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2 Close Quarters Combat CQC Developed By Larry Klahn Copyrighted 2005

3 2 Learning Objective  Personnel will gain the confidence and proficiency in various unarmed defense and offensive techniques to be able to maintain control of themselves in a close quarters combat situation, and in doing so controls the fight

4 3 Training Goal  To gain the skills necessary to stop an attacker  Control the enemy  Apply restrains  Turn the enemy over to other personnel

5 4 Warrior Mindset & Developing It:  Society’s outlook on warriors and perception of self  What is the mental picture  Duty/mission to survive a conflict  How to train to be indomitable and develop the attitude “never give up the fight”  Repetition of techniques  Esprit de corps

6 5 Recommended Reading  Lt. Col. David Grossman has written two books  On Killing and On Combat

7 6 The Psychology of Conflict  Ask oneself – “What am I willing to do to survive?” The answer must be “Anything!”  Note: The words Soldier and he or his are used in a unisex manner in this presentation and manual. CQC is for all soldiers regardless of gender, age or mission responsibilities.

8 7 Importance of a “Just Cause”  There is an old saying among warriors that “if the cause be just.”  What the “Cause” may be?

9 8 Anger & Fear in Combat  Fear - controlled part of the survival mechanism  Anger – keeps you moving, fighting & brain thinking  Failure in combat

10 9 Anger & Fear in Combat Cont.  Berserker rage –How is this addressed  Static and scenario based training

11 10 Four Possible Responses to Conflict RRRRetreat SSSSurrender PPPPosture FFFFight

12 11 Coopers Color Codes Jeff Cooper Jeff Cooper ColorMeaning WhiteUnaware Yellow Aware & Ready to Respond Red Action State-Acting in a decisive & tactical manner Black Blind Panic-No plan, erratic response- hope for the best

13 12 Mindset Goals  Mindset training - “habit”  Assess surroundings

14 13 Verbalization Lose being bashful!!! Verbal stuns (loud command voice yell) stuns the cerebral cortex. This results in the enemy blinking and or flinching giving the soldier the tactical advantage. Striking, how effected?

15 14 Verbalization Cont…  When you yell in a loud heavy command voice  Do not fight in silence – by verbalizing/yelling  Breath Control  Conditioning

16 15 Verbalization Cont… Specific Commands –Back! –Down! –Stay down !

17 16 Stress Inoculation “Inoculated into the world of violence” - Grossman - On Killing Specific types of verbalization used in training designed to “stress” Mindset development

18 17 Remember  The purpose of this training is to give the soldier real skills which are simple and effective and can be done in daylight or complete darkness (tactile/feel) and in full battle gear.  However – If the soldier has skills learned in other areas – boxing, martial arts, wrestling, football, law enforcement etc. Do not throw away these skills – add CQC to them.

19 Threat Assessment: Danger signs  Body Language – pre attack postures  Opening and closing the fists  Shoulder shift  Muscular tension in the face or shoulders  Boxers/fighting stance  Exaggerated motion

20 19 Danger Signs Cont…  Exaggerated Breathing  Verbal threats  Closing the distance to the soldier  Thousand yard stare  Hands suddenly disappearing behind the back or into clothing

21 20 Remember to “See” and “Look”  Eyes up and Head moving.  Really “see” what is out there.  Least 100 yards out, not 25 or less.  MOVE YOUR HEAD!

22 21 Vigilance  Be vigilant at all times and places  Know where cover is when at a FOB or any location  Do not assume that any location is secure  “Know” where cover is

23 22 Types of Cover Concealment Concealment Soft Cover Soft Cover Hard Cover Hard Cover

24 23 Autogenic Breathing  Square breathing, tactical breathing, breath control or combat breathing  Responses to stress are automatic –Heart rate –Blood pressure –Oxygenation of blood

25 24 Autogenic Breathing  Autogenic breathing is this: breath in deep for a count of 4 –Hold for a count of 4 –Exhale for a count of 4 –Be empty for a count of 4 and repeat

26 25 Purpose/Mission of CQC   “ Bring our soldiers home alive” This is the mandate of CQC and our mission.   Train the soldier in the physical and mental skills necessary to survive and win a Close Quarters Engagement.

27 26 Techniques Taught  Must be simple  Easy to repeat and retain  Mass repetitions until proficient  Done and practiced in full combat gear  Done while standing, kneeling or on the ground  See CQC Manual for the specific techniques

28 27 Percentage of Soldiers Trained Army Reserve 87% Air Force 13%

29 28 Secret Training Techniques for Success AAAAmateurs train until they get it right – professionals train until they cannot get it wrong RRRRepetition, Repetition, Repetition NNNNo secrets – no ninja magic – just sound principles applied and practiced

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