“When officers with minimal training face a stressful situation with a violent combative person and rapidly evolving circumstances, they will generally experience a fear based response. This means that officers may immediately revert to a weapon or deadly force as an instinctual option or officers could hesitate or use ineffective tactics which results in the officer becoming a victim of a violent crime.”
We sponsor Civilian/Military Law Enforcement Officers, Fire and EMS Professionals to attend iiu jitsu based survival tactics which includes simple and effective sudden assault defense strategies enabling the student to neutralize the immediate threat of an aggressive subject, retain control of their weapons during the fight and achieve a position of advantage so they can utilize appropriate non violent force options.
Some methods use brute strength and force to gain compliance. While sometimes useful, these methods are not reliable against someone bigger, stronger or under the influence of alcohol/drugs or mental instability. Instead, jiu jitsu techniques use leverage and timing while conserving energy so that they can be successfully applied on persons larger/stronger, under the influence of alcohol/drugs or mental disorder, regardless of the officer's age, gender, size, or athletic ability.
WHO TEACHES IT?
The HSDF certified instructor cadre is voluntarily staffed with local, state and federal police officers and civilian jiu jitsu instructors. These professionals bring their police experience and jiu jitsu knowledge to the table to provide eye opening, controlled and realistic training.
Nearly every encounter begins with the officer and a subject standing or EMS Professional Caring for a patient. We don't want the fight to go to the ground, but in the event it does, it should be on our terms. "It's better to learn to swim before you get pushed in the water"
When the fight goes to the ground, jiu jitsu teaches control techniques to stay safe on the ground and escape techniques that can be used to get the Officer/EMS off the ground and back to their feet.
According to the FBI, approximately 12% of Police Officers are killed each year with their own firearm.
For various reasons, an officer may have their weapon out in close proximity of the subject or the subject may be able to remove the officers weapon from the holster.
Students are taught a series of simple, yet highly effective, weapon retention principles which will defeat an attacker's attempt to disarm the Officer from any position in the fight.
For Law Enforcement, victory isn’t achieved until the subject is in handcuffs. Police Officers learn to handcuff from virtually every position in the fight.
For EMS and Fire professionals, disengaging a combative patient could result in the patient attacking EMS or bystanders again. The safest option may be to control the patient to keep them safe.
From 2015 through 2019, there were 234,944 police officers assaulted in the line of duty.
In 2014, it was estimated that 2,600 EMS professionals were assaulted in the field.
These are only the reported numbers which are believed to be much higher.
Amazing true testimonials from Police Defensive Tactics Instructors on the GST. "GST has been a game changer from a technique, officer safety and culture stand point" "Don't let Officers be victims of old school methodolgy".