The Warrior Poet Society answers a call; it is a call for a more elite protector. Warrior Poets are those who train and fight for higher purpose. They are members of a rare fraternity of warriors who fight with intellect, conviction, and great skill. Motivated by a love for others, Warrior Poets become students of the art of war so that they may triumph when the enemy calls.
The ShivWorks Extreme Close Quarter Concepts (ECQC) course offers 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 at arm’s length or closer. We emphasize the common body mechanics that apply across different skill sets. That way, all combative software is reinforcing. Once students’ skill sets are ingrained, they will be stress inoculated with force-on-force drills using marking cartridges and protective equipment.
Craig talks about the operating system required to be effective in extreme close quarters combat. There are 3 P's in the operating system (Pressure, Posture, Position). The attributes are developed through training.
Craig demonstrates how to use the bicep tie to drive the opponent's limb away from you. This is a responsive action to a free swinging knife in a clinch. The wrist tie is also useful in controlling the opponent's limb.
Craig demonstrates the underhook arm tie as the best way to resolve a clinch. It allows for several options as transitions in position. Plan A is to get behind someone. Plan B is to do the hook and tie combination.
Craig demonstrates a live fire scenario with a close range pistol draw in an assault scenario. Checking your muzzle line is critical to maintaining a safe and effective shot. Check your support hand in the process.
Craig demonstrates the technics of appropriate extension in a live fire drill. Target proximity is the primary consideration for this exercise. At no point in the presentation should the opponent be able to reach out and grab the weapon.
Craig teaches the principal strategy of when to draw a weapon in a fight scenario. This is based on threat awareness and control. Breaking range and drawing is ideal, but when you have no options, you must know how to handle In Fight Weapons Access.
Craig teaches the principal strategies for in fight weapons access and control in a ground fight. Using leg work and kicking help you maintain position and make space. The plan is to get up or allow you to access your weapon. Getting up is Plan A.
Craig demonstrates a critical technic called a Hip Escape to help you get out of an overwhelming threat in a ground fight. The steering wheel technic allows you to control the opponent and create space. Same rules for using the pistol standing apply to using it when grounded.
Craig reviews developing a strategy for using wrestling in a weapons based environment. These include the basic operating system of attachments to work out of a clinch in a standing or ground fight scenario. Training in pressure situations is critical.