IEK, ECQC 1&2- Otisco Lake Rod & Gun Club- Oct. 5, 6, 7

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.

In-Extremis Knife Course (IEK)

The ShivWorks In-Extremis Knife course is a 5-hour block of instruction which focuses on a non-stylized method that will work with any edged weapon or any improvised weapon as well. The course places the knife or improvised implement within the usage context of realistic criminal assault and provides a simple decision making process for access and application. A heavy emphasis is placed upon disparate confrontations where the defender lacks proportional armament and equal initiative. Pre-fight and In-fight tactics to dissuade, break and recover from violent, criminal assault are practically bridged into tool access and the specifics of edged weapon application.

Topics and curriculum
· Parameters of criminal assault
· Awareness and distraction
· Challenging the potential attacker
· Preemptive blade access
· Deceptive kinesics
· Default position
· Basic empty hand tools and the F.U.T.
· Theory of in-fight weapon access
· Convulsive draw-stroke and edge orientation
· Angles and application
· Clearing the impeded line
· The pakal jab
· Applying the skill-set to improvised weapons

Friday Oct. 5, 6-10pm – IEK
Saturday Oct. 6, 8am-5pm – ECQC 1
Sunday October 7, 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.