This infrequently offered (yet highly valuable) course is coming to the Commonwealth in June:
Armed Movement in Structures (AMIS)
The ShivWorks Armed Movement in Structures (AMIS) course is a twenty hour block of instruction focusing on negotiating movement problems within structures with limited or no resources. Realizing that moving through a structure that contains armed hostiles, perhaps by one’s self, is probably the most dangerous task one can undertake, the best options for winning a confrontation are presented with the qualification that there is no safe way to do this.
Topics covered include:
•Viewing the environment in terms of the unseen
•Vertical, Horizontal, and Diagonal planes of visual obscurement
•Distance variables and the visual apex
•Dynamic and Deliberate movement
•Room Entry factors (known versus unknown)
•Minimizing multiple exposure
•Modifying the fighting platform to conform to cover and concealment
•Re-setting/Disrupting the adversary’s OODA loop
•Chalk board exercises
•Practical Exercises for egress, search, and third-party rescue
Airsoft pistol, airsoft ammunition, wrap around eye/face protection suitable for Airsoft and man-marking cartridges, holster, groin protection, flashlight, and a notebook.
20 hours of instruction is $400.00
Point of contact
: "SouthNarc" email@example.com
If you don't know who "SouthNarc" is, he's a highly respected instructor with a wealth of knowledge built over years of working the mean streets as a narcotics officer, often undercover. He understands what it means to operate as a lone individual in hostile environments so well that elite military units have brought him in to teach them a thing or two. This course comes with the highest recommendation from folks I know and respect. I can't wait to take it.
SouthNarc is handling his own logistics for this class, but if you have any questions I'd be more than happy to assist in any way I can.
A question was asked about the airsoft weapons. SouthNarc emailed me saying:
Anyone of the semi-auto gas guns should be fine. We're not grappling with them so anything relatively reliable should do.
There are still a few open seats for this class, folks. If you're close by (like in the NOVA area) you'll be kicking yourself if you miss this one. Some further info about what is going to be presented in the course from Todd Green's blog:
The class, which is primarily force-on-force using airsoft and Simunitions, teaches students how to enter, exit, or move through buildings populated by armed aggressors.
Basic skills like using cover, dynamic vs. deliberate movement, and moving through doorways are covered. These fundamentals are then evolved into a more comprehensive system that includes normal, low, and zero light environments.
Primary instructor for the course is Southnarc. An experienced and highly regarded law enforcement professional, “Snarc” spent many years as an undercover officer who often had little or no immediate backup in bars, offices, or other buildings populated by significant numbers of possibly armed, possibly criminal, possibly crazy people. As such, his method of “room clearing” differs from the typical military-oriented team approach. By incorporating so much force on force into the program, it also gains a number of advantages. First, there is the obvious stress of knowing that a wrong move will get you shot. Second, “proper use of cover” goes from being an academic discussion to a practical reality. Mistakes are not theoretical, they’re concrete and in your face… sometimes literally.
Because there is no real ammunition live fire, AMIS takes place inside actual everyday structures, not a shoot house. This means all of the real world challenges posed by furniture, windows, floor material, lighting, etc. have to be taken into account. Rather than operating in a sterile environment, students learn and execute skills in a real house or office.
The class culminates in a series of force on force exercises involving everything from escaping a dangerous building to locating & saving a family member.
kicking myself. sorry i missed it. any more upcoming events?