Course Description

Given the rising frequency of deadly attacks and terrorist incidents, it is not unlikely that security professionals and ordinary citizens will find themselves in situations where they need to defend themselves with the help of a partner. It can be very dangerous for two people to attempt to fight together as a team if they are not trained to do so and if they have not practiced and rehearsed beforehand.

This course and the associated training manual were developed by a team of experts with extensive special operations and law-enforcement experience. The course includes presentations, videos/animations, audio narration, interactive activities/assessments and many other digital training tools and resources. The course can be used by individual learners, or by instructors in a classroom environment. The course covers a wide range of tactical subjects including…

  • Clearing without entry
  • Delayed (deliberate) entry
  • Hallways
  • L-Shape, T-Shape and X-Shape Intersections
  • Stairwells
  • Multiple rooms
  • Clearing behind obstacles
  • Use of cover and concealment
  • Exterior movement

The manual also provides specific suggestions on how to prepare for and deal with likely tactical scenarios including home invasion and deadly attackers (active shooter).

All students will receive a serial numbered completion certificate upon finishing the course.


Course curriculum

    1. The Importance of Two-Person Tactics

    2. The Four Pillars of Survival

    1. Positioning Before Entry: Introduction

    2. Positioning Before Entering an Open Door

    3. Positioning Before Entering a Closed Door

    4. Positioning Before Entry: Quiz

    1. Clear Without Entry: Introduction

    2. Clear Without Entry: Center-Fed Open Door

    3. Clear Without Entry: Center-Fed Closed Door

    4. Clear Without Entry: Corner-Fed Open Door

    5. Clear Without Entry: Corner-Fed Closed Door

    6. Clear Without Entry: Quick Clear

    7. Clear Without Entry: Quiz

    1. Delayed Entry: Introduction

    2. Delayed Entry: Center-Fed Open Door

    3. Delayed Entry: Center-Fed Closed Door

    4. Delayed Entry: Corner-Fed Open Door

    5. Delayed Entry: Corner-Fed Closed Door

    6. Delayed Entry: Different Door Configurations

    7. Delayed Entry: Quiz

    1. Multiple Rooms: Introduction

    2. Multiple Rooms: Open Doors

    3. Multiple Rooms: Closed Doors

    4. Multiple Rooms: Multiple Open Doors

    5. Multiple Rooms: Quiz

    1. Hallways: Introduction

    2. Hallway Movement

    3. Hallway Room Entry

    4. L-Shape Intersection: High-Low

    5. L-Shape Intersections: Near-Far

    6. T-Shape Intersection: Immediate Clear

    7. X-Shape Intersection: Immediate Clear

    8. Intersections with Uneven Corners

    9. Clearing Intersections on the Move

    10. Hallways: Quiz

About this course

  • $40.00
  • 57 lessons

About the Instructors

Special Tactics

Special Tactics was developed by special operations veterans from Tier-1 Special Mission Units, along with a team experts with diverse backgrounds from the military, law enforcement and academic communities. Our mission is to help improve United States and allied national security capabilities through training and education.


Take your tactical skills to the next level and enroll in the Two-Person Close Quarters Tactics course today!

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