WHY HIGH GEAR

EXPERIENCE IS SOMETHING YOU GET SHORTLY AFTER YOU NEED IT

Our Story

In 1980 I developed a drill called “The Panic Attack”. This force on force scenario drill inspired me to design HIGH GEAR.

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The gear inspired a new way to run scenarios.

It also allowed for a near surgical specificity when working on strategies and tactics. It became a lab-based tool for creating solutions to problems during any type of combat sport.

 
 
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A decade into my research I realized that using HIGH GEAR properly developed the intangibles that help people get in the zone.

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  • In short, using High Gear offered a training hack to develop more functional movement.

  • It helped both role-players understand violence in a more visceral way.

  • This helped them learn to manage fear and stay focused on tactics that created opportunity. Stress-inoculation was the goal.

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What separates HIGH GEAR from every other suit on the market
is its functionality.

Plastics, foams, etc. are available to all manufacturers...

What differentiates us from other padded assailant suits is our philosophy of design that inspired a OPFOR/role-player suit that DOES NOT inhibit or restrict the movement of the role-player, trainer or the student who must practice skills often dictated by ROE's, plans or a use of force continuum.


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You wouldn’t training wrestling, BJJ or grappling
on a concrete floor would you?

Of course not.

High Gear is the grappling mat you wear.


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This compilation shows actual training over the years from personal defense to force on force CQB/SWAT scenarios.

It's important to note how natural and realistic the movement is. This is a critical aspect of our role-player training taught to graduates of our Ballistic Micro-Fight System.

TRAINING SOLUTIONS

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The Ballistic Micro Fight (BMF) is an evidence-based scenario training protocol that reverse engineers confrontations so that the practitioner develops a deeper understanding of how the human body moves during sudden aggression.

A BMF session will work on internal and external awareness, stamina and endurance conditioning specific to self-defense and combatives and will also develop the moral, ethical and legal aspects of confrontation management. 

The BMF represents a breakthrough training method for stress inoculation.

REALISTIC MOVEMENT ALLOWS ANYONE FROM ANY SYSTEM OR STYLE TO PRESSURE TEST THEIR SKILLS

This is a rare and older video from the vault (circa 1995). We just stumbled across it and it's got some amazing footage of military training, defensive tactics, kids anti-abduction training, all showing real movement, live-action and real contact. Check it out, it'll really show you how versatile High Gear really is.

Another example of our scenario program: Ballistic Micro-Fight. This is a gang fight scenario, multiple assailants. Everyone's a role-player and has an objective during these confrontations.