Close Quarter Combat Training

Close quarters combat (CQC) is a tactical concept that involves a physical confrontation between several combatants.  It can take place between military units, police/corrections and criminals, and other similar scenarios. In warfare, it usually consists of small units or teams engaging the enemy with personal weapons at very short range, up to 100 meters

1 – Strike Through It

Any form of strike can be deadly and effective as long as you strike through it. When you punch or hit, you don’t think about not hurting the assailant. You think about incapacitating him while protecting yourself. Offense is the best defense in the streets. When you “strike through it”, you deliver an assault that can end the fight in one hit. If you punch, aim to break his nose or jaw. Do you want to kick? Be sure to kick him down to the ground.

2 – Think About Survival

A survival mindset is essential to maximizing close quarters combat. When you think about survival, it allows you to calm your thoughts and keeps you focused all throughout the ordeal. Fear and panic will only make things worse, and will force individuals do something drastic. A wolf, when backed into a corner, will focus on its energy and strength to get out of the situation. A person who has the same mentality as a cornered wolf is deadlier than the enemy he or she is facing.

3 – Use Weapons

The streets opens up opportunities to use weapons as extensions of your fists. Weapons are used to create and maintain distance between the assailant. A simple umbrella can mean the difference between an assailant’s punch reaching your face and being able to keep them at bay. A knife, despite its size, can create a protective arc or circle when swung. This makes it effective in creating distance.

4 – Use The Ground

Fights end up on the ground way more than one might think. Combative grappling allows you to maintain your composure even when you’re lying flat on the ground. ground-to-ground techniques and both are useful in regaining control of the fight and keeping you alive at the same time. By using your body as leverage, you can keep your opponents incapacitated. By using your body as a weapon, you can break off an arm or a leg.