About ICCA

Who we are

The International Close Combat Association (ICCA) is an organization that was established in 2018 and provides accreditation courses to self-protection and close combat instructors. To become a member and qualify as an ICCA course instructor, individuals must have provided training to military or law enforcement personnel. The courses offered by ICCA focus on techniques that have been pressure tested in real-world scenarios, rather than just in traditional martial arts dojos. This emphasis on practical, real-world effectiveness sets ICCA apart in the field of self-protection and close combat training.

Why choose us

  • Tried & Tested

    Our training methods have been pressure tested in the field

  • Civil Instructors

    Our Civil Instructors have been measured and tested to provide quality real world teaching

  • Instructors

    Our Instructors Courses are taught by bonified individuals with a track record

  • Grading System

    Our grading system is not club or friend based .Each Student must prove there knowledge and ability to third party examiners.

Principles of Close Combat

The principles of close combat emphasize practical and effective self-defense techniques that are designed to be quickly learned and easily retained. Close combat places a strong emphasis on using instinctive movements and natural reflexes to defend against and counteract various types of attacks. The training focuses on both defensive and offensive skills, preparing practitioners to react decisively in high-stress situations. Close combat also emphasizes the need to neutralize threats swiftly and decisively, while simultaneously seeking to minimize the risk of injury to oneself. Overall, the principles of close combat are geared towards providing individuals with the tools they need to protect themselves in real-world confrontations.

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Element Core For Civilian Self Protection

1. Situational Awareness: Being aware of one’s surroundings and potential threats is crucial for avoiding dangerous situations.
2. Assertiveness: Confidence and assertiveness can deter potential attackers and can also help in de-escalating confrontations.
3. Verbal De-escalation: A key skill in self-protection, knowing how to use verbal communication to defuse tense situations is essential.
4. Physical Fitness: Being in good physical condition can improve one’s ability to respond effectively in dangerous situations.
5. Self-Defense Training: Learning practical and effective self-defense techniques is invaluable for personal safety.
6. Understanding of Local Laws: Having knowledge of relevant self-defense laws can help in making informed decisions in threatening situations.
7. Emergency Preparedness: Being prepared for emergencies, such as having an exit strategy in crowded spaces, is crucial for self-protection.
8. Risk Assessment: Evaluating potential risks and making informed decisions to minimize exposure to danger is an important skill.
9. Use of Tools and Weapons: Knowing how to use self-defense tools and weapons safely and effectively can provide an added layer of protection.
10. Confidence and Mental Resilience: Developing mental fortitude and confidence under pressure is key in self-protection situations.

We Know Focusing on these elements can greatly enhance an individual’s ability to protect themselves and their loved ones.