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

The concepts and techniques of this two day law enforcement arrest and control course can be utilized by any officer addressing a larger suspect. However, female and smaller stature officers truly benefit because size and strength differentials necessitate combat strategies less reliant on pure upper body strength.  This course focuses on strategies that can be used in multiple encounters. When it comes to controlling larger suspects, strategies, deception and tactics are key to obtaining 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 to prepare them for real life situations.
This course is offered in both 2 or 3 day formats.

Officers Learn

  • L.O.C.K.U.P.® Police Training System and principles,
  • situational awareness,
  • environmental awareness,
  • identifying pre-attack indicators,
  • strategies to access back up,
  • to understand 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 communication skills,
  • team approach and strategies,
  • to understand mass/power and kinetic energy,
  • overcoming/understanding size challenges,
  • using your size to your benefit,
  • angles of attack and escape, and
  • 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 at local bar. I saw a 6’0″, 210lb male choking another male and punching him in the stomach. I approached from his 6 and performed a L.O.C.K.U.P.® 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