Combatives System (MCS) is based on the belief that
self defense training needs to be based on defending
against the ways you are most likely going to be attacked
and counter attacking in such a way that makes it hard
for your attacker to defend.
Most spontaneous attacks whether they are with an open
hand, stick knife or gun will require you to respond
initially with your open hands. That is the cold hard
truth. At best you will have a pen or flashlight in
your hand. But that is OK, because in MCS we believe
that there are only two types of weapons when you get
down to it. Edged and impact. And since a pen or flashlight
does not have an edge you strike with it.
The first part of MCS is recognizing pre assault indicators
and preparatory movement that is required for someone
to attack you. The second part is teaching you to defend
against the mechanism of the attack instead of the attack
it self. Whether it is a roundhouse punch, a swing with
a tire iron or a slash with a knife the angle is the
same and so should the defense. This is achieved by
an intense study of human anatomy, human response to
stress and human patterns.
MCS is only concerned with interpersonal combat within
seven yards since this is where most people are attacked,
fall apart and die. In keeping with MCSs belief in training
over toys the system is broken down into three skill
sets that mirror both the likelihood of the attack and
the mode of defense.
It is recommended that students attend MCS with another
dedicated person they can continue to train with upon
completion of the course.
Courses are instructed around the country by George
Matheis and other Close Quarter Combat Group instructors.
CQCG is comprised of retired and active duty police
and military personnel who leave ranks and attitudes
Train like it is your last training day, because it
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