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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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March 02, 2015

LA police kill man during struggle on Skid Row

3 officers fatally shot a man Sunday after the suspect went for an officer's gun, authorities say.
February 21, 2015

Reveal body cam captures 'sickening' attack on UK cop

Female officer's head was repeatedly slammed into the ground during the vicious assault. The video was filmed on a Reveal RS2-X2 body camera. Learn more about the Reveal RS2-X2 body camera.
October 30, 2014

Escape from the Mounted Position Secure - Login Required

In this video tactical tip, Fletch Fuller of ISR Matrix International — alongside demonstration partner Ray Price, also of ISR Matrix International — talks about how you can solve the problem of an attacker who has your trapped in a mounted position. Fuller says that one good technique to bump the attacker forward to get the assailant’s hands onto the ground well above your head. This stops the punches. Thereafter you can bridge to reverse the position.

Escape from the Mounted Position
October 16, 2014

Fundamentals of the knee strike

In this video tactical tip, Joseph “Little Joe” Ferrera discusses and demonstrates some of the fundamentals you should be using whenever you have a situation in which you use a knee strike either as a distraction to gain some type of control hold, or as a higher-level of combative to end a physical confrontation.
September 26, 2014

Escaping the Mount Using the Forced Bridge Secure - Login Required

In this video tactical tip, Fletch Fuller of ISR Matrix International — alongside demonstration partner Ray Price, also of ISR Matrix International — talks about how you can solve the problem of an attacker whose mounted position is such that you’re unable to immediately buck him or her off of you with a typical bridge technique.

Escaping the Mount Using the Forced Bridge
August 22, 2014

Defending yourself when you're unarmed Secure - Login Required

Defending yourself when you're unarmed
Defending yourself when you're unarmed
August 15, 2014

Drills to practice elbow strikes Secure - Login Required

In this video tactical tip, Diana Rathborne of the Minnesota Kali Group — alongside demonstration partner Peter Hedrick of MPI Protective Services — demonstrates a set of drills you may use to develop your elbow strikes with a training partner.

Drills to practice elbow strikes
August 08, 2014

Using the 'Trap and Stun' technique Secure - Login Required

In this video tactical tip, Joseph “Little Joe” Ferrera discusses and demonstrates two ways in which you can trap an adversary’s hand in high guard in such a way as to enable you to deliver a brachial stun. Be advised that this is part two of a two-part video tactical tip, so you may want to also review part one, in which “Little Joe” shares his technique to strike to a violent offender’s brachial plexus to stop their attack in it’s tracks.

Using the 'Trap and Stun' technique
June 27, 2014

Video: Defending against a straight punch

In this video tactical tip, Diana Rathborne demonstrates some techniques to defend against a straight punch.



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