by David Crane
Chuck Habermehl, out of CQB, Inc. (Leesburg, FL), is currently providing some of the best High-Risk Entry combatives training in the country. Any military Special Operations unit or police/LE SWAT team looking for cutting edge CQB (Close Quarters Battle) and room-clearing techniques should give CQB, Inc. a very serious look. Mr. Habermehl teaches some very aggressive techniques that might be a little different from what the average team is used to, but are well worth learning. In his High-Risk Entry course, Habermehl teaches military and LE operators how to combine speed, surprise, and firepower with "violence of action".
Habermehl has developed his own fighting system called CloQuBa Ha-Jutsu, which he bills as "the only real true police fighting system in the world". Apparently, Habermehl has perfected the CloQuBa Ha-Jutsu system of fighting over a 30-year period. DefRev got the following off of the…
CloQuBa Ha-Jutsu page on the CQB, Inc. website:
"Police work is the only profession whereby one has the potential to fight for real, on a daily basis. Not even the military has this unique occupational hazard. CloQuBa Ha-Jutsu, incorporates all facets of police combatives including: strikes, takedowns, ground combatives, handcuffing, weapon retention, edged weapon defense, escapes, tactics and shooting. In the real world, there is no ring, no octagon, no ref and no tapping out. LEO’s fighting skills are constantly tried and perfected on the mean streets of society.
There is no doubt that a police veteran possesses more real time fighting and survival hours than any martial arts black belt. Yet until this system was developed, there was no way to recognize and rank the LEO’s fighting knowledge and abilities, nor to influence and motivate their progress.
The system recognizes eight levels of belts and seven degrees of black belts. Each level is based upon an individuals years of service, as well as, time spent training in the various skill areas. Advancement through the belt levels is achieved with additional work experience and continuing education in combatives subjects through lectures, individual training and/or mastery of police combatives techniques, as read in Police Combatives; Violent Encounter Resolution, and seen in all of Habermehl’s DT videotapes.
If you are interested in achieving a rank in this "real world" police fighting style, forward me a combatives resume, detailing your police experience and fighting education. A certificate of achievement is awarded with each promotion. There is a fee associated with each rank for assessment, administration and record maintenance. Send to P.O. Box 895578, Leesburg, FL 34789 or by Email [email protected] [or call] 386-740-1615."
It should be noted that Mr. Habermehl is an expert in hand-to-hand combat and edged-weapons combat. The programs he offers in this area are intense, and students must be in good physical condition to participate. It should also be noted that Habermehl doesn’t just teach military and LE special operators how to fight. Just as importantly, or perhaps even more so, he teaches operators proper fighting mind set. CQB, Inc.’s Entry Team Combatives course looks interesting, since it teaches operators how to subdue and control a hostile subject while the operator is wearing full gear and carrying a machine gun.
CQB, Inc. also offers the following courses: Advanced High-Risk Entry, Hostage Recovery, SWAT Team Management, Basic and Advanced SWAT Schools, Vehicle Takedowns, Officer Survival, and Linear Clearing
Habermehl has been a military/law enforcement armed and unarmed combat instructor for quite some time now, and he’s worked with teams from all over the world.
DefRev has CQB Inc’s "High Risk Entry" DVD, and it is excellent. We definitely recommend it for any tactical operator’s library. "High Risk Entry" is produced and marketed by the LOTI Group. The LOTI Group can be contacted by phone at 305-386-1154. Ask for Brian Curle.
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