Craig Douglas: ECQC

Note: Registration is through the instructor's website. A $100 per person range fee will be due to FAS at the beginning of class.

**Class starts Friday evening at 6pm sharp and generally goes to 7pm or later on Saturday and Sunday**

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Extreme Close Quarter Concepts (ECQC) course is the flagship Shivworks Course and takes place over 2.5 days with a total of 24 training hours. Instruction is given on functional handgun skills from zero to five feet, a unique problem requiring an interdisciplinary approach. Provided is a template for what we feel are the best practices between verbal and physical skills to avoid, stabilize, and resolve a life-threatening situation within the context of the criminal assault paradigm while armed.

After developing new skills, everyone validates the skills through an unscripted evolution. Evolutions are competitive, non-consensual force-on-force experiences using marking cartridges and protective equipment.

**The first four hours of day two and three are live fire training. You can train from concealment or overtly outside the waistband; neither choice will impact the quality of your training experience. **

**You must be able to safely and competently deploy/shoot/manipulate your firearm. This is not a pistol 101 course, and a lack of basic weapons handling skills will result in you being asked to step off the firing line. **


Criminal Assault Paradigm: the reality of violent crimes against people and the trends commonly observed

Managing Unknown Contacts: a template to improving social literacy and navigate public space

Adapted presentation: functionalizing the pistol draw stroke for real-world space

Thumb Pectoral Index: Proper pistol retention shooting and diminishment

Appropriate Extension: Avoiding an unnecessary weapon retention problem

Grounded Weapon Fights: An efficient template to get to your feet, a weapon, or something between the two

Weapon Retention, Recovery, Disarm: Splitting attention and the impact of conversation on motor-skill, in-holster/out holster gun problems

Full Spectrum Evolution: realistic problem solving with the possibility of multiple threats

Please bring the following items with you to class:

  • Quality holster
  • Handgun, 220 rounds of ammunition
  • Safety glasses, ear protection
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Mouthpiece and cup
  • Preferred carry knives
  • Trainer knives (if you have them)

A Shivworks course is a significant investment of time and money – not only for the participant but also for the hosts and the instructors. Courses fill fast, and unexpected cancellations greatly strain our niche bespoke program. Therefore, we have a strict refund policy for every course. If you have enrolled in a class and later cannot make it, please contact us immediately.

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Craig Douglas: ECQC 08-02-2024 6:00 pm

Venue - Firearms Academy Range

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