Date(s) - 11/02/2023 - 11/05/2023 12:00 am
$250.00 – $750.00
This purpose-designed 4-day training event consists of 3 training blocks:
7-hour “Conflict Management” class
16-hour “Fight Hacker: Escapeology” class
8-hour “Fight Hacker: Uncut” class
“Conflict Management” is a full day of in-depth studies of all aspects of human performance in efforts to de-escalate conflict situations before it turns to physical violence, and it will be followed by 2 days of “Escapeology”- an instructional class focused on understanding, actualizing and building functional principles, concepts, and skills of purposeful movement – both unarmed and armed applications, while progressing from disadvantageous position/situation to dominating the fight. And the last day of the camp is dedicated to the realm of edged weapons- mainly to mitigating them but also to efficient usage in the fight.
It is structured in such a way that a student can choose to take these blocks separately or in combination- except that “Uncut” block can not be taken as stand-alone class due to material heavily relying on skills to be learned in “Escapeology” block.
Training block 1 only: $250
Training block 2 only: $500
Training blocks 1 and 2: $650
Training blocks 2 and 3: $700
All four days: $750
Here are the options:
CONFLICT MANAGEMENT: SCIENCE AND THE ART OF DE-ESCALATION
Thursday, November 2, 2023
Stand-alone cost $250.00
Often, conflict is described as the event of a proverbial merde hitting the proverbial oscillator…
And that is quite the accurate description, as unpredictable consequences range from having a “close call” of unpleasant contact with the fecal matter to ending up covered with it.
This course is not a “verbal judo”- it is more than that. You will get a primer to training methodology to deal with the situations that potentially could escalate into uncontrolled conflict, ultimately morphing into physical violence with unpredictable- and sometimes potentially lethal- outcomes.
To understand the concepts of efficient management of the conflict, the first question we should ask is:
What/who is the “merde”? And what/who is the fan?
Which one are you in the context of the conflict?
And what determines how big of a mess it will be?
To affect the course of action requires one to understand the following clearly:
Nature of conflict
Purpose of conflict
Origins of conflict
Pillars of violence.
Words, posture, body language, positioning- all of that and much more are the ingredients that will have an effect on the direction of the conflict.
These are trained skills.
Through well-structured interactive lectures and scenario training, you will start on the path of learning to have more control over a conflict in your life- from a casual workplace argument with a colleague to a potentially deadly engagement with a criminal assailant.
The process isn’t unlike the physical fight- to prevail, it requires high-level performance on many levels.
Society teaches us to be goal-oriented. It makes us anxious. Goal is the future. It’s an illusion. It can not be controlled. It- that elusive goal- can only be influenced by what you do now, in the present.
So are the consequences. Worrying about the outcome is like making payments on a loan you have not yet applied for.
Performance is in the “now”. It’s present.
Focus on performance improvement.
Better performance will lead to positive outcomes. Closer to that goal.
Some of the topics to be covered:
The lead in the conflict.
Rhythm and timing of the conflict situation.
Breaking it down.
Direction and destination.
Bring note-taking materials and hydration.
FIGHT HACKER: ESCAPEOLOGY
When: Friday/Saturday, November 3-4, 2023
Stand-alone cost $500.00
Escapeology: the science of relocating from place of disadvantage to a place of opportunity.
Forward Training Concepts “Fight Hacker: Escapeology” (FH-1) is a 2 day (16 hour) instructional class focused on understanding, actualizing and building functional principles, concepts and skills of purposeful movement – both unarmed and armed applications, while progressing from disadvantageous position/situation to dominating the fight.
Escape is often perceived as disengagement, retreat, as “running away”.
In a context of trained applicable tactic, escape is a controlled reset of the initiative.
Loading the process of that reset with robust proactive measures and trained and pressure tested multi-disciplinary skills transforms it from hasty retreat into wholesome, quick and seamless transition to situation of opportunity and domination.
Day One (9 hours)
Understanding angle between combatants.
Day Two (7 hours)
Weapons access and deployment.
Components under pressure.
Class will follow the pattern of reverse engineering from problem end point to solutions along the process then back to the very starting point. Each component of solutions will be demonstrated, explained, practiced and pressure tested.
This class involves evolutions of elevated level of contact between the practitioners, as well as significant amount of work utilizing training knifes in preparation for the “Uncut” block of learning.
Please bring the following to the class:
Training gun (if available)
Mouthpiece and cup (optional)
Hydration and snacks
Note taking material
CONFLICT MANAGEMENT & FIGHT HACKER: ESCAPEOLOGY
Both “Conflict Management” on Nov. 2 and “Fight Hacker: Escapeology” on Nov. 3-4 as a package.
FIGHT HACKER: UNCUT
When: Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023
NOTES: This class isn’t available as stand-alone option. This version of the class is adjusted for the camp and is integrated with “Fight Hacker: Escapeology”.
“Uncut” reality of mitigating bladed encounter- without unnecessary baggage of cultural heritage and weight of the “system”.
Forward Training Concepts “Fight Hacker: Uncut” (FH-3) is a 2 day (16 hour) instructional class focused on interdisciplinary approach to concepts, principles and skills for surviving and prevailing in a bladed encounter.
*This customized, 8-hour version of the class will not have portions dealing with deployment and use of firearm, and few other aspects of the material are integrated within “Escapeology” class offered prior to this class.
Concepts and skills of movement, workspace, structure and gap management are paired with understanding of biomechanics and offensive blade work. These are geared to start building robust, pressure tested abilities to survive initial contact and create opportunities for proactive work, weapon deployment or disengagement.
Workspace and gap manipulations in context of bladed encounter.
Mobility and control.
Short work applications.
Weapon access and deployment.
Knife disarming vs wielder disabling.
Attributes of competence.
Pressure testing and stacking.
Posture, timing, cadence.
Pro-active blade work.
Class will follow the pattern of reverse engineering from the problem end point, to solutions along the process, then back to the very starting point. Each component of solutions will be demonstrated, explained, practiced and pressure tested.
This class involves evolutions of elevated level of contact between the practitioners and controlled segments of live blade work.
Please bring the following to the class:
Your carry knife/knives
Trauma pack (carry or vehicle deployed, if unavailable, bring a tourniquet (preferably training unit)