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Edina MN – L.O.C.K.U.P. Ground Fighting Instructor Certification

South Metro Public Safety Training Facility
5 Day L.O.C.K.U.P. ® Police Ground Fighting Instructor Certification
March 19-23, 2018

Congratulations to the officers  who attended and successfully completed the intensive 5 day L.O.C.K.U.P. Ground Fighting Instructor Certification. Officers from MN and California attended the program. These newly qualified instructions will return to their agencies to conduct in-service training for their staff. These police practices and techniques have proven to be to effective for the those who have been trained therefor reducing in juries to both officers and civilians.

This is what the attending graduates had to say:
How well were the objectives met?

The course covered the objectives, and more!
Not only do I feel more comfortable in a ground environment but feel more confident in passing the information on to others.
This is an excellent course that is a must for any combatives or use of force trainer.
I liked how realistic the program is and how dedicated the instructor are.
Would recommend to all police and prison personnel.
Very well, it taught me skills that I can pick up very easily.
I liked how the course meshed well with the LOCKUP Arrest and Control material. It made learning the content easier.
Very well,different aspects of each move were covered.
The best training I have attended so far in my career.
Going outside and practicing on the nasty surfaces made it real.
Yes, I thought I knew a little about ground fighting before this course but I was proven very wrong.
5 stars!
Would recommend to anyone in law enforcement.
Yes, detailed, lots of progressions and options.
Yes, information presented in the class is very useful for street level law enforcement officer.

The L.O.C.K.U.P.® Police Ground Fighting Instructor Course is an in-depth presentation of police ground fighting arrest and control techniques that develop a solid foundation of law enforcement ground combatives. With an estimated amount of fighting engagements going to the ground to secure a suspect law enforcement must be prepared to use tactics and strategies specifically focused on ground fighting tactics designed for law enforcement engagements, not sport orientated responses. L.O.C.K.U.P. ® orientation provides the base of the system with the course specifically focusing on grounded engagements.

Topics Include:

  • The L.O.C.K.U.P. ® Police Combat System
  • Environmental and Situational Awareness
  • Integration of standing arrest and control tactics
  • Understand the limitations of grounded combat
  • Multiple officers coordinated control tactics
  • Mount, Guard and Side Control Platforms for the street
  • Police Ground Fighting vs. Sport Grappling
  • Counter Offense from the Guard Position
  • Counter Offense from the Mounted Position
  • Maintaining and Escaping the Side –Control
  • Submission Holds to Handcuffing positions
  • Weapon Retention from a Grounded Position
  • Instructor methodologies and concepts
  • Plus much more.


  • POSTC Credits Approved
  • BDU Style Pants · Boots with ankle support· Body Armor · Groin protection
  • Full duty belt · Red Gun · No shorts allowed officers wear gear!ONLY $709.00 for 5 Day Instructor Certification

Contact: Debra Fields, Executive Director
South Metro Public Safety Training Facility
7525 Braemar Blvd., Edina, MN 55439
Direct: 952.903.5700


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