Seminar: Shivworks Edged Weapons Overview
We are proud to be hosting Craig Douglas (southnarc) of Shivworks to teach his amazing Edged Weapons Overview (EWO) course. This is the first time Craig has taught in Iowa City so you don't want to miss out on this opportunity if you're local. Craig is one of the most sought after instructors in the self-defense industry and training with him is definitely an amazing experience.
The Edged Weapons Overview course is a two-day (16-hour) focused overview of knife application methods. Lots of people carry pocket knives for various reasons, but very few people have any training on how to deploy them effectively for self-defense. This course gives students a fundamental understanding of edged weapons. Like all ShivWorks courses, EWO is contextualized and presented through a minimalist framework to give students practical tools they can easily learn, remember, and put to immediate use. For more information visit: http://shivworks.com/edged-weapon-overview/
WHAT: Shivworks Edged Weapons Overview with Craig Douglas
WHEN: Saturday Nov 3rd and Sunday Nov 4th. Start at 8:00 AM.
WHERE: At Iowa City Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Directions can be found here: www.iowacitybjj.com/location.html
COST: $400 per person. Class size is limited.
HOW TO PAY: Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to enroll and for details on how to pay.
CLOSE RANGE PISTOL DEFENSIVE TACTICS - 4/14/2018
A significant percentage of aggravated assaults are ultimately perpetrated inside a range of 5 yards. They frequently involve weapons of some sort, and are often carried out by multiple individuals.
It is critical that our training reflect these difficult realities. If you carry a firearm for defensive purposes or are considering it, this course is for you.
Deeply understanding when, where, and how to use firearms defensively is extremely important, but unfortunately the overwhelming majority of state-mandated instruction does not adequately address it.
Validating our skills and knowledge under pressure is something we would prefer to do from the safety of a formal training environment, rather than in the moment, unexpectedly, against a real motivated attacker. Proper training can help us better understand the context in which force is appropriate.
Topics covered include conflict avoidance and managing an unknown contact, the legalities of force including use of weapons, proper timing of weapon access, using and defending against strikes, entangled fighting and accessing defensive tools when entangled.
This hands on course will provide students with a skill set that has been pressure tested through force on force drills that they can have confidence in.
Recommended Gear & Items to bring to class:
There will be a 1 hr lunch break. There are several options nearby or students can pack a lunch.
DATE: Saturday, April 14, 2018
TIME: 8:00 AM - ~5:00 PM
LOCATION: At ICBJJ
METHODS OF PAYMENT: Use the online check out link above for convenience, or come in to ICBJJ to pay cash in person prior to the course.
COURSE PAYMENT DEADLINE: Payment must be made by Wednesday, April 11, 2018 to secure your spot.