View Full Version : Pistol GroundFighting, Novato CA, Nov 18-20

Brent Yamamoto
09-30-2022, 07:29 AM
Join us for a special 3-day course from Suarez Tactics instructors Brent Yamamoto and Marco Innocenti.
The course will cover the fundamentals of winning a gun fight on the ground and provide students the opportunity to apply these skills in close-quarter scenario training. This will be as close as one can get to experiencing a real gun fight…including the interview with responding law enforcement. It’s not enough simply to win your gun fight, you must articulate why you were justified to use lethal force.

This one is going to be extra fun. 2 days of PGF followed by a day of scenario training.

Please spread the word!


Marco Innocenti
09-30-2022, 09:40 AM
Really looking forward to putting this on with Brent.

Let's show California what the Suarez Tribe is all about.

09-30-2022, 09:45 AM
I can't recommend this class enough. If you have the ability to take this class you must.

Brent Yamamoto
09-30-2022, 11:36 AM
In previous PGF courses, we did not have the opportunity to employ airsoft/UTM/SIMS due to the facilities we were in. I don't think this in any way impeded the life-saving lessons and skills...indeed, with just two days I think it would have gotten in the way.

But with the third day, we'll be able to add that aspect and I think it's going to be a great enhancement.

We should also be able to go into greater depth using footwork to avoid the ground fight to begin with...which I think is one of the most useful aspects of ground fighting - not hitting the ground in the first place!

And then of course the articulation portion of the class is going to take this one over the top.

09-30-2022, 11:53 AM
I had to shoot that guy in the taint. He was trying to pin me to the ground so his buddy that was running up could face stomp me. I got a few rounds into him as his buddy stood over me. I had to shoot the second guy in the taint a number of times before his boot came down on me...

Brent Yamamoto
09-30-2022, 12:12 PM
In my mind, the un-published name of this class will always be Taint Shooting Progressions.

Hat tip to Mr. Anthony.

09-30-2022, 01:06 PM
Hopefully most of the Tribe is familiar with Brent. If not I just did another AAR on training with Brent.

As for Marco I was lucky enough to take a KWTL class that he attended and immediately could tell Marco is an instructor to train with. Both a real warrior and a teacher.

09-30-2022, 02:03 PM
This class is awesome, and Brent is the ideal teacher for it.

Just be sure to avoid the local criminal street gang. You can recognize them by the color they fly: blue. Use your turn signals, don't travel with any plastic straws, and don't consent to a search.

Brent Yamamoto
10-05-2022, 09:42 AM
Bumping to get more discussion going.

I hope to get a lot of participation in the California class - this one is going to be special with Marco on board. Marco knows his stuff, has a deep law enforcement and martial arts back ground, and is an all around badass. He'll be leading the scenario portion of class and I think this will add a great dimension.

Also, a new Suarez Tactics instructor that Gabe is bringing on board, Phil Turner, will be in attendance. Phil also has a deep LE and MA background. I had the pleasure of training with him in Gabe's recent pistol optics class and he will bring another wealth of information. We'll put him to work during the scenario portion as well!

And to generate some more thought, here's a link to the AAR from the 2018 Colorado class: http://www.warriortalk.com/showthread.php?138156-Rocky-Mountain-Taint-Shooting

Bob Mayne
10-23-2022, 07:44 AM
To help you with your decision, see the interview with both of these instructors, I just did.

Brent Yamamoto and Marco Innocenti joined me to discuss Pistol Groundfighting. You can listen to the audio podcast here, https://www.handgunworld.com/episode...rco-innocenti/ (https://www.handgunworld.com/episode-608-pistol-groundfighting-2-with-brent-yamamoto-and-marco-innocenti/), or the Youtube video here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXVJmTVzSCY

Be sure to sign up for their class, https://suarezinternational.com/pist...022-novato-ca/ (https://suarezinternational.com/pistol-ground-fighting-november-18-20-2022-novato-ca/)

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