FORCE NECESSARY: STICK!
"Using only that force necessary to win and survive!"
Practical. Tactical. Innovative. No Art. Just Tactics.
Striking, Blocking and Grappling with an Impact Weapon
Stick vs. the Unarmed
Stick vs. the Stick
Stick vs. the Knife
Stick vs. Gun Threats
SDMS is both a single-handed (manos translates to hand) and double-handed tactical impact weapon combatives system broken down into two sub-categories called SMS and DMS. Impact grips are interchangeable while in combat. SMS covers single-handed grip tactics and strategies. DMS covers double-handed grip tactics and strategies. Together, their seamless application comprises SDMS. Hock teaches the grips in an integrated format because, as you train, you must be able to transition to both grips instantly as needed to maximize your survival against criminals and the enemy soldier.
This course is for martial artists, civilians, military and police looking for more than what is in their singular disciplines. Hock has discovered, after 30 years of research, training and experience that each group knows things about impact weaponry that the other groups do not know. Each can improve upon each other's training. Hock has forged this hybrid course, like his other courses, to further this body of knowledge and training. This course stands alone and also represents one-fourth of the Close Quarter Combat Series of Courses.
If you want to learn more about the use of impact weapons, this is the course for you. SDMS is developed for the seamless application of all single-handed and double-handed grip, impact weapon tactics in all ranges of standing, kneeling, and ground fighting, close quarter combat. SDMS instructs the entire spectrum of conflict from concealed ambush and visual presence, blocks, attacks, crowd control on through to deadly force as legally needed.
This is a tactical course about YOU striking, blocking, grappling and ground fighting with your impact weapon against someone unarmed or armed with ANY weapon. This is not about you learning the martial art of stick fighting versus stick fighting.
Stunning, Disarming, Grappling and Restraining. The primary reason you carry an expandable baton, even a straight stick, and have these tools in your home and car, is to protect yourself from a criminal's hand strikes, kicks, or his charge, or to protect yourself from the incoming knife attack, or blow from a hard, rigid-type weapon such as another club, a chair, a long gun, or any other weapon.
With this SDMS, you will learn:
- Impact weapon strategies used by military and police to quell crime and conflicts.
- Impact weapon tactics and strategies to intimidate and disperse opposing personnel.
- Expandable and fixed-straight stick stress quick draws.
- Impact weapon tactics to control and contain opponents.
- Application to bayonet tactics and strategies versus deadly threats.
- Disarming sticks and rifles and their counters! Weapon retention to prevent disarming.
- Filipino, Japanese, Asian, European and African stick vs. stick and stick vs. knife fighting.
- Unarmed tactics and strategies vs. SDMS attacks. Fight against stick, knife and gun attacks!
- Use of force, legal issues, mental and physical preparation.
The SDMS "impact weapon" study includes:
-The martial arts stick or cane
-The enforcement "nightstick"
-The "side-handle" enforcement "nightstick"
-The walking and/or hiking cane
-The tactical flashlight
-The tactical, customized umbrella
-The expandable baton
-The riot baton
-The rifle and the shotgun
-The fixed bayonet
SDMS material finds its sources in:
-Military, Law Enforcement, Security
-International Martial Arts
-Hybrid Research and Applications
The 10 LEVEL SDMS Training Progression
In this martial course, you will learn command and mastery movements of the impact weapon, block and strike drills, flow drills, disarming, weapon retention, control and contain methods, grappling, police, civilian and military-based combat scenarios, plus many other urban and rural survival tactics and strategies in long range, close quarters and ground fighting.
SDMS Level 1: Stress Quick Draws Module and War Post (2 video Set.) Click here for free, color, course outline.
SDMS Level 2: Blocking Module and Maneuvering Module Click here for free, color, course outline.
SDMS Level 3: Closed Baton Module
SDMS Level 4: The SMS - Single-Hand Grip, Stick Strike Module (Video to come)
SDMS Level 5: Riot Stick Combatives Module: Riot Stick Combatives Watch it now!)
SDMS Level 6: Combatives "While Holding" Module (striking, blocking and kicking while holding a stick)
SDMS Level 7, 8, 9: Push, Pull and Turn Series, Stick Takedowns: Street Stick Combat
SDMS Level 10: The "Black Belt" Range Master Combat Scenario Master Test: SDMS 10 (Black Belt / PAC)
SDMS Instructor Ranks
- Class Organizer - at any level.
- Basic Instructor- after Level 3.
- Advanced Instructor - after Level 6.
- Expertise Instructor - after Level 9.
- Master Instructor - Level 10 and levels after
Hock’s courses change and evolve through time to incorporate changes in learning styles, law enforcement agency requirements and additional training methods as they become available. If you need information about current certification requirements for this course and how they relate to previous courses, contact Hock directly at Hock@HocksCQC.com
Hock teaching SDMS/riot control methods and tactical stick methods to hundreds of Force Recon, SOC (Special Ops capable) Marines at Camp Pendleton, CA. Hock is on platform to the left. During a period before 9-11, Hock made multiple trips to Marine bases in the USA to teach various combatives subjects.
Here Hock teaches staff, students, invited martial artists, law enforcement at the USNaval Academy at Annapolis, shown here using SDMS tactics to disarm long gun kidnappings and threats. Prior to 9-11 new security measures, Hock taught combatives tactics at the Academy twice a year.
Hock teaches the very same military and police materials at seminars like here in this Tae Kwon Do School to martial artists and citizens.