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 on: December 15, 2008, 07:55:49 AM 
Started by Hock - Last post by Hock
And some of the other foundation ideas I think about....

-The "Who, What, Where, When, How and Why" Combat Equation
 This can be taught at the Army war College or a small citizen self defense course.

-Myth of the Duel (it's a mixed weapons, no-rules, ambush-to-showdown world)

-Reducing the training. (Making the Surreal - real.)

-Minimization of Wound Theory and the Tenacity of Life Theory

-Seamless transition of tactics from standing to ground.
 "Practice something standing? Try it on the ground." This is a mandatory survival basic.

-Maximize seamless transition training of hand, stick, knife, gun where possible

-A solid Unarmed Combat course is also the foundation for all mixed-weapon fighting

-"I will never tell you how to fight your fights!" Fighting methods are an individual's
  selection process in the end, after proper education, experimentation and exercise

- Some level of acting is required to successfully teach reality

- "Fortune favors the prepared"

- Physical size matters.

- Moving...Combat "footwork" includes all down-on-ground maneuvers, sport/ring footwork
  AND obstacle course work, without weapons, and with all modern weapons in hand.

- Thrive in Chaos. - "Expect Chaos. Plan for Chaos. Thrive in it"

- list to continue as I recall my notes

These and other topics are sometimes written about here on the forum, or they are written about in my blog.


 on: April 03, 2008, 05:44:23 AM 
Started by Hock - Last post by Hock
And of course, we need to see instructors about once every year or every year and a half in a seminar, barring emergencies. This is our renewal/recertification process. No other re-cert costs.

This keeps me in personal touch with instructors, keeps them abreast of changes and improvements.


 on: March 28, 2008, 10:34:15 AM 
Started by Hock - Last post by Hock
Just to remind everyone, the last thing to do before you walk out the door to attend the seminar is to check the shopsite page for the seminar. Any last minute updates, weather problems etc, will be listed there.


 on: March 26, 2008, 08:59:23 AM 
Started by Hock - Last post by Hock
These courses are all about the universal essence of combat. They present the common problems and problem-solving you will encounter, on down to the uncommon ones.

From this experimentation and education you build your own "method, "approach," "style" or "system" and responses based on your own size, strengths and skill.

These terms are generic and semantic at some level. But I do not believe I teach a method or style. You make your own house from these nails, nuts and bolts.


 on: February 13, 2008, 11:16:10 PM 
Started by Hock - Last post by Hock
Hock's Training Promise to You

"Military and police academies must spend their time with political and non-combat related training agendas. SEALS need to swim. Rangers and Recon need to reconnoiter. Berets must master subjects like commo. Police need to understand traffic accident reporting. The list of non-combat training requirements for these groups is almost endless. There are classes on saluting, marching, then organized hazing and harassment, etc. All subtract precious time from specific combat study. 100 hours of training may have only 20 hours of actual combat related material. In police courses it may be only 5 hours or less out of 100 hours!

Martial arts systems have their own agendas that ensure dynasties, traditions, often old, stale tactics and a foggy confusion of false, automatic hero worship of the leader wrapped in politics. Business pressures have turned schools into semi-day care centers.

We teach only modern combat tactics and strategies as professionals to professionals. I have interfaced with many members of martial arts, militaries and police agencies around the world. I am convinced that this CQC Group course is the most comprehensive, complete, scientific, hand, stick, knife and gun, close quarters course in the world, bar none. Anywhere. No brag. Just fact. Police and Military officials exposed to the courses agree. This is my promise to you." - Hock

 on: November 12, 2007, 07:50:34 AM 
Started by Hock - Last post by Hock

Examples of acceptable "other training?"

"Hock, I haven't seen you in three years, but I have attended weekly classes in Tai Chi."
ahhhh, not gonna cut it.

"Hock I missed your seminar last summer but I am a private student of Jim McCann, or Nick Hughes  etc....(you get the picture)."
Gonna' cut it.

"Hock I missed your last three seminars in my area, but I have taught, strict, traditional karate weekly."
ahhhh, not gonna cut it.

In the end, remember these time extentions are arbitrarily decided my me and my limted IQ.


 on: June 18, 2007, 05:20:18 AM 
Started by Hock - Last post by Hock
One thing I have to keep explain regularly is how is the SDMS Tactical stick/baton course different than the Filipino martial arts (FMA) stick material.

Well, of course some of it is the the same. But int he big picture, FMA builds a 28" stick vs 28" dueler. Material is built in and deep for a stick versus stick fight. A duel.

Yet, in most countries, now even in the Filippines, a stick versus stick fiht is statistically improbable. In the SDMS course, I want to develop you usin your stock/ baton to threaten, block, strike and grapple against anyone, armed with anything. 

The mixed MODERN weapons world.

FMA is an abstract method to fight tactically. Sometimes it is spot on, sometimes it is not. But to break free you have to hang up the red vest, the terms, the often strange unathletic stances,  the dance, the worshipping grandmater structure and many residual effects.


 on: June 12, 2007, 09:39:17 PM 
Started by Hock - Last post by Hock
The Elephant in the Room

We already know about the "seen the elephant" phrase, but another one of the main reasons I have chosen the angry elephant as the symbol for CQC Group is that is represents the old expression, the "Elephant in the room." The big elephant in the room is symbolic of the unspoken truth that so many know but so few dare to talk about. In one definition, the room is the martial arts room, or dojo if you well, and the unspoken truth is that common martial arts are abstract renderings of realistic fighting in a mixed weapon world.

Another point is the unspoken and missed aspect of the room itself. Where IS the "room" you are fighting in? You cannot properly train for a fight unless you know where the fight will actually be.

Missing in the dojo is the real context of the fight. What will be the real, chaotic situation that the fight will actually occur in? There is an elephant in the room when it comes to traditional martial arts.



 on: June 12, 2007, 01:25:08 PM 
Started by Hock - Last post by Zigman
so how do i sign up in Canada, My ability to travel is limited (family first and last) get me come details


Where are you in Canada.  I am in Ontario near Hamilton. 


Greg Segui

 on: June 11, 2007, 11:10:03 AM 
Started by Hock - Last post by Milldog1776
so how do i sign up in Canada, My ability to travel is limited (family first and last) get me come details

Start with looking up one of your regional SFC representatives.

From there, try to attend one of Hock's yearly seminars in your area. Oh, and buy Training Missions 1-3 to start.

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