Urban Combatives (UC) was established in 1999. It is an Internationally recognised organisation that installs Personal Security and Self Protection Skills as a Method of Counter Violence! It was Primarily created for the Every day Civilian, but has adaptability for Security, Law Enforcement and Military Units and has been taught to all right up to Elite Special Forces all over the World, where of course the Rules of Engagement will differ as will the Objective!
UC has a Compressed Curriculum based on Principles. It is made up of both ‘Soft Skills’ non-physical elements of Personal Security and ‘Hard Skills’ a small Gross-Motor Toolbox of Physical Skills that are relatively easy to Teach and Install. Such Skills have Proven themselves to be Highly Adaptable and Retain able under the affects of ‘Fight Duress’ such as Adrenaline-Fear, Confusion-Disorientation, Fatigue & Pain! Most if not all, of these Emotional Elements will be present during a Potentially Violent Confrontation!
All of these Trained Elements are Driven by its Foundation Platform; that of the Cultivation of a COMBATIVE MINDSET! This Foundation Element remains a Constant whether UC is Employed by a Civilian or an Operative working within a Professional field where Exposure to Violence is at its Highest in terms of Probability!
For all Civilian Self Protection, the Emphasis is placed around Avoidance, Evasion, Escape or Possible De-escalation! After all the best SP of all is ‘Don’t Fucking Be There!’ Establishing a good level of Situation Awareness, in addition to learning very quickly how to Recognise Pre-Threat Cue Behavior is what will enable you, (in the Main) to meet those Objectives! These Personal Security Elements formulate our ‘Soft Skills’.
If USE OF FORCE is required, where Possible we’d aim to be Pre-emptive, employing a Physical Response that will put a STOP to the Threat both quickly and Clinically! This is Supported Heavily with Counter Offensive Contingency Plans if Pre-emption is NOT Possible! Here we would always strive to respond on a Force to Threat Parallel that is considered both REASONABLE & NECESSARY (as can Best Be Ascertained in the Moment) in order to Facilitate an ESCAPE at the Earliest Opportunity!
It is Important to gain an Understanding of the Laws Relating to Self Defence within the Country or State that you live in! Please note that Everything we do in UC is Geared toward methods of ‘Counter Violence’ from a Street Perspective! UC is NOT Sport and its NOT Art, there will be Aggressive Role play & Dialogue with Profanity, as well as Progressively harder Training that will take the Combative Trainee into the Realms of Fully Kitted Simulation & Scenario Training!
We train as realistically as Safely Possible, Simulating live non-compliant Attacks in both Training and Urban Environments. You will learn to Operate Effectively in spaces of Confinement such as Stairwells, Restrooms, Elevators, Alleyways and Vehicles. The focus will be placed around the 2 Essential Expectations present during ANY Potential Violent Confrontation; WEAPONS & MULTIPLE ASSAILANTS! Both Constitute a Level Ten Threat and Require a Level Ten Response! If you are Not Training for Weapons & Multiples you are Not Training for REALITY!
Due to the nature of Urban Combatives, it is important to tailor some classes depending on the students involved.
Our instructors provide training for Civilians, Security, Military and Law Enforcement.