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20TH Annual Hochheim SFC Seminar

Longtime fighting instructor W. Hock Hochheim tells us he welcomes all ages to his 20th annual SFC (Scientific Fighting Congress) seminar. Mr. Hochheim is a 7th Dan black belt who has a 40 years background in martial arts and what his bio describes as 30 years’ experience with the police and military. He will be holding seminars in the U.S. to mark the celebration at the following times and locations.

On Force Necessary, his website, Hochheim says,

“I saw it all coming together into the true essence of combat when I launched The Scientific Fighting Congress many years ago. I came to understand the only reason I learned and taught fighting systems was to defeat two targets, the enemy soldier and the criminal, not to pass on grandmaster dynasties, become a trophy/sport champion or to preserve art for the sake of tradition.

There are two ways to defeat the enemy in close quarter combat, less-than-lethal means and lethal means. In short-sometimes we take them prisoner and sometimes we have to kill them. A competent warrior can do both as legally, morally and ethically needed in a proper use-of-force continuum. Every conflict is situational. If you want to defeat the enemy soldier or the criminal, this is the system for you.”

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2016 Hochheim SFC Seminar Series

There will be four major events in 2016. Those are:

The first event is in Independence, MO, on April 30th and May 1st At Bryan Stevenson’s Dragon Martial Arts. Details as follows.

Saturday Noon until 7 p.m.

Sunday 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

The April event/seminar marks the 20th official anniversary of these adventures. Hock will cover some of the classic materials, as well as evolved solutions.

SFC/Force Necessary: Hand!

SFC/Force Necessary: Stick!

SFC/Force Necessary: Knife!

SFC/Force Necessary: Gun!

SFC/Force Necessary: CQC Group

The PAC!

Skill and flow developing drills.


The second event will be held at Estelllar Martial Arts on May May 28th and 29th. Details as follows:

Saturday 9:30 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Sunday 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Hock will cover;

All FN strikes, standing, kneeling, ground.

All FN kicks, standing, kneeling, ground.

All FN take downs

All FN standing and ground maneuvers

Stop 6 situational, mixed weapon, problem-solving

The Who, what, where, when, how and why of survival

Skill developing exercises


The third event will be held September 17th and 18th  at Jeith Jennings Forteza, Chicago IL. Here are the details:

Saturday 11 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.

Sunday 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

– Hock will cover countering pistol and knife quick draws, knife fighting and more

– Keith Jennings will cover aspects of Morrison Combatives and McCann Kembatizs

– Jim McCann will cover survival ground fighting with and without weapons


Finally, the fourth event will be hosted by Derderian's Academy of Martial Arts in Johnston, Rhode Island. Here are those details:

November 12th and 13th.

Saturday 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Sunday 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

– Hock will cover countering pistol and knife quick draws, knife fighting and more

– Raffi Derderian will cover aspects of the Filipino stick

– Canada's Shawn Zirger will cover aspects of Maul Morne's, Brunei's Silat Suffian Beli Diri

– Jim McCann will cover survival ground fighting with and without weapons

– Jeff Burger will warm up each session with bursts of Thai Boxing training

– and more surprise intructors as time develops.

To learn more about Hochheim or his courses, you can check his website right here. You can subscribe to his YouTube channel here. You can find Force Necessary on Facebook right here.

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