Extreme Close Quarters Concepts

Special Registration Policy:
Since we fully expect this course to fill very quickly, the full payment of $450.00 for this course is required in advance.  The additional $35.00 range fee can be paid in advance or on the day of the class.  No refunds will be issued for any cancellations unless your spot can be filled by another participant.  No exceptions.  Please contact us with any questions before registering.

This class is currently full.  To be added to a waiting list for this class, please email us at  Those on the waiting list will be added only in the event that a registered participant cancels.

Total Course Cost:  $485.00

Course Times:  May 4th, 5th, and 6th, 2018

Course Details:  Armed Missouri, Inc. is excited to be able to bring you a once-in-a-lifetime training opportunity with the most highly-regarded Extreme Close Quarters trainer in the world, Mr. Craig Douglas.

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

Topics Covered Include

Day One (4 hours):

  • Criminal Assault Paradigm
  • Unequal Initiative Events
  • Managing Unknown Contacts
  • Practical Unarmed Combat or In-Extremis Knife modules

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

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