Police Self-Protection Tactics
Applied Danzan-Ryu Jujitsu
| Reactive Knife
The class is taught in
- Instilling confidence
- Self protection
- Control of suspect
- Avoiding pitfalls
Instruction in simple escape techniques should an officer find
themselves restrained by one of the following:
- Figure four
- Bear hug
- Arms free
- Arms pinned
- Arms free
- Arms pinned
- Gun Take-Away
Methods of control and arrest for officers confronted by an armed suspect.
- Weapon held facing the officer
- Weapon held at officers back
- Officer held hostage
- Arm about neck, weapon at his head
- Weapons Retention
Techniques an officer may employ when an attempt is made to unholster
their weapon by a hostile subject.
- Holster discussion and evaluation
- Frontal attack
- Rear attack
- Baton or PR-24
- Riot stick
- Take Downs
Simple control holds and take downs for unarmed control of
- Wrist take down
- Twist lock
- Finger come-a-long
- Handcuffing Techniques
Standard techniques which allow officer control of suspect during
- Search Of Suspects
- Well defined pattern search
- Assurance that officer's in custody suspect is safe
- When to search a suspect
- Searching officer's vehicle
- Opposite sex search policies
- Vehicle Extraction
Techniques of removal of belligerent or resisting suspects
from their vehicles.
- Person locked in vehicle
- Gripping wheel
- Vehicle Approach Exercise
Game sets up various scenarios for officers to approach stopped cars.
The motivation and history of each of the three types of participants
are randomly selected from the
game card set.
- Officer's background
- Citizen's background
- Scene description
- Carotid Control
- Legal aspects
- Correct application
- Follow up procedures
- Required safety precautions
- Assignment due second class
- What do you want to talk to your new partner about before
you hit the streets the first time.
- Bring an unloaded
gun and holster
for gun retention techniques.
- Assignment due third class
- Be prepared to demonstrate your searching procedure.
- Bring hand cuffs and keys
- Assignment due forth class
- Vehicle Stop Scenarios - why is there a stop,
who is doing the stop
(uniform, plan clothes, undercover, on duty, off duty, etc.),
who is in the care, what did the people in the car do
(bank robbery, car sick, teething children gone mad, drunk,
The Defensive Maneuvers
The defensive maneuvers are designed to be effective by either a
right or left handed person being attacked by a person with a weapon
in either hand.
Initial Movement - Closest Hand
The hand that is closest to the attack at the moment of first
perception is the hand that initiates the first movement.
The palm down technique is designed to give the
officer the best possible protection for the intercepting arm,
regardless of the type of attack.
Secondary Movement - Cover and Clear
The officer uses their other hand (off-hand) to initiate a covering movement,
this prevents any downward redirection of the initial attack.
Use the off-hand to push or redirect the attackers knife hand up and over.
The officer is clear of the attacker, outside the knife hand.
Final Movement - Transition Point
Each defensive maneuver ends in the Transition Point. The inside
hand is positioned on the attackers shoulder or upper arm of the knife
hand and the outside hand is position on the wrist of the knife hand.
Either push the attacker away (disengage) and gain
Or use a distraction technique and disarm, takedown or other
The instructors are both
AJJF Certified Black Belts
who train at
Kodai No Bushido
in Santa Clara, California.
- Inter-Limb Interaction
- An involuntary contraction of an individual's hand and finger muscles under stressful conditions.
- Law Enforcement Officer
- Reactionary Gap
- The distance it take for an individual to successfully implement
Increase the reactionary gap by placing stationary objects, as well
as distance, between yourself and the attacker.
- 6 feet - is the normal/unarmed reactionary distance
- 10 feet plus the length of the weapon - is the reactionary distance
for edged weapons
- Range of Response Continuum
- Level 1 - Officer Presence
- Level 2 - Verbal Commands
- Level 3 - Control and Restraint
- Level 4 - Chemical Agents
- Level 5 - Temporary Incapacitation
- Level 6 - Deadly Force
- Reaction Time
- The time necessary to nullify or counter an attack.
The process steps associated with reaction time are:
- Formulate Tactical Response
- Initiate Physical Action
- Reaction Time Corollarys
- The following conditions either impede or improve Reaction Time
depending on the awareness of the officer.
- UNknown SUBject
| Reactive Knife
Matt Bigham, Nidan
Jaya R. Carl, Sandan
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