Level One Close Quarters Survival 
2019 Schedule:  CQS
Per the training schedule

LEVEL ONE:  Introduces the student to the principles outlined below and how to apply the several techniques best included in the first level of CQS.  The student is then prepared with the easier to learn and apply hard empty hand lethal strikes.

LEVEL TWO:  The student builds on Level One, acquiring more techniques to advance his/her ability to withstand an attack with his/her empty hands employing "hard skills", i.e., deadly force.


Females of any age, physical type and conditioning.

Males of no less than 27 years of age with a clean criminal record and a good background check.


Suggested Donation:  $300.00 per level of training.  These classes are available elsewhere at 4-5 times the amount and not locally.

Location:  Durango, Colorado


Level One:  One day
Level Two:  Two Days


CQS will provide the hard empty hand skills, hard and soft intermediate weapons skills that form the basis for personal safety/self defense.  

This course was created to deal with the very serious subject of facing an apparent deadly force threat without access to equal or superior weapons, either because you didn’t bring your pistol to the knife fight or (more likely) because the threat appeared so quickly and in such close proximity that your weapons could not be accessed. 

While there are no physical conditioning requirements for this course, you should be prepared to exert yourself for two solid days, perhaps learning your current physical limitations and making plans to overcome them or learning how to work around them.

You will learn and practice the use of Attack Avoidance and Neutralization; Blocks and Strikes; use of the Baton/blunt instrument; Nerve Motor Points as striking targets using sustained reverse nerve pathway techniques; Pressure Point Control used in obtaining pain compliance; the Angle Kick; Firearms Take-Away techniques; Distraction Techniques and other associated techniques of self defense.  Perhaps the most important of all, the Four Levels of Mental Awareness will be explored as well. 


Enrollment is upon receipt of the $300.00 suggested donation, mailed to PO Box 3956, Durango, CO 81302, and received by the Monday prior to the course. Please make your check payable to E.T. Gwynn.  Should you subsequently decide not to participate a refund of 20% of the fee will be returned to you.  We fully understand the exigencies of daily living and will gladly work with you around your unavoidable schedule changes.  Cash payments must be arranged in advance. 


Please call Tim at 970-749-3296 or email etgwynn@gmail.com for the Student Letter which will indicate that you are enrolled upon receipt of the course fee of $300.00, The course consists of two days training.  Each days’ training will begin at 9:00AM, breaking for lunch (on you), and ending at about 5:00PM both days.  Loose clothing and comfortable athletic shoes are the uniform of the day. 

The reward for all this is a new or renewed confidence in your own ability to protect yourself and those you love in an increasingly uncertain world.  You will also receive a Wolverine School Certificate attesting to the elements of the course and your proficiency in them.
Course subscription must be at least four students.  Should this minimum number not materialize the class will be rescheduled as soon as practical.