Day 1 - FridayCombatives Association Summit Day 1 photo by Nick Delgadillo from Shivworks ECQC

8:00 am - 10:00 am:

John Valentine: Welcome, Safety Brief, and Core Concepts of Entangled Fighting

(Main Mat)

Dynamics of Combative Scenarios

Baseline (body) language for the Combatives Association Summit.

 

10:15 am - 12:15 pm:

Chet Palumbo: Combatives and the Law

(Lecture Area)

            Criminal law expert and combatives practitioner teaches you how to mitigate criminal charges from lawful self-defense.

 

Craig Douglas: Weaponized Language For Tactical End States

(CQB Lab)

            Strategic manipulation of language to achieve desirable outcomes for potentially violent confrontations.

 

1:45 pm - 3:45 pm:

Guy Schnitzler: Small-Impact Weapons

(Main Hall)

            With nearly 30 years of working in confined spaces, Guy is a master of using small-impact tools for self-defense and tactical use.

 

Cole Miller: Walls and Weapons

(Wall Work Lab)

            UFC veteran holding several combatives certifications details the physical controls to deny and achieve weapons access using walls.

 

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm:

Aaron Jannetti: Knife control concepts

(Main Mat)

            Excerpt from knife control concepts, a rapidly popular system for self-defense and tactical applications.

 

Sam Ferguson: Competition Technique for Tactical Circumstances

(CQB Lab)

            Mitigating the risk of injury using precision and performance of the competition.

Day 2 - Saturday

Combatives Association Summit Day 2 photo by Nick Delgadillo from Shivworks ECQC

8:00 am - 10:00 am:

Cecil Burch: Entangled Ground Fighting

(Main Hall)

            Methodology of the entangled fight while grounded and achieving weapon access while pinned.

 

Devin Crinklaw: Behavior-based CQB

(CQB Lab)

            Understanding the psychology and praxeology of close-quarters battle under fire from a retired SWAT officer.

 

10:15 am - 12:15 pm:

Ben Aubin: Weapons-Based Grappling

(Main Hall)

            Learn directly from the innovative creator of the RBC helmet the tactics and strategies for survival during weapons-based grappling.

 

1:45 pm - 3:45 pm:

Kelly McCann: Concisely Combative

(Lecture Area)

            The truth about training for combatives, how to organize your training, myths, observations, and the state of the combatives community.

 

David "Boon" Benton: Combatives for CQB

(CQB Lab)

            Hands-on tactics for room clearing from 30 years of security experience, foreign and domestic.

 

Nick Delgadillo: Strength, Performance, and Longevity for Combatives

(Auburndale CrossFit)

            Using the starting strength method for ageless combatives training and measured improvement.

Stronger is better!

 

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm:

Matt Larsen: Evolutionary Combat Psychology (Lecture Area)

            Understanding the role of combat in human evolutionary psychology and its relationship with PTSD.

 

Fletch Fuller: Keep your "piece" (CQB Lab)

            Weapon retention clinic with a nationally recognized law enforcement firearms, defensive tactics instructor, and speaker.

Day 3 - Sunday

Combatives Association Summit Day 3 photo by Nick Delgadillo from Shivworks ECQC

8:00 am - 10:00 am:

Cliff Byerly: Vehicle Extractions (Vehicle Lab)

            Retired LAPD gang unit officer and USMC Raider teaches the tactics behind high-risk traffic stops and vehicle extraction.

 

Jerry Wetzel: Empty hands weapons defense (Main Mat)

            An excerpt from the internationally renowned material out of red zone weapons defense course.

 

10:15 am - 12:15 pm:

Cliff Byerly: Vehicle Combatives (Vehicle Lab)

            Lessons of survival from hundreds of felony arrests as a gang unit officer and from USMC HVT operations.

 

Chris LeBlanc: Where Theory Meets Reality (Lecture Area)

A Real-World Case Study of Mult-Disciplinary Training in a Critical Event.

 

1:45 pm - 3:45 pm:

Matt Larsen: Psychomotor learning and the Combatives belt system

(Main Mat)

            Neuroscience of teaching physical skills and their relationship to the bigger picture of combatives.

 

3:45 pm - 5:45 pm:

AARs and Cadre Q&A Session (Main Mat)

Note: This schedule is subject to change, and attendees should check the Combatives Association Summit website for the latest information and updates.