Shiv Works

ShivWorks is composed of training specialists, tacticians, and methodologists whose focus is the proliferation of tools and skills for preservation of life during criminal assault.

Craig Douglas is a retired 21-year police officer and former commander of his agency’s SWAT team. As a full-time police officer from 1990-2011, he held line assignments in corrections, patrol, narcotics, investigations, and has been a narcotics group supervisor.  Craig has extensive operational experience in an undercover capacity which is reflected heavily in his coursework.


Craig has a thirty-year background in Philippine, Indonesian, Brazilian and Japanese martial arts and is a veteran of the U.S. Army. He has been conducting training in the private sector in the USA and abroad for the past decade.

Extreme Close Quarter Concepts  (ECQC)

A 20 hour (2.5 days) block of instruction which focuses on a multi-disciplinary approach to building functional, combative handgun skills at zero to five feet. The course is designed to instill core concepts of seamless integration and provide the platform for aggressive problem solving during a life or death struggle. Once the student’s skill sets are initially ingrained, the participant will be stress inoculated with force on force drills utilizing marking cartridges and protective equipment.

Edged Weapons Overview (EWO)

A 16 hour (2 day) focused overview of knife application methods that will give the student a fundamental and broad understanding of edged weapons. Like all ShivWorks courses EWO is contextually underscored and emphasizes conceptual framework applied through the minimalist, functional toolbox. All software is presented from the “reductionist’s” point of view to maximize retention and maintenance efficiency.

Armed Movement in Structures (AMIS) 

A 20 hour block (2.5 days) of instruction focusing on negotiating movement problems within structures with limited or no resources. Realizing that moving through a structure that contains armed hostiles, perhaps by one’s self, is probably the most dangerous task one can undertake, the best options for winning a confrontation are presented with the qualification that there is no safe way to do this.

Vehicle Combatives and Shooting Tactics (VCAST) 

A 24 hour (3 day) block of instruction focused on developing combative functionality with firearms and empty hand skills in and around vehicles. The coursework is contextually underscored for the problems an armed citizen might possibly face from criminal activity. VCAST is a high liability course due to the nature of the developmental drills and evolutions.

Map location pins do not show exact event location.  Pins show nearest city per the training organization.

17mayallday19Extreme Close Quarter Concepts (ECQC)Hartland VT Event Organized By: ShivWorks

13julallday14Edged Weapon Overview (EWO)Portland OR Event Organized By: ShivWorks

18octallday20Extreme Close Quarter Concepts (ECQC)Coffeyville KS Event Organized By: ShivWorks

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Updated May 2017