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)

Testimonial

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 system. There is no other combatives program in the world besides Mr. Thompson’s Special Operations Combatives Program (SOCP) that you can take out of the dojo and place in a combat environment and have zero shortfalls. This is because Mr. Thompson has designed and tested this system based on feedback from our most elite units and real world combat operations.

Mr. Thompson has been working on SOCP for over 10 years in concert with Range 37 and various units in USASOC in an effort to build a combatives system that bridged the gap between the Modern Army Combatives Program (MACP) and Close Quarters Combat (CQC) specific tasks. This combatives system out of the dojo and places it in a CQC environment with real world combat focused scenarios such as flex cuffing, weapons retention, detaining, and searching.

Mr. Thompson’s SOCP is an extremely progressive training program that is easily adaptable to the ever changing battlefield. Mr. Thompson’s loyalty is not to any one combatives discipline but to the Soldiers in uniform. Mr. Thompson’s program reflects this. If it isn’t relevant to actual combat operations it isn’t trained. The majority of this program is conducted in full kit and uses all the soldier’s organic weapons systems which include everything from their bare hands to their M4 carbine.

SOCP has been extremely effective at training soldiers to a high level of combatives proficiency in a short amount of time and in a safe manner. It has been truly amazing to see operations perform from tentative guys that can’t even throw a punch to a confident operator that can calmly deal with any situation thrown at him while applying the appropriate level of force. Additionally, there are no programs that can boast the safety record of Mr. Thompson. In the three years that this program has been at Range 37 there have been zero injuries due to combatives training or any missed training due to a combatives related injury. This can be attributed due to Mr. Thompson not only training soldiers in combatives but teaching unit trainers how to properly integrate SOCP into unit sustainment and training programs.

I fully endorse Mr. Thompson and SOCP. Mr. Thompson’s SOCP is a simple program that enables any soldier no matter what his or her combatives background to apply of core set of principals/techniques under extreme physical and mental stress while choosing the appropriate level of force. I have personally used Mr. Thompson’s techniques in real world combat operations and would not be here today if I didn’t have this training. Mr. Thompson has the Special Forces community and my utmost confidence and respect. He is the best in the business bar none.

Pete S. Kranenburg
MAJ, SF
Commanding


This Testimonials entry was posted on January 6th, 2012.

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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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