There are 4 student grades at Close Combat Self Defence, Grade 0 (Introductory Level), Grade 1 (Novice Level), Grade 2 (Intermediate Level) and Grade 3 (Advanced Level). Each grade will be achieved by meeting all the requirements for each lesson within the syllabus. If lessons are missed, students will have to wait until the lesson is covered the second time around or have a private lesson to catch up on what was missed.
GRADE 0 (INTRODUCTORY LEVEL)
All Close Combat students start at Grade 0 and will go through an introductory version of the Syllabus to work towards Grade 1.
GRADE 1 (NOVICE LEVEL)
To achieve Grade 1, students will have gone through the syllabus once and had an introduction into each lesson. Once Grade 1 is achieved, students will start the Syllabus again with a higher understanding and will start to work towards Grade 2.
GRADE 2 (INTERMEDIATE LEVEL)
Grade 2 will be awarded when a distinct and verifiable understanding of each lesson has been achieved and committed to memory. Students must know how to do the skills and techniques and have a basic understanding of the principles involved. Once a student is Grade 2, they can train hard to improve their skills further and start working towards Grade 3. Grade 2 students will continue to learn and perfect the basics, whilst improving their Reflex Development and experiencing Combat Simulation.
GRADE 3 (ADVANCED LEVEL)
Grade 3 will be awarded when a complete and verifiable understanding of each lesson is observed and recorded, awareness and reaction time should be instantaneous and confidence and perfect control must be shown, proving expertise within each facet of each lesson. All skills must then be practised regularly to maintain this level of skill, Grade 3 students will maintain knowledge of the basics, whilst continuing their Reflex Development and Combat Simulation, the most outstanding students may be offered the opportunity to become assistant instructors to help teach the lower grades, which will add a higher level of understanding to the students range of knowledge.
The Syllabus is dynamic and may be subject to change as and when the club grows, things may be added, changed or removed, depending on law changes, new styles or techniques developing or changes in crime statistics or new types of weapons or attack techniques being used on the street.
|Close Combat Syllabus|
|Lesson||First Section||Second Section
|1||Punch Defences||Trap and Roll Escape|
|2||Kick Defences||Americana Armlock|
|3||Pad-work Session 1||Maintaining Position|
|4||Take The Back From Mount||Rear Naked Choke|
|5||Break-falls||Clinch / Leg Hook Take-down|
|6||Pad-work Session 2||Punch Block Series|
|7||Grab Defences||Straight Armlock|
|8||Choke Defences||Triangle Choke|
|9||Pad-work Session 3||Elevator Sweep|
|10||Elbow Escape||Maintain Side Mount|
|11||Break-falls||Clinch / Body Fold Take-down|
|12||Pad-work Session 4||Headlock Counters|
|13||Combative Circuit Training||Double Leg Take-down|
|14||1:1, 2:2 & Free Sparring||Frame Headlock Escape|
|15||Pad-work Session 5||Straight Armlock (Guard)|
|16||Double Ankle Sweep||Bear-hug Defences|
|17||Leg-hook Headlock Escape||Guillotine Choke|
|18||Pad-work Session 6||Shrimp Escape|
|19||Multiple Attackers||Kimura Armlock|
|20||Pressure Testing||Standing Headlock Defence|
|21||Pad-work Session 7||Punch Block Series Stage 5|
|22||Hook Sweep||Haymaker Defence / Rear Take-down|
|23||Knife Defences||Take The Back From Guard|
|24||Pad-work Session 8||Guillotine Defence|
|25||Stick Defences||Elbow Escape|
|26||Gun Defences||Standing Armlock|
|27||Pad-work Session 9||Twisting Arm Control|
|28||1:1, 2:2 & Free Sparring||Double Under-hook Guard Pass|
Each lesson will be taught 3 times in a staggered cycle over 84 weeks to aid learning, as shown below, the skills will also be included in the reflex development and combat simulation sessions to commit them to muscle memory.
|Lesson Training Schedule|