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
Tactical Tip: The wrist weave to a takedown– 2
In this video, Fletch Fuller and Ray Price from ISR Matrix International demonstrate how to get a person to the ground using the wrist weave.
Tactical Tip: Head strikes– 4
Duane Wolfe and Doug Wyllie demonstrate effective head strikes (spoiler alert: contrary to popular belief, you shouldn't be using a closed fist).
Tactical Tip: Deadly force hand techniques– 11
Duane Wolfe demonstrates hand techniques you can use in a situation where deadly force is authorized but you can't access your firearms.
The hook sweep– 1
Fletch Fuller and Ray Price from ISR Matrix International demonstrate a defensive ground tactic that you can use when you find yourself flat on your back.
Defense Against the Necktie– 4
In this video tactical tip, Fletch Fuller — alongside demonstration partner Ray Price — shares a technique you can use when a subject gets you into what is commonly called a necktie attack, where the opponent has both hands around the top of your head.
Ground Tactics: The Hook Sweep– 2
In this video tactical tip, Fletch Fuller — alongside demonstration partner Ray Price — shares a technique you can use when to take a subject to the ground you are flat on your back in full guard.
Defensive Ground Tactics: Open Guard with Hip Index–
In this video tactical tip, Fletch Fuller — alongside demonstration partner Ray Price — shares a technique to keep the bad guy away from your head (the command center, as Fletch puts it) utilizing your hips and feet.
Reality Training: Never underestimate a suspect– 2
Have you ever let your guard down during contact with a subject? It's easy to let stereotypes cloud your judgement when determining whether someone is dangerous. This video serves as a great example of why you should never underestimate a person's capacity for violence.
Getting Behind the Subject– 1
Video Tactical Tip with Lee Shaykhet
Reality Training: Choosing your best less lethal option to win a confrontation– 1
Dave Smith reviews two videos that highlight the importance of "when-then" thinking in order to choose the right tool for the job in a UOF encounter.
Application of the Knee to the Tricep– 2
In this video tactical tip, PoliceOne Contributor Don Gula — founder of Arrestling Force Options Training — discusses and demonstrates another way to get a prone subject’s hands out from under his torso by applying the knee to the subject’s tricep muscle. This produces enough pain to gain compliance of the subject.
Reality Training: How do you control the driver during a traffic stop?– 2
A traffic stop that escalated into a struggle and a shooting serves as a strong reminder of how quickly these incidents can spiral out of control. Dave Smith offers key tips for controlling the driver you've pulled over.
Universal Principles in Motion 2– 1
In this video tactical tip, PoliceOne Contributor Peter Hetrick of MPI Protective Services Training Academy discusses and demonstrates additional concepts surrounding the Survival X. This principle enables a recruit or an officer who does not have a great deal of martial arts experience to use repetition of movements in gross motor skills to effectively be able to defend themselves with a variety of their tools and weapons.
Gun retention techniques and the use of backup weapons– 4
In this video tactical tip, PoliceOne Columnist Duane Wolfe — alongside demonstration partner and PoliceOne Contributor Lee Shaykhet — discuss ways in which weapon retention drills can be made as realistic as possible, as well as introducing the use of backup weapons into the scenarios.
Defeating a close-quarters ambush– 3
In this video tactical tip, Lee Shaykhet — alongside demonstration partner Doug Wyllie — speaks about and shows us some ways you can defeat an assailant who draws a weapon unexpectedly at hand-to-hand distance. Knowing that action always beats reaction, Lee offers some thoughts about how to reduce the time it takes to respond to that attack.
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