Current Class Descriptions
Small Impact Weapons Instructor Course
Guest Instructor is Larry Lindenman. Larry is a Jun Fan and Kali instructor under martial arts legend Dan Inosanto. He retired as a Lieutenant from the Illinois State Police after 26 years of service. Lindenman spent much of his career in general criminal and narcotics investigations. Larry was a SWAT team member and served as team leader, instructor, and squad leader. He became a Defensive Tactics Instructor and was a co-author of the Illinois State Police Defensive Tactics Manual. Larry owns Point Driven Training and is also a member of the renowned Shivworks Collective where he teaches civilian, law enforcement, and military classes covering a range of defensive tactics and skills in association with Craig Douglas. Lindenman is a Carlson Gracie, Jr. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (“BJJ”) black belt currently teaching BJJ five times a week.
Virtues of the sap include the following:
Larry teaches a class that addresses in detail the pre-fight (period of time in which violence is possible and contact may be imminent) typically as a result of attempted verbal deception or outright ambush by a criminal offender. Larry teaches his student how they can more quickly pick up on an attempt by a criminal to close distance, develop a pressure-tested plan and have it already in place, and how to correctly execute that plan. If an attack ensues, the student is shown how to cover his or her head and neck with the support hand and arm and bring the sap into play, including methods of surviving the initial contact under heavy pressure and obtaining momentary positional dominance so as to prevent the attacker from fouling the concealed carrier’s access to the sap. The student will learn multiple strike and thrust angles in order to deliver damaging blows to specific target areas previously identified in the class. Who would have thought that the back of the shoulder blade would be susceptible to a properly delivered strike?
Students are advised to wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring water and snacks if desired. Rear pockets are a must to get the most out of this class. Some movement is required, so shoes or boots with slick soles are not recommended. The class will be held in the Dallas, Texas area, and address of venue will be added to this description as soon as finalized. Students will not be required to bring their own sap or blackjack.
CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO 20
THIS CLASS WILL BE HELD AT:
HOLIDAY INN DALLAS MARKET CENTER
4500 HARRY HINES BLVD
DALLAS, TX 75219
Immediate Action Jiu-jitsu
Real World Application of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a Weapon-Based-Environment
Contrary to popular belief, many empty hand fights and those involving weapons, end up on the ground. No amount of pontificating or self-proclaimed “expert” posturing will change this simple fact. If you ignore this reality, you may very well find yourself in a situation you cannot handle with disastrous consequences.
This course is designed and taught by Cecil Burch to give the layman a realistic and functional set of concepts, techniques, methodologies, training drills and experiences that will prepare them for a worst case “ground-fight” scenario. All techniques and concepts are high percentile applications which span a wide spectrum of confrontations. Training consists of presentation, drilling and Force-On-Force evolutions providing attendees with immediate feedback regarding the efficacy of the skills learned. The goal of this course is not to create a “ground fighter” or grappler. The objective is to provide attendees who have limited training time and resources with solid ground survival and escape fundamentals geared toward the increasingly violent weapon based environments they may live, work and/or travel within. All techniques/concepts are from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and are combat proven over the past 90 years by thousands of practitioners, including the U.S. Army.
Among the topics covered
by the modules include:
This class will be held at The Forge B J J
1125 S Broadway
Edmond, OK 73034
Solo and Team Movement in Primary Dwellings and Other Structures
This introductory class is expressly designed for a single armed individual as well as armed church security teams interested in learning some of the basics associated with moving more safely in homes and/or churches during extreme events (home intrusions, home invasions, and events in houses of worship such as an active shooter, assaults on church members, onsite robberies, and even dealing with violent emotionally disturbed persons). Students will participate in drills covering both slow and dynamic room clearing, manipulation of angles and distance so as to gain maximum tactical advantage, options for dealing with persons taken at gunpoint, and post-fight interaction with well-intentioned but armed Good Samaritans and responding law enforcement. This is not a live-fire class. Students should bring a paintball mask, CO2 cylinder or green gas-powered airsoft pistol, plastic BB pellets, and some form of throat protection (shemaghs are acceptable). This is a force-on-force class and students should expect to take a few hits. Lead instructors are Steve Moses and Spencer Keepers.
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Defensive Pistol Basics
This class is expressly designed to better prepare our students to deal with potential or actual physical contact with persons whose intentions may range from suspect to overtly lethal in transitional areas such as parking lots, sidewalks, parking garages, and the exterior of malls, large shopping centers and the like where Violent Criminal Actors tend to ply their trade. Violent criminal assaults, whether armed or unarmed, tend to take place at extremely close range, and typically involve the use of ruse or ambush by the attackers in order to close distances and carry out an assault. The nature of these attacks often leaves the intended victim with very little time to process information, and even less time to respond appropriately.
The objective of our experienced instructors is to better prepare our students to deal with a deadly force threat by virtue of a reliable presentation of a handgun from a holster concealed under a real-world cover garment, enhanced ability to handle and manipulate a handgun in a high-stress situation, and achievement of better hits at a higher rate of speed.
This is not a high-round shooting class, but instead a fighting class designed for lawfully-carrying men and women who, as a last resort, wish to defend themselves and their loved ones more effectively with the handgun they have on their person.
Requirements: Brimmed cap or hat, eye protection, ear protection, reliable pistol or revolver, three magazines or speedloaders, quality kydex holster (high-end leather holsters are acceptable), magazine or speedloader pouch, robust belt, shoes and clothes suitable for weather and season, water, snacks, and lunch. 200 rounds of factory ammunition are required.
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Red Zone Knife Defense System Instructor Course
This 2-day course is taught by Jerry Wetzel and is geared toward Instructor Development in the Red Zone Knife Defense System. Students will be completely immersed in the most important foundational elements of the Red Zone Knife Defense Program. The Red Zone Knife Defense Program is NOT a martial art. It is a modular training program that has been streamlined to be as efficient and effective as possible. Like learning CPR you are learning a very specific set of tactics, techniques, and training methods that are easily learned and transferrable. And also like CPR, it could save a life.
Through lecture, demonstration, and LOTS of hands-on training utilizing progressive resistance, students will be shown all of the required information and will drill it until they are confident and competent.
Use in the Clinch
Ideally, should we have to use our Defensive Handgun to protect ourselves or our loved ones, we will be able to use it at an extended range, in the way it is designed to be used. Unfortunately, ideal and the real world rarely meet up. Oftentimes, we will be in contact – or extremely close to being in contact – with our assailant, and we will need supporting hand-to-hand skills to allow us to use our pistol. The Contact Pistol course is designed and taught by Cecil Burch to give the layman a realistic and functional set of concepts, techniques, methodologies, training drills and experiences that will prepare them for a worst case combined handgun and H2H scenario. All techniques and concepts are high percentile applications which span a wide spectrum of confrontations. Training consists of presentation, drilling and Force-On-Force evolutions providing attendees with immediate feedback regarding the efficacy of the skills learned. The goal of this course is not to create a professional boxer or MMA competitor. The objective is to provide attendees who have limited training time and resources with solid fundamentals geared toward the increasingly violent weapon based environments they may live, work and/or travel within.
Among the topics covered
by the modules include:
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Arcadia, OK 73007