Combatives Training

What: Combatives training is realistic martial arts training for military, law enforcement and other warrior professionals.  It is weapons-based, but covers unarmed and other conflict-management techniques.  The training includes clarification and activation of the Warrior Ethic and warrior core values.
When: August 12, 2007
10am - 3pm
Where: Wesley Hall*
4th and Mercer Avenue
Spring Lake, NJ  07762
Cost: $50.  ($25 for participants of the August 11, 2007 Bujinkan Seminar Here.
Attendees: Anyone with a sincere interest in military combatives and warrior ethics is welcome.  You do not have to be active duty military or law enforcement to attend.
Instructors: Shane T. Franklin was the Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge of the USMC Martial Art Center of Excellence, Quantico, Va., home of the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP).  He served 24 years in the USMC and attained the rank of Master Gunnery Sergeant.  He served with all three active Marine Reconnaissance Battalions and 2nd Force Recon Company, and was a Senior Drill Instructor at Parris Island SC.

He has taught close-combat courses in the Marine Corps since 1988 and conducted military martial art exchanges with Australia, Bangladesh, Korea, Maldives, Mongolia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and extensively with the Japanese Self Defense Force.

Shane began his martial art training in 1980 and has studied Uechi Ryu, Shito Ryu and Shorin Ryu.  He trained in Okinawa for seven consecutive years running his own branch dojo and serving as an assistant instructor at the Shorin Ryu Kenshin-kan Hombu dojo for five years. 

Jack E. Hoban is a former active duty US Marine Corps Captain and long time practitioner of martial arts.   

He is Black Belt Emeritus in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) and a Subject Matter Expert for the Program.  

Hoban is also Shidoshi Senior Instructor in the Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu system under Grand Master Masaaki Hatsumi in Japan.  

Over the last 25 years he has taught more than 500 seminars and workshops around the world to martial arts, military, and law enforcement groups.

*Directions: Take the Garden State Parkway either north or south (depending, of course, on the direction from which you are coming) to exit 98. Go east on Rte. 138 to end. Take Rte. 35 south to third light (Amoco Station on Corner).  Turn left on Warren Avenue.  Go through the light on Rte. 71 and over the Railroad tracks. Go through the stop sign and continue to 4th Ave.  Turn right on 4th Avenue.  Wesley Hall is on the corner of 4th and Mercer Avenue.

By train from Penn Station in Newark: Take the New Jersey Coastline train to Spring Lake. From the train station, walk east on Warren Avenue. Go through the stop sign and continue to 4th Ave.  Turn right on 4th Avenue.  Wesley Hall is on the corner of 4th and Mercer Avenue.

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