An incredible seminar- it’s nearly impossible to find this material being taught anywhere in Canada. We met in the evening on the first day at Roots Dojo in the forest on Denman Island to get acquainted with our tools, starting with handgun related drills and moved into dynamic movement work, exiting lines of fire, going down and taking cover. The long rifle was also introduced.
Day two opened with targeting work- complex dynamic movements- rolls, modified prone and transitions while staying on target. Analytical targeting was introduced: the walls of the training space is covered by numbers: the instructor calling out complex addition questions whose answer yields a specific number on the wall which must be targeted.
Afterword began study on integrating knife, handgun and long rifle as a united system. Teamwork was drills were conducted with groups of of two and four working together on cornering work. We then moved away from the Dojo and into the forest to work on advancing units through trecherous hostile terrain, each teammate covering the others in turn ehil pressing ahead.
Day three focused on bringing the weapons systems and teamwork into scenario work such as hostage negotiations, close protection, extractions and disarming.
Underlying this technical work was a constant reminder of the basics: good platform, relaxation, breath. Material was delivered in a succinct, creative manner that ensured all participants were pushed to their limits and left feeling good, with new skills and challenging homework to follow up on. Another piece of great work from Roots Dojo; many thanks to Vali and the team up there for beinging this much neglected work onto the Pacific Coast.