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
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.