Armed Movement in Structures (AMIS) with ShivWorks

The ShivWorks Armed Movement in Structures (AMIS) course is a two-day (20-hour) block of instruction focusing on negotiating movement problems within buildings with limited or no resources. Moving through a structure that contains armed hostiles, perhaps by oneself, is probably the most dangerous task one can undertake. This course presents the best options for winning a confrontation under those circumstances, with the qualification that there is simply no fail-safe way to do this.

First Day (12 Hours):

  • Viewing the environment in terms of the unseen
  • Vertical, Horizontal, and Diagonal planes of visual obscurement
  • Distance variables and the visual apex
  • Threshold evaluation
  • Dynamic and Deliberate movement
  • Room Entry factors (known versus unknown)
  • Minimizing multiple exposure
  • Modifying the fighting platform to conform to cover and concealment
  • Re-setting/Disrupting the adversary’s OODA loop
  • Chalk board exercises
  • Dry-runs
  • FoF evolutions
  • Low-light module

Second Day (Eight Hours):

  • Practical Exercises for egress, search, and third-party rescue

Instructor Bio:

Craig Douglas (aka “SouthNarc”) is the founder of ShivWorks, a consortium of like-minded professionals devoted to training and product development in the emerging field of interdisciplinary problem-solving for self-defense. Craig retired from law enforcement after 21 years of service with the bulk of his career spent in narcotics and SWAT. Since 2003, Craig has been teaching globally under the ShivWorks brand and has conducted coursework on entangled shooting skills in nearly 40 states and nine foreign countries. He has taught for federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, and to three branches of the U.S. military.


Please bring the following items with you to class:

  • These items will be provided as part of the class, but if you prefer to train with your own, please bring!
    • Airsoft pistol, gas, and BBs
    • Appropriate head and face protection for airsoft (full mask)
  • Flashlight
  • Notebook
  • Positive attitude
  • Open mind
  • Water and snacks / food (there is no where close enough to the range to get food during breaks)

*PLEASE NOTE: The range has no running water or facilites, only porta potties. Please bring enough water and supplies to last throughout the course!

AMIS w/ ShivWorks
Oct 22-23

Deposit Amount

$ 200.00

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