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The Side Control Position and the Resisting Arrestee
Video: Ohio Officer Body-Slammed to Pavement During Arrest
Former UFC Fighter Now Instructing Police Says Officers Are Heroes
Condor to Present Defensive Tactics Class at SHOT Show

Condor to Present Defensive Tactics Class at SHOT Show

"We will be taking a look at old methodologies and training programs that have caused “scars” on the psyche of public safety personnel. Discussions will involve the “Use of Force” continuum model, techniques for physical force, and testing your program to the ethos of 'Are you range or real?'”

January 8, 2019

Learning from the Past

Learning from the Past

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.

October 16, 2017

Increasing Speed and Power

Increasing Speed and Power

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."

April 10, 2017

Go For The Legs

Go For The Legs

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.

May 4, 2016

Balance Manipulation in Arrest and Control

Balance Manipulation in Arrest and Control

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.

February 29, 2016

Fight from the Guard on the Ground

Fight from the Guard on the Ground

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).

February 6, 2015

Officer Safety Training Tip: Defending Against the Grab
Officer Safety Training Tip: Strikes, Kicks, Inside Position Defense
Officer Safety Training Tip: Defeating the Clinch

Officer Safety Training Tip: Defeating the Clinch

In the fourth edition of Police's Defensive Tactics Training videos, the instructors at the Lab MMA Training Center in Glendale, Ariz., demonstrate strikes and counters that can be used at extremely close range in order to stop attacks and take suspects into custody.

June 26, 2014

Suspect Contact and Control

Suspect Contact and Control

It's critically important for you to be able to control the suspect at the point of initial contact, and it is equally important for you to have control tactic options once the initial contact is made.

May 2, 2014

Reconsidering Carotid Control

Reconsidering Carotid Control

The carotid restraint control hold is a valuable force option. When applied by a competent end-user, the hold is quick and highly effective and is absent of any evidence of traumatic injury.

January 30, 2014

Officer Safety Training Tip: Using Leg Strikes

Officer Safety Training Tip: Using Leg Strikes

Video #3: Using Leg Strikes. POLICE Magazine has teamed up with The MMA Lab in Glendale, Ariz., to offer a series of training videos demonstrating defensive tactics officers may need to use. Videos feature veteran officer Ron Dorfman and instructors John Crouch and Adam Gillespey demonstrating the techniques.  

December 17, 2013

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