Extreme Close Quarters Concepts

Course Description: The ShivWorks Extreme Close Quarter Concepts (ECQC) course is a twenty 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 Simunition guns and other training weapons and protective equipment.


Evening Block (4 hours): managing unknown contacts (lecture only), available as stand-alone course.

Day One (8 hours) Day Two  (8 hours)

Cost: $110 (MUC), $500 (ECQC)

Length: 4 hours (MUC), 20 hours (ECQC)

For prices and upcoming course dates, check the schedule page.

Prerequisites: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 Simunition guns and FIST helmets, to allow the students to gain confidence in applying their newly acquired skills against moving aggressive opponents.

Required Equipment: Holster, pistol, two magazines, eye & ear protection, heavy sweatshirt or soft body armor, mouthpiece and cup, 500 rounds of ammo.

Optional Equipment: none

Taught by: Craig Douglas (ShivWorks)

Facility: A Zone Range

Times: 6-10 pm Friday, 9-6 pm Saturday, 9-6 Sunday

Scheduled: March 2017

Additional information: http://www.selfdefenseforums.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-8225.html