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4 hour Combatives Class with Matt McNamara
June 5, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm$90.00
We are hosting dynamic trainer, Matthew McNamara for a 4 hour combatives course on June 5th from 5pm-9pm.
It will be at the Woodstock VFW Hall post #5040
Attendees must pre-register.
This class is limited to 20 students and will fill up quickly.
Dress casually and bring note taking equipment.
To register send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Attendees will learn proven empty-hands combative principles and physical skills that do not rely on “bigger, faster, stronger” and have nothing to do with physical size or gender. The principles and physical skills covered can be easily learned and retained. This is not a martial arts class but will be very hands on. Attendees should wear the same clothing they would wear during any normal day.
Topics covered will include the following at a minimum:
• Use of Force
• Body Mechanics
• Target Points
• Take Downs
• Defeating kicking strikes
• “Tactical push”
• Weapon Retention
• Improvised Weapons
• Ground fighting strategies
• Chokes and choking
About the instructor
Matthew W. McNamara has been in law enforcement since 1992 working in a variety of assignments including patrol, undercover unit, SWAT team leader, detective, internal affairs, deputy chief of Operations and deputy chief of Research and Analysis. He is a former director of the Illinois Tactical Officer’s Association (ITOA) and is currently certified as a U.S. Department of State, as well as multiple state law enforcement accrediting agencies, as an instructor teaching a wide range of tactical courses across North America.
After leaving full-time police work in 2005, McNamara worked for Triple Canopy, Inc., a high threat security firm, serving as their first senior manager of World-Wide High Threat Security and then as their senior manager of the Tactical Training Group. He most recently served as the chief operating officer (COO) of two different tactical training companies and as the executive director of Elite Training Programs for Aftermath, Inc. He is the founder and president of Liberty Elite Services, Inc. Recent assignments include the senior director of operations and executive protection for a Republican presidential candidate and a 2014 Republican Gubernatorial candidate.