Monthly Archives: May 2014

ECQC

ECQC (Extreme Close Quarter Concepts) was a very eye opening course. I have trained MMA, BJJ, Self-Defense and shooting in isolation. This was the first time I was able to personally bring them all together. The gear I used in the course is as follows: I.C.E./Crossbreed Modular Belly Band, Crossbreed AIWB, and the  I.C.E. CLAW R.A.C Belt.

I went back and forth on the two holsters. The Crossbreed AIWB worked just fine, but it moved around a little too much for me. The Belly Band was a big surprise to me of how well it worked. I thought it was going to move around on me but, it did not move one bit. The gun was able to ride a little higher. This allowed for much more efficient “In Fight Weapon Access.” (The ability to employ you firearm, knife and etc. during a entanglement)Here is my friend Ian with Craig Douglas during a ECQC class. Here is my friend Ian with Craig Douglas during an ECQC class.

Here is my friend Ian with Craig Douglas during a ECQC class.

Here is my friend Ian with Craig Douglas during an ECQC class.

I’ve been really big on training in the proper context. This course has pushed belief that much more. If you have multiple handguns and/or AR15s without taking this course or a course like it, you’re wrong. You have to think about what is more likely to happen in your life. If you carry a defensive handgun everyday, you are more likely to defend yourself within one arms reach with a reasonably plausibility of your gun being grabbed and needing to use it. You need to “Pressure Test” your ability and your gear. I saw a few hostlers with a certain type of clips fail.

Here is a video of my last Evo. (Evolution)