Hand, Stick, Knfe and Gun Close Quarter Combatives
"Since 1996 out 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. I have taught and worked with many experts worldwide. I have 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.
I am constantly on the hunt for pragmatic, tactical and practical material to improve training and performance. Your performance. This isn't about me. 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 strength. You. I am here to inspire not confine you into some cookie-cutter, one-size -fits-all mythical system.
All fights and combat 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.
I have crafted this special, critical framework that offers basic, advanced and expertise physical and psychological skills that work for citizens, the military and the police. 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 combat in the modern world of close quarter conflict. Depending upon the person or the country, I do hear 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." - Hock