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NM Deputy Also Well-Rounded MMA Fighter

When Harvey Park reports to his job each morning as a Curry County (NM) Sheriff's deputy, he has no idea how his day might unfold. As an MMA fighter, Park wants to present the same unpredictability to an opponent that he faces in his job.

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The Hands Have It: Protect Yourself From a Punch

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.

25 Ways to Make Police Training More Effective

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.

MMA Training Series Mats

Zebra MMA Training Series Mats are constructed to provide superior impact protection. Whether you train in MMA, No-GI Grappling, or Jiu-Jitsu, these mats are perfect for sparring and grappling sessions.

Maximizing Striking Power

Law enforcement combatives are about obtaining control, and knowing how to strike properly is a big part of that. This concept is brought home every time we see an ineffective officer struggling for control in a YouTube video or in a story on the local nightly news.

Officer Safety Training Tip: Taking a Strong Stance

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. Read the full story here.

Video: Officer Safety Training Tips

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.

Suspect Attempts 'Triangle Choke' On Maine Officer

A Bangor (Maine) Police officer defeated a martial arts move to arrest a domestic violence suspect on Monday afternoon.

Choke Escapes

MMA practitioners commonly use choking techniques to defeat their opponents. The consequences of your being "choked out" or rendered unconscious are severe for officers. Learn how to defeat the rear naked choke and guillotine choke.

Choke Escapes: 2 Techniques

If you find yourself against an MMA aficionado, you'll want to know how to get out of a choke hold. View detailed photos showing escape techniques to defend against the rear naked choke and the guillotine choke. Read our full article, "Choke Escapes." Photos by Jimmy Lee.