Controlling Larger Combatants

Controlling Larger Combatants – “Overcoming Size Differences” for Female / Smaller Stature Officers

This two day law enforcement arrest and control course is designed for all officers since all must address larger suspects. However, female and smaller stature officers truly benefit because size and strength differentials necessitate combat strategies less reliant on pure upper body strength. The concepts and techniques can be utilized by any officer addressing a larger suspect. This course focuses on strategies that can be used in multiple encounters. When it comes to controlling larger suspects, strategies, deception and tactics must be used to obtain the advantage. The same L.O.C.K.U.P.® orientation provides the core of the instruction. The days are hands-on and mentally challenging. Officers train and drill in full gear because anything else makes no sense. This course is offered in both 2 or 3 day formats. Officers Learn:

  • L.O.C.K.U.P. Police Training System and Principals
  • Situational Awareness
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Identifying Pre-attack indicators
  • Strategies to Access Back Up
  • Understanding the Dynamics of Police Engagements
  • Fear Management and Control
  • Police Combat vs. Defensive Tactics
  • Fighting Techniques and Fatigue
  • Circle of Combat Training
  • Physical Manipulations
  • How to Prepare Accurate Reports Documenting Incidents
  • Verbal Judo and Communications Skills
  • Team Approach and Strategies
  • Understanding Mass / Power and Kinetic Energy
  • Overcoming/ Understanding Size Challenges
  • Using Your Size to Your Benefit
  • Angles of Attack and Escape
  • Proper Weapon and Target Selection

“I had the honor of taking your class for female and smaller stature officers in January 08. On 03.06.08, I was driving with my partner when a fight broke out a local bar. I saw a 6″0, 210 male choking another male and punching him in the stomach. I approached from his 6 and performed a LOCKUP takedown. I maintained control until my backup arrived. If there’s anyone who doesn’t think L.O.C.K.U.P. works. Here is your evidence. It does! Thank you!” Officer Jen Garcia 5’7 95lbs “

“This course saved my life when I was attacked.” Dep. S.E.  – St Johns County Sheriff’s Office