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Level 1 Combat Medic Test Weekend

  • May 19, 2012 · 8:00 AM
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**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.


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  • Robert R.

    Sam because I live in the Round Rock / Cedar Park area I would prefer just to meet in Burnet at 8. If anyone in the Austin area want to carpool let me know.

    May 15, 2012

  • Robert R.

    As far as training I signed up on the spartan web sight for the workout for the day. Reminds me of a crossfit workout. I will be doing that and running.

    April 26, 2012

  • Sam C.

    Yes, Sunday morning will be all about that, so we'll be pushing into that area pretty heavily, and working through those techniques. The end result is just that you folks who took those classes will be further along with the hand-to-hand and stick fighting. It's definitely not going away (we'll see more of it coming up soon), but tactics and fitness have come to the forefront first.

    April 20, 2012

  • Osakwe R.

    Is there any advantage for those who took the C/M classes last year, or is it a new agenda?

    April 20, 2012

  • Sam C.

    No, you're good, Robert. All that's required to come out for the full weekend is to have done at least one of the 2 core basics. You've done them both. :) RSVP here if you're doing it though.

    April 19, 2012

  • Robert R.

    hey i dont care about a certificate. do i have to have previously done wfa/herbology if i just want to go and learn stuff?

    April 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Training advice would be most appreciated...otherwise I will probably die.

    November 18, 2011

  • Sam C.

    Teams are NOT required to finish together, since that question's been coming up. Aside from being a team and getting to make a T-Shirt for it, it may mean having additional or different obstacles in the course added, and means we can also compete with our total team time.

    November 17, 2011

  • Sam C.

    Yes, I hadn't emailed the herbology meetup folks yet, but will do that today.

    November 17, 2011

  • Osakwe R.

    That Herbology online option is going to be my ticket in. I just saw the Herbology 1 course in "Meetups You May Be Interested In". I didn't get an email notice about it.

    November 17, 2011

  • Osakwe R.

    Holy Schit! I just watched the Spartan video! I may have RSVP'd too soon (8|). I didn't know we'd be going to Hell and back... to the Q. That looks effin' brutal; so why am I so excited about doing it!!! ...Letz get it on!

    November 17, 2011

  • Sam C.

    haha, Osakwe, I KNEW you'd be the first one signed up. Between the weekend-version of the Herbology Level 1, and the online version I'll have up there, hopefully you can get through all of that as well this spring. You've already done the WFA I know.

    November 17, 2011

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