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Rapid Assaults Tactics (R.A.T.) Seminar


Mr.Traylor will be holding a R.A.T. Seminar Nov 14/15 from 10am /2pm.
a fighting system developed by Paul Vunak
founder of Progressive Fighting Systems (PFS).
Rapid Assault Tactics is the core of his approach
to the martial arts. It was developed for the U.S.
Navy Seals as a
primary combative
program based in
Jeet Kune Do
concepts. Rapid
Assault Tactics focuses on identifying phase (or
range) in which an attack situation is occurring and
responding to it with appropriate tools. Today, the
Mr.& Mrs. Traylor Owner & R.A.T. system is taught to Special Forces, Military,
Founders of D.G.C.F. System. Marines, Rangers, F.B.I, D.E.A, C.I.A, S.W.A.T.
Teams, and over 50 police Departments in the U.S
Inside D.G.C.F.S. and other countries.
R.A.T. Progra 1
Ronald’s Fitness Corner 2 The R.A.T. system places an emphasis on
Coming events 3 self-preservation using a realistic fighting
Airsoft Products 4 structure that is essential not only to Special
Cont. R.A.T. Program 5
Forces and law enforcement but also to
The Interview postion 6
The Deep End 9 civilians. R.A.T. is a great compliment to any
JKD Emotional Dimension 11 martial art and defensive tactics training
Epiphany to Doctrine 12 because it fills the void that other training
D.P.S. Ceremony Ms.Conn 13 has. Mr.Traylor will also touch on
Martial Arts & Gun 14 D.D.R.A.T.S. Defend, Detain, Restraint,
Good places to go 15 Arrest Tactical Solutions
which is great for Law enforcement, Body
guards, security personal or just trying to
handle a drunk individual. This will be a two
day of 4 to 6 hr classes with lectures and practical application .

$150.00 2 DAY
$100.00 1 DAY
Certification are available for those that qualify

What will be covered will be the

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Ten Trim Tips
from the American Institute for Cancer Research
It's probably easy for you to come up with a list of 10 things you'd like to buy if you
won the lottery. Or what about 10 books you'd like to read or 10 cities you'd like to
visit if you had the time? Coming up with 10 ideas for successfully taking off extra
pounds might not be so easy. Many of us would like to lose some weight -- one in
two Americans is too heavy and almost one in four of us is obese. Extra weight is
linked with health problems including some types of cancer, heart disease, diabetes
and hypertension. Obesity increases the risk of developing cancer of the
Mr. Honore is endometrium and probably increases the risk of breast and kidney cancers.
NASM –CPT, CES , PES, Gallbladder, colon and rectal cancers are possibly influenced by obesity as well.
Certified Personal Trainer & Unfortunately, not everyone knows how to go about losing weight in a safe and
Apprentice Instructor in Hand to healthful way. Americans spend billions of dollars each year on bad diet advice and
Hand Combat at D.G.C.F.S. phony, sometimes dangerous, weight-loss products. AICR's new guidelines tell us to
maintain a healthy weight to help prevent cancer. Here are 10 tips for trimming
Inside D.G.C.F.S. down, and they won't cost you a dime.
R.A.T. Progra 1 1. Eat your F's and V's. Moms advice might have included minding your P's and Q's
Ronald’s Fitness Corner 2
Coming events 3
and eating your F's and V's -- your fruits and vegetables that is. She was right.
Airsoft Products 4 Satisfy your hunger with fewer calories and more nutrition at mealtimes by eating
Cont. R.A.T. Program 5 plenty of vegetables and fruits. You won't want larger portions of higher-calorie
The Interview postion 6 foods like meats, cheeses and desserts.
The Deep End 9
JKD Emotional Dimension 11
2. Move every day. Think of physical activity as a part of your daily health routine,
Epiphany to Doctrine 12 like brushing your teeth. Physical activity can increase the amount of calories you
burn today, and will speed metabolic rate for good by building muscle. Being more
D.P.S. Ceremony Ms.Conn 13
active may also help you control food cravings, have a more positive outlook and
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feel better about yourself -- no kidding!
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3. Debunk the "fat-free" myth. Cookies, candies, chips and frozen treats may be
labeled fat-free, but portions count and calories can mount. A "fat-free" label is not a
license to reach the bottom of the bag. Eat these savory and sweet treats in
moderation.
4. Give your food the attention it deserves. Don't munch while watching TV, driving
or doing chores. Slowly savor your food and you will feel satisfied with less.
5. Snack from a plate, not a package. Absent-mindedly snacking from the pack can
lead you to eat more than you realize.
6. Lend your stomach an ear. This simply means asking yourself if you're hungry before you eat, and asking yourself if
you're satisfied so you can stop eating. Boredom, loneliness, anxiety and habit do not equal hunger and eating until you
are stuffed is overeating. If you haven't listened to your body for a long time, keep practicing -- the signals will become
more clear.
7. Address emotions. Eating to deal with stress, emotions or boredom won't solve your problems, it will only add calories
to your diet and pounds to your frame, usually without the satisfaction of even tasting the food. Find other ways to relax,
cope or entertain yourself. Call, write to or e-mail a friend, go for a walk, soak in the tub, read, do crossword puzzles try to
meet your needs and address your emotions without food.
8. Resign from the "clean plate club." Refrigerate leftovers for tomorrow's lunch, take half of large restaurant portions
home or try planning something enjoyable to do after meals so you don't keep eating just to procrastinate. If you enjoy
lingering at the table, remove your plate so you won't be tempted to nibble.
9. Avoid the "Now I've blown it!" syndrome. A large meal, an indulgent treat or a day without exercise doesn't mean a
thing. There are no bonus points for perfection -- just try to make choices over the weeks and months that add up to a
healthy diet. You don't have to feel guilty after enjoying a brownie, just make more nutritious snack choices for the rest of
the week.
10. Take things one step at a time. Research suggests that even modest weight loss can benefit your health, so focus on
slow weight loss, instead of trying to lose too much too fast. Better yet, try making your lifestyle healthful -- the weight loss
will eventually follow.

Mr. Honore is
NASM -CPT, CES ,
PES,Certified Personal Trainer
Apprentice Instructor in Hand to Hand Combat at D.G.C.F.S.
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Coming Events
11/14/09 - R.A.T. Seminar conducted by Mr.Traylor 10am 2pm 14/15 $150.00 2 day, $100 1 day Certification for those
that qualify.
postponed PFS Edge Weapon Seminar with Sifu Cruse, Ranking
Date D.T.A. Tuhon Ray Dionaldo F.C.S. Filipino Combat Systems seminar at D.G.C.F.S facility 12-5pm At D.G.C.F.S

Mr. & Mrs. Traylor are gearing up for the 2010 seminar tour, IF you wish Mr. & Mrs.Traylor to come to your
school for a seminar please contact them. The seminar can cover what ever you want Just pick the module, All
modules have Instructor certification available.

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The curriculum is as follows:

• Training the lethal tools: HKE or head butts, knees and elbows
• Drilling HKE, how to tie it all together to achieve the desired result
• Functionalizing HKE, training the tools in an alive manner against full resistance through the use of impact gear

It has three basic concepts:

1. Entry
2. Pressure
3. Resolution/Termination of conflict

R.A.T. isn't really so much a fighting technique, though, as it is an understanding of the phases of the fight. Most people
enter into a fight with no plan. They just fight until someone runs away, wins, or drops. That's leaving too much up to
chance. If you go into a fight with a set plan (entry, pressure, termination) your chances of success goes up greatly.

The scope of the training conducted usually includes but is not limited to:

1. Training Methodologies - numerous drills designed to develop the attributes necessary to execute the
techniques learned; as well as to control ones emotions when the fight-or-flight mechanism is triggered

2. Mass Attacks - life saving principles and important concepts relating to this area of assault involving multiple
aggressors. Mass Attacks is an area of self-preservation that one should never hope to fall victim to. In this most
dangerous attack, the options are few and the best tactical response is mobility. The violence in todays streets
have changed and one of the most preferred forms of violence by street punks is to attack in numbers. It is a sure
fire way to gain the upper hand when the intentions are to seriously hurt someone. Unfortunately, many traditional
martial arts approach this area unrealistically and the results are predictable: you will get seriously hurt, possibly
killed. At D.G.C.F.S., we give this area of Self-preservation serious attention because of the nature of these types
of personal attacks. The curriculum is based on one of mobility, using the most lethal tools, improvised weapons
and other means.

3. HKE or "Head butts, Knees & Elbows"- the core of the RAT; tools employed when a person is engaged in a life
threatening situation and self-preservation becomes necessary

4. Ground grappling and Ground fighting - positional control, submissions and reversals; Concepts of disengaging
from grappling situations to maintain control, mobility and balance. Grappling skills are taught to deal with any
type of grappling that may arise in a street fighting situation. We develop skills that can be utilized in stand-up or
ground grappling. The Grappling Arts contain a myriad of training drills which enhance or develop physical
attributes such as speed, sensitivity, power, co-ordination, timing, endurance, footwork, evasiveness, etc. We use
the art of grappling to develop skill in applying arm, foot, wrist, head, neck locks, etc. There are two ways we
teach the ground game. One is strictly from a self-perfection perspective which is sportive in nature. Meaning, that
students have elected to learn the various locks, submissions, positioning, reversals, etc, for pure enjoyment and
conditioning. The other way is the Rapid Assault Tactics ground fighting approach. This involves a different sort
of dedication, where everything taught is meant for self-preservation only. The aim here is to disengage a
grappling confrontation before it proceeds further, but not before initiating all the brutality that may be necessary
for ones' escape. Training with gear is the usual norm and is the only way to fully apply and functionalize all the
skills that will ensure ones' survival. Remember, if you are simulating this aspect of martial arts training; be
prepared to suffer the consequences of such ill-preparedness. Train like you fight and you will no doubt fight like
you train.

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The Interview:
Defense Against Surprise Attacks From An Interview Position

Paul Green
STONEWAL TACTICAL

Inside D.G.C.F.S.
R.A.T. Progra 1
Ronald’s Fitness Corner 2
Coming events 3
Airsoft Products 4
Cont. R.A.T. Program 5
The Interview postion 6
The Deep End 9
JKD Emotional Dimension 11
Epiphany to Doctrine 12
D.P.S. Ceremony Ms.Conn 13 The following article is designed to provide the reader with some basic tools to defend
Martial Arts & Gun 14 themselves during a failed verbal diffusion. A lot of the training I see today even in
Good places to go 15 combatives is geared towards more of a dueling position totally by-passing what got
them into that position in the first place. The interview position is something I’ve seen
talked about in a lot of classes and seminars but I’ve never really seen much done with
it. I feel like it should be practiced a lot more and I want
to try to give you some ideas on what to do with it. I want to introduce you to the stance
that we use and the functionality of it. The counters presented are generic and are
done to illustrate a few principles. I realize not everyone does things the same way so
please feel free to practices the techniques from your style that suit your body best as
you are probably already used to them. These are just a couple of examples of what
could be done. In the diagram above we show in our interview posture the defense
already built in. The savvy reader will recognize
this as basically a “Philly shell” made famous by such boxing legends as Sugar Ray
Robinson and currently Floyd Mayweather Jr. Make a note that the left hand is up
instead of the right because statistically most people are right handed and also
statistically the right hook is thrown more than any other punch in street fights. We feel that’s it’s a very versatile posture
and can be used in many ways in this context. However, maybe the most important part of the interview is something you
won’t see in any diagram. It’s the mental parts. Anyone can block these attacks if they know they are coming in a static
class situation. I want you to try something. Practice the blocks when they come suddenly while your trying to talk to
someone or while they are yelling or cursing at you. This is where the mental aspects come into play. Let’s say you’re a
bouncer or in some other security type job where you may have to tell a person to calm down or maybe they need to
leave. If you focus too much on what you’re telling them or what they are telling you then it slows down your reaction time.
You need to be thinking about these attacks. Don’t let your ego get the best of you in this situation. With this posture you
can practice in class with mitts having the feeder yell at you and throwing suddenly as you use these defenses or doing it
while you’re trying to talk to him. This will hone your reflexes and help you learn where your head needs to be in these
situations when you get it popped a couple of times. It’s also important to note that the above stance is non threatening
still giving you the option to use your verbal diffusions. In the question of does this person have a weapon in all honesty
you should already know this before you approach this person and taken the appropriate actions.

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In the above series Nic attempts a headbutt. Notice the angle of the forearm. At a 45 degree angle it’s pretty solid to stop
that headbutt but make sure you practice this to get the timing down right because if it leaves a little late and hits at a 90
degree angle that hand might just get knocked back into your face. I’ve kept my right arm down in the picture to keep from
blocking the view for the reader in an actual situation it needs to be up and ready. A headbutt isn’t as common of an
attack in the U.S. as other attacks but they tend to happen much more frequently in European countries so it still needs to
be practiced. In the example above I’ve chose this time to finish with an elbow which can be devastating

Above we’ve demonstrated two offensive uses from this posture. The first is a quick eye gouge that can be done
directly from the posture. The second obviously is a head butt. The reality is maybe you’ve seen that he’s going for
a weapon and you need to react quick or to buy yourself some time to escape. In my case maybe you realized your
favorite sweatshirt has a hole in it or that your fat and have to end it quick. Just kidding guys.

In the above series Nick demonstrates an attack with the common right hook and we’ve blocked with a shield block
that was already set up by our interview posture then we came over the shoulder to over hook and control the arm
and finished with a palm thrust to the chin.
In this sequence we’ve shown a left hook attack
and the shoulder block defense. In the first
picture I’ve also put my hand up as extra
defense in case the left hook glance off my right
shoulder then countered with a forearm shot to
the jaw.
Then just for fun we demonstrated slipping
the right arm under the left and going into the
eyes and jerking back the head and finished
with a good old fashioned uppercut to
the nads. Please note the left hand is dropped
in the third picture to keep the view of the
reader from being obstructed. In training it
needs to be up and ready.

In our last situation our attacker has went for a groin shot which we’ve blocked with a simple leg check then
stepped in taking over his space and finished with a knee to the face. I want to personally thank you for taking the time to
read this article. I hope you’ve found some information within it that you can use or modify to fit your needs. Please do not
neglect the mental training because without the proper mindset going into these situations your going to be less
successful. I also want to thanks Nic Shelton and William Rawls for their help in preparing this article. In closing remember
to be safe and always be ready

Paul Green
Is a Professor of Combative Arts with the American Budo Society as well as the International Technical Director, Alabama State Heavyweight
Champion in Sport Jiu-Jitsu in 1999 I hold a 5th dan in Jujutsu
a 5th dan in Ninjutsu
a 4th dan in Karate and a 3rd dan in Judo/Yudo respectively
also a certified instructor in The Defender Personal Defense Weapon System A certified instructor in the SABER(Strategic Anit-Blade Engagement
Response) Method An Advanced Instructor in Knife/Counter Knife Combatives under W Hock Hocheim
The Deep End
Martial arts teachers are a fickle bunch to be sure, most believe that a slow steady
progression from a dogmatic position is the only way for an adult beginner to
understand the nuances of an art. They take their raw recruits and place them at such
a low level on the learning curve that it truly hinders growth and confidence. I have
found it detrimental to adult students to place them on the same ladder as a child
student. Adults and children are different in their mannerisms, experience’s and
desires. Often times child students are only there for their parents and will in all likely
hood be an in and out student. On the other hand adult students who attend martial
classes may in fact be looking for something totally different, something they can
Amo Guro Michael D. Blackgrave
covet and call their own, for whatever reason. To place them on that same sliding
Founder of Seamok scale is in my opinion doing a grave injustice to them and not addressing their
desires. If you look at the make up of most martial arts curriculums you will see a very
Inside D.G.C.F.S. methodical approach to learning. Everything is laid out softly with little or no
R.A.T. Progra 1
Ronald’s Fitness Corner 2
challenge. This will hinder the production from an adult student, especially those who
Coming events 3 have the fire for truth and are there for the simple reason of finding it. They have
Airsoft Products 4 come to you because they feel you can deliver to them their much needed remedy for
Cont. R.A.T. Program 5 confidence and ability. An adult will not stick around for very long if you approach him
The Interview postion 6
The Deep End 9
as a child and throw him into the shallow end of training along side pre-pubescent 13
JKD Emotional Dimension 11 year olds whose only real reason for being there is because Dad said “Your going”.
Epiphany to Doctrine 12 A kick is a kick and a punch a punch and both techniques along with many others will
D.P.S. Ceremony Ms.Conn 13 be taught to both child and adult alike. The difference between the to will lie in the
Martial Arts & Gun 14 intent factor. The child may be enamored by the flash of a technique because he is a
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child. Children work off of a very different stimuli make up than an adult. The adult
may and probably will see that flash technique as futile. He isn’t there for that. As a
teacher you will now run into the explain game. The explain game is a place where
you have to quantify every nook and cranny of a technique. You have to be able to
sell this flash as function to the youngster yet somehow convince the adult that it is
still functional form. The former may be easy but the latter will be a hard pressed sell.
This quagmire can be avoided by simply removing the adult from a child geared class
and gearing the work equal to the intellect and desire. I am a firm believer in the deep
end continuum. I will take a new adult student and put him straight into the deep end
of training. He will show up and find himself so overwhelmed that he will think he is
drowning in information. On the contrary what he perceives as a suffocating
immersion is really a liberating approach, the only thing lacking is understanding
which will be gained moment by moment as he starts to float back to the surface of
WHY. In this way you can take a raw recruit and give him the necessary work needed
and boost his confidence from day one. My approach to function is simple. It all starts
with belief. The student must be confident in what he is learning and his abilities to learn and use it. If you take this
student and place him in the shallow end of learning he will flounder. There is no challenge, there is no mana (spirit), there
is no fire. That shallow end is that for a reason. It isn’t geared for truth, rather it is geared for purposes other than form
equal function. The student will simply dry up because of the boredom placed before him. It is a ladder of ascension
based upon technique and dogma. There is also the time factor to be addressed in the low end method. There are
teachers who follow strict doctrine from some mother ship entity who believe that time equals skill. They will make it
mandatory that each person stays at a certain level for a certain period of time before they are allowed to test for
something higher. During this time the only real skill these people garner is dojo manifested. They may be dynamite in the
controlled setting where punches and kicks come at them like marsh mellows to a flame but in reality have they learned
one iota of truth as it pertains to self preservation? People, especially adult students have to be good now not 2 years
from now. If an adult remains in a shallow end frame his skills will be a long time coming, if they ever come at all.
The deep end is chalked full of intent and motion, you take the student and immerse him into the fray from day one, you
get him doing things he never thought he could do in a million years. In essence you have him believing in himself
because you chucked the dogmatic playbook right out the window. He does not view himself as a beginner or an outsider
trying to find his place. In the deep end he is embraced as a brother or sister and everyone understands that he or she is
there for that very reason you so desired not so long ago.

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He is a part of the tribe, not a tribe of technique theory driven students led by a figure head who is more interested in
generating income as opposed to the well being of his tribe. In the deep end students will learn fast, they will function fast,
they will realize that nothing is wrong and nothing is right it simply is and that flow is the key. They will amaze themselves
at every turn learning motion and simplicity. This confidence will then sink the hook of reality deep into the students craw
driving him to become better. Simplicity with intent is the axiom on which I hang my hat, if it isn’t simple and chalked full of
intent then to me it is useless. In the deep end the student will soon understand that simplicity is key and quite easy to
manifest once the belief is engrained, and engraining belief comes quite early in the deep end. It has to, you have no
other choice, you’re in it up to your neck. My students have been with me for a maximum of 2.5 years yet they function as
if they have been playing the game for a decade. This judgement doesn’t come from me, I know good they are. This
assessment comes from seasoned practitioners and teachers of other methodologies who stood awe struck after
witnessing them work and flow under pressure in not so friendly of confines. The only way these folks got that good that
fast was by me throwing them from day one into the deep end of the learning pool. Trust me it works.

Amo Guro Michael Blackgrave

SEAMOK Tactical Solutions (TM)


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THE EMOTIONAL DIMENSION OF JEET KUNE DO
Bruce Lee felt one of the most neglected areas of Martial Arts lies within one’s state of
mind otherwise known as “the emotional dimension”.

When one is punching, kneeing , elbowing, biteing someone etc. It is a safe bet to
presume they are ravingly livid at this person. The problem with fighting while you are
ravingly livid is that 90 % of your skill and training goes out the window. There is
nothing one can do in life, even at a mediocre level, while they are in this emotional
state. Picture trying to play basketball, change a tire, negotiate with a loved one, play
Sifu Paul Vunak World renowned ping-pong etc.
Navy Seal Training & Reality Based
Combatives Instructor and also my
instructor This paradox literally blows over ever Martial Art Instructor’s head in the world. As the
axiom goes ‘control follows awareness’. So your first step in resolving this problem
Inside D.G.C.F.S.
R.A.T. Progra 1 has already been solved; simply by reading this article you are now ‘aware’.
Ronald’s Fitness Corner 2
Coming events 3 One time in the 70’s during the wee hours of the night I asked Dan “how did Bruce
Airsoft Products 4
Cont. R.A.T. Program 5 solve this paradox”. Dan’s response was “Bruce seemed to have a switch that went
The Interview postion 6 from livid to relaxed”. Apparently, most of Bruce’s altercations came as a result of his
The Deep End 9 poor driving ability. After Bruce would cut someone off he would have a yelling fit of
JKD Emotional Dimension 11 ‘expletives’ while driving. However the nano second that Bruce would pullover, get out
Epiphany to Doctrine 12 of the car, put his hands up and engage in battle, his switch would flip to ‘relaxed’.
D.P.S. Ceremony Ms.Conn 13 Bruce was known to laugh, tell jokes, and even give his opponents pointers while he
Martial Arts & Gun 14 was creaming them.
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In closing, my advice to all Martial Artists is to spend more time learning to identify,
differentiate and process their emotions.

This attribute will transpose itself into everyday life; Congratulatons! You are on the
way to spirituality.

Paul Vunak

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From Epiphany to Doctrine
I saw it all coming together into the true essence of combat. I came to understand
the only reason I learned and taught fighting systems was to defeat two targets, the
enemy soldier and the criminal, not to pass on grandmaster dynasties, become a
trophy/sport champion or to preserve art for the sake of tradition. There are two ways
to defeat the enemy, less-than-lethal means and lethal means. In short-sometimes
we take them prisoner and sometimes we have to kill them. A competent warrior can
do both as legally, morally and ethically needed in a proper use-of-force continuum.
By: Hock Hochheim
A pioneer in Reality Based combatives Every conflict is situational. If you want to defeat the enemy soldier or the criminal,
field and Military and L.E.O. trainer this is the system for you. No one system, such as karate for one, or no one
also my Instructor. discipline, such as military science, holds the answers to every scenario. I began to
forge a course that bridges the gap between the police, the military, the martial
Inside D.G.C.F.S.
Inside D.G.C.F.S. artists and the aware citizenry. To structure it as realistically as possible, I used a
R.A.T. Progra 1 “reverse-engineering” approach by starting with the fight first and working backward
Ronald’s Fitness Corner 2 in probabilities. After almost 30 years of real world, hand-on experience and training,
Coming events 3
Airsoft Products 4
in the Year 2000, I began to organize all my fighting tactics and strategies into one
Cont. R.A.T. Program 5 comprehensive program called the Close Quarter Combatives Group. The CQCG is
The Interview postion 6 made up of four separate, primary foundations, each a 10 level training program:
The Deep End 9
JKD Emotional Dimension 11
-Unarmed Combatives Course
Epiphany to Doctrine 12 -Knife/Counter-Knife Course
D.P.S. Ceremony Ms.Conn 13
-SDMS Impact Weapon Course
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-Gun/Counter-Gun Course
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I still teach, promote and rank people in these individual courses because there will
always be people interested in only one or two topics and not the bigger, CQC
package. I will also continue to teach and ramrod the Pacific Archipelago
Combatives Course. Unique to the PAC will be double sticks and the espada y daga
(stick and knife) material. Soldiers, citizens and police are simply not interested in
double stick drills and the like, so they do not appear in the CQCG Course. I also
teach one other course called:
-Pacific Archipelago Combatives:
The combative essence of Pacific Islands systems.
-Police Judo: the core CQC Training Mission material, but geared for enforcement
missions)
CQC Group Training Mission Progression Overview:
All training is expressed in a “Modular Concept.” A module includes learning the
basics of execution of a particular tactic, troubleshooting common counters to the
tactic, skill and flow drill development of the tactic, counters, and then using the tactic in standing, kneeling and ground
positions fighting with and/or against unarmed, stick, knife and gun weaponry. I believe in an organization of material that
follows this macro to micro progression: Strategy Training: This is an overall plan. Big picture. This training can be done
in a classroom, in a lecture format. "Today we are talking about the defeating the mugger." "The laws say- "He will
statistically attack you by." Tactical (and practical) Training: These are the general tactics that seem to cross-over into
so many applications, such as - working on a pistol quick draw, slashing a knife, or palm-striking a heavy bag. You might
call this basic training. Situational Training: This requires more study. What are the situations you will be in. Where?
This is crisis rehearsal in replications of scenarios. Who are you? Where do you think you will be? What will you need to
make it through? You might call this the start of advanced training.

Positional Training: This is pinpoint right down to it. The general tactics may well work here, but where precisely are you
and the opponent? This is the real fine tuning of tactics as needed. The finite situation. Like---bottom-side ground and his
left leg is out. Arm Wrap trap or your knife hand/arm warp trap of his empty hand. His left hand is on your throat and you
are up against a wall. Sometimes, solutions relate to finite positioning.

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Texas Department of Public Safety graduation ceremony, 10.09.09
We at D.G.C.F.S. want to congratulate Morgan E. Conn. We are extremely proud an honored to have had her as our
student. New trooper Morgan E. Conn, third from left, and other graduating troopers, bow their heads in prayer during the
benediction of class A-2009, the 138th class of the Texas Department of
Public Safety during the graduation ceremony held at the Riverbend
Center in Austin. Morgan came to D.G.C.F.S. to get the skills needed to
help her in her training as a DPS Officer. She is Now station in El Paso Tx.
We Will miss Ms.Conn and hope her much successes and safety.

Trooper recruits Joseph B. Anderson, Sean E. Barnes,


Elizabeth A. Barney, Morgan E. Conn, Lyle T. Cram, front row
left to right, along with 69 other graduates raise their right hand
and take the oath of office as part of the 138th class of the
Texas Department of Public Safety during the graduation
ceremony held at the Riverbend Center in Austin.
Graduating class A-2009, the 138th class of the Texas Department of Public Safety, at 69 members strong, stand at
attention saluting during the posting of the colors during the graduation ceremony
held at the Riverbend Center in Austin.

We at D.G.C.F.S. wish to thank all the L.E.O. that put their life on the line for our
safety. We are humbled by your scarifies that you are willing to endure. Again Ms.
Conn we * BOW* with humility and humbleness for your accomplishment and given
us the opportunity to train you and to be apart of your life during this GREAT
ACHIVMENT.
Mr.Traylor Trooper Conn, Mrs.Traylor & Mr.Shbeeb

DGC helped prepare me for Recruit School and now


out here on the streets. The techniques I learned
from Mr. Traylor was the core defense system at
the training academy and it put me ahead of much
of the class. Stopping cars and dealing with people
can be stressful and dangerous, I feel much more confident having learned this D.G.C.F. system. I wish I was stationed
back in Houston to continue my training with DGC, I will miss it. Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Traylor for everything!!
Trooper Conn
Ms.Conn
Mrs.Traylor & I want to say Thank you for your kindness and your wiliness to learn from us. We are so proud of you and
your accomplishment and for chosen us to help you get ready. We will miss you and hope you the very best.
Mr & Mrs.Traylor.
Martial arts and guns
Why aren’t guns brought into the martial arts? People seek martial arts or self defense
trainers to help them feel safe, mitigate risk and train for potential attacks. Some of the
more progressive martial arts or self defense styles incorporate weapons disarms (gun
and knife). Why aren’t we, as teachers and instructors, educating our students about
guns? Why aren’t we teaching our students how to use firearms? I am a nationally
accredited self defense instructor, law enforcement and military trainer. I am a
former Sheriff’s Deputy/ Detective in one of America’s most violent cities. I train
people how to survive real (2009) violent or potentially violent situations. I am a
/ firearms instructor and I teach concealed handgun licensing (CHL, CCW) in Texas and
Robb Hamic
is an IAFEFI member since 2003,
New Mexico. I am a martial artist and have been involved in various systems for half of
former Sheriff’s Deputy, Detective my life. It surprises me that martial arts teachers are not reaching out to their students to
and Desert Storm U.S. Army Veteran. provide this education that could save their lives. In law enforcement we had a rule
He is a Certified Law Enforcement called the “plus one rule.” This means that in any fight there is always one gun plus
Trainer (CLET) and is a state and yours
nationally accredited firearms
instructor for handgun, shotgun, rifle, Take a look at these FBI crime statistics.
patrol rifle and tactics.
Also my Instructor In 2008, an estimated 4.9 million violent crimes (rapes or sexual assaults, robberies,
Inside D.G.C.F.S. aggravated assaults and simple assaults) occurred, as well as an estimated 16.3 million
R.A.T. Progra 1 property crimes (burglaries, motor vehicle thefts and household thefts) and 137,000 personal
Ronald’s Fitness Corner 2
Coming events 3 thefts (picked pockets and snatched purses).
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Cont. R.A.T. Program 5 In 2008, women were more likely than men to be victimized by
The Interview postion 6
The Deep End 9 someone they knew. Seventy percent of all violent crimes against
JKD Emotional Dimension 11 women were committed by a known offender (an intimate, family
Epiphany to Doctrine 12 member or friend/acquaintance), compared to 49 percent of violence
D.P.S. Ceremony Ms.Conn 13 against men. Twenty-three percent of the non-fatal violence against women was
Martial Arts & Gun 14 committed by an intimate (current or former spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend),
Good places to go 15 compared to three percent of the violence against men.
Only 47% of all crimes were reported but around 20% of all
violent crime involved a gun. 40% of all robberies involved a gun.
I know that I have an obligation to prepare my students for violent and stressful
situations/ attacks that occur everyday in the United States, Mexico and most other
countries. I hope that all of my students can detect danger and avoid it. It would be
great if they could defuse bad situations but unfortunately, some situations can not be avoided.
Three percent (3%) of society are sociopaths who have no empathy for anyone. They will kill if the opportunity
arises or you stand in the way of their objectives.
I teach self defense. I don’t have anything negative to say about any martial art. I love martial arts and I understand that
students ‘bet their lives on their instructors’ by taking their classes, practicing their techniques and preparing for possible
violent confrontations that may arise. Students should choose carefully and don’t forget that you may face a gun in a
violent attack, robbery, home invasion, rape, beating, carjacking and anything else that you can see on
tonight’s nightly news. Cross-training in different systems or seeking out a credible firearms instructor are always good
options. Train for real life situations because the streets don’t give second chances.
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