ORIGINS & DEVELOPMENT OF ACCS
In 2004, ACCS was developed and researched by the
Raos after training 15,000 personnel from the Indian Armed Forces, Indian Police
& Professional Martial Artists.
Dr. Raos had a training background in Fitness Training,
Medicine, Martial Arts & Boxing, Sports Shooting, Scuba Diving, Mountaineering & Para-Sports. They were ardent followers
of the JKD Concepts: “Absorb what is useful & to hack away
the limitation” as well as the KISS Principle: “Keep it Simple Stupid !”
In early 1995, After an overview of existing arts, Prof. Dr. Rao felt
that unarmed combat systems which
was derived from Karate, Jiu Jitsu and Taekwondo used by the Armed Forces World over, needed to be replaced
by a modern day Tactical Close Combat systems specifically designed for the commando and special operation man.
He began his research in martial arts by training Maharashtra Police under encouragement by Director General Police A V Krishnan
In 1996, V N Deshmukh, Additional Commissioner of Police (Security-SB)
saw Dr Raos give a presentation in modern combat methods. Impressed with Dr Raos concepts, he immediately scheduled a
Special Protection combat workshop for his officers. Thus began a series of training courses for various depts of Police.
In 2005, V N Deshmukh took charge as Add Director General of Police
instrumental in helping development of ACCS over the last decade, by his constant encouragement.
In 1997, the Director General Natio nal Secu rity Gua rd Mr
RD Tyagi invited Dr Rao to impart modern unarmed combat
training to the elite Bla ck cats.
The then Commandant Nation al Security Gu ards Trg
Center Brig Balbir Singh, was tremendously
impressed by Dr Raos. He later repeatedly invited Dr Raos to train various army formations, including Moun tain Division,
in CQB where he was Dy GOC. Brig Balbir has been a constant source of motivation for us.
The Chief Of
Army Staff General Roy Chaudhary, impressed by Dr Raos work, ordered forty potential Instructors from Paracommando Special Forces all over the
country to be thoroughly trained by Dr Rao at the Parachute Regt Trg Center in advanced unarmed combat (1997). Thus modern
commando combat came to exist in a big way.
In 1998, The Naval Chief Admiral Vish nu Bhagwt
via the Directortae Diving & undersea Operations invited Dr Rao to train thirty Instructors of the elite Marine Commando
Force - Undersea ops.
Dr Raos went on to train Border Securitry Force instructors, under invitation
General BSF, A K Tan don.
As Dr. Raos gained in teaching experience, Many CQB tactics were constantly added to their courses.
All of Dr. Raos initial
courses involved innovations in Unarmed Combat, Bayonet & Knife fighting, Sentry
termination & related CQB skills specially designed for use in Commando situations like hostage rescue, Commando
warfare & special operations.
Dr. Rao being into sport
and target shooting, also started experimenting with Close quarter shooting in motion
where soldiers would be taught Reflex shooting methods, To shoot from a moving state on to moving targets, newer Precision
& Aiming maneuvers called Reflex shooting.
This was demonstrated at the army courses, got very popular & thereafter multiple courses for various Army formations
followed in CQB Shooting.
Raos went on innovating CQB. They also studied the training methodology of the Commando forces like
the famous SAS, GSG-9, via the Internet, journals, books & media.
Looking to adding Reality
in trg, They started devising CQB simulation Training exercises where they pitched
two groups against each other in CQB where they can apply Small team tactics &
execute mock Commando missions. They formed protocols on how small teams should function in the Indian scenario. Here their
background in Defensive Tactics (police & military unarmed combat Tactics) helped a lot. This was a great hit with
the Indian forces who were open to see the utility of these CQB innovations.
Soon after the Indo Pak Kargil battle,the importance of advanced training
in many aspects of Close Quarter Battle, (which played a pivotal role in victory), was realized.
The Army Commander Gen S. Padmanab han invited Dr Raos
to impart CQB training to the Instructors of Commando wing, Infantry school, Belgaum.
This was followed by many Special Operation Units & Police Counter
As of date, more than hundred academies and training centers have been
trained by Dr Raos in various specialized combat subjects.
In Oct 2001, the Indian Ar my HQ analysed Dr Raos research in Modernization
of CQB and Unarmed Combat training (sent to the Army Chief) & the Chief of Army Staff
bestowed Official appreciation to Dr Raos work.
In 2003, Indian Sp ecial Forces & Gro ups invited Dr.
Rao for training their personnel. Maj. General Satnam Singh, Commander JL Wing, Infantry School invited Dr. Seema to Belgaum to train the Comm ando wing Instructors.
In 2003, Dr Raos book 'Terrorism : A Comprehensive
Analysis of World Terrorism' got published. Its proceeds were donated to charity.
In 2004, Prof. Dr. Rao was inducted into the International
Combat World Hall of Fame for his contribution to Military tactical combat.
In 2004, Prof. Dr. Rao completed his Doctorate in
Military Science from an international university and received his DSc for his research study in Tactical
He was also certified as an International Law
Enforcement Trainer by the US Professional Certification Board of American Society of Law Enforcement Training.
Their work in the unarmed combat arts was commended by Sifu Richard Bustillo, Bruce Lees Original student & FBI Trainer, IMB Academy, LA USA.
Prof. Dr. Rao is the receipient of the US
Pr esidents Gold Award, in recognition of his outstanding commitment to training, awarded by the Presi dents
Council of Sports.
In 2005, the Rao couple sent their research once again to the Indian
Chief, Gen J J Sin gh & received official appreciation.
Subsequently, They were invited by the Army Chief to give a presentation
on ACCS at a high level Army Conference presided by Chief of Staff Army Tra ining Com mand, Lt G en Mohan P andey &
had delegates from all over the country including 4 Generals. (18 Oct 2005). This endorsed official acknowledgement of the importance of ACCS in Close Quarter Battle for Counter Terrorism ops.
In 2006 the Rao couple trained army formations in various counter Terrorist
Ops locations under invitations by commanding Generals.
In 2006 the Army Com mander (NC) Gen D. Kap oor invited
the Rao couple to impart modern ACCS CQB tactics & Reflex Shooting for Counter Terrorism Op applications at Corps Battle Trg School for selected participants from various formations incl Special
forces drawn from the entire Command. This was an invitation at the highest level from the Army.
In 2006 The Rao couple were invited by the Indian Air
Force Chief, Air Chief Marshal SP Tya gi to train their elite Special Forces in ACCS. This work received the Air Marshals
Today Specialised aspects of ACCS trg has been imparted
to Special Op Forces, Natio nal Sec urity Gua rds, Anti Terrorism Squads, C orp Battle Trg Schools, & many Elite super
specialised units like Paracommandos, Hos tage Rescue Units, Counter Hi jack Units, Del ta force, Police Special Crack Units
Today, ACCS stands to represent the modern day Military
Close Combat art in the world.
PROBLEMS DURING THE JOURNEY:
three decades in combat & much international acclaim, Dr Raos prefer to remain non commercial, low profile &
commited to selflessly serving their
beloved Nation. (Dr Raos have not charged any professional fees for the last 10 years for training the Indian Forces
despite going bankrupt many a time)
training, Prof. Dr Rao has lost part of his vision, torn his kidneys, suffered a slipped disc, dislocated his knee
& had multiple fractures including a smashed face with maxillary & mandibular fractures. He has also suffered hypocalcemic
convulsions due to long distance cross country marathons.
Seema has fractured her vertebrae during wrestling & suffered amnesia for months after a head injury due to
a fall. Despite this history, They relentlessly continue their pursuit of Military combat arts.
In 2004, Prof. Dr Rao named his art of Tactical Close Combat as ACCS and formed the UCCA.
Raos are highly respected World Authority
Military CQB. Their articles are featured in International journals.
The UCCA is a government recognized Trust. Via UCCA, The Rao couple continue to train the Elite forces
in Close Quarter Battle.
often are invited as Guest Speakers to Army Offi cers Training academy, National Pol ice academy & Commando Wi ng.