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August 19, 1970 - June 2012
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Discussion Starter #1
SouthNarc will be in Reno, NV on 14 - 16 July for IEK and ECQC 1 & 2.

Cost for all twenty hours of training is $400.
IEK on Friday night only is $100 and ECQC 1 & 2 only are available for $375.
POC for this class is Rick Morello [email protected]

Over the last three years, this class has been extremely well received all over the country. This is the first time that it is being brought to Nevada.

In Extremis Knife
Reno, Nevada
Friday 14 July 2006
1800 to 2200

The ShivWorks In-Extremis Knife course is a 4 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

Equipment required for the class is a cup and mouthpiece.
Students are encouraged to bring their own knives &

Extreme Close Quarters Concepts – 1 & 2
Reno, Nevada
Saturday & Sunday 15/16 July 2006
0830 to 1700 both days

The ShivWorks Extreme Close Quarter
Concepts (ECQC) course is a 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.


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
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

Required Equipment: Holster, pistol, two magazines, eye &
ear protection, heavy sweatshirt or soft body armor,
mouthpiece and cup, 500 rounds of ammo.

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.

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Paul, I took the IEK class with you and Craig in Lakewood, CO last fall, and it was far and away the finest training and info exchange I've ever been exposed to. Hope to sign up again this fall!

The "criminal assault parameters" portion of the class was solid gold information!


August 19, 1970 - June 2012
100 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
Thanks for the comments. We'll be back in Colorado in October, I believe, for the full 2.5 days again.
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