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St. Cloud, MN – L.O.C.K.U.P. ® Ground Control and Edged Weapon Instructor


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Saint Cloud Police Department MN
L.O.C.K.U.P. ® Police Training Systems
Ground Control and Edged Weapon Instructor
March 4 – 8, 2024 0800-1630

The L.O.C.K.U.P.® Police Ground Control Edged Weapon Instructor Course is the only of it’s kind. An in-depth presentation of police ground control tactics integrated with edged weapon defense. The course will provide a solid foundation of law enforcement and corrections-grounded control engagements. This is not sport-orientated grappling! These are tactics and techniques designed for law enforcement / correctional engagements wearing full equipment. L.O.C.K.U.P. ® orientation provides the base of the system with the course specifically focusing on grounded and edged weapon engagements. The L.O.C.K.U.P. ® System has been awarded the FBI National Academy Associates 2022 Science and Innovation Award. L.O.C.K.U.P.® “differentiated itself from other defensive tactics across the country. L.O.C.K.U.P.® is not a technique-based training system but the emphasis is on the actual collection of data on the use of force incidents, and detailed reporting to determine the effectiveness and needs assessments of the officers on the street.”


• The L.O.C.K.U.P. ® Police Combat System
• Environmental and Situational Awareness
• Understand the benefits and limitations of grounded combat
• Weapon integration
• Mount, Guard, and Side Control Platforms
• Counter Offense from the Guard Position
• Counter Offense from the Mounted Position
• Maintaining and Escaping the Side Control
• Submission Holds to Handcuffing positions
• Learning to keep a tactical distance from assailant (s)
• Understand the dynamics of an edged weapon assault
• Defensive strategy/technique against five most likely edged weapon attacks
• Instructor methodologies and concepts
• Teaching techniques for psychomotor skills
• Multiple officer control tactics
• Plus much more…

Ofc. Percy Smith – 18-year law enforcement officer in RI. BJJ Black Belt, All-American College Wrestler, won several titles in MMA and grappling competitions. Master L.O.C.K.U.P.® Instructor, 18 years of training in law enforcement. Percy also holds the rank of black belt in Kenpo and Jiu-Jitsu.

Lt. Bryan Palagi is a 10-year law enforcement professional officer in RI. Use of force instructor with extensive training developing curriculum for the State of RI with extensive experience in Judo, Kickboxing, Master LOCKUP Instructor, and BJJ black belt. Both instructors have been hand-picked by Lt. Kevin F. Dillon (ret)

Hosted By
Saint Cloud Police Department
101 11th Avenue North,
St. Cloud, MN 56303
Jake Lanz | Sergeant / 320.345.4420

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