RAID Defence Systems
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Beacon Innovation Centre,
Gorleston, Norfolk, NR31 7RA
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Close Quarter Combat (CQC)

About Close Quarter Combat self defence

“Developed for the UK Military by Members of the UK Armed Forces that has the scientific lineage, but in the modern world”.

Many global forces have developed systems of practice such as the American Line system and the Israeli Krav Maga that were formed from martial arts origins. Today modern Close Quarter Combat requires a scientific approach hence the inception of the Rapid Action Initiated Defence (RAID) system of Close Quarters Combat & Defence. This system applies a global scientific approach to real world experiences that are multi-functional and conceptual in nature, to effectively develop better communication skills.

Close Quarter Battle or as we call Combat was the original term used by the military to describe a non-armed physical confrontation between two or more combatants. It is typically taught in an aggressive regimented way to prepare soldiers or police officers to operate safely and survive a close range physical situation. In more recent times the term has been replaced by Close Quarter Combat or Combatives and is taught to specialist units or those taking the S.E.R.E. course.

Allot of the modern teachings stem from the concepts originating from Fairbairn & Sykes, two pivotal figures. During World War 2, W. Fairbairn, Eric Sykes and Rex Applegate developed training programmes for both British and American specialist units.

Today the RAID Close Quarter Combat training is delivered in a traditional way but for the everyday person, the system is recognised and certified by the British Combat Association (BCA). This form of training is being widely adopted as a self defence system to manage the situations of today. We have developed a grading syllabus to enable individuals to progress through the system. There are 9 grades (each having 3 clear modes, Defensive Action, Immediate Action & Offensive Action) that are colour codes from Yellow (for beginners) through to Grey (for instructors):

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What can you learn?

We deliver the following Close Quarter Combat grading (9 Grades) each comprising of the following Sessions:

  • RAID – Legal Defensive Actions (DA)
  • RAID – Scientific Immediate Action (IO)
  • RAID – Offensive Action (OA)
  • CQC Classes are for Men & Women

Getting Started

Anyone of any age (above 15) that feels they need the confidence, empowerment or practical concepts that our self-defence provides to deal or manage conflict or physical situations from the streets, work or environmental hazards faced today.
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Your Street Martial Arts and Personal Safety Journey

What you will learn

During the RAID Close Quarter Combat Classes you will develop skills that military training provides and learn unarmed combat in a military style:

  • Military Personal Security Skills
  • Awareness and Observation Skills
  • Modern combative skills
  • Third party defence
  • Personal Protection Equipment
  • Edged Weapons Defence (The EDGE Awareness Program)
  • The law and CQC

What are the benefits

The main benefits you will gain by learning RAID Close Quarter Combat are as follows:

  • Conflict Management and Breakaway Concepts
  • Practical Self Defence & Street Awareness
  • Self Confidence and Positive Attitude Development
  • Empowerment and Personal Safety
  • Cardio Fitness, Toning and Weight Management through RAIDFIT
  • The chance to grade through progressive stages
  • Effective street self-defence for the real world

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