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Peacekeeper DT Suits

March 5, 2018
Peacekeeper International's Peacekeeper DT Suits for training have a one-piece lightweight design so you can take them on and off in less than a minute.

The Wolverine Punch

March 2, 2018

By striking quickly and minimizing the return force in your fist, you can deliver a more effective blow and protect the bones of your hands.

Defending Against the Choke

January 4, 2018

One of the first things any attacker will attempt to do to you in a physical confrontation is to cut off the oxygen to your brain, so it's important for you to know how to escape and counter that assault.

Learning from the Past

October 16, 2017

By studying the threats faced by officers years ago, today's police can prepare themselves for what they might face and develop the tactics, the training, and the mindset to prevail.

Analyze Your Training Curriculum

October 16, 2017

Trainers who are not adjusting their programs to meet the actual needs of their officers are making a big mistake that could lead to bad outcomes.

Increasing Speed and Power

April 10, 2017

The startle reflex is your natural response to sudden noise or pain. Everyone has it, and I'm going to give you four steps to change your startle reflex into an effective defense technique I call the "converted startle."

The Hands Have It: Protect Yourself From a Punch

June 15, 2016
The simple but effective hand position explained here is derived from a basic Taekwondo maneuver. I've also seen boxers like Joe Frazier and George Foreman use this "cover-up" very effectively as cover followed by a left hook. This technique will be a great addition to all other "cover-ups" you already have in your arsenal. Read Tony Pearson's full article here.

Go For The Legs

May 4, 2016

Communications and sensitivity skills training are not enough. In fact, the third and critical component of training that should be mandatory for all law enforcement officers is defensive tactics.

Balance Manipulation in Arrest and Control

February 29, 2016

The system, called "JET," is a product of the Jinsei Institute of Durango, CO, which maintains that the use of balance manipulation can decrease a subject's ability to move, resist, or escalate and give trained officers significant advantages during approach and contact.

Real World Weapon Retention Tactics

January 29, 2016

Retention holsters have their benefits and can help you defeat some gun grabs, but all officers also need to know how to defeat the attacker physically during a gun grab attack.

Instinct and Knife Attack Defense

September 4, 2015

It is ridiculous to think that an officer could take a single defensive tactics course that teaches specific techniques for knife defense and then be prepared for a knife attack.

25 Ways to Make Police Training More Effective

April 29, 2015

Because police training is in the news we thought it was a good time to ask veteran officers and trainers how they would improve law enforcement training and make it more effective. The following is collected from the comments of more than a dozen sources.

Winning a Knife Fight

February 11, 2015

How many times do we consider what we would do if someone introduced a knife into a fight in which we were already engaged? Do we have the ability to draw and fire? Can we create distance or even defend ourselves properly in order to survive the attack? These are questions rarely addressed.

Fight from the Guard on the Ground

February 6, 2015

Let's discuss the best strategy to deal with the situation where you are forced to the ground by the arrestee, who ends up in your "guard" (on top but not mounted—simply between your legs).

The Rear Wrist Lock

November 26, 2014

One excellent technique for gaining control of a resisting person that doesn't require you to take him to the ground or use a weapon is the rear wrist lock.

Officer Safety Training Tip: Ideal Stance for Balance

October 24, 2014
Coach John Crouch of the Lab MMA Training Center in Glendale, Ariz., demonstrates the proper stance and foot movement to maintain your balance during a confrontation.

Officer Safety Training Tip: Defending Against the Bear Hug

September 17, 2014
Coach John Crouch of the Lab MMA Training Center in Glendale, Ariz., demonstrates how to defeat an attacker who gets you in an underarm bear hug.

Officer Safety Training Tip: Defending Against the Bear Hug

September 17, 2014
Coach John Crouch of the Lab MMA Training Center in Glendale, Ariz., demonstrates how to defeat an attacker who gets you in an underarm bear hug. 

Countering Gun Grabs on the Ground

August 30, 2014

Even a well-trained officer can find him- or herself on the ground when initiating an arrest. Things happen quickly and things can get ugly quickly. Be sure that you are ready to counter any grabs for your weapons.

Officer Safety Training Tip: Defending Against the Grab

August 20, 2014
In this sixth part of our series on defensive tactics, John Crouch, a coach at the Lab MMA Training Center in Glendale, Ariz., shows how to defend against the bear hug and other grabs.
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