Extreme Close Quarter Concepts (ECQC)

The ShivWorks Extreme Close Quarter Concepts (ECQC) course is a one or two-day block of instruction, which focuses on a multi-disciplinary approach to building functional, combative handgun skills at zero to five feet. The course is designed to instill core concepts of seamless integration and provide the platform for aggressive problem solving during a life or death struggle. A heavy emphasis is placed upon commonality of body mechanics between skill sub-sets, which means that all combative software is reinforcing. Once the student’s skill sets are initially ingrained, the participant will be stress inoculated with force on force drills utilizing Simunitions and protective equipment.

Topics covered include:
Day One
· Diagnostics
· Introduction to the components of the Combative Drawstroke
· Building the #2 position in live-fire
· Firing throughout the horizontal line of presentation
· Off-hand fending positions
· Default position
· Basic empty hand blows
· Theory of in-fight weapon access
· Grounded basics
Day Two
· Challenging the potential attacker
· Preemptive weapon access
· Muzzle aversion within draw-stroke
· Negotiating the F.U.T.
· ECQ Handgun retention in holster
· ECQ handgun retention out of holster
· Handgun recovery
· Handgun striking

Equipment required
Holster, pistol, two magazines, eye & ear protection, heavy sweatshirt or soft body armor, mouthpiece and cup, 200 rounds of ammo.

This class is not recommended for beginning shooters and prior documented training or instructor approval is required. Students should be relatively fit as this is a contact class. Most of the latter half of each day will be spent utilizing Simunition marking cartridges and FIST helmets, to allow the students to gain confidence in applying their newly acquired skills against moving aggressive opponents.

Practical Unarmed Combat
Core Concepts Module

The ShivWorks Practical Unarmed Combat core concepts module is a 4 hour fundamental block of instruction that introduces the student to the parameters and context of criminal assault. The student will learn how criminals actually assault citizens in the real world and will initially focus on strategies and tactics for challenging and preempting the potential assailant. The instruction will then shift to immediate action procedures for spontaneous assault and how to regain initiative with non-stylized basic tools.

Curriculum and topics covered
· Parameters and objectives of criminal assault
· Awareness and task fixation
· Kinesic and verbal challenge strategies for the potential assailant
· Recognizing pre-assault cues
· Hard focus scan procedures
· Preemptive striking
· Default position
· Basic blows and regaining initiative

Equipment required for the class is a cup and mouthpiece. Students are encouraged to bring their own focus mitts or Thai pads.

Friday Sept. 29, 6-10pm – PUC1
Saturday Sept. 30, 8am-5pm – ECQC 1
Sunday October 1, 8am-5pm – ECQC2

Otisco Lake Rod & Gun Club, Mariaetta, NY.

$400 all three days

Chris Fry:, (315) 404-1923

50% deposit must be received by September 1st- This class will be limited in size, reserve you spot ASAP.