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Welcome to Next Level Combatives (NLC), a full-service close-quarter-combat (CQC) training company. Close-quarter-combat, hand-to-hand, self-defense, defensive measures and defensive techniques are all different terms for the same ultimate end result, being more efficient at protecting yourself, and or your loved ones. For those in the professional protection industries; law enforcement, bodyguards, executive protection, dignitary protection, air marshals, armed security and others, being proficient in CQC is an extremely important part of the “job.”

Next Level Combatives operates from the perspective that nothing matters more in an aggressive situation then neutralizing the threat and either removing yourself, your loved ones, or your principals from harm’s way, removing the threat itself or maintaining control over the threat. Our core principles are enabling our clients to be more efficient with less effort, gaining a greater understanding of body mechanics, increasing your ability to use leverage to your advantage, knowing the difference between focus and awareness, and getting away as safely as possible.



"I may be a big target, but I don't want to be an easy target, whether it's on the court or off  That's why I hav e been training Tactical Jiu-Jitsu with Jonathan Burke for almost 20 years, and why my security team trains with him too.

Shaquille O'Neal