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NCJ Number: 99756 Find in a Library
Title: Police Unarmed Defense Tactics
Author(s): D O Schultz
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 86
Sponsoring Agency: Copperhouse @ Atomic Dog Publishing
Cincinnati, OH 45210
Sale Source: Copperhouse @ Atomic Dog Publishing
1203 Main Street, Third Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45210
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This illustrated training manual shows police officers how to defend themselves in hand-to-hand combat with an opponent who is either unarmed or armed with a knife or a gun.
Abstract: Basic conditioning exercises and a conditioning program to attain physical fitness in 10 weeks are presented. The basic defense principles of balance, good body mechanics, leverage, the use of strength against weakness, and the use of opponents' strength and momentum to their disadvantage are outlined. Instructions on fundamental tactics explain the combat stance, footwork, and vulnerable areas of the body and ways to exploit them. Further guidelines focus on fall positions and how to practice falling, holds used to escort individuals for short distances, methods of defending against various grasps and holds, techniques for countering attacks with a knife or a gun, and methods of getting someone into or out of an automobile. Photographs illustrate each tactic.
Index Term(s): Lawful use of force; Police physical fitness training; Self defense; Self defense training; Self instructional materials
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