SOCP
SOCP
SOCP is a realism based, task-specific, system designed to bridge the gap...
MACP
MACP
Modern Combatives, started in 1995 as a way to promote the efforts, training...
AFCP
AFCP
AFCP - Air Force Combatives Program for Air Force...
3SD
3SD
3SD is a realism based, task-specific, system designed to bridge the gap...
TACP™

The New TACP™ tactical arrest and control procedures course is now available to all federal and state law enforcement officers. This course will cover more than just the standard martial arts escapes. It will give the officer real world techniques, tactics and procedures that are easily digested. The core principles of instruction come from the SOCP and 3SD curriculums . The TACP™ also allows for a  escalation of force for any department. Feel free to email for more information.

SOCP ERB Codes

The SOCP program is one of two combative programs for the Army that counts towards promotional points.
ERB Codes: (SOCP I: BRT), (SOCP II: FBR)

360-Degree Preparation

TO FIGHT TERRORISTS, THE U.S. ARMY SPECIAL FORCES
EMPLOYS GREG THOMPSON’S REALITYBASED PROGRAM
BY DOUG JEFFREY / PHOTOS BY BOB SADLER

FOUR PASSENGER
PLANES HIJACKED,
CLOSE
TO 3,000 DEAD
AND SOME $10
BILLION IN PROPERTY
DAMAGE. IT’S HARD TO IMAGINE
ANYTHING GOOD RESULTED
FROM THE SEPT. 11, 2001 TERRORIST
ATTACKS ON THE UNITED
STATES, BUT THERE IS. GREG
THOMPSON’S SPECIAL OPERATIONS
COMBATIVES PROGRAM
(SOCP) RESULTED FROM THAT
DEVASTATING DAY.

After the attacks, Special Operation
Forces set out to destroy the terrorists’
infrastructure and key leaders. When our
Soldiers returned to the United States,
they relayed to Thompson the problems
they encountered. Using a near constant
feedback while working with Special Operations
Forces, Thompson analyzed the
information, formulated strategies and developed
a protocol for fighting, cuffing
and handling prisoners in kit (body
armor).
On March 23, 2010, SOCP, which is
primarily an assaulter-base system that
gives the operator the basic technique
and fighting tactics needed, became the
first combatives program officially designated
for all U.S. Army Special Operations
Forces. The program directly
enhances the fighting qualities of our current
and future special operations personnel
and ensures there will always be a
combatives program for the special operator,
and it is uniquely attuned to his
changing requirements.
Over the last several years there has
been less assaulting in kit and more traveling
and meeting abroad. Soldiers are
traveling alone and have to abide by the
local laws of the host country. In some…

GT article in Training Tactical Spring 2015.


This News & Events entry was posted on February 26th, 2015.

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SOCP (Special Operations Combatives Program)


SOCP Creator Greg Thompson's Combative Tips


To evolve the Modern Army Combatives Program (MACP) Greg Thompson was asked to help. He volunteered his time to be videoed demonstrating cuff prisoner handling vehicle extractions, post, frame, hook and other techniques. The Techniques will go on a secure military site for soldiers and Instructors. He closed with lecturing on things that soldiers forget or get complaisant with.





TESTIMONIES

I strongly recommend Mr. Greg Thompson for consideration as a primary trainer and/or advisor for any unit’s combative program. I am currently responsible for the planning and execution of the Army’s Special Forces advanced Close Quarters Battle program and for the past 3 years we have incorporated Mr. Thompson’s combative program into...
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I strongly recommend Mr. Greg Thompson for consideration as a primary trainer and advisor for any unit combatives program. As commander of Range 37 I have the responsibility to train and to familiarize all of our Special Forces assaulters on the most up to date and current techniques, tactics, and procedures. This includes a comprehensive combatives...
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It has been my personal and professional pleasure to be acquainted with Mr. Greg Thompson for more than ten years. As a fourteen year veteran of the Special Operations Forces (SOF) community, with service in the Ranger Regiment and Special Forces Group, and better than twenty years of martial arts training and experience, I have found the...
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“Training with Greg Thompson for the past 5 years has been the best thing that could have happened to me. Since I started training with Greg I have gone 6-1 in my professional mixed martial arts career. He has been my premier ground and Jiu Jitsu coach. During my time with Special Forces Greg has been the primary instructor for all combatives...
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Two words describe Greg Thompson: ability and wisdom. As a martial arts instructor, Greg Thompson is a rarity. He has the natural physical and mental abilities of a worldclass fighter and has the skills to back it up. His wisdom as an instructor is unsurpassed, having exceptional skills in all areas of martial arts, from weapons to all ranges...
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Greg Thompson’s H2H program is the Close Combat overhaul Special Forces has been waiting for! As an instructor for Close Combat at SFARTAETC I had to fill a void that was painfully obvious. Conducting Close Combat with full kit is an expected part of CQB but not properly trained for. . . Greg formalized a program that fit the CQB environment,...
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As a nineteen year veteran of law enforcement, defensive tactics instructor, military veteran and 2nd Dan Black belt in Tae Kwon Do . . . Being a Certified North Carolina Subject Control and Arrest Techniques Instructor and former Defensive Tactics Coordinator of North Carolina’s largest law enforcement agency, I know the importance of accomplishing...
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Greg has developed his programs based on the feedback of soldiers who have “been there and done that” in the Close Quarters setting of Iraq and Afghanistan during the War on Terror . . . Greg Thompson is a true asset to the military or any other agency that he is acquainted with and I am honored to call him my friend.

William Clark,...
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