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Shivworks--ECQC, Extreme Close Quarters Concepts Course


We are happy to announce that we are hosting Craig Douglas of Shivworks in April of 2017 for his renowned ECQC course.

Extreme Close Quarter Concepts:

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.

Course fee (range fees may apply depending on venue)


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

Weapon & Gear Class Requirements:
– Reliable handgun
– Minimum two (2) magazines
– Quality holster and magazine pouches.
– 275 rounds of ammunition
– Heavy sweatshirt or soft body armor
– Mouthpiece and cup
– Seasonal weather gear
– Ballistic Eye protection
– Ear protection
– Weapon lubrication and cleaning supplies.
– Good attitude

GYM Fee for Friday night is $10 per person.
(TrainTown Crossfit 625 N. Washington Hwy. Ashland, Virginia 23005)

RANGE FEE is $30 for both Saturday and Sunday, this will be due on Saturday morning and should be paid in Cash! (Doswell Road, Doswell, VA)

To Pay for the course (***minus the range fees) email Craig @ csd1375@hotmail.com and let him know the date and location of the course. You can mail him a check or PayPal him, (as a gift) just put the date and location of the course in the comments and no other info. Deposit is 50% down or you can pay the full price up front.
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We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.


Our Mission

IDS focuses on teaching intuitive defensive handgun skills that lend themselves to efficiently handling a firearm in ways that are congruent with the body’s natural reactions under stress. This methodology allows us to better prepare our students for situations where drawing a firearm is a possibility.
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