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September 20th to 22nd, 2024 Inaugural IDS Fight IQ 4 CCW at The Famed Minnesota Martial Arts Academy in Minneapolis, Minnesota!!

This groundbreaking conference is the first of its kind and promises an unparalleled experience for audacious FREAKS like you, who demand cutting-edge training and education, to come together at this exclusive gathering.  And, our instructor lineup is going to blow your mind!

Make history by joining us for the inaugural IDS Fight IQ Conference and pick up on key skills to take your game to the next level!

Delve into the realm of High-Level Combatives and Pistol Craft for Concealed Carry at our extraordinary conference! Join a dream team of the most legit instructors on the planet as they guide you through cutting-edge principles, techniques and knowledge. Immerse yourself in an environment where you can train alongside and connect with like-minded Citizen Defender Freaks who share your passion for personal protection.

Invited Members

  • IDS APEX Affiliates
  • IDS APEX Instructors
  • Students of IDS APEX Affiliates
  • Members of IDS LABWORX
  • Subscribers of Online Training Program
  • Minnesota Martial Arts Academy Affiliates, Coaches, and Students
  • Arms Room Radio Listeners
  • For Those Wishing to Attend by Special Exemption Email Your Request To:

Date & Time:

September 20th to 22nd, 2024 at
The Famed Minnesota Martial Arts Academy Location:  6840 Shingle Creek Parkway,
STE #24
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
Ph: 763-560-5696

World Class Instructor and Course Lineup!

Greg Nelson

Greg Nelson

Course: Ground Zero: Unpacking Ground Fighting in Hostile Environments for Concealed Carry

Legendary Martial Artist and MMA Coach (4 UFC World Champions) and co-developer of US Special Warfare Combatives System, Founder of The Minnesota Martial Arts Academy and IDS Adjunct Instructor.

Todd Fossey

Todd Fossey

Course: Heuristic Havoc: Decrypting Threat Reflex Training for Concealed Carry

Founder and Chief Instructor of Integrative Defense Strategies (IDS) Human Performance & Motor Learning Coach, Disruptive Innovator and Founder / Creator of the IDS APEX Training System.

Buck Grant

Ajarn Buck Grant

Course: Breaking Boundaries: The Art of Tactical Wall Work for Concealed Carry

Prolific Martial Artist, MMA Coach and current Martial Arts / Combatives Coach to US Navy SEAL Teams.

Mike the Machine Richman

Mike “The Machine” Richman

Course: Beyond The Holster: Pocket Power Striking for Concealed Carry 

Marine Sniper, Legendary MMA (Belator) and Bare Knuckle Boxing (BKFC Future Hall of Famer).

Rob High

Rob High

CourseStrategic Response: Forensic Scenario Analysis of Use of Force for Concealed Carriers 

Retired Oklahoma City (SWAT) and Crime Scene Investigator, Developer of Oklahoma State Police Training Program, Mixed Martial Artist, Wrestling Coach, Use of Force Expert and Current Member of the prestigious CCW Safe Critical Response Team

Nat McIntyre

Ajarn Nat McIntyre

Course: Concealed Chaos: Concealed Carry Clinch Striking Unleashed 

5-Time Muay Thai U.S. Champion, Prolific Martial Artist, Legendary MMA Coach and IDS Student.

Samuel Middlebrook

Course: Silent Precision: Solo Dry Fire Strategies for Concealed Carry

AKA The Virtuoso of Dry Fire, is also the Chief Gunvangelist for Redhawk Firearm Training, and IDS Certified Level 1 Instructor.

Troy "Trouble" Jones

Troy “Trouble” Jones

Course: Echo Chamber: Echoes of Impact in Concealed Carry Kickboxing

One of the most exciting American born kickboxer to ever grace the ring (Glory Kickboxing) kickboxing coach and IDS Student.

IDS Fight IQ for CCW Conference Agenda

Friday September 20th:

  • 10:30am – 11:45am Check-In and Reception at The Minnesota Martial Arts Academy
  • 11:30 Orientation and Safety Briefing
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 1:15pm – 7:30pm – World Class Training!

Saturday September 21st:

  • 8:00am Check-In at The Academy – Warm Up
  • 8:30am – 11:45am – World Class Training!
  • 11:45 – 1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00pm – 4:45pm – World Class Training!
  • 6:30pm Complementary Catered Dinner and Networking!
    • BBs Live Fire Grille / Palm Grove Event Center (Next Door to Country Inn & Suites
    • Fight IQ 4 CCW Interactive Q&A and Panel Discussion with Attendees and World Class Instructors!

Sunday September 22nd:

  • 8:00am Check-In at The Academy – Warm Up
  • 8:30 – Noon – World Class Training!


Venue and Accommodations 

Training will take place at the World-Famous Minnesota Martial Arts Academy (6840 Shingle Creek Pkway, STE #24, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430, Ph: 763-560-5696)

Acceptable Hotels in the Immediate Area:

  • RECOMMENDED: Country Inn & Suites (Short Walk and Next Door to Saturday Evening Event Center)
  • Brooklyn Center Hotel (Short Walk)
  • Embassy Suites (Short Drive)
  • Experience comfort just a short drive away.  Fairfield By Marriott Inn & Suites (Short Drive): Enjoy a convenient and comfortable stay within a short driving distance.

Hotels in the Immediate Area to Avoid:

We strongly advise against booking accommodations at the following hotels:

  • Travelodge By Wyndham
  • Baymont By Wyndham
  • Super 8
  • Quality Inn

Choose from our recommended options above for a seamless and enjoyable conference experience.

What to Bring:
A great teachable attitude ready have a load of fun, MMA Gloves (so you can manipulate a weapon), Kick Boxing Shing Guards, Inert Training Pistol (Like SIRT or Blue Gun), Inert Training Knife, Mouth Guard, Groin Pro, something to take lots written and video notes!

REGISTER NOW for an experience that transcends the mediocrity you’ve come to hate!

(Limit of 100 Attendees – Will Fill Up Fast!)
Registration Cut Off Date: September 6th, 2024

Contact Information and Customer Support: Send Questions and Special Exemption Email Your Request To: or call 612-750-9176

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