STAT 10 hour Intensive Course:
Must have 6 students per evening to host course
Thu July 6th: 6 - 9:30pm.
Fri July 7th: 6 - 9:30pm.
Sat July 8th: 9am - 12:30pm
Fee: 1 day $50, 2 - 3 days $100
In March 2000 David Sgro started training with the US Special Forces to develop a comprehensive combative course. After about 1 year of "beta testing", the 20 hour FIGHT CUT Combatives Course was developed (Fully Integrated Grappling and Hitting Techniques. Close Up Techniques). In June 2001 2/3 SFG (A) contracted with FIGHT CUT and the training began. At this time the US was a "peace time" Army. The "tag line" for FIGHT CUT Combatives was "FIGHT CUT Combatives, where killing isn't just educational, it's fun!" Of course it was a joke that Soldiers enjoyed. However, when 9/11 hit, things changed. The US Army Public Affairs Office requested that FIGHT CUT change its "tag line", and of course, due to the seriousness of the situation, the tag line was dropped. As time proceeded the situation worsened and the "political climate" changed to the point where even the name "FIGHT CUT" was too "over the top" and "aggressive". Also, the mission was changing and the US Special Forces and the 82nd ABN sought more training in "pain compliance", and "non-compliant controlling techniques". By this time hundreds of 82nd ABN Soldiers were being trained and certified in the STAT Course (formerly known as FIGHT CUT). Also USACAPOC (United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command) had contracted with STAT to train and certify trainers. One of the main reasons USACAPOC contracted with the STAT Course was the fact that all other potential combative systems ended in destroying the opponent and STAT had the escalation of force as part of its POI (Plan Of Instruction). By 2009 over 1,400 Soldiers were trained and certified in the STAT Course.