In the Vehicle Combatives and Shooting Tactics course (VCAST), we developfirearms and empty-hand techniques for encounters that occurin and around vehicles. This is a twenty-four-hour block of instruction taught over three days. The coursework is contextualized for the problems an armed citizen might face while inside or near anautomobile.
The ShivWorks Extreme Close Quarter Concepts (ECQC) course taught by Craig Douglas aka "SouthNarc", 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.
The ShivWorks Edged Weapons Overview course (EWO) 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. All software is presented from the “reductionist’s” point of view to maximize retention and maintenance efficiency.
In addition, we realize that a lot of what is presented these days to women as "female self-defense courses" just don't do what they advertise. What they do accomplish is, they succeed in putting you at risk with a false sense of security. They are, at best, loosely based on martial arts systems developed for battlefield tactics where men are taught to fight men.
We are proud to be the Atlanta host for Dark Angel Medical, LLC (DAM). DAM offers training and instruction in the use of the D.A.R.K. (Direct Action Response Kit) in The Tactical Aid Course. This course fills a niche between military self-aid/buddy care training and civilian EMS training and is geared towards those with little to no medical training or background. It provides the student with critical, need-to-know information that could mean the difference between life and death in between the time of injury and when EMS arrives.