taken the basic MCS, IET and IET II. There are detailed
course descriptions and reviews to be found on the
Internet. As a participant in prior pistol and combatives
courses this is what impresses me about the courses
from MCS. George attracts a wide demographic swath to his courses
and he makes it work.
Students of different ages, physiques, backgrounds
and training resumes, together in one room, all
getting instruction meaningful to them. I don't
know how it is done, but I'll say that every time
I've left a Modern
Combative Systems course, I felt like
a good portion of the class was a personalized lesson.
No "my way or the highway" mentality.
Sure, you're there to see and try the MCS techniques,
but if something else works better for you, have
at it. One technique or knife grip, for instance,
is not going to be forced down your throat. Modern
Combative Systems is constantly being
expanded and updated. The same course a second time
is not the same class, if you know what I mean.
The two day Modern
Combative Systems with stick and knife
was team taught. Attend if at all possible. George's
co-instructors added terrific depth and color to
the course by virtue of their differing backgrounds.
I'll add that a great balance of humor, seriousness
and war stories made for a learning environment
that I would not hesitate to recommend to my wife
or older children." - John Jarvis,
Starting with awareness training to avoid potentially hazardous situations from the outset, the course continues by showing you how to defend yourself when unarmed, armed with an simple or improvised impact weapon and then a knife. The edged weapons portion is bolstered with a new inverted edge training style, a purely defensive way to use a knife that doesn't appear to have any possible counter.
The firearm training picks up where the hand to hand course leaves off. It covers proper use of a firearm which includes when to shoot and when not to, additionally it shows how to use your gun as an impact weapon if shooting isn't the best choice, or not possible, in your situation.
Firearm training also contains very strong weapon retention techniques. These can make it extremely difficult to allow someone to get their hands on your gun, but also how to get your opponent to let go of your weapon while you still have both hands firmly wrapped around it. - John Guzik, PA,