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ShivWorks ECQC - August 31-September 2, 2012 - Faribault, MN.

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 studentís skill sets are initially ingrained, the participant will be stress inoculated with force on force drills utilizing marking cartridges and protective equipment.


Class dates: August 31-September 2, 2012

Cost: $450

Location: Faribault, MN.

Point of Contact: Jeff Mullenmeister jmullenmeister@co.rice.mn.us

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.
- 500 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.***