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 on: July 01, 2016, 12:38:20 PM 
Started by Hock - Last post by Hock
One time awhile back, I had a old-timey karate black belt, system head, guy, tell a student who was both with him and me, say...

"Hock has no finesse."

Actually coming from him, that was a good compliment. His definition of finesse is not one I aspire too.

Beauty and ugly is in the eye of the beholder.


 on: March 31, 2016, 06:16:51 PM 
Started by Hock - Last post by Hock
The results of these lawsuits...(what was he thinking!?)

 on: February 12, 2016, 11:01:05 AM 
Started by Hock - Last post by Hock
Travis Haley Responds To NDgate

Earlier this evening, Haley Strategic Partners posted this statement on their Facebook page in response to the week old disclosure of video taken by Panteao Productions depicting Travis Haley discussing an AK. During that video, the weapon fired. Panteao Productions issued their statement on Monday of this week.

Press Release Feb 11, 2016:

On approximately Thursday February 4th 2016, Panteao Productions released a video through poor accountability and security with its servers by one of their instructors according to the owner of Panteao Productions. How and why this happened is still unclear, however assumptions can certainly be made.

This particular video was of me teaching a block of instruction on controversial Russian trigger finger/safety techniques, and why I personally don’t recommend them. During the filming, my AK was discharged inadvertently performing the demonstration. The range was set up for this demo, the weapon was intentionally off safe due to the block of instruction, and the barrel was oriented towards the target in the event the weapon fired as it did in this case.

Of course I take these matters seriously and if you know me or have been through any of our courses, you know our number one priority is safety. We pride ourselves on learning from our failure as it is our greatest opportunity and share those experiences with the people we serve.

There was also a communication issue with the inconsistent posts made on social media between the HSP team back in Scottsdale AZ and me being in Central America at the time the video was released. Now that I have seen the entire video (never seen by me before as it was in Panteao’s library), I have been able to review it and now share my thoughts. After reading a lot of comments, I think Pat Rogers said it best:

“One type causes injury/ death or comes close enough to warrant immediate measures to remove the person and his weapon. The other type is a down range ND, when the shot is discharged unintentionally, but into the target/ berm etc. These represent the majority of ND’s and this is where learning can occur. These are teaching/ learning points, and if handled correctly, will not likely happen again.” -Pat Rogers

I have had many failure points in my life (much greater than this)… I have ND’d. I have missed the mark countless times in my life even when it mattered most. I have zigged when I should have zagged. I’ve been impulsive and involved myself into fights without thinking of who’d it effect. My brothers have asked me for direction in combat and I was unable to answer. Hell, I have even taken life when it could have possibly been avoided… I have failed over and over in my life, yet I have been blessed with being accountable and educated by my shortcomings. This, in turn, allows my failures to continually become my greatest opportunities.

Travis Haley
Haley Strategic Partners

 on: February 08, 2016, 05:27:35 PM 
Started by Hock - Last post by Hock
Travis Haley, negligent discharge story. The odd politics of which are quietly parked here on the forum for a history lesson.

 on: February 06, 2016, 03:09:05 AM 
Started by Hock - Last post by Hock
Knife Fighting Film - Knife Stress Quick Draws

The stress quick draw is the bedrock for all the following levels of study. “Getting the knife out!” One of the most important aspects in knife combatives, if not the, first and most important aspects, is drawing/pulling out the knife when you desperately need it. You can't do anything else until and unless you draw the knife out.

In this approximately one hour training film, Hock covers stress quick draw ideas, moves, exercises through the Stop 6 program, as in stand-up problems through ground problems. Plus, this film covers more life-saving information found inside Level One of this internationally practiced knife course.

“We shot the first knife stress draw, VHS video tape in about 1999 in South Africa. It was very well received, however I have learned so much more on the subject since that time. Plus, I have developed the Stop 6 program through the years, an amazing format vehicle through which to organize and exercise stress quick draws. This new film is crammed full of information. I really think it captures the spirit of Knife Level One.” - Hock

In the film, you will find:

. Knife selection tips

. Elbow cues

. Hand cues

. Carry sites - yours and the enemy’s

. 5 reasons why people do and don’t draw after the fight has started

. Draw methods standing through ground problems

. Drawing through the Stop 6

. Legal issues

. Legal recommendations “after the fact” (Hock is not an attorney.  If you need legal advice seek a professional.) 

. Who, what, where, when, how and why?

. Class drills and exercises

. So much more...

"Just wanted to thank you for the wonderful videos that you produced on the topic. I joined your discussion group recently and decided to try your Level 1 video. After buying it and viewing it, I'm sold on your training techniques. I will be proceeding with the entire course. Although I have been studying the traditional martial arts for 12 years now, I think that I will also be giving your Unarmed Series a serious look." - Chuck Callahan

"Hock, coming from law enforcement, I wish to thank you personally for the material you have presented in video format, and look forward to using more of what you have to present. I wish to thank you for your open-minded views on other instructors. I know that, you too, have so much to present, to keep me coming home to my family in one piece and help me stay out of hot water." - HapkidoDoin

"Still the best after 20 years!" Kevin Engstrom, TN, USA

Get more, see more, click here

 on: December 26, 2015, 06:21:04 PM 
Started by ghostrider - Last post by Hock
The big ten levels to be covered one Sunday a month starting in 2016

Year of the Knife!

 on: December 25, 2015, 08:16:15 PM 
Started by ghostrider - Last post by ghostrider
As always..thank you for you time.

 on: December 22, 2015, 08:10:39 PM 
Started by ghostrider - Last post by Hock
Force Necessary: Knife!  Course Overview

Level 1: Introduction to Ways of the Knife. Stress Quick Draws

Level 2: Support the Knife! While Holding. Dodge/Evasion Drill.
            Closed Folder Strategies and the Pommel Strikes Module

Level 3: Saber Stab Module.
             Military Quick Kills Module Part 1

Level 4: Reverse Grip/Ice Pick Stab Module.
             Military Quick Kills Module Part 2

Level 5: Saber Slash Module.
             Military X Knife Fighting Part 1

Level 6: Reverse Grip/Ice Pick Slash Module.
             Military X Knife Fighting Part 2.

Level 7: The Spartan Combat Module and
             Dueling! Crossing Blades

Level 8: The Chain of the Knife Module and
              The Claw of the Cat Module

Level 9: Death Grip of the Knife Module

Level 10: The Knife “Black Belt” Test

Level 11: Intensive Knife Ground Fighting Module
Level 12: Intensive Push Dagger & Fist Knives Module
Level 13: Intensive Double Knives and Stick and Knife
Level 14: Intensive Knife Speed, Skill and Flow Drill Mastery
Level 15: ...and up: Upon Personal Development and Request
Level 16: etc on specialized topics

Basic Journeyman Instructorship after Level 3
Advanced Instructorship after Level 6
Specialized Instructorship after Level 9
“Black Belts” on and after Level 10

 on: December 22, 2015, 04:05:48 PM 
Started by ghostrider - Last post by ghostrider
I was reading one of the posts about Force necessary with the Stick. Hock, what would your breakdown be in the foundation of first 10 levels in learning the knife?

 on: October 25, 2015, 05:14:00 AM 
Started by Hock - Last post by Hock
Knife Combat - Knife Takedowns - 2 parts by Hock Hochheim
DVD or Download

Knife Takedowns covers takedowns with and while holding a knife. For the unenlightened, unsophisticated and untrained, it is hard to grasp the idea of grappling and takedowns while holding a knife. The sarcastic joke is just to "stab the person until he falls!" Not that simple. Not that crude. In the real and troubled world of fighting criminals and enemy soldiers there are a host of reasons and means why a defender must take an opponent to the ground for lethal and less-than-lethal ends. What are these?
Learn these reasons and means:
- How the "tenacity of life" keeps them on their feet
- How the "diminished fighter" can be grappled.
- Learn the basic knife takedown principles.
- Learn the Takedown Body Chart.
- Learn the Joint Crank and Joint Lock Progression and how and why knife applications may or may not work with them.
- Learn numerous knife combat scenarios involving grappling skills.

Knife Takedowns and Grappling represents Level 8 in Hock's Knife Fighting Series.

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