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)

News & Events

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

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On a recent trip to Ft. Bragg I had a chance to grab coffee with S.O.C.P founder Greg Thompson. After exchanging some wrestling stories from the past, we got down to business and he gave me the run down on the direction he’s going his S.O.C.P program...

Thursday, September 27, 2012Read More...

Benchmade’s SOCP is an ancient design with a modern twist.

Monday, June 11, 2012Read More...

The United States military employs some of the most sophisticated weaponry known to man, but behind every SCAR (Special Operations Forces (SOF) Combat Assault Rifle) is a Special Operations soldier who must use his split-second tactical mind and array...

Monday, February 20, 2012Read More...

A lot of martial artists think of themselves as warriors, as latter-day samurai or Shaolin monks who possess esoteric skills that turn them into elite fighters. That can make for some harmless fantasy-as long as you don’t get too carried away...

Sunday, February 19, 2012Read More...

MMA star Tim Kennedy talks about his life in the military and his involvement with the special operations combatives program. In the July 2011 issue of Black Belt, Tim Kennedy discussed his MMA training methods and fight strategies. In this interview,...

Friday, February 17, 2012Read More...

Representations by Benchmade, the SOCP Dagger, in June at the exhibition Show, – it is not just “One more” knife a double-beam element of the new concept of martial arts U.S. Special Forces. I was able to communicate with the author...

Wednesday, February 15, 2012Read More...

The Benchmade SOCP was designed to give the troops in the field a means of transitioning from a close-combat edged weapon to a firearm without releasing the knife from their hand. Benchmade also provides a manual and unsharpened trainer to go with...

Friday, February 10, 2012Read More...

Last month we examined the history of MMA in Colorado, site for the inaugural UFC. This month we travel east — make that upper south — to North Carolina, which hosted the third and fifth installments of the UFC before the state banned the sport...

Friday, December 23, 2011Read More...
VIDEO CORNER

SOCP Dagger - Benchmade 176/178 SOCP Civilian Application





SOCP Dagger - Benchmade 176/178 SOCP Dagger Military Application



SOCP Rescue Tool



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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