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by nathanwagar
Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: Hand to Hand Combat
Topic: Anti-Grab Drills
Replies: 9
Views: 4471

Re: Anti-Grab Drills

Going for the eyes, etc won't work reliably. The helmet and the hair give incredible leverage, especially if your opponent knows anything about the clinch. If someone grabs anything that manipulates your head, literally the first thing you need to do is slightly lower your level and hip into the opp...
by nathanwagar
Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: Hand to Hand Combat
Topic: ISR Matrix
Replies: 2
Views: 2196

Re: ISR Matrix

ISR Matrix is excellent, and Paul Sharp, who is the source of 99% of the physical curriculum before he split away, is a stud and a close friend. He teaches MDOC (MultiDisciplinary Optimization Coursework) now. A lot of the same material, different name.
by nathanwagar
Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: Hand to Hand Combat
Topic: Clinch Fighting
Replies: 9
Views: 4971

Re: Clinch Fighting

Clinch training is absolutely critical. You can't avoid the clinch, especially if you are an operator. If you are doing any kind of synchronized clearing technique whatsoever, you need to be able to control the suspect or threat out of the kill zone so that the rest of the team can continue. I will ...
by nathanwagar
Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:20 am
Forum: Knife Fighting
Topic: Deployment Distance
Replies: 2
Views: 1694

Re: Deployment Distance

Secure the knife arm, then access your weapon. Do not access your weapon until you do that, or you will get stabbed multiple times, with a very low success rate.
by nathanwagar
Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: Knife Fighting
Topic: Biomechanical Cutting
Replies: 7
Views: 5598

Re: Biomechanical Cutting

Biomechanical cutting is updated terminology for a very old idea: "defanging the snake" in Filipino systems. It is simply applied to opponent mobility based on tendon/ligament damage as opposed to specifically disarming the weapon. It's the same concept, just broadened. Problem: The concept was medi...
by nathanwagar
Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:02 am
Forum: Knife Fighting
Topic: knife disarm
Replies: 14
Views: 7681

Re: knife disarm

Larsen was on point (excuse the pun) until he showed the actual disarm. No way in hell. Literally no way in hell would that work against an aggressor, and I can promise he hasn't worked that in force on force.
by nathanwagar
Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:38 am
Forum: Who are you?
Topic: Introduction-New Members Post your Intro Here:
Replies: 400
Views: 105218

Re: Introduction-New Members Post your Intro Here:

My name is Nathan Wagar, I am a co-instructor with Fortitude Tactical Group. I am looking forward to the discussions.

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