SouthNarc PUC/ECQC1&2 Oct 2-4 2009
Attended this class Oct 2,3,4 at location below. Have been to federal LE training, have a background in military shooting, pistol & rifle team, and over 400 hours of handgun and defensive training.
I can put holes in a target pretty well, and have been to courses by led by police and military instructors.
Had some involuntary assigned vacation and decided to up the ante a bit and try something different and a bit more wear and tear on the body. I was not disappointed.
Here's a guy who knows how to run a course with a challenge to experienced shooters, and has the background to teach unarmed combat moves, plus the skills for CQB. Course was professionally and safely run.
The contact portion was eased into, and then 'non-consensual contact' was performed one on one and two on one up to a safety point. We got our shares of lumps and bumps, but it was all within training parameters and no one came away feeling 'overwhomped' upon. But we got 'enough'!
Close -in shooting (nose against the target) was the start, with graduated distances out to about 4-5 feet and back in again. At no time did I feel we were there just to put rounds on paper. Having extra mags with you will keep the class rolling along. Recommend 4-5.
Excellent 2 hand and 1 hand shooting techniques. This course improved my marksmanship, stance, use of support hand, grip, and several other factors.
Be in reasonable shape for this course. Usually do well in contact sports, but had recovered from a back injury early this year and rotator cuff from last year, was not in great shape...
You'll be up against other attendees from 25-60, and more likely the 28-35 range. It is challenging! Will go back next year and do it again, or go for ECQC4/5.
This training will help you stay alive. Highly recommended.
PUC/ ECQC 1&2 Nappanee, IN
Lead Instructor: Southnarc
Date: October 2 - 4 Friday evening, Sat and Sun
Location: Nappanee Conservation Club, Nappanee Indiana
Cost: $400 Plus $25 range fee collect the day of class
Round count: 500 rds
To register contact me at email@example.com We will be limiting the class size, so register early.
Practical Unarmed Combat Core Concepts Module
The ShivWorks Practical Unarmed Combat core concepts module is a 4 hour fundamental block of instruction that introduces the student to the parameters and context of criminal assault. The student will learn how criminals actually assault citizens in the real world and will initially focus on strategies and tactics for challenging and preempting the potential assailant. The instruction will then shift to immediate action procedures for spontaneous assault and how to regain initiative with non-stylized basic tools.
Curriculum and topics covered
Parameters and objectives of criminal assault
Awareness and task fixation
Kinesic and verbal challenge strategies for the potential assailant
Recognizing pre-assault cues
Hard focus scan procedures
Basic blows and regaining initiative
Extreme Close Quarter Concepts I and II (ECQC I-II)
The ShivWorks Extreme Close Quarter Concepts I & II (ECQC 1&2) course is a 20 hour 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 man-marking cartridges and protective equipment.
Curriculum and topics covered
Introduction to the components of the Combative Drawstroke
Building the pectoral index in live-fire
Firing throughout the horizontal line of presentation
Off-hand fending positions
Basic empty hand blows
Theory of in-fight weapon access
Challenging the potential attacker
Preemptive weapon access
Muzzle aversion within draw-stroke
Negotiating the F.U.T.
ECQ Handgun retention in holster
ECQ handgun retention out of holster
For the PUC class is a cup and mouthpiece. Students are encouraged to bring their own focus mitts or Thai pads if you have them.
For the ECQC class holster, pistol, two magazines, eye & ear protection, heavy sweatshirt or soft body armor, mouthpiece and cup
This class is not recommended for beginning shooters and prior documented training 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 man marking cartridges and FIST helmets, to allow the students to gain confidence in applying their newly acquired skills against moving aggressive opponents.
About the instructor:
Southnarc served in the US Army Rangers before entering law enforcement. He is currently the commander of an inter-agency drug enforcement task force and a SWAT Team leader on the Gulf Coast . For a number of years he did undercover drug work, resulting in a number of serious physical assaults on him. These assaults included “rip-off” robberies, much like the robberies private citizens fall victim to every day. Southnarc is one of the most analytical trainers in the business, and as a result of these incidents he made a thorough study of Pre-Assault Indicators, Weapon Access During an In-Progress Fight, Empty Hands Skills to escape from a grappling attack or multiple assailants, and more
Good on you for doing the work. ECQC is an incredibly eye-opening experience that everyone who takes their personal safety/defense seriously needs- multiple times.
IMO, one of SN's greatest strengths is that EVERYTHING has a reason & he can explain exactly what the reason is & why, in his opinion/experience, other methods fail.