Close Quarter Survival (CQS) and Close Quarter Battle (CQB)

As law-abiding citizens, it is not common for us to fulfil the role of attacker. It is us that get ambushed and attacked.
The two worst conditions to land up in after the initial attack on you, is dead or unconscious. This is what we want to prevent at all cost.

In CQS we focus on:

First learning how to avoid the dangerous situation altogether through planning and awareness.

Then what to do for the situation not to become physical, and also prevent death or unconsciousness to yourselves, if you did not succeed in avoiding the situation altogether.

Then how to neutralise the threat physically before it becomes a fight, when the first two steps failed, and you are forced to do so. We do this by using any means at our disposal, justified by the situation. These may include firearms, knife, stick, unarmed combat, pepper spray etc... We shall always adhere to the principle of minimum force.

The CQS course acts as an introduction to the CQB course. We cannot teach you how to fight in a couple of days. What we can do is teach you a couple of useful ways on how to survive and stay alive, so you can go back to your loved ones. We also first have to learn how to survive (CQS) the initial attack, to have any chance of doing battle (CQB) after that. In CQB we deal with how to handle ourselves once it got past the CQS stage, and we are forced into a drawn out fight. The CQB is really an on-going, never ending affair. Once a student has completed the CQS course, they are ready for CQB, and can now do specialised training in whatever field/s they prefer. Courses will be tailored concerning time and content, based on the need of every client.

CQS Course Content

  • The right to protect yourselves/bear arms (legally, morally)
  • Awareness, planning, survival mindset
  • Home invasion
  • Fear/Adrenaline
  • Conflict management
  • Handgun (Level 1-5)
  • Knife and sharp pointed objects
  • Stick and pepper spray
  • Street survival unarmed combat concepts

For more information download our CQS and Firearms Training brochure.

Course Duration

10 days

Cost of the CQS Course

The cost is R9 428.70 excl 15% VAT

  • Lecture material
  • Course report
  • Certificates

Questions to ask yourself

Before you take up any course in protection, there are a couple of issues you have to get clarity on.

To do this, firstly ask yourselves the following questions:

  1. Am I MORALLY justified to protect myself, my loved ones, other people, or my property from death, injury or damage?
  2. Am I LEGALLY justified to protect myself, my loved ones, other people, or my property from death, injury or damage?

If your answers to the above are YES, the next logical questions would be:

  1. How can I be sure that I stay within my moral and legal right, when I exercise my right and willingness to protect?
  2. Where can I get relevant training, in order for me to be the best equipped, to deal with life threatening situations?

Security Training

Course Objective

The objectives of this course are:

  1. To first teach you skills on how to avoid trouble altogether.
  2. If that fails, how to avoid getting into a physical confrontation, if at all possible.
  3. Thirdly to enable you to be better equipped to protect yourselves physically, in the case you did not succeed in avoiding the physical confrontation.

This course teaches real life application, not sport combat application. We believe, if your training is not relevant to dealing with real life confrontations, the time you spent in training is wasted. What we feel is unique about this course, is the fact that everything that is taught, has stood the test of real life. We made a point of not including anything, that has not been tested, and proven effective in real life altercations. We had the privilege to draw from years of practical experience of tactical operators, from their different fields of operation. These fields include: Executive Protection (bodyguarding), SA Police Special Task Force, SA Army, SA Police, Nightclub and Entertainment Venue protection, Special Event protection, Protection Dog application, Crowd Control, Private Security as well as Training and Instructing in different Sport Combat arts. Anything that was trained and then tested, that did not work under stress, in real life, was disregarded. As far as physical resistance is concerned, we concentrate on the weapons you can conceal and carry with you, as well as how to use improvised weapons, and everyday items. These weapons include the handgun, knife and improvised weapons, pepper spray, stick and unarmed combat. We also deal with everyday household items that would most probably be around and available to you, to defend ourselves with, at the time of the attack taking place. After this course, you will never be unarmed again. In the handgun application course we concentrate on the radius of 7m – 0m. This is the area where, according to statistics, 90% of armed attacks take place. We teach close quarter, tactical handgun application, not target shooting.

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Course Dates

Due to the extension of the lockdown, all training dates will be rescheduled. The new dates will be made available shortly.

Contact Details

Director of Training and Development
Johan Fryer
Tel: + 27 (0)12 663 4343
South Africa Police

South African Police Service

Accredited by SASSETA

* SASSETA Education and Training Service Provider
* SASSETA Assessor
* SASSETA Moderator

SAQA recognised

SAQA is responsible for overseeing and regulating NQF and the B Level Framework on which all qualifications and standards are registered.

Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority of South Africa

PSIRA Number: (Private Security Regulation Authority of South Africa)
* 1052243

Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC)

Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC)
For International Close Protection

South African Professional Firearm Trainers

PFTC is a professional body which serves to quality assure firearm training standards in all disciplines.