Tacflow News & Media Archives

SACP Combative Carbine Course for the ATOA
Serving Those Who Serve Us
Who trains in Phoenix in 110F+ weather?  We do!  We may have been a bit crazy to put on a course during the hottest season of the year in Florence, AZ.  The students all pulled together and gave it their all.

 

by Mark Lang
Officer.com
As the Police Sniper it is my responsibility to let my peers and supervisors know my capabilities and limitations. My excuses must be little to none and my standard must be higher than the rest. That is my mentality, my way and direction. If I am standing still, then I am moving backwards. The Police Sniper should be one of the best members of your team.

Military and Police Sniper selection

Let’s just get this out front and center: there are differences between Military and Police snipers. Experts have spent hours discussing those differences, but let’s stick to the matter … Read More

2014 Indiana SWAT Officers Association Conference
Thank you to the ISOA for having us out to their 2014 Conference!  Rigo Durazo taught 2 blocks of Combative Principles.

Our instructors are happy to put training blocks together for conferences and events.  For more information please contact info@tacflow.com.

 

 

Thank you to Laura Fogarty for the awesome pictures!  See more of her work at www.laurafogartyphotography.com

 
 

“Activities in the BC Place Stadium located in downtown Vancouver were set aside recently to let the Vancouver Police Department snipers train with the instructors of Craft International LLC, co-founded by Chris Kyle. The training helps ensure the criminals will lose the game on a third and final down.

In recent years, SWAT teams and Emergency Response Teams across Canada have begun training with consulting and training providers, who are mostly owned by ex-military operators from across the globe, on tactics used by the military. This gives them the edge against a growing numbers of both criminals and potential terrorists. We … Read More

Structural Alignment Combative Principles – SACP – Combat Carbine Course/ FEB 2014
Instructed by Randy DeHaye, Rigo Durazo, and Edward Morales Tacflow partnered with Craft International

This course focused on the fundamental building blocks including:
·         Introduction to Basic/Advance Carbine
·         Marksmanship Training
·         Defensive Posturing for Threat
·         Threat Analysis
·         Perimeter Security
·         Engaging multiple threats in a TCCC extraction situation (Urban/Rural)
.         SACP/  Structural Alignment Combative Principles
For more information on this or any of our courses, email info@tacflow.com
 

We want to send a huge THANK YOU to our friends at TangoDown for supplying gear and prizes for last week’s course!  We would also like to thank S.O.D. … Read More

Structural Alignment Combative Principles – SACP – Advanced Carbine Course/ JAN 2014
Instructed by Dan Herman, Rigo Durazo, and Edward Morales Tacflow partnered with Craft International

We want to send a huge THANK YOU to our friends at TangoDown for supplying gear and prizes for last week’s course!  We would also like to thank S.O.D. Gear for the bad ass clothing.  Your gear is outstanding!

 

For more information on this or any of our courses, email info@tacflow.com

 

The first in a series of 2 custom course we put together for an SF group.

CRAFT International Civilian Memorial Shoot Out
There were record lows in store for the students who braved the snow, ice, and stinging wind to make it out to the CRAFT International Civilian Memorial Shoot Out!

Rigo Durazo, Randy DeHay and Jeff Kranz all taught blocks for those who made it through the storm

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We were asked to teach at this year’s SNIPERFEST for the 4th year in a row.  Rigo Durazo and Edward Morales taught a block on rifle combatives while Mark Lang from Craft International spoke on public venue sniper call outs.

Thank you to the MCSO Posse for another great year!

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We were happy to be able to come hang out with all our Arizona LE at the 4th Annual ATOA Conference.

This year we were able to talk John Wayne Walding, (3rd Special Forces Group – Owner of Five Toes Customs- all around great American!) to come give a debrief on his experience during Operation Commando Wrath, better known as the battle of Shok Valley.

If you don’t know who JW is, watch this video to get an idea…. and then head over to www.5toescustom.com to check out his custom rifle work!

Article- Sniperfest 2012 including instruction from Rigo Durazo
Staff Report
Craft Instructor Rigo Durazo was a guest instructor for the third year in a row at Sniperfest, a yearly training and competition put on by the MCSO Tactical Vehicle Posse. Sniperfest blends training and competition for police snipers, all based on real-world scenarios. The event has been covered on local news stations, as well as written up in several publications. An excerpt from the article in Surefire’s Combat Tactics Magazine Summer 2013 edition is below.
Rigo Durazo, Director of Combatives for Craft International (www.thecraft.com), also made another appearance at Sniperfest. Rigo, with his … Read More

Law Enforcement Technology May 2013
By Mark Lang
“At the completion of this article another terrorist attack has taken the lives of fellow Americans at a major sporting event. These particular cowards who attacked us ran, but ultimately were dealt with by the fine efforts of the Boston-area law enforcement. Sporting events and venues are and will continue to be an attractive target until we get serious about securing them on a consistent basis. It’s a huge undertaking, no doubt, but isn’t one life worth it?

Football games, ice hockey, NASCAR racing…every day our friends and family attend events like these with an … Read More

MAY 2013 UC Combative Transitions to Your Firearm and Vehicle Fighting hosted by MCSO
Instructed by Rigo Durazo and Edward Morales

May is a tough month to train outside in the desert heat.  These officers not only showed up, they gave their all!

Course Overview:
Learn how to create time/ distance/ opportunity to deploy your firearm from a concealed
position. This Tacflow™ course focuses on foot work congruent to both the combative and
shooting world, along with principals allowing the operator to understand and recognize
“true” violence within their opponent. Students will work through multiple engagements
and disarms. Training is not based on muscle science and mere aggression, … Read More

by Mark Lang
Officer.com
At the completion of this article another terrorist attack has taken the lives of fellow Americans at a major sporting event. These particular cowards who attacked us ran, but ultimately were dealt with by the fine efforts of the Boston-area law enforcement. Sporting events and venues are and will continue to be an attractive target until we get serious about securing them on a consistent basis. It’s a huge undertaking, no doubt, but isn’t one life worth it?

Football games, ice hockey, NASCAR racing…every day our friends and family attend events like these with an expectation of safety and … Read More

“Arkansas State Police and Little Rock and North Little Rock SWAT team members return from sniper positions around War Memorial Stadium during a Police Sniper Response to a Public Venue training session on Wednesday. Police sniper instructors from Craft International of Dallas led the group of Arkansas law enforcement members in a training event at the stadium.”

Course Review- Craft International’s Combative Transitions to Your Firearm
by Sergeant Pamela Starr, Dallas PD

“According to the Tacflow™ website (www.tacflow.com), Tacflow™ is “tactically-flowing through a CQC environment utilizing all levels of force from carbine to hand-to-hand solutions.” It combines skills learned in the Kali and Silat styles of hand-to-hand combatives with the weaponry of law enforcement and military officers and it is the basis for Craft International’s close quarters combat courses (www.thecraft.com). The course is taught by Rigo Durazo who holds the title of Maha Guru in his style and has extensive experience in law enforcement and military operations. Quite an … Read More

2013 Georgia Tactical Officers Association Conference
Thank you to the GTOA for having us out to their 2013 Conference!  Rigo Durazo taught a block on transitions and containment with Combat Mindset.

Our instructors are happy to put training blocks together for conferences and events.  For more information please contact info@tacflow.com.

Thank you to Laura Fogarty for the awesome pictures!  See more of her work at www.laurafogartyphotography.com

 

By Andre’ M. Dall’au
(Public Venue Countersniping article was originally published by Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement- November 2012)

As early as 2004, the government has issued advisories that public venues such as arenas and stadiums had been identifies as prime targets by terrorists.  The potential for causing mass casualties in a venue full of unprotected citizens has an obvious appeal to evildoers bent on disrupting our way of life.  A lone gunman or a violent, organized group could attack a professional sports event, rock concert, or even your son or daughter’s high school football game unless prepared and well-equipped guardians … Read More

Article-  Rigo Durazo teaches at Sniperfest
by Cameron Hopkins
Instructor Rigo Durazo, Owner of TACFLOW and Lead Instructor for Craft International- instructed one of the 2011 Sniperfest training blocks put on by the MCSO Posse in AZ. The event was covered on local news stations, as well as written up in several publications. An excerpt from the article in Surefire’s Combat Tactics Magazine is below, with a link to the full article .pdf.
“In a similar vein, another training block offered weapon retentions and hand-to-hand-combat instruction from noted martial arts pioneer Rigo Durazo, who offered a training block focused on hand-to-hand transitions while … Read More

Tacflow and Craft International partnered for this sizzling AZ summer course!

Thank you to all the students who came out for the July Combative Transitions course in AZ. All survived the summer heat on the 3rd Range day.
info@tacflow.com to learn about hosting TACFLOW courses at your department!

An Excerpt from the Full Combat Mind Presentation
by Rigo Durazo
“When I began my training many years ago, it was very much like a game of chess with strategy and tactics.  I believed that with enough training I could counter any move.  I would often see a move or tactic and immediately tell you what I could do to counter that move.  I truly did not understand the elements of violence.  I was basing all my training on people who had the same values and ethics or morality as myself.  I was only fighting to win and dominate.  I had … Read More

During the summer of 2011, Rigo Durazo and members of the original Craft International training team including Chris Kyle, Rich Emberlin, Nathan Merithew, Steven Young, and Bo French, spent part of their summer doing a photo shoot for the 5.11 Tactical article.  Guns, dirt, heat, and laughs.  Those were fun times.

 

We were invited to speak at a Diamondback Tactical operator’s event at 2011 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, NV

Speakers for Craft International included Chris Kyle, USN (SEAL), one of the top snipers in the history of American Armed Forces. This was the last SHOT Show before his New York Times number one bestselling book “American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History” came out.

Rigo Durazo spoke for Tacflow, Craft’s preferred combative provider.

 

 

 

Rigo Durazo and a team from Craft International taught at the 2010 Arizona Sniperfest hosted by Maricopa County Sheriffs Office.

 

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