As I know a lot of you are preparing for the upcoming Tribal, I will keep this post short and brief.
I've been following this post since the beginning and wanted to add a few comments. As many of you may have thoughts of attending the 2012 Dog Brothers (DB) Summer Camp, I'm sure that this will be a camp with plenty of high quality instruction and practical application. I've spent the majority of career at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and Frankie comes from one of the most prestigious shooting courses that the military has to offer. If any of you are wondering the benefits of receiving such training during the camp, well that will depend on your individual goals. Training such as the Combat Casualty Care is very valuable, simply because of the skills that you learn and may one day have to administer to a family member, co-worker, or fellow martial artist. In regards to carjacking, even though we all have hopes of not being carjacked, one of the most important things to have in our martial arts training and life is "Situational Awareness". One of the best things about military training is that if you train something, you will most likely conduct a practical exercise in order to reinforce the training taught. This falls directly in line with the DB saying " If you see if taught, you see it fought". I believe that I got that correct, Guro Crafty (GC) if I miss quoted that, please forgive me...
From reviewing the post, I believe that Frankie will be offering a Close Quarters Battle (CQB) class as well as a handgun class. Training in CQB is a very unique experience, whether your active military or civilian. Not only will it teach you attributes for CQB, but it will assist with communication, depending on your buddy next to you, and target discrimination...just to name a few. Bottom line up front, your putting bullets down range and it feels great!!
Frankie mentioned in one of his post about intimate distance in CQB, this proves to be critical in CQB encounters. Being able to react in close quarters such as pistol and hand-to-hand range is more frequent for military personnel in the combat zone. Home invasion and things of such are really of little difference. Although I know each state carries different laws for defending house and family, being able to properly load, fire, unload, and store weapons are critical. So, my point is that the instructions to be taught at this camp should be able to translate whether military or civilian.
So no matter if your military or not, the skills you learn are life long.
I do not work with Raidon Tactics or Frankie, I simply wanted to post this for those who are thinking about attending. I've served with the U.S. military for a long time and value quality training. So if you have questions about the camp, contact GC or post your comments to the forum for Frankie and GC. I'm sure that someone will be able to assist with any questions or concerns.