Tag: ecqc

Giving Myself the Finger: Trapped Finger in a Full Speed Disarm

Giving Myself the Finger: Trapped Finger in a Full Speed Disarm

| July 12, 2017 | 1 Comments

I’ve attended over a dozen classes on weapon disarms and/or weapon retention. When the handgun trainers come out, we are always cautioned to not put our fingers on the slide, or in the trigger guards. The concern is that the handgun will rotate during the disarm so quickly and violently that it will cause damage […]

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First ECQC Panic Simulator: Airdyne Stationary Bike

First ECQC Panic Simulator: Airdyne Stationary Bike

In May this year, I tore down my video studio and put up a home gym: squat cage, bench, Olympic weights, kettlebells, dumbbells, etc. Last month I bought a used Airdyne stationary bike for $100 on Craigslist. The bike is at least 20 years old, and still works like a champ. The Airdyne has a […]

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Glad for My Toolbox: Car Evolution Minnesota ECQC 2017

Glad for My Toolbox: Car Evolution Minnesota ECQC 2017

| June 19, 2017 | 1 Comments

One of the things that polarize personal safety instructors is the phrase, “another tool for the toolbox.” Instructors that use this phrase believe that it’s important to have more than one way of doing something. They may believe this due to teaching several different types of people with different capabilities, needs, or circumstances. They may […]

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Road to ECQC: The Week Before D-Day

Road to ECQC: The Week Before D-Day

My videos, posts, and reviews of the Shivworks Extreme Close Quarters Concepts¬†course by Craig Douglas are some of my most popular content. Unfortunately for me, the video where I get shot in the groin 7 times is the most popular and most shared. ūüėČ Since I took my first ECQC in 2015, my friends, training […]

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All Roads Lead to Shivworks

All Roads Lead to Shivworks

| January 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

My wife and I put our deposits in for the Shivworks ECQC class being held in Minnesota in June of 2017. That means we’re less than five months away from grunting, sweating, bleeding, stabbing, and shooting alongside 14 other people. And the FiST helmets. Ah, the FiST helmets. I’m also coming off a particularly “carefree” […]

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This Isn’t Working vs This Won’t Work

This Isn’t Working vs This Won’t Work

| October 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

I was being choked. I had a¬†slight smile on my face. The scent of Tide, thoughts of teaching my wife this technique, the service I provide by being a crash test dummy. I enjoyed this. : squeeze : : more squeezing : : release : “Keep going,” I encouraged through gritted teeth. I felt my […]

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That’s What She Said: Shivworks ECQC course with Craig Douglas

That’s What She Said: Shivworks ECQC course with Craig Douglas

| July 6, 2016 | 6 Comments

I had some trouble starting this post. The ECQC course by Craig Douglas of Shivworks has generated a ton of technical content, both here and elsewhere. I decided to write ¬†from my personal point of view: a female defensive firearms student with no martial arts training and a deep seated fear of close quarter combat. […]

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KABAR TDI Knife Deployment From MDTS Moduloader Pocket Shield

KABAR TDI Knife Deployment From MDTS Moduloader Pocket Shield

| June 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

When I reviewed the ModuLoader Pocket Shield by Chris Fry from MDTS, I said that I was looking forward to use it during the Shivworks ECQC class. There were a lot of evolutions / drills where it wasn’t feasible (e.g., when I was mounted and getting the crap punched out of me), but I¬†did get¬†one […]

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ECQC Shivworks Ground Evolutions June 2016

ECQC Shivworks Ground Evolutions June 2016

| June 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Day 1 of the Shivworks ECQC class is about managing unknown contacts and working on posture and position. Day 2 has a shooting component, then various standing grappling drills and techniques, followed up by ground work. The final drill of Day 2 is the Ground Evolution. Format Student 1 starts on their back. This is […]

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ECQC Shivworks 2-on-1 Evolution June 2016

ECQC Shivworks 2-on-1 Evolution June 2016

| June 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Remember when I got shot in the head repeatedly in a cornfield? Ah, good times. The 2-on-1 evolution is not the last evolution of Craig Douglas’s ECQC class, but I consider it to be the ultimate test of the class. Students are expected to put together everything they’ve learned, and every participant has their own […]

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