The Advanced SMF Integrated Weapons & Tactics Course Comes to Philadelphia
On September 19th-20th, Radius Factor (Greater Philadelphia) hosted an advanced two-day course with Tim Waid (PTK-SMF president and former U.S. Marine Corps Infantry Platoon Sergeant) and SFC Shawn Menard (a combat veteran and S.A.R.T.S instructor in the US Army). Both Waid and Menard taught aspects pertaining to the SMF Advanced Integrated Weapons Course for a well-rounded perspective of personal protection. Attendees learned how to maneuver urban environments using speed, cover, and concealment tactics as well as the parallels of PTK-SMF to close with and neutralize an armed threat.
The material covered included:
Integrated Weapon Fundamentals & Manipulations – The carry, draw, and employment of all personal weapons and tools (handgun, knife, flashlight, and expedient and improvised weapons) that citizens can carry for personal protection or have access to on a daily basis in urban environments.
Combat Skills Development – The most effective and expedient method for developing fighting skills and attributes; Offense and counter-offense weaponry drills for the training and development of dynamic range estimation and timing of strikes and attacks.
Maneuvering Urban Environments – Assess, maneuver, and adapt to urban environments (doors/fatal funnels, corners, barricades, etc). Along with progressive methods and stages for realistic skill development, attendees testes and validated skills with force-on-force scenarios (using Airsoft training firearms).
Validated Methods – Why and how this system has been trained, executed, and proven in combat and survival by military operators, law enforcement officers, and citizens across the free world.
Introduction: Presentation & Training POI (Handouts)
Dynamic Footwork: Students will train, develop, and validate three (3) essential skills:
Protection from any Close Quarters Attack through Counter-Offensive Evasion - Evade and execute a Direct Attack to regain the Initiative
Learn INDIVIDUAL IMMEDIATE ACTION™ - Immediate Action Footwork and Movement with Firearms/Small Arms - MDC/OSF
Close With and Offensive Maneuver against Armed Threats using Speed, Cover and Concealment, and Fire Superiority
Combat Skills Development: You will learn the most effective and expedient method for developing fighting skills and attributes; Offense and counter-offense weaponry drills for the training and development of dynamic range estimation and timing of strikes and attacks.
Sparring: Correct methods for training and developing CQC tactics and techniques.
Tactics: Parallel tactics of Close Quarters Combat/CQC and PTK-SMF for Personal Protection.
- ICCW/Firearms Triad/Triangle - Manipulation-Marksmanship/Attacks-Tactics
- Use of Force Continuum - PVC/CID
- ICCWeapons™ Transition Drills
- Tactical Mindset - Training, Development, and Validation
- PTK-SMF Footwork and Urban Movement and Maneuver – Doors/Fatal Funnels, Corners, Barricades, etc.
- Force-on-Force Scenarios (with Airsoft)
For more information on the next course, please contact us today.