Defensive Tactics: Modern Arrest & Control Techniques for Today's Police Warrior

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By Loren W. Christensen

Whether you re a law enforcement officer wanting to improve your edge or a martial artist wanting to expand your knowledge of street proven techniques, you will find Defensive Tactics: Modern Arrest and Control Techniques for Today's Police Warrior is filled with invaluable information including:

  • Joint manipulation that works
  • Leverage control vs. pain control
  • Hitting with the hands, feet, forearms and elbows
  • Safely and quickly crossing the gap
  • Blocking an assailant's strikes
  • Using vulnerable points to gain compliance
  • Head disorientation
  • Safe application of sleeper holds
  • Controlling a suspect on the ground * Arresting big guys
  • Fighting concepts to take on patrol
  • Weapon retention in close quarters and on the ground
Written by a retired cop and high-ranking martial artist who survived all that the mean streets threw at him while working patrol, gang enforcement and dignitary protection, Defensive Tactics goes beyond what is taught in the academy, officer's in-service training, and what is allowed by the administration. BONUS: Includes a chapter on proven ways to control a suspect on the ground written by LAPD officer Mark Mireles, an MMA coach, police academy trainer, and wrestling champ.

348 pages; 9.8 x 7 x 1 inches