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 We're the industry standard for problem-solving at 0-5ft. Our comprehensive courses prepare individuals of all skill levels by delivering proven solutions modified for real-world effectiveness. 

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Our Mission:

Our mission is clear: Provide interdisciplinary training to solve problems from 0-5ft with or without weapons. Shivworks approach to self-defense is completely martial agnostic. We are not beholden to a singular type of martial arts. If the technique appropriately solves the problem we will use it. Through our meticulously designed curriculum, we prepare people for what might be the worst day of their lives. When you leave our training you will be more prepared for a real-world challenge than when you started.

MEET THE TEAM

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FOUNDER AND LEAD INSTRUCTOR

Trainer

Craig Douglas (a/k/a “SouthNarc”) is the founder of ShivWorks. Craig retired from law enforcement after 21 years of service, with most of his career spent in narcotics and SWAT. Since 2003, Craig provides instruction globally under the ShivWorks brand and has conducted coursework on entangled shooting skills in nearly 49 states, 9 foreign countries, Special operation units, all branches of the military, federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, and to three branches of the U.S. military, holds a small contract within the intel community organized under the DOD.
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BRIAN FRIAS

Instructor

A former Marine with six years time on active duty with deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. He left active duty and completed an additional 8 in the reserves, leaving the Marines as a Gunnery Sergeant. He spent 8 years as an Officer for the city of San Diego. Most of his time was spent on patrol, SWAT, and working in specialized proactive units. Brain trained for 11 years at ATOS HQ and received his black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Andre Galvao. Brian owns Concept Jiu-Jitsu in Clearwater, Florida, and travels full-time with Craig Douglas, instructing Shivworks Material.

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SCOTT OATES

Instructor

Scott is an experienced former Navy SEAL and 18 Delta Combat Medic. Scott has been an avid martial artist for over 35 years with a vast knowledge in a wide variety of martial arts, to include BJJ, Judo and Wrestling. Scott is a 3rd degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under 6X World Champions Saulo and Xande Ribeiro, and a Black Belt in Judo. He has competed at every level of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition, both Nationally and Internationally.