04-07-14, 21:58
MDFI will be hosting Craig “Southnarc” Douglas for his ECQC (Extreme Close Quarter Combat) class on September 12th-14th. The ECQC class is one of the best classes the MDFI Cadre has been through and comes highly recommended.

Sims guns will be employed during this course. the use of guns and simunitions are included in the course cost. All safety equipment is mandatory.

COURSE: Shivworks ECQC

COST: $450 advanced registration is required. $35 range fee is due at class on Friday.

DATE: September 12th, 13th, and 14th

LOCATION: Black Creek Conservation Club- 2643 S Chippewa Rd, Mt Pleasant, MI 48858

TIME: Friday September 12th, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday September 13th, 8 a.m. – 6-6:30 p.m. Sunday September 14th, 8 a.m. – 6-6:30 p.m.

POC: Keith Denman. Email Info@TrainMDFI.com for directions on how to enroll in this class.


The ShivWorks Extreme Close Quarter Concepts (ECQC) course is a two and a half day (20 hours) 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 marking cartridges and protective equipment.

Topics covered include:

Day One (4 hours):
Criminal Assault Paradigm
Unequal Initiative Events
Managing Unknown Contacts
Practical Unarmed Combat

Day Two (8 hours):
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 Three (8 hours):
Challenging the potential attacker
Preemptive weapon access
Multiple attackers
Negotiating the F.U.T.
ECQ Handgun retention in holster
ECQ handgun retention out of holster
Handgun recovery
Handgun striking

Weapon & Gear Class Requirements:

Reliable handgun
Minimum two (2) magazines
Quality holster and magazine pouches.
275 rounds of ammunition
Heavy sweatshirt or soft body armor
Mouthpiece and cup
Seasonal weather gear
Ballistic Eye protection
Ear protection
Weapon lubrication and cleaning supplies.
Good attitude

This class is not recommended for beginning shooters and prior documented firearms training requiring holster work 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 marking cartridges and FIST helmets, to allow the students to gain confidence in applying their newly acquired skills against moving aggressive opponents.

Instructor: Craig Douglas aka “SouthNarc” is a retired 21 year police officer and former commander of his agency’s SWAT team. Craig was a full-time police officer from 1990-2011 and held line assignments in corrections, patrol, narcotics, investigations, and has been a narcotics group supervisor. He was also the primary defensive tactics instructor at the Southern Regional Public Safety Institute from 1992-1999 and has personally trained over five thousand police officers at the academy level. Craig has extensive operational experience in an undercover capacity which is reflected heavily in the Extreme Close Quarter Concepts coursework. Craig has a thirty year background in Philippine, Indonesian, Brazilian, and Japanese martial arts and is a veteran of the U.S. Army. He has been conducting training in the private sector in the U.S. and abroad for the past 8 years.


07-07-14, 17:15
need about 4 more to make this class a go.