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Defensive Tactics Instructors

Trainers in empty hand, impact weapon, aerosol spray, handcuffing and other related techniques.

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Defensive Tactics 12 Replies

Started by Keith Feathers. Last reply by Thomas Wiehe Sep 23, 2014.

Documenting Force in Training 7 Replies

Started by Curtis J. (Jeff) Cope. Last reply by FORCE Concepts May 25, 2011.

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Comment by DanT on April 14, 2010 at 3:21pm
So they have expanded it..That's good to know..I trained at Richfield a few time and liked it as it was closer to home than London..I did the Instructor Skills update when Northcoast Polytech was at the SEALE Academy here in Bedford.
Comment by Brian Foy on April 14, 2010 at 5:12pm
Is there anybody out there teaching tactics for confined spaces, i.e. ships? We are starting a package and looking to see what everybody if anybody else is doing anything?
Comment by Curtis J. (Jeff) Cope on April 14, 2010 at 5:20pm
If you can get a contact to the Navy Seals they do that type of ship training.
Comment by Brian Foy on April 14, 2010 at 6:31pm
Thanks, we do the training ourselves but was wondering if there were any civilian LE DT programs out there! Or if any teams even worry about that type of scenario?
Comment by DanT on April 15, 2010 at 8:17am
Brian Foy,
I have never heard of any program that addresses DT in a confined spaces. DT in a confined space . It should not be over looked and SHOULD be a concern for any team.At our school we experiment.We recently started with tactics from a seated positon.As far as civilian DT programs go, many of the instructors I have met have seperate programs for LEO's that is not shared with civilians.
Comment by Curtis J. (Jeff) Cope on April 15, 2010 at 12:25pm
This link is to a 9th Circuit decision that came down March 26, 2010, in which the court found that Seattle officers should have been granted Qualified Immunity. In the case the Court states that shocking plaintiff with a Taser in drive-stun three times was not excessive force.

There are several other issues discussed in this case that the court comments about; including plaintiff resisting & delaying an officer and refusing to sign a citation.
Comment by Shogun79 on April 15, 2010 at 5:15pm
@DanT. I think Phil Messina of Modern Warrior teaches a program of confined spaces. Also a couple of the Krav Maga organizations do also. I'd also check with John Benner at TDI in southern Ohio.
Comment by Brian Foy on April 15, 2010 at 7:30pm
Thanks for all the info, we have been testing and working different scenarios so we can incorporate them into our package.
Comment by DanT on April 16, 2010 at 10:24am
Comment by Brian Foy on April 17, 2010 at 8:17am
Just to add what we have been also working are drills with full kit, i.e medical bag, breacher tools, comms, it is a lot different to handle somebody with limited mobility instead of doing drills with none as you all know, what I have experienced is there is a lot of training out there but not to much in full kit, even in the military, so we are working to change that!


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