WHY SIGN UP FOR THE COMBAT UNIVERSITY?

Do you feel confident you can defend yourself in a violent situation?

We've created an online or in-person curriculum to train you in self-defense.

Our system will ensure you are prepared to defend yourself and those you care about. Our system utilizes  Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, Hands, and Medical Skills to prepare you for the real world. With classes on each and then integrating the disciplines, you will be guided along your path to becoming a R.A.I.D. Warrior.

WHAT IS R.A.I.D.?

Responsive Actions and Integrated Disciplines 

 The R.A.I.D. SYSTEM IS AN ALL-INCLUSIVE FIGHTING SYSTEM THAT BLENDS, HAND-TO-HAND COMBAT, FIREARMS (PISTOL, RIFLE AND SHOTGUN) ALONG WITH MEDICAL AND MINDSET SKILLS THAT GIVE YOU THE SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND EQUIPMENT FOR TOTAL SELF-DEFENSE CAPABILITY. THIS SYSTEM IS TAUGHT BY GREEN BERETS THAT TAUGHT OTHER GREEN BERETS WHILE ON ACTIVE DUTY IN HOSTAGE RESCUE AND COUNTER-TERRORISM OPERATIONS. ALL FIGHTING TECHNIQUES TAUGHT IN THIS FIGHTING SYSTEM HAVE BEEN PROVEN IN MANY MANY TOURS OF COMBAT AND WORK ON THE STREET FOR THOSE THAT ARE NOT SOLDIERS. THIS IS A STRUCTURED SYSTEM THAT IS EASY TO LEARN AND THE COMBAT UNIVERSITY IS YOUR GUIDE TO TRAINING.

What is The Combat University?

The Combat University is an institution dedicated to training people just like you with different methods to defend yourself in any situation. By training at The Combat University you will learn self-defense using your hands, impact weapons, edged weapons, and firearms. Additionally, you will learn the knowledge to survive the encounter. We welcome all levels of students with different goals, from beginners to advanced students; from basic firearm training to hand-on-hand combatives. Everyone can find a suitable program that fits his or her goal.  

The school of R.A.I.D is the most innovative and comprehensive program we offer. Two of our professors combined their 40-plus years of special operation experience and created the program. Students will learn the knowledge of medical skills, self-defense theory and skills, tactical engagement, firearm handlingcombatives, etc. When students pass their tests, they will continue their studies with more in-depth learning and knowledge to perfect their skills. 

There are four levels of R.A.I.D. Warriors Resident Training Curriculum. R.A.I.D. Warriors are the students who get recognized for their excellent performance in their skills and knowledge. They are awarded for their accomplishments along with their journey.  

Our online school provides all the training of the resident course without the in-person sessions at our North Carolina locations. Just like any other online college, you will review the classes in your chosen school and practice the techniques presented. The Combat University is unique in its training by requiring minimal space and equipment. This program, even the firearms training, can take place anywhere by utilizing either Live fire training on a range or airsoft and dry fire skills in your home.

The Combat University is comprised of two campuses and 3 schools. We offer a resident campus for those located near us in North Carolina and an online program. The resident campus has a low restriction training range and Combatives Dojo for all firearms-related fight training in Bunnlevel, NC, and the School of Fighting Arts is our martial arts studio in Aberdeen, NC. Both locations are just a short distance from Raleigh/Durham, Fayetteville, and the surrounding eastern North Carolina area.

By selecting to train at our resident campus, you receive the online training lessons and you will also train in person with our elite instructors at the two locations listed.

No matter which campus you choose, you will receive the best training in self-defense anywhere. Our training system is intended for anyone. Our trained and experienced Instructors will guide you along your path to become the best Warrior you can be.  Whether you are young or old, male or female, experienced or brand new to self-defense, our system will provide you the necessary training to confidently protect yourself and those around you.

 Each school provides a list of any equipment that will enhance your training experience. This equipment can be acquired as you progress through the lessons.

The Combat University is now an authorized Partner of the American TaeKwonDo Association (ATA) and the American Freestyle Karate Association (AFKA) for Firearms integration training programs for in the studio airsoft training. 

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MEET YOUR PROFESSORS

Frankie McRae

Founder of The R.A.I.D. Tactical engagement System 

Frankie McRae is the former head of the US Army Special Forces Advanced Reconnaissance Target Analysis and Exploitation Techniques Course, (SFARTAETC) the Proponent Hostage Rescue and Counter-Terrorism School for the US Army Special Forces at Ft. Bragg N.C. He served in the 1st Special Forces Group (ABN) Okinawa Japan, in Cco 1st Bn. 1st SFG(A) (C-1-1) where he was an assault team leader for F team,Troop 1. He also served as a Troop SGM Troop 1 and Team SGT ODA-354 in B co 2nd Bn 3rd SFG(A) CIF in IRAQ as an Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Force (ICTF) Company SGM advisor and combat leader on many missions in Iraq and also attended the Israeli Counter-Terrorism Course as an exchange instructor. Frankie McRae is a Blackbelt in the U.R.B.A.N combatives system, a certified Special Forces Hand to Hand Combat Instructor, and Level 4 certified in Krav Maga

Sean O'Dowd

Sean O'Dowd

Co-Founder of the R.A.I.D. Tactical Engagement System.

Sean O’Dowd is a retired Master Sergeant from the United States Army Special Operations Command. He is a Master Army Combatives Instructor, Special Operations Combatives Instructor, Subject Control and Apprehension Techniques Instructor, Krav Maga Level 5 Instructor, Muay Thai Practitioner, BLS Instructor, Designated Marksman Instructor, and ASFA Certified Personal Trainer. He is the Founder and Chief Instructor of Vigilance Combatives. He holds 4 Black Belts and is a North Carolina State Champion. He has used his training in the real world as a Purple Heart Combat Veteran. He holds a degree in Emergency Management and Leadership Management.

Marc Denny

 Punong Guro "Crafty Dog" Marc Denny is the "Guiding Force" of the Dog Brothers (see e.g. the National Geographic documentary "Fight Club") and the Founder and Head Instructor of Dog Bothers Martial Arts.  Combining an unusual depth and breadth of training with some of the finest martial arts teachers on the planet (private student of Guro Dan Inosanto, the Machado Brothers, and others) with his Dog Brothers fighting experience he has trained various US Special Forces units, SEAL Team Six (now known as Dev Gru),  US Army MACP (Level lll), US Border Patrol, and various other law enforcement entities.

    AFKA R.A.I.D. PROGRAM        

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       ATA R.A.I.D. PROGRAM

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SCHOOL OF R.A.I.D.

A training and education program that utilizes a combination of knowledgeskills, and equipment, employing correct tactical responses and integrated fighting disciplines in a violent situation. This course integrates both firearms and hand-to-hand curriculum. Go to SIGN UP NOW and choose distance or resident classes to learn more.

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SCHOOL OF APPLIED KINETIC DIPLOMACY

Training in marksmanship for kinetic engagement of pistolrifle, and shotgun. This curriculum covers the employment of firearms in a number of self-defense situations based on techniques taught to U.S. Army Special Forces Operators. Go to SIGN UP NOW and choose distance or resident classes to learn more. 

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SCHOOL OF FIGHTING ARTS

Learn a variety of offensive techniques which include turning defense into counter-offense. Students will learn to neutralize multiple assailants, defend against firearmsedge weapons, or blunt objects. Students will apply these principles in a multitude of situations. Go to SIGN UP NOW and choose distance or resident classes to learn more. 

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SCHOOL OF CONTACT WEAPONS

Learn the use and defense of many types of weapons from Knives, Sticks, and  Improvised. Using dynamic movements proven in the adrenal state. SIGN UP NOW and choose distance or resident classes to learn more. 

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Online

Individual Physical and Cyber  Protective Measures Seminar Series

 

A 23-part multi-series of Seminars given to different groups on Physical and Cyber Protective measures that enable you to reduce your signature to both physical and cybercrime, and also give you pointers on reducing your risks. Topics discussed are Terrorism, Natural Disasters, Active Shooters, Cyber threats, Cyber risk mitigation techniques, and more. with a really low subscription price of $39 you can study the many hours of information as you need. And the great thing, when you are done cancel your subscription with no problem.  This series is a joint effort Between James Tiller and Frankie McRae that gives the student the tools needed to reduce and mitigate risks.

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