CRAIG DOUGLAS - PRACTICAL UNARMED COMBAT 

8 Hour Block

The ShivWorks Practical Unarmed Combat module is a foundational block of instruction that introduces students to the parameters and context of criminal assaults. Students first learn how criminals actually assault citizens in the real world. They are then introduced to strategies and tactics for challenging and preempting the potential assailant. The course then shifts to simple physical skills for countering a spontaneous assault, regaining initiative, and escaping.

Overview:

  • The Criminal Assault Paradigm

  • Managing Unknown Contacts

  • Basic empty-hand blows

  • Verbalization

  • Grounded basics

  • Empty-hand applications against firearms

  • Practical applications

Equipment:

  • Comfortable clothes

  • Patience

  • Open-mindedness

  • Positive attitude

  • (No weapons are used in this class)

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