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Force Necessary

Hand, Stick, Knife and Gun Close Quarter Combatives

Wondering where to train or who to train with?  Considering where to buy the best self defense products like books, videos, and more–or are you just thinking maybe you'll download something free off the internet?  It's all the same, right?  Actually–it's not.  Here's the point when you have to ask yourself, do I really want to waste my time and rely on unreliable, unproven free stuff I've downloaded from the internet, or do I want to spend a little bit of money and learn from someone who's "seen the elephant" as in someone who has real combat experience?

W. Hock Hochheim has more than 30 years boots on the ground experience serving in both military and civilian law enforcement, and at he's made all that experience available to you through the learning method of your choice. “Force Necessary,” where Hock Hochheim offers you the benefit of his combat research and experence thorugh his excellent, pragmatic videos and books, and also through useful and informative seminars where he teaches you how to save yourself from ugly, volatile, dangerous situations that involve criminals and thugs.

Our excellent training is based upon the best defensive tactics available.  It embraces and augments most name brand fighting systems and gives practical application to the sport of mixed martial arts. Our goal is not to replace the system you are learning, but to teach you more practical applications of what you may already know.  And if this is your first time to consider a fighting system, there's no better place to jump on board than at Force Necessary where Hock Hochheim has taken the best aspects of most major fighting systems and boiled them down into pure tactics, strategy and application. 

Hock's material sets aside the trendy, the cool logos the hot names, all the artistic representations and preservations to bring you what's best in each system–in short–Hock teaches the unembelished ESSENCE OF COMBAT. 

Since 1996, Hock Hochheim's mission has been to "bridge the gap between the military, the police, the martial artist, and the aware citizen." Each group knows things about fighting that the other doesn't. Today, we add to that mission statement the concept that you should: "use only that force necessary to win or survive." You see, sometimes force is necessary. With each encounter it's critical to determine the force necessary and to meet, but not exceed that force.

A lot has happened since our inception in 1996, when we called our organization The Scientific Fighting Congress. Hock has taught and worked with many experts worldwide. He's learned and experimented a lot with about 40 seminars a year in 11 allied countries as far away as South Africa, Australia, the Philippines and in Europe, having probably stepped into more martial arts schools, and onto more military bases for the purpose of comprehensive self-defense training than any other instructor currently teaching today.

Hock's constantly on the hunt for pragmatic, tactical and practical material to improve training and performance. Your performance. This isn't about Hock. It's not about the name of a system, it's not about being cool or stylish. It's really all about you, your shape, your size, your age, your vulnerabilities and strengths. You. Hock is here to inspire not confine you into some cookie-cutter, one-size -fits-all mythical system.

All fights are highly, highly situational. We live in a mixed weapon's world and a mixed peoples world with rules of engagement and use of force issues. It's complicated, but often can be simplified within the right enlightened framework.

Hock Hochheim has crafted this special, critical framework that offers basic, advanced and expertise physical and psychological skills that work for citizens, the military and the police. While

When you strip it all down to the bare essence of combat, you find the real truth. All we need to do is customize some of the "before, during and after" steps to gear it for each group as needed. Mixed weapon fighting in standing, kneeling, seated and on the ground. A seamless blend. You fight where you fight.

Hand, stick, knife, gun. These are the categories of self defense combat in the modern world of close quarter conflict. Depending upon the person or the country, Hock hears people wishing to “take a pass” on a category. “Oh, I don't like guns.” Or, “I'll never have a knife.” Aside from the facts that all kitchens and restaurants are chock full of knives, someone simply cannot neglect or ignore any one category. Knowledge of survival mandates your familiarity with each subject. You are all-in or you are all-out! Like it, or not.

We fight enemy soldiers and criminals. They use these things against us. We counter their threats and attacks. They welcome our fear, our misunderstandings, our timidity and our ignorance. They thrive and breed in your reluctance and hesitation.

We welcome you to benefit from our excellent Gun Combat, Knife Combat, Stick Combat, Unarmed Combat, Pacific Archipelago Combat, Police Judo, or Military Combat Training.  Start your training here…today…now…by downloading one of our excellent videos or ordering one of Hock's incredible books.  Start now to learn to protect yourself and your family. Share your discovery on social media with friends so they can do the same.  Everyone needs to know how to protect themselves…everyone.

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