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Close-Quarters Combat

The Close Quarters Combat topic covers defensive tactics and techniques for hands-on confrontations with suspects. News about the close-in battles between police officers and dangerous suspects, as well as tips, columns, and expert opinion on preparation for the assault, as well as for the inevitable legal battles that follow, are presented here.
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Video: Bystanders take down Wash. robbery suspect

Man is seen ripping a latex mask and sunglasses off the suspect's face - Full Story


TASER grabbed, police horse punched in Pa. assaults

Officer maintained control of his TASER and with the help of his partner, subdued the suspect and took him into custody - Full Story


Figure Four & Straight Arm Bar Takedown Secure - Login Required

Diana Rathborne demonstrates the straight arm bar takedown to the figure four, beginning from a control position.
Figure Four & Straight Arm Bar Takedown


Video: Two tenets to keep you safe in a fight

Alongside demonstration partner Robert Gianino, John Clarke of RFLX Training talks about the two tenets... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only


Alleged thief picks wrong car — a police officer's

Man thought he hit the jackpot when he rummaged through an unlocked car, but instead he launched a punching match - Full Story


Video: Defending against a subject's clinch

Alongside his demonstration partner Logan, Police and Corrections trainer Dan Severn discusses several... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only


Security guard credited for thwarting DC shooting

Security guard credited for thwarting DC shooting

After being struck in the arm, guard helped wrestle the gunman to the floor - Full Story


Video: Woman, NYPD cops scuffle at Yankee game

A woman who "forgot how to act right" lashes out at an officer trying to restrain her - Full Story


Bringing back 'the carotid' Chuck Joyner - Survival Sciences

Bringing back 'the carotid'

Using the Bilateral Vascular Restraint (BVR), it takes very little pressure to cause the desired result — compliance — in an otherwise noncompliant subject - Full Story


Watch the reverse headbutt

Remaining cognizant of your proximity to a suspect’s head when you’re standing in front of... - Full Story

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