Police Combatives Training
(Law Enforcement & Military Only)
The instinct of self-preservation is the first law of nature. Your strongest instinct is the most potent of all autosuggestions. -Joseph Murphy, Ph.D. The Power of the Subconscious Mind.
Lessons from the Warrior
1. Know your Weapons. Learn to holster your weapon and other equipment without looking at it. Keep your eyes on the suspect at all times. Practice this often; this should be done without thought. Familiarize yourself with all of your equipment and where on your body it is located.
2. Know your partners Equipment. Know the weapons and equipment of your teammates. Standardize equipment so that your teammate will know where everything is located and how it is used.
3. Warrior Presence. Always keep a strong presence. You are the highest authority on the scene and you should always act that way. A lack of confidence will show and the suspect will be able to pick up on it.
4. Uniform/Plain Clothes. What you wear and how you wear it is directly related to your presence. Sloppy clothing or uniform is an undisciplined warrior. Message sent to suspect: If you are to lazy to take care about how you look you are to damn lazy to train!
5. Develop Your Sense of Malice. Think like your enemy. Know your enemy so that you may be better able to anticipate and properly deal with his possible action. Try to anticipate your enemies thinking process.
6. Train. Train as if your life depended on it….because it does. When you are not training, your opponent is.
7. Train the Weak Side. Train with your duty weapon & long gun in the weak side hand.
8. Carry a Knife. Carry a folded knife on the weak side and be able to open it with one hand.
9. Standardize your Firearms. If possible, your back-up weapon should be of the same caliber as your primary.
10. Awareness. Always be aware of your surroundings.
11. Be Armed. Anything can be or become a weapon.
The Plan: Attack is Your Defense!
Plan for the area that you are visiting. Do not over-dress and become a target. The area that you are visiting may be impoverished, put away the jewelry and anything of value.
Be aware of escape routes and “go to” areas, safety zones. See a hospital or medical facility? Make a mental note of it’s location.
Remember, survival and safety has nothing to do with “survival of the fittest”, it has everything to do with who is the most prepared, having the proper knowledge and knowing what to do with it.
Situational Awareness: See that which others do not see.
When you enter a restaurant or any public place, take a look around and find your exits or quick escape routes. Do not allow yourself to become completely relaxed in an unknown environment. Begin training your mind to read people...remember, if you are in any public place, one person in twenty will want to do you harm, eyes and mind open! You must learn to strike a balance between oblivious and paranoia.
Trust your subconscious mind. If you feel that something is wrong with the area that you are at, something probably is.
“Your brain is very adept at ignoring the usual and perking up to the unusual, it can ignore the sound of a ceiling fan or the refrigerator running while your sleeping but you will bolt upright in a fraction of a second when you hear glass break or the screeching of tires on your street.” –Running in Shadows, Survival Guide Magazine (Vol.5-Issue 8)
Survival Skills Safe Zones:
Begin by affiliating yourself with the areas that you can determine are “safe zones”. Typically these types of places are located where you see a great amount of families and children present such as a market place, park, religious sites or some restaurants.
Now, understand that a mass attacker can target any of these places just to acquire a large number of victims, but that’s not what we are discussing here, in this situation I am referring to the lone attacker who has chosen you as a target!
Our Police Combatives Training Program is taught strictly to Law Enforcement & Military Only. Please have your agency contact us for more information and training fees.