss.
This week on episode 6 we talk to William Aprill of Aprill Risk Consulting, William has a very interesting background that lends itself well to people like us who are interested and serious about personal defense. He hits things head on and does not pull punches, that’s what we like to hear. On this episode we discuss the hard topics and questions and you may be surprised at the answer he provides.
Some of the questions we cover on the show are listed below. Make sure you listen to hear the answers.
What is Aprill Risk Consulting?
What is Unthinkable?
Sometimes people ask, “why we train for something that is “never” going to happen to me. How would you answer someone with this mindset?
Are Violent Criminals made or are they born this way? How does our society perpetuate these animals? Videogames?
How do these criminals identify their victims?
What steps can we take to avoid these criminals or is it possible to even avoid them?
Why do these criminals commit such heinous acts? Can we even address that question/answer as sane individuals or are we asking for too much?
What considerations would you give to our audience to mitigate the risk of VCA?
What are common mental and philosophical errors that law abiding citizens make that are training to be prepared for violent attacks?
What is pre-need decision-making?
How do we deselect ourselves as a victim?
What would one expect to go through, mentally, if involved in a violent encounter both from an aspect of “winning” and “losing (if they survive the encounter)”?
What does Personal Defense mean to you? Why is it important?
Give an Hour, is a nonprofit organization providing free mental health services to U.S. Military personnel and families affected by the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
William Aprill Bio
William has 15 years’ experience across the gamut of mental health care as a licensed health professional. He currently maintains a private practice and consultancy specializing in post-traumatic interventions among other things.
William is a former deputy sheriff (Louisiana— Criminal Sheriff’s Office) and Special Deputy US Marshal (Eastern District of Louisiana). He has taught civilian, law enforcement, and military personnel in various fighting skills since 1990. He maintains an active schedule both as student and teacher.
Through his company Aprill Risk Consulting, he has presented his material on violent criminals and their decision-making, defensive incident aftermath, mindset development and defensive preparedness nationally, including at the Annual Conference of the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI), the 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.
Recently he has also taped some training blocks with our friend, Rob Pincus, over at the Personal Defense Network. These training blocks will be incorporated into 2 training DVD’s that were just released in the last 3-6 months, these DVD’s will cover defensive decision-making and mindset development to just name a few.