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Ground Defense: Transitions

Course Description: This course requires the students to apply the techniques learned in Ground Defense I and Ground Defense II in dynamic structured scenarios.  Students will participate in drills and sparring sessions that emphasize the need for transition from one force option or position to another based upon the totality of circumstances confronting an officer at the time of application.

Due to the physical nature of this training, students must evaluate and consider their own fitness level prior to enrolling in this class.

The content of this course will be regularly modified to permit students an opportunity to maintain and/or improve their proficiency through discussion and demonstration of new skills or modification of existing techniques.

Equipment Needed:  The students may be required to perform drills and exercises associated with this course while dressed in patrol related equipment.

  • Athletic clothing and footwear.
  • BDU type trousers.
  • Issued duty belt and keepers.
  • Mouthpiece.
  • Groin protection.
  • Soft body armor.

Instructional Hours:  1 Day/6 Hours

Instructional Objectives:  Upon completion of this course, the student will possess the knowledge and skills necessary to apply techniques learned from both Ground Defense I and Ground Defense II in use of force scenarios.

The following topics/techniques will be addressed throughout the course:

  • Takedown avoidance/defense.
  • Defense/control of combative subjects.
  • Joint lock techniques.
  • Vascular restraint techniques.
  • Weapon deployment/retention techniques.

Course Completion Requirements:  Attendance and successfully demonstrate proficiency in the execution of three techniques from Ground Defense II and proper use of force applications.

Audience:  PSP Enlisted, LCE, LEO, MCEO, MP

Prerequisite(s):  Student must complete Ground Defense I and Ground Defense II prior to enrolling in this course.

MPOETC CLEE Hours: 6 - CLEE ID# CLE00528

Registration: Please register for the classes below using form SP 8-130All applications must be received 7 days prior to the course start date.

Locations: For a list of all training centers and directions, please visit the Training Center Page.

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