ITCQB is a Israeli / American hybrid CQB system, which was developed through time by Eli Feildboy, a former Israeli SOF member. The system “framework” is not solely Israeli and encompasses a variety of concepts which were either developed or perfected through careful study and integrity.
The Immediate Threat CQB or - ITCQB Methodology - is a high threat close quarters combat oriented methodology which provides Military, Law Enforcement or security organizations with a relevant framework of methods and techniques which are associated with high threat in short proximity. Since 2017, several European Military or Law enforcement organizations have officially choosen our methodologies.
1. WHY ITCQB ?
When it comes down to the very individual level, the mechanics of the system will allow any individual whether police or military, to demonstrate a higher level of alertness, competence and efficiency as well as safety towards identification or neutralization of threats in compressed hostile environments.
We allow that, by simply giving the individual a SOP that will allow him both tactically and mentally to cope with the nature of threat he encounters. in the modern age, this proven to be extremely important. encounters are becoming more violent and fast paced.
Why creating a new system? Most tactical methodologies aren’t empirically validated. Typically, those methodologies neglect or improperly take the feedback of human interaction – be the practitioner or his opponent – into consideration. A good example would be paper targets.
Until today, most units invest a tremendous amount of time perfecting training results against stationary paper targets which lacks the effect of human interactions. Movement, face expressions and rational to irrational decisions making are factors that are sure to counter most methodologies who neglect or underestimate human interaction.
3.HUMAN BEHAVIOR DRIVEN.
Human behavior is the core of performance, and by far over 90% of human behaviors could be anticipated once the cause is identified. With that being said, many methodologies put its practitioners in danger as in first place these methodologies neglect human behavior and literally force individuals to perform against their own instincts.
As more literate and data is generated, regarding the changes and effects on a person during combat or survival, we are able to today to tailor one’s tactics and general performance to cope with the situation in hand. The Realities of Perceptual distortions, the human vision under stress and additional factors are just the tip of the ice berg of human physiology limitations that often conflict with SOPs.
Project Gecko’s ITCQB is a specialized CQB system that takes psychology and human physiology as a strict guideline, meaning that all skill, techniques and tactics taught in our system are oriented around the anticipated combat behavior within three expected conditions of a fight.
4.EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE BASED TRAINING.
As an international organization of which its cadre of instructors dedicated their whole careers to instruction and development alongside actual deployments in combat theaters, we believe that training curriculums should be empirically driven rather than solely by experience. Therefore, all skill techniques and tactics were validated in contextual non scripted Force on force environment.
Since 2016 Project Gecko was officially documenting all of its CQB force on force validations in any educational capacity. In fact, when it comes to CQB tactics Project Gecko is the only European organization known to hold statistics regarding its taught methodology. By now the organization holds an increasing number of FOF documentations that allows total control on both the competence of the learned material and the associated learning curve. For 2018 alone, Project Gecko documented over 300 force on force simulations.
In terms of survivability driven by proper performance and conditioning on the student behalf, we can guarantee up to 80% survivability chance past the basic curriculum (stats are based on internal FOFs evaluations between 2017 – 2018). In addition, from an organizational perspective, our methodology is human rather than hardware oriented, resulting in a much more competent price and lesser logistics limitations.
6.BENEFITS & STRESS INOCULATION.
The beneficial spectrum of Project Gecko ITCQB methodology is first and foremost about survivability. We do that by not only teaching our students, but also conditioning them to violent or stressful encounters. Realizing that the ability of the student to cope with stressors requires attention in the same manner a skill or tactics does, our programs are built and taught in utilization of several stress inoculations techniques such as the SIT, and additional programs.