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Extreme Close Quarters Concepts

Extreme Close Quarter Concepts is a two-and-a-half-day (20-hour) block of instruction that offers a multi-disciplinary approach to building functional, combative handgun skills at zero to five feet. The course is designed to instill core concepts to avoid, stabilize, and resolve a problem at arm’s length or closer.
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Edge Weapon Overview

The Edge Weapons Overview course is a two-day (16-hour) focused overview of knife application methods. Many people carry pocket knives for various reasons, but very few are trained to deploy them effectively for self-defense. This course gives students a fundamental understanding of edged weapons.
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Vehicle Combatives And Shooting Tactics

We develop firearms and empty-hand techniques for encounters occurring inside and outside of vehicles. This is a twenty-four-hour block of instruction taught over three days. You must have already completed ECQC


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Armed Movement In Structures

A two-day (20-hour) instruction block focusing on negotiating movement problems within buildings with limited or no resources. Moving through a structure containing armed hostiles, perhaps by oneself, is probably the most dangerous task.

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Practical Unarmed Combat

Foundational block of instruction that introduces students to the parameters and context of criminal assaults. This block can be customized from a four-hour format to a 16-hour format. Students first learn how criminals actually assault citizens in the real world.
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Custom Courses

We work with a client’s specific requirements to curate a custom training experience with trained role players. Consultation process so that we can offer a truly bespoke, appropriate, contextualized result.

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