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L.O.C.K.U.P. ® Police Ground Fighting Instructor Training

West Hartford CT Police Department
L.O.C.K.U.P. ®
Police Ground Fighting Instructor Training

Congratulations Instructor graduates of the intensive 5 day L.O.C.K.U.P. ® Ground Fighting Instructor Course held  June 8 – 12, 2015. Officers from CT, ME, MA and Canada attended the training course. 100% rated the program at the highest level of excellent.

What the attending students had to say.

Overall Expectations
• “High energy, very informative and very personable.”
• “Excellent, I wanted to be more efficient on the ground and fighting techniques, this went above and beyond my expectations”
• “This course exceeded my expectations The material was explained in great depth.”
• “Subject matter was thoroughly explained and demonstrated.”
• “Everything about this course exceeded my expectations from the trainers to the facility. Having multiple instructors was helpful with learning techniques.”
• “Very interactive instructors and realistic environments created a great learning experience.”
• “This course exceeded my expectations both in quality and detail of instruction.”
• “This course exceeded my expectations X100 Great class and great instructor. One of the best classes I ever attended, hand down.”
• “Once again the LOCKUP team went beyond my expectations.”
• “Information presented in a way that allowed absorption without overload.”
• “Exceeded my expectations in every way.”
• “The training facility was probably the best I’ve been to.”
• “Fantastic training, very realistic and physical.”

Please explain how this training will enable you to change or improve your current assignment.

• “I will bring what I learned back to my dept. and will starting a ground defense course in service.”
• “This training will enable me to control subjects better during physical altercations.”
• “I hope to continue to assist (instructors) when training other officers. I look forward to becoming a better instructor and hopefully turn other officers onto this very necessary training.”
• “The information provided will help me develop a lesson plan and safely instruct additional officers.”
• “This program will allow me to help implement a DT program in my department.”
• “More confidence in my abilities, better knowledge for teaching other officers.”
• “Will allow me to deliver this material to others with more clarity and credibility.”
• “We will introduce more ground combative to our personnel.”
• “I will be requesting that my agency adopts this training into DT program asap.”

This five-day course is designed as a Train the Trainer for Police Ground Fighting. The L.O.C.K.U.P.® Police Ground Fighting is an in-depth presentation of police ground fighting arrest and control techniques that develop a solid foundation of law enforcement ground combatives. With a high 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
Understanding the dynamics of law enforcement engagements
Environmental and Situational Awareness
Integration of standing arrest and control tactics
Understand the limitations of grounded combat
Falling and Rolling Techniques
One Leg Takedown
Mount, Guard and Side Control Platforms
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
Forearm Fusion Handgun Defense Techniques
Drawing from Grounded Positions

BDU Style Pants · Boots with ankle support· Body Armor · Groin protection
Full duty belt · Red Gun · No shorts allowed officers wear gear!

West Hartford CT Police Department
103 Raymond Rd. West Harford CT 06107
Officer Rob Riccobon #296
Training Division
(860) 523-2091


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