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ECQB - Extrem Close Quarter Battle

Course description

The training goal is to survive the confrontation in an ECQB SITUATION

The seminar participants learn how to react effectively in the sometimes confusing, extreme near distance. They use all available weapons, items and tools needed to eliminate the opponent.
In an ECQB position you are often without any weapons, so we also show the seminar participants  possible punches, kicks, choking and biting techniques.

It is very helpful to master the handling of the combat knife. The seminar will train easy-to-learn but highly effective cuts, punches and punching techniques.

The HRT universal knife combat includes simple techniques that are also very effective with various other items such as :

Kubotan related items, a feldspar, an ax - a tomahawk, a machete, a flashlight, handy iron bars or wooden sticks, sturdy wooden sticks, glass bottles, a hammer, a screwdriver, pliers, sturdy pens, a keychain -  etc. It all can be applied.

The course also includes:
Extremely close quarter BASIC TACTICAL KNIFE - TOOL - FIGHT

Such as:
- MFSS / LEFSS - system tactics.
As SL (self loading) and repeaters are used in the tactical field, the seminar participant will be also trained on both systems in this seminar.


Successfully completed HRT seminars are required:

  • Master Pistol P3

  • Master Carbine C3

  • Master Shotgun SG3

  • Master 3Gun - Dynamic Defense Combo


This seminar is suitable for professionals in the field:

  • Military

  • Law Enforcement

  • Close Protection Operator

  • PMC - Private Military Contractor

  • High Risk Civilian Contractor

  • High Risk Close Protection Operator

  • Protect with the Modern Isosceles training



  • The 4 safety rules for the safe handling of firearms

  • Mindset (mental readiness to fight)


  • Fixing the holster / thigh holster, magazine pouches, knee pads, gloves, chest righ if available, a sling, a flashlight, a radio /headset, training knife

  • Handling  the radio and the headset. The instructor commands in this seminar are partly done via radio / radio (R) .

  • The HRT Academy provides them for the seminar participants for free during the seminar

  • In master and ECQB seminars tactical gloves are partly used

  • Training knives and various tools are provided by the HRT Academy

Practical shooting education

  • Closed eyes pistol - carbine - shotgun and mag loading - unloading drill

  • Correct bending and trigger control - pistol / carbine - dot drill - without time limit - drill

  • Detecting and eliminating weapon disruptions, malfunctions, stress in various positions drill - (R) 

  • 3 Gun double transition drill (Joe Betge) - (R)

    • pistol to carbine

    • carbine to pistol

    • pistol to shotgun

    • shotgun to pistol

    • carbine to shotgun

    • shotgun to carbine

  • 3 gun chaos reload - drill - proactive reload - reactive reload - injured reload - emergency reload - drill - (R)

  • Combat knife

    • Fight basic training - forward knife grip, left / right angles, forehand / backhand - drill

    • Forward - saber - grip tactics

    • Foreward - philipino (thump on spin) tactis

    • horizontal high - horizontal low - Philipino Kali - drill

    • 8 - cut penetration - drill

    • Fight basic training, reserve knife grip (icepick grip) - drill

    • Reserve Edge Out (RGEO) - Reserve Edge In (RGEI) tactics

    • deep penetration cut - drill

    • 2 hands on knife tactics

  • Combat tools - fight tactics

  • Extremely close quarter

    • Disarming tactics

    • 3 gun - 1 knife - last chance - drill (Joe Betge) - (R)

    • Weapon access in the current confrontation - (R)

    • E3 gun - 1 knife - 1 tool - last man standing - (Joe Betge)

    • 3 gun close quarter - pistol / shotgun / carbine / knife - range 0 m crossover - unarmed fight to gunfight - (R)

    • 3 gun - 1 knife - tool fight on the ground tactics

    • 3 gun - 1 knife - no mercy drill - (Joe Betge) - (R)


  • Shot image evaluation and error analysis

  • Weapon cleaning: disassembling, cleaning, assembling the weapon

  • Equipment: a holster, magazine pouches, shooting glasses, hearing protection, a lamp, ammunition

  • Cool down/an evening BBQ / dinner together


The equipment must be provided by the participant himself.


Weapons and technology:

  • All three weapons are normal metal sights - red point sights / iron sight or red dot / laser sights approved !!!

  • Pistol from 9x19 para - pistol - 1000 rounds factory ammunition

  • Carbine caliber of (5.54x39) - (.223 Rem / 5.56 x 45 NATO) to (.308 win / 7.62 x 51 NATO) - carbine - 550 rounds

  • Shotgun, repeating shotgun, semi-automatic shotgun cal. 12/70 - 12/76 - steel sights or red dot optics (magnification not essential) - shotgun - 350 slugs - 250 Trap - factory ammunition

  • Minimum 4 magazines per weapon, a magazine pouch 

  • Training knife - if available

Details on the loan of firearms and ​Pre-order of ammunition can be found here >>>


  • Weapon sling. The best would be a 2 point or 3 point sling.

  • Knee pads. If you like, you can also use elbow pads.

  • Chest righ if available

  • gloves

  • Range bag, a backpack, a bipod, or similar as a weapon pad

  • Flashlight with trouser clip or holster - and a sturdy safety leash for the wrist

  • Attention! Your clothing can get wet and dirty


The basic equipment for each of our seminars can be found here >>>

All courses all time available
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