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Defensive Tactics: Integrated Combatives Problem-Solving & GroundCombatives

Defensive Tactics:  Integrated Combatives Problem-Solving & GroundCombatives

Focus:  All sworn or commissioned officers of any rank.

Length:  16 hours (may be shortened to 8-hours)

"Fighting is hard enough without having to remember how to fight"©

This IS the Revolution in police defensive tactics.  Our training abandons complicated, technique-driven, Aikido-/jujitsu-based training designed by martial artists for martial artists.  Your complicated defense needs are not best served through complexity and intricate responses.  Instead, you need a proven system that is simple enough to apply under threat, yet extremely effective in its results. "Integrated Combatives Problem-Solving"© utilizes the “Universal Rules & Principles of Combatives”© and "Applied OODA Theory"©--practical, easy to retain, and easy to apply for every officer.  Proven by police officers on the mean streets for over 30 years, this is the only defensive tactics program in existence that is accessible to your weakest and smallest officers, yet able to increase the skills of your most accomplished officers.

Developed from the street "in," NOT from the matroom "out."

No "martial arts" or high skill-based techniques are forced on officers in this program.  Rather than taking complicated, contextually-critical techniques (specific defenses to specific attacks from cooperative partners) from the training floor and expecting them to work in the uncontrolled environment of the street, we base our program on the uncomplicated nature of the dynamic human response to conflict.  We bring street reality and functionality "in" to the training for your benefit.

We prepare you and your officers by utilizing drills that deeply embed and condition an objectively reasonable "Threat Recognition Response.©"  All physical assaults on officers are foreshadowed by threat cues by the suspect.  Recognizing these warning signs early and responding to them effectively is the key to surviving.  These specialized drills, found no where else, rapidly provides you with the skills to quickly recognize a developing threat, as well as the physical skills and combative decision-making processes to problem-solve a solution to any defense need ("Applied OODA Theory"©).

This course provides extensive instruction in the following areas:

  • Constitutional Limits to the Police Force Response
  • Practical Skills development
  • "Integrated Combatives Problem-Solving©" including "Threat Recognition Response Drills ©"
  • Defensive Tactics and Combatives
  • Tactical Arrest & Control
  • Real-World Weapon Retention
  • Real-World Knife Defense
  • Police GroundCombatives
  • Multiple Officer Takedowns

This very popular seminar provides you with the tools and problem-solving skills to reasonably and competently perform safely on the street.  Officers attending this seminar frequently contact us months and years later to let us know they were able to apply the training--without thinking about which way to turn or how to grab--when faced with an aggressively resisting suspect.  Simple.  Effective.  Non-technical.  For real officers in your very real world.

Police  GroundCombatives.  Our "Real-World Police GroundCombatives" block teaches you to fight like a cop, not a tournament player.  Because more than 8 out of 10 police force events end up on the ground, you and your officers need a real world response to the down and dirty street fights on the ground.  Our Police GroundCombatives has no jujitsu or wrestling moves for winning in tournaments...because there ain't no referee on the street, and your officers can't learn them in the time allowed anyway.  Bottom line: we teach cops to fight like cops.  Hold a suspect on the ground, defend against a more highly skilled fighter, and safely take a resistive suspect into custody.  No games.  No tournaments.

This training is:

Practical.  It works for everyone--not just your martial artists.  It is simple, it is outcome-based (just like the law requires), and it recognizes that you don't always get to arrest or fight with people who are weaker than you.  When a suspect chooses to resist--you need something that actually works!

Tactical.  There is a reality out there...sometimes, some people want to hurt you.  Maybe even kill you. All of our Effective Combatives Problem-Solving© training is fanatic about following the principles of Safe Tactical Doctrine.  A sound tactical response as a basis of training creates a more effective, safer, police professional.

Defensible.  This entire course is stringently based upon the latest laws governing the police force response, and proven risk-management practices.  Officers are trained and then required to articulate their force solutions and responses on the training floor.  This is the only police training that combines realistic, achievable, and effective physical skills with combative problem-solving expertise, AND the legal justification and basis for your force response.

Instructor/TRAIN-THE-TRAINER course is available.