An Endorsement from Paul Howe of Combat Shooting & Tactics

From the CSAT November 2009 Newsletter:

I have one hand-combat trainer and staff that I recommend. This is Danny Halligan of Halligan Combatives. I worked with his staff and educated them on all the tactical drills that I use to include CQB, Exterior and Interior Movement, Vehicle extractions, etc. They have reverse engineered their system to work at all levels in the use of force spectrum.

Their system is simple, effective. It is deadly when you choose it to be.

Student Comments

June 20-24, 2011

Combatives for Law Enforcement - Nacogdoches, Texas Police Department

After the class for the Nacogodoches Police Department, class participants were asked a few questions here are some sample responses:

Question #1 - How does this class compare with similar classes?

It didn't. None of the others gave me a sense of confidence in what I was being trained on.

The techniques we learned had a realistic feel to them without all the B.S. I feel that I can react offensively or defensively with a greater efficiency. I have a whole new outlook and perspective on how I should behave around people. It was a great class. Thank you Danny and Bill.

It is far more useful hands-on training than I've received before. 32 years in Law Enforcement and have only had a handful of defensive training classes. This was by far the best. It should be taught semiannually at least. This is the first "take the fight to them" that I've gotten.

More physical and hands on, less class room time. This keeps your interest and participation at its highest. This class focuses on techniques that are simple but very effective, not a lot of hard core thinking moves requiring a tremendous amount of your energy (Big not always better). The best of all is that this class takes us back to being offensive thinkers not defensive as we have been trained in the past. glad to see this way of thinking coming back onto the training field.

The class provided by you, in comparison to other defensive tactics classes that I have taken or been required to take in the past, seems more practical and efficient. The quicker the fight is over, the amount of injuries incurred by all parties involved should decline.

Question #2 - How much of this course do you believe you can immediately apply to your daily work?

You never know when it's coming, it always applies.

100 %

My current position of detective does not put me in the same category of harm's way as the patrolman who encounters more hostile persons than I do on a daily basis. However, we know that a confrontation is only one radio call away.

A few respondents replied in more general terms, not answering the specific questions:

Needed to drop you an email of thanks for the training here in Nacogdoches. Soreness is also an attention getter, isn't it? Wanted to go multiple days, but due to a death in my family, it wasn't possible. I would like to continue to train with and will asap! This type of training is so needed physically and mentally! We need to train out "defense minded" training. Again, if I can ever help, call!

Just wanted to let you know that I enjoyed the class last week. Hand to hand fighting has not been my cup of tea but you have opened my eyes to another tool for law enforcement. The class was very informative and interesting to learn your technique. Keep up the good work.

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Febuary 18, 2011

Fighting Tactics for Police at Hoffman Estates Police Department (NEMRT Class)

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October 25-27, 2010 - Three day class in Nacogdoches

Hand to Hand Combatives in Nacogdoches, Texas.

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October 15, 2010

Fighting Tactics for Women Officers at Bloomingdale Police Department (NEMRT Class)

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September 3, 2010

Lisle Police Department, Lisle, Illinois

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June 11, 2010

Estelle Sieb, Noridge Illinois

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April 21-23, 2010

Hoffman Estates, Illinois

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April 8-12, 2010

TTPOA 2010 SWAT Conference
San Antonio, Texas

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March 25-27, 2010

Womens Tactical (for Women's Tactical Association)
Chicago, IL

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Hoffman Estates, Illinois - February 26, 2010

This course is great, it helped me a lot. I will be able to use everything in the course on the street.

Very simple movements, but highly effective. Not a typical boring lecture class.

Great hands on, relevant and fun. Instuctors were all very helpful and taught with great passion.

Very different approach to the same problems. Awesome mindset.

Simple technique = mighty power. Awesome - Awesome - Awesome!

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Noridge, Illinois - January 29, 2010

Very informative, I wish I would have taken this sooner. This was life changing.

It allows you to gain real life techniques. Actually putting the techniques in action is very effective.

Simple, easy ways that are effective in the use of attacking (offensive) moves towards non-compliant subjects.

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January 18, 2010

I took a one day class with you about a year or two ago. I found this class to be excellent as far as hands on training goes. I have taken other ground fighting classes and defensive tactics classes for officers and just didn't feel that they were useful in real world "shit hitting the fan" situations. I would like to bring this training and the ideas behind it into my department. We are not a large department and we have a lot of part time officers as well which makes it difficult to gather everyone for one training. I was wondering if you offer a train the trainer type of instructor class or something along those lines. I thank you again for the training you do, I believe that it's the realistic training that can help save our lives.

Detective Mike Tuley
East Hazel Crest Police Department
17223 S. Throop St.
East Hazel Crest, IL 60429