Coursework

At IAC, we focus on two pathways to training.

The first is ongoing, continuing training in both Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and  Boxing . This involves group, private or semi-private instruction. Our home base is Phoenix, AZ. If you are interested in more information about this option, please contact us. I teach group classes on Monday and Wednesday at Megaton BJJ 10433 N 32nd St, Phoenix, AZ, United States. I teach a Self-defense oriented Boxing/Clinch class 6-7PM, and Fundamental BJJ 7-8PM. I am available for private and semi-private training as well.

The second path is through seminars and self-contained courses. We can do combinations of both boxing and BJJ, or just spend time focusing on one area. We offer one, two, or multiple day formats. The following are our current course offerings:

 

Immediate Action Jiu-jitsu

Real World  Application of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a Weapon-Based-Environment

Contrary to popular belief, many empty hand fights and those involving weapons, end up on the ground. No amount of pontificating or self-proclaimed “expert“posturing will change this simple fact. If you ignore this reality, you may very well find yourself in a situation you cannot handle with disastrous consequences. This course is designed to give the layman a realistic and functional set of concepts, techniques, methodologies, training drills and experiences that will prepare them for a worst case “ground-fight” scenario. All techniques and concepts are high percentile applications which span a wide spectrum of confrontations. Training consists of presentation, drilling and Force-On-Force evolutions providing attendees with immediate feedback regarding the efficacy of the skills learned. The goal of this course is not to create a “ground fighter” or grappler.  The objective is to provide attendees who have limited training time and resources with solid ground survival and escape fundamentals geared toward the increasingly violent weapon based environments they may live, work and/or travel within. And all techniques/concepts are from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and are combat proven over the past 80 years by thousands of practitioners, including the U.S. Army.

  • These methods are for everyone regardless of physical condition – young, old, male, female, athlete or not – You DO NOT have to be a professional fighter to perform at a functional level. This will be a class about physical training, but it is NOT boot camp. Participants may go at the pace that is comfortable for them, while trying to push the envelope of their own individual performance.
  • Requirements : Loose, comfortable but durable clothes, mouthpiece, cup, notebook, and an open mind

 

The course  is divided into modules that address specific situations. Seminars/training can be customized to fit your needs by arranging for the appropriate modules to be covered. Among the topics covered by the modules include:

 

Surviving/defending/escaping when you are on the ground underneath an attacker

Surviving/defending/escaping when you are on the ground and your opponent is standing

Functional methods of getting back to your feet

Countering takedowns and remaining on your feet

IFWA (in-fight weapon access)

Denying your opponent’s weapon access – understanding technique, positional hierarchy AND timing

Multiple opponents – realistically maximizing your chances

Surviving inside the guard

Proper usage of the guard to win/escape

Defending against punches, elbow strikes, stomps, kicks, etc…

Proper role of “dirty tactics”

Essential training principles, methods, & drills

How these concepts & techniques remain true with or without weapon involvement

Learning to deal with the most common MMA attacks and holds

Recognizing and defending against common submissions (guillotine, rear naked choke, triangle, arm bar, etc.)

Structuring and balancing your training and integrating it into a busy real world lifestyle

 

Immediate Action Pugilism

Boxing for Self-Preservation in the Weapons Based Environment

 Sometimes, in order to defend ourselves and our loved ones, the only tool we might have to rely on is our own body.  Even if you have external weapons, you might not be able to access them. Your safety may come down to how well you can survive a hand-to-hand confrontation.  The Immediate Action Pugilism course is designed to give the layman a realistic and functional set of concepts, techniques, methodologies, training drills and experiences that will prepare them for a worst case H2H scenario. All techniques and concepts are high percentile applications which span a wide spectrum of confrontations. Training consists of presentation, drilling and Force-On-Force evolutions providing attendees with immediate feedback regarding the efficacy of the skills learned. The goal of this course is not to create a professional boxer or MMA competitor.  The objective is to provide attendees who have limited training time and resources with solid fundamentals geared toward the increasingly violent weapon based environments they may live, work and/or travel within.

All the techniques presented are based on orthodox and MMA boxing methods and are the best, most functional and high percentage moves and tactics available.

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·          These methods are for everyone regardless of physical condition – young, old, male, female, athlete or not – You DO NOT have to be a professional fighter to perform at a functional level. This will be a class about physical training, but it is NOT boot camp. Participants may go at the pace that is comfortable for them, while trying to push the envelope of their own individual performance.

·          Requirements: Boxing gloves (at least 12oz or bigger unless per-authorized by the instructor), loose, comfortable but durable clothes, mouthpiece, cup, notebook, and an open mind. MMA gloves are strongly encouraged, but are not mandatory.

 

Immediate Action Pugilism is divided into modules that address specific situations. Seminars/training can be customized to fit your needs by arranging for the appropriate modules to be covered. Among the topics covered by the modules include:

 

Why & How to use Boxing in a WBE
Underlying Concepts and Mindset for use
Dealing with the Sucker Punch / Ambush
The Default  Cover
Transitioning to and Regaining the Initiative
1st stage of defense – the fighting platform
2nd stage of defense – arm motion, footwork, level change
1st stages of offense –   jab & cross; proper method of delivering impact safely
Secondary Striking Tools (Eye Jab, Elbow, Knee, Slap,  )
Fundamentals of the Clinch/Safely Entering

Controlling the Entanglement
Individual & Partner Drills
Gradual introduction and immersion into sparring
Fighting at Close Quarters; attached and unattached

Disengaging from the clinch

Safely gaining distance for escape, weapons access, or orientation reset

Keeping the Fight standing, realistically defending the takedown

Performance Coaching and Troubleshooting
Insights and Suggestions for Solo Training

Tips and pointers on how to train the material with the limitations of a real world lifestyle

 

Critical Skills Combatives

Essential Physical Skills for Self-Preservation in the Weapons Based Environment

(Single Day Course)

 Sometimes, in order to defend ourselves and our loved ones, the only tool we might have to rely on is our own body.  Even if you have external weapons, you might not be able to access them. Your safety may come down to how well you can survive a hand-to-hand confrontation.  Whether the violence happens when you are upright, or when you are on the ground, you need the skills and training vital to surviving. The Critical Skills Combatives course is designed to give the layman a realistic and functional set of concepts, techniques, methodologies, training drills and experiences that will prepare them for a worst case H2H scenario in as compact time frame as possible. All techniques and concepts are high percentile applications which span a wide spectrum of confrontations. Training consists of presentation, drilling and Force-On-Force evolutions providing attendees with immediate feedback regarding the efficacy of the skills learned. The goal of this course is not to create a professional boxer, Special Warfare Operator, SWAT cop, or MMA competitor.  The objective is to provide attendees who have limited training time and resources with solid fundamentals geared toward the increasingly violent weapon based environments they may live, work and/or travel within. All the techniques presented are based time tested and proven methodologies and are the best, most functional and high percentage moves and tactics available.  

  • These methods are for everyone regardless of physical condition – young, old, male, female, athlete or not – You DO NOT have to be a professional fighter to perform at a functional level. This will be a class about physical training, but it is NOT boot camp. Participants may go at the pace that is comfortable for them, while trying to push the envelope of their own individual performance.
  • Requirements: loose, comfortable but durable clothes, mouthpiece, cup, notebook, and an open mind. MMA gloves, Boxing gloves, training guns and knives are strongly encouraged, but are not mandatory.

 Among the topics covered by the modules include:

Why should we prepare for an ambush/ assault?

The time and place for Pre-fight Threat Management Strategies

Real world impact on our awareness
Underlying Concepts and Mindset for use
Dealing with the Sucker Punch / Ambush
The Default Cover   

Controlling the Entanglement

Understanding and controlling distance
Fighting at Close Quarters; attached and unattached

Disengaging from the clinch

Safely gaining distance for escape, weapons access, or orientation reset

Keeping the Fight standing, realistically defending the takedown

Surviving/defending/escaping when you are on the ground underneath an attacker

Surviving/defending/escaping when you are on the ground and your opponent is standing

Functional methods of getting back to your feet

IFWA (in-fight weapon access)/Denying your opponent’s IFWA  – understanding technique, positional hierarchy AND timing

Proper usage of the guard to win/escape

Defending against punches, elbow strikes, stomps, kicks, etc…

Proper role of “dirty tactics”

How these concepts & techniques remain true with or without weapon involvement

Performance Coaching and Troubleshooting
Tips and pointers on how to train the material with the limitations of a real world lifestyle

 

Coursework Coming Soon:

Confined Space Combatives

Fighting in a constrained environment

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  1. Hi I will be moving to phoenix at the end of the week and your classes sounds exactly like the real world Combatives I’m looking for if you can message me back with info on when and where your classes are and how much they are I would appreciate it you can also call me at thank you for your time

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