Self-Defense Course, Edge Weapons Overview by Craig Douglas
As a self professed “gun guy” I first sought out firearms training when I first started carrying a gun. I wanted to know what I was doing, and I take the responsibility of carrying a weapon very seriously. I found I deeply enjoyed the training, and soon found myself getting involved in more training and shooting competitions. A few of those early courses had some very serious discussions about the use of lethal force and the real world application of the skills we where learning but it was not until I began training with Craig Douglas (not yet retired from LE he was known then by his online pseudonym “southnarc”) that those topics where truly addressed.
Too often the gun owner and lawful concealed carry citizen sees the firearm as a magic talisman for self-defense. And too often the practicing martial artist does not train for or account for the realities of a come from behind surprise armed assault.
Craig’s self-defense based courses are not lecture, or theory, they are “live training”. With the use of role players, limited safety gear, and simulated weapons the often fast paced and ambiguous nature of real violent criminal assaults can be dived into.
In my years managing convenience stores in the city and living in rough parts of town I have experienced first hand what sudden aggressive attacks, robbery’s, and assaults where like. I found that Craigs courses navigated that subject with precision and it was at his suggestion that I first started training MMA.
On Feb 8-9 2014 Stout Training Pittsburgh/ Team Renzo Gracie will host Craig Douglas (southnarc) for his 2 day, 16 hour, Edged Weapons Overview course.
Craig was a full-time police officer from 1990-2013 and has held line assignments in corrections, patrol, narcotics, investigations, and for seven years was a narcotics group supervisor. He was also the primary defensive tactics instructor at the Southern Regional Public Safety Institute from 1992-1999 and has personally trained over five thousand police officers at the academy level. Craig has extensive operational experience in an undercover capacity which is reflected heavily in the Extreme Close Quarter Concepts coursework. Craig has a thirty year background in Philippine, Indonesian, and Japanese martial arts and a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army.
The Edged Weapons Overview course is a 16 hour focused overview of knife application methods that will give the student a fundamental and broad understanding of edged weapons. Like all ShivWorks courses EWO is contextually underscored and emphasizes conceptual framework applied through the minimalist, functional toolbox. More at www.shivworks.com
See a sample video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?
The course cost is $430.
Contact me to enroll or with any questions you may have