For February 2016’s Seminar information, click HERE.

Specializing in armed & unarmed close-quarters battle, active & static counter-knife measures, and combat pistolcraft with a special emphasis on law enforcement & military applications.

Sweden 2014 Gutterfighting-CQB Seminar
Seminar: February 27 and 28, 2016

For more information, click HERE.

GUTTER FIGHTING – CQB is a complete method of Close-Quarters Combat, and not just another “Self-Defense System”. It’s a mindset combined with the most effective strategies, tactics and techniques that are time tested from the streets of Shanghai, China to the battlefields of World War II, Korea, Vietnam, GWOT as well as street fights around the world.

We train for real world conditions and situations to better help you survive. The purpose of most mixed martial arts schools is to train students for a sport with an established framework of rules and regulations.  This mindset could cause more harm in the real world. 

Nearly 70 years ago, Lt. Col. W.E. Fairbairn summed up his approach as “Vehemence, Artifice, Shock & Force”.  To come out a winner, you must understand that in combat, there is the reactive side and the proactive side. If you plan to survive then you better understand the nuances and tactics of both sides.

This line of strategy and tactics applies to any violent encounter, including unarmed combat.

We offer professional instruction and training in the authentic methods developed and taught both prior to and during WWII, by such legends as Lt. Col. W. E. Fairbairn, Major Eric A. Sykes, Col. Rex Applegate, Dermot O’Neill, John Styers and many others – with subtle changes and adjustments as introduced by Clint Sporman, based on his extensive background in law enforcement.

If you want to learn tactics to survive in the real world, then you will find exactly what you are looking for here. The improved self-confidence, higher self-esteem, and overall improved mood experienced by our students is not what we focus on but are merely the byproducts of the tactics we teach and live by.


Our methods are highly effecitve and practical – but simple in nature due to how the human body reacts to severe STRESS in combat situations.


Combative superiority, with a focus on AWARENESS of our surroundings and being OFFENSIVE in nature based on elements laid out by W.E. Fairbairn nearly 70 years ago.

What We Offer

Professional instruction that is second to none! Our approach to Close-Quarters Combat is rational, effective and reliable.  Our knowledge, experience and training methods are unparalleled. 

What We Don't Offer

If you’re looking for a martial art that’s rich in culture, tradition, and spiritual enlightenment, you’ve come to the wrong place.

DOING is what we specialize in; talking is what “the others” do.