A.C.W.A. World Conference 2014

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The A.C.W.A. held it’s First Annual World Conference this last Saturday in Richardson, TX.

 

Taking Care of Business:  The AM session was for Instructors only and concentrated on how to write and use marketing correctly to build your business and ways to expose your internal reality to the outside world.  We spoke about methods of effectively educating people as to what we do and the benefits we have to offer. We also covered a new bully defense presentation that is now being rolled out. Lunch was catered by the Hilton (they had a great fajita bar) and we spent sometime socializing and networking.

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Guest Speaker:  Tim Dodd from Patriot Protection was our guest speaker.   Patriot is our joint venture partner as our two companies are very complementary. This was a great opportunity for the students and instructors to learn more about personal protection as applied to firearms and the training that Patriot has to offer as well.  We believe in LAYERS of defense!

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ELITE Academy Award:  Texas Defense Academy (TDA) – Was presented with the Elite Level Academy certificate.  We have high quality standards for this award and it’s only given to those locations meeting strict guidelines for performance, leadership, quality, and overall action in furthering the A.C.W.A. organization. We look forward to the continued growth of this branch location!

Gear: Bryan M. was in attendance for not only the Conference, but to raise the awareness that www.ACWAGEAR.com is open to all academy instructors who need gear for their classes.  No need to buy in bulk to get your costs down, let ACWAGEAR give you the best deals on all your training needs for your combatives program.

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Training Training Training: From 2-5pm then we covered a good mix of ambush, attack and awareness drills. We went into some knife mechanics as well as some third party protection training that we don’t often have time to cover.  We trained some seated mechanics and take-downs in confined spaces as well as an introduction to the Tomahawk.  The event concluded with a group Gauntlet drill!

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It was great to see everyone!

 

Train hard, stay safe,

sig

Founder & CEO

A.C.W.A. Combatives

 

 

Plano PD & A.C.W.A. = Safety & Self Defense

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4So we’ve been networking again and as a result we’ve made some new friends in the local area.  Specifically today though I’d like to blog about one of our most recent connections, Officer Chrisopher Bianez of the Plano Police Department – Crime Prevention Unit.

We met Chris at the Patriot Protection fundraiser this last week.  He offers NO-FEE speaking programs in Plano, TX.

His programs include: Work Place Safety, Bank Safety, Personal Safety and Property Safety. He frequently helps Corporations, Colleges, High/Middle Schools, and Elementary Schools.

You can learn more on his website at www.Christopherbianez.com.

We look forward to teaming up with Chris on some local Safety & Self Defense Seminars here in the near future!

Train hard, stay safe,

sig

Founder & CEO

A.C.W.A. Combatives

Two More Training Video’s Dealing WIth Multiple Attackers

Two new training videos:

Video # 1 – Here you can see me using the supported spearing elbow to deal with the two opponents. I’m being very defensive here for the most part to simply illustrate how the cover mechanic can keep you safe.  The guys started to be reluctant to really hold me here as you can see since they were getting some playful yet solid elbows in their sternums.  Another item to note here is that I’m using the wall to cover my back.  In A.C.W.A. Combatives we view the wall as positive thing, we view it as our friend, as with it there we do not have to deal with anyone surprising us from behind.

 

Video# 2 – Here 3 Instructors in training drill (at moderate speed) a multidimensional hammer fist, elbow strike combo.  Again we filmed and trained this outside to show that you not only need to train inside, but also in a less controlled environment.

 

Want to join us and be part of this amazing family? Give us call: 469-939-2462 or email info@ACWACombatives.com, we are here to help!

Train hard, stay safe,

sig

Founder & CEO

A.C.W.A. Combatives

 

New Sample A.C.W.A. Combatives Video Released – The Horizontal Face Rake

Real physical confrontations are littered with awkward angles and non-ideal positions. With that understanding, A.C.W.A. Combatives uses a few unorthodox tools to deal with these angles and the “Horizontal Face Rake” is one of them. This push pull motion essentially drives the opponent in one direction while raking the face at the same time. This can be utilized at very low levels of force or can be cranked up to 10 if the situation warrants.

I’ll often use this type of movement when dealing with multiple attackers when I need to give one of them something to think about while I address a secondary threat. This is just one of several tools you need in your combative tool box.

This clip was taken from one of our Instructor Training Program (ITP) sessions in Feb 2014

For more information our Instructor Training Program visit:

http://www.selfdefenseinstructortraining.com

 

Train hard, stay safe,

sig

Founder & CEO

A.C.W.A. Combatives

 

 

 

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