Shivworks PUC, ECQC & PrECQC Colorado May/June 2013

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  1. YammyMonkey

    YammyMonkey Member

    Jan 6, 2004
    Denver, CO
    You all probably know the gist of the PUC/ECQC class run down by now, but here it goes anyway:

    Craig will be back out for PUC & ECQC June 7-9. The whole package is $450. If you or someone you know just wants to take the PUC portion on Friday night the standalone rate is $100.

    The focus of this class is learning how to deal with a criminal assault from start to finish. Everything from avoidance to entangled gunfighting is covered. This is the class for those who are interested in learning how to integrate their skillsets and become functional across a broad range of scenarios.

    Full descriptions and locations are listed below:

    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.

    Topics covered include:

    Day One (4 hours):
    - Criminal Assault Paradigm
    - Unequal Initiative Events
    - Managing Unknown Contacts
    - Practical Unarmed Combat

    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.
    - 500 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

    Hit the DRT site for registration info. If you want to do the whole weekend you only need the ECQC registration form.

    For more info, shoot me an email at drt.mike at yahoo.com or give me a call at 303-915-9825

    Friday night will be at Broadway & Hamden in Englewood and Sat/Sun will be in Elizabeth, about an hour south east of Denver.

    Now, to answer everyone's question of "What is PrECQC?" :confused:

    With Craig's blessing, we've added a pre-work/review course May 25th, 2 weeks prior to PUC & ECQC for anyone who is interested in getting a little more out of PUC & ECQC. We're calling it Pre-Extreme Close Quarters Concepts, or PrECQC.

    PrECQC will be taught by Steve & me and it covers a lot of the key material so that someone attending ECQC for the first time won't be so overwhelmed with some of the technical aspects of the coursework. It is also intended to help people who have attended ECQC in the past refresh their memory & skills on some of the technical aspects.

    PrECQC is not a stand alone course and is only open to people who are taking or have taken ECQC. If you have taken ECQC before, but can't make it this year, you are welcome to come out and use this class as a refresher.

    PrECQC is not a prerequisite for PUC or ECQC; it is a supplementary technical class.

    The registration flyer can be found on the DRT Training Schedule page.

    Full Course Info:

    What is PrECQC?
    This course is designed to help students attending PUC & ECQC June 7-9 become familiar with some of the material and processes of the ShivWorks program so they can maximize their PUC & ECQC experience. It is also a good refresher course for those who have been through the ECQC material, whether they can make it to the class this year or not. This is not a standalone class and is only open to those who will be attending ECQC, or have taken ECQC.

    • Parameters & objectives of the criminal ambush
    • Managing Unknown Contacts
    • Verbal challenges
    • Recognizing pre-assault cues
    • Preemptive striking
    • Default cover position
    • Basic standing grappling techniques
    • Optimizing the drawstroke for the close quarters fight
    • In fight weapon access timing
    • Standing control techniques
    • Managing multiple contacts
    • Handgun retention

    May 25, 2013
    Cost is $100
    Location is Windsor, CO
    Ammo requirement is 100 rounds

    We're trying to keep this relatively cheap on both the course cost and round count since it's essentially an optional add-on to ECQC 2 weeks later.
  2. YammyMonkey

    YammyMonkey Member

    Jan 6, 2004
    Denver, CO
    It's getting to be travel arrangement time for Craig so we need to start collecting deposits/payments to make sure we have enough guys to cover his minimum student count.

    The official round count for ECQC is 275, so it is not an ammo-intensive class.

    Below are the general payment guidelines:

    PrECQC & PUC/ECQC will be registered & billed separately.

    A deposit of $225, or full payment of $450 will hold your spot in ECQC. Checks should be made out to Defensive Response Training and will be deposited Friday June 7. If paid by credit card we will charge the card on Friday June 7.

    If you have to cancel within 30 days of the class the deposit will be credited toward one of Craig’s future classes of your choice, not just one here in CO.

    If you wish to pay by check you can send it to the PO Box listed on the back of the registration form. If you wish to pay by credit card you can call me at 303-915-9825. If I can't take your call please leave a message and I will call you back.

    Full payment of $100 for PrECQC will hold your spot. Checks will be deposited Friday May 24. If paid by credit card we will charge the card on Friday May 24.

    We can accept Visa and Mastercard only.

    Let me know if there's anything else I can help you out with.

    [email protected]
  3. Fred Fuller

    Fred Fuller Moderator Emeritus

    Mar 26, 2004
    AL, NC
    Anyone who has an opportunity to make this training should definitely take advantage of it ...
  4. YammyMonkey

    YammyMonkey Member

    Jan 6, 2004
    Denver, CO
    We have had to change the location for ECQC to Windsor, CO. The information on the flyer now available on the DRT site has the correct meet up location. There is also a $10/day range fee, payable to the landowner for both PrECQC & ECQC. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.
    Last edited: May 1, 2013
  5. YammyMonkey

    YammyMonkey Member

    Jan 6, 2004
    Denver, CO
    We have about a month left till class time and some open slots. Get signed up ASAP.
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