**PREREQUISITE: Primitive Core Basic **
**RECOMMENDED (but not required): Level 1 Combat Medic Class or Tactical Paintball Team Practices**
This is the Test Weekend for Level 1 Combat Medic. As you should know if you're far enough along to do this class, the Combat Medic applies to the "Body." This applies both to self-defense & fighting fitness as well as healing.
The healing requirements for the Combat Medic Level 1 are:
- 16-Hour Wilderness First Aid Certification*
- Level 1 Herbology
*Starting in 2012, the WFA certification is a part of the Level 1 Herbology certification series anyway
You do NOT have to have the healing requirements finished in order to take part in this testing weekend. However, if you pass this weekend, you won't get a certificate until you finish the healing requirements.
The Combatives requirements for the Combat Medic Level 1 are:
- Making it through this weekend without quitting
*If you attended the 2011 Combat Medic Level 1 weekends, those will be a great help, but they're not required
Bring your own food and $30 cash to help pay for incidentals (maintenance, paintball supplies, etc), but otherwise the only charge for this weekend will be your entry fee for the Spartan Obstacle Race in Burnet, TX, on Sat AM
So here's approximately how the schedule will work for the weekend:
9AM - Run the Spartan Race in Burnet (registration & race details below). If you want to camp out at the Q on Friday night and carpool up to Burnet, that works too. Otherwise meet in Burnet by 8AM Saturday ready to run the race.
~Noon - Start back to the Q.
2PM - Begin tactical scenarios. We'll be running paintball scenarios all afternoon that will all be combat-medic related.
7PM - Set up camp & security
9PM - 6AM Sunday - Respond to any security threats throughout the night, while under a combat medic scenario (patient(s), etc)
6AM - Morning physical training - hand-to-hand, stick & grappling
9AM - Review of weekend and combat medic concepts
10AM - Graduation
Check out the Spartan Race here at this link. You can see videos here, as well as on YouTube, so you have an idea of what to expect. This is a 5K race, but there's a BIG difference between a 5K race and a 5K obstacle course, believe me. If you want to do this, you need to be serious about training for it. I'll be sending out training suggestions, and will host training sessions probably on weeknights or the nights prior to other classes that are related to this specialty (such as herbology).
Go to this link above, and click on "Register Now" on the right, for the 19th. You can sign up first as an individual then join our team. I tried signing up as part of joining the team and got an error. So I think it's probably best to sign up as an individual, then come back to the Register Now button, and on the page that takes you to, click on "Join a Team."
The name of the Team is The Human Path and will appear in a drop down list. Email me for the password first, as you'll need that in order to join the team. This will mean a discount for all of us, the more we have on our team. Plus we can actually compete as a team in regards to team times (it's not necessary to run it as a team and finish together).
Let me know if you have any questions.