PG Crafty moving to North Carolina

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  1. Crafty Dog

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    Woof All:

    We just signed with a real estate agent to sell our home here in Redondo Beach. The plan is to be out of here before the end of July (the house will be sold after we leave) and to move to North Carolina to work with Frankie McRae (you've seen him in DLO-4 and DLO-5) and Sean O'Dowd. Of course the work here with the DBMA Association will continue. Indeed, the facilities at Sean's school, where I will be teaching on Monday and Friday nights, will greatly enhance my Zoom capabilities.

    If you would like to get in training before I leave, then go to

    The Adventure continues!
    PG Crafty/Marc
    310-543-7521 landline, a 24/7 number
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    Frankie and I have been working together on and off for about 8 years now.

    www.Raidon Tactics

    Frank McRae
    Director of Training

    He is the former head of the US Army Special Forces Advanced Reconnaissance Target Analysis and Exploitation Techniques Course (SFARTAETC) at Ft. Bragg N.C. He started his military career in the 1st Ranger Bn as an 11B infantryman. He served in the 1st Special Forces Group (ABN) Okinawa Japan, in Cco 1st Bn. 1st SFG(A) (C-1-1) where he was an assault team leader for F team,Troop 1 in the Combatant Commanders In-extremis Force (CIF) conducting operations in Operation Enduring Freedom. Advising, training and standing up the Light Reaction Company of the Armed Forces of the Phillipines (AFP). He was then assigned as an Instructor to the SFARTAETC at the Special Warfare Center and School in Ft. Bragg NC, was promoted and became the NCOIC of the course and awarded for having the highest graduation rate for the course in it's twenty year history . He also served as a Troop SGM Troop 1 and Team SGT ODA-354 in B co 2nd Bn 3rd SFG(A) CIF in IRAQ as an Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Force (ICTF) Company SGM advisor and combat leader on many missions in Iraq and also attended the Israeli Counter-Terrorism Course as an exchange instructor.


    This from 2012:

    Raidon Tactics and Dog Brothers Martial Arts of Hermosa Beach, California have teamed in the past 3 months and developed new techniques for Gunfighter Combat Marksmanship (CMMS) and Hand to Hand Combat with knife and stick fighting integration.
    Marc “Crafty Dog” Denny has brought his unique and realistic skills to the Raidon Tactics Team and together we have pioneered new fighting techniques and adapted them to the Gunfighter Series for a more agile, aggressive and better shooter in the arena of Gunfighting. His training and techniques have helped us immensely with our new “Crafty Dog” shooting stance and especially in the defense against the knife attack in a Close Quarters /Confined Space Shooting scenario. So with “Crafty Dog” Denny and his training team we have developed more ways for the Warfighter to be the victor in a combat situation.



    I wanted to let you know that since we have started working together I have learned a tremendous amount. More so with the adaptation of your fighting stance and the flexibility it offers for my Gunfighter series. I have found that it allows for a more mobile base to a more reflexive stance that keeps the shooter from becoming too lazy and moving into a Weaver stance. Indeed, I think it no less an innovation than the Weaver stance and no less deserving of its own name and hereby propose “the Crafty Dog Stance”.


    You know how I feel about a restrictive position. The Crafty Dog gives a more powerful position to the shooter to start from and makes movement easier. It is better for recoil management in a rapid shooting engagement and allows smaller shooters and women to shoot bigger handguns without all the shoulder involvement. It allows for better follow thru and for sure makes recovery easier for faster shooting and quicker target engagement for follow on shots. I just taught a three day Gunfighter course and some of the students had attended a previous course. They loved the new addition and thought it was better adapted to shooting as well. One student said it was more comfortable for him to use the Crafty Dog than a regular Isosceles because it put less stress on his lower back with all the kit on. Anything that helps our backs with 60lbs of body armor and kit has got to be better than the normal. I wanted to thank you again for the mentoring and the new techniques you have taught me. I hope one day to be able to reciprocate as much.

    Frankie Mcrae


    Frankie at work:


    I really like the Akita and Shiba knives you designed and see many new developments with the integration of the Gun-Knife-Hand fighting. Especially for the Low Visibility and Covert Carry Techniques we teach. The Handle design allows for superb retention of the Knife while fighting with other weapons and systems. I carry it now on my battle belt, as an integral part of my kit and train many on its uses.

    Frankie McRae
    Director of Training
    Raidon Tactics


    Frankie is an 18 Delta (Special Forces Combat Medic)

    Doctor Dog writes:

    I just finished reviewing the new trauma care offering as the latest installment of the DLO series.

    As a former military doctor, I have completed the Combat Casualty Care Course (C4) and spent plenty of hours moonlighting in the ER, but if you don't use skills regularly you lose them so a couple years ago I attended this seminar taught by Frankie McRae, and found it extremely practical and useful.

    The new algorithms being taught to the combat medics now as a result of all our recent casualty experience frankly make a lot more sense than what I was taught years ago. The material is stepwise, logical and accessible. The emphasis on material that is most likely to be useful was good. The section on what to have with you or readily accessible is very good. It made me rethink my personal preparedness and I now almost always have an IFAK with an additional self applicable tourniquet and nasal airway, small flashlight and blade in a small bag with me. I made that decision and commitment after attending this seminar.

    Statistically, you are far more likely at some point in your life to be dealing with the aftermath of a traumatic injury, be it bullet, blade, chainsaw, automobile, lawnmower, etc, than you are to be pulling out your gun or knife in self defense, and the person injured is likely to be you or a loved one. If you carry a gun or a blade but do not have ready access to some sort of medical kit and the training to use it, you may want to reconsider priorities (again, statistically speaking). This video is an excellent place to start. I highly recommend it.Doctor Dog writes:
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    Apparently our actual date of departure is Oct 11.

    Shortly thereafter I should be teaching at Vigilance Combatives (see above)
  6. Crafty Dog

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    Slight change. Our air tix are Oct 19.

    The Adventure continues!

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