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.
Full list of Close-Quarters Combat results
Reality Training: An immediate response to a spontaneous threat– 3
Are you taking your mat time seriously? Dave Smith reviews video of a sudden attack by a person in custody that highlights the importance of keeping your skills sharp.
Reality Training: What should you do when a bystander is recording you?– 5
One of the realities of modern policing is the proliferation of smartphones means everyone has a camera in their pocket at all times, and you are going to be recorded during the course of your duties. What does this mean from an officer safety perspective? Dave Smith reviews video of a struggle between a suspect and an officer that highlights the unique issues that come with bystanders actively filming a dangerous encounter.
Tactical Tip: Taking down a fleeing suspect– 4
Jiu Jitsu Instructor and Master Sergeant Troy Fullbright demonstrates an advanced tactic you can use to take down a suspect who is attempting to flee while you're handcuffing him.
Tactical Tip: Defending against a same side grab attempt for your gun– 2
Jiu Jitsu Instructor and Master Sergeant Troy Fullbright demonstrates an advanced technique you can use to defend against a suspect making a play for your gun.
Tactical Tip: Defending against a cross grab attempt for your weapon– 2
Jiu Jitsu Instructor and Master Sergeant Troy Fullbright demonstrates an advanced technique you can use to defend against a suspect who is trying to take your firearm with a cross grab.
Tactical Tip: Defending against a suspect's single-handed draw from the waistband– 7
Jiu Jitsu Instructor and Master Sergeant Troy Fullbright demonstrates an advanced tactic for attacking a gun as it's coming towards you.
Tactical Tip: Stopping a punch from the guard position– 1
Jiu Jitsu Instructor and Master Sergeant Troy Fullbright demonstrates an advanced tactic for defending yourself against punches and getting yourself into a position of advantage against your opponent.
Reality Training: Passive to active resistance during a traffic stop– 3
Footage of a DUI stop that quickly deteriorated into a physical confrontation serves as an excellent example of passive to active resistance. Can you spot the cues?
Tactical Tip: Retrieving the hands for cuffing– 1
Jiu Jitsu Instructor and Master Sergeant Troy Fullbright teaches an advanced tactic for gaining control of and cuffing a suspect.
Reality Training: When a third party enters a UOF incident– 1
What should you do if a bystander gets physically involved in a confrontation between you and a suspect? Dave Smith reviews footage of a roadside arrest that quickly deteriorated.
Tactical Tip: Tickle me Elmo– 4
Don Gulla demonstrates a technique you can use to win against an opponent with a high pain tolerance. It may sound goofy, but the "tickle me Elmo" is a trick worth considering when pain compliance isn't working.
Tactical Tip: The brace contact position– 5
Sgt. Don Gulla of Arrestling Force Options Training demonstrates a weapon retention technique.
Reality Training: Take action and take control– 2
When a suspect attacks you, mere seconds could be the difference between life and death. Are you ready to take control? Dave Smith reviews footage of a DUI stop that escalated into a battle over a firearm.
Tactical Tip: Defense against the necktie–
Fletch Fuller and Ray Price of ISR Matrix International demonstrate lines of defense against an assailant who has both hands up around the top of your head.
Tactical Tip: Assaults with edged weapons– 20
Lee Shaykhet and Doug Wyllie demonstrate how you can defend yourself against an edged weapon attack.
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