Basics of Personal Control. (4 hrs)
Realistic active counter measures must be based upon realistic street proven principles. If the officer fully grasps the base principles
the methods will work almost every time in a variety of situations. PKC is about more than physical action. Training in PKC takes
into account the psychology and strategy of combat survival.
A. Fundamentals of Proxemics (distance) the RYG method.
a. Understanding distancing.
B. Attack neutralization concepts. (Soft blocking)
b. Close Quarter Contact principles.
c. Reading the suspects intent through touch.
a. Controling the grab to wrist, arm, shoulder.
C. Fundamentals of decentralization (balance control).
b. Neutralizing the punch. Straight, circular, uppercut, downward chop.
c. Neutralizing kicks and martial arts foot, knee attacks.
a. The brain blink.
D. Closing the gap.
b. The eighteen points of balance controls.
a. Crossing into the Red Zone concept of distancing.
E. Pressure point and neurological controls.
b. Confronting and avoiding direct attack.
a. When Pressure points don't work what do you do?.
b. Dealing with drug induced anesthesia.
c. Reflex points for control.
With a knife or a gun at close range I was just no real threat to an unarmed Captain John Painter who easily disarmed me using
his PKC (Baguazhang) tactics for police. - Phil Alverado. Reporter, Channel 4 News, Fort Worth Texas. 1993
Attaining Necessary Power. ( 8 hrs )
Here we delve into methods for creating full body energy and power for strikes. These methods are not like Karate. Power
is derived from the Chinese internal martial principles of whole body energy. This allows even the small officer to push or
strike with tremendous body force. Each method follows the standard force continuum followed by major police forces from around
the United States, Europe and Asia.
A. Force continuum methods. A review of the laws and rules of force continuum as applying to the specific
training for law enforcement, military or civilian.
B. Projecting full body power and Hydrostatic shock principles.
Session two employs both non-lethal and lethal concepts for striking.
a. The push.
b. The shoulder stroke.
c. The elbow stroke.
d. The palm strikes.
e. The edge palm chop.
f. The forearm strikes.
g. The knee strikes.
h. The fist strike.
My partner and I have occasion to use Capt. Painter's PKC methods under severe street conditions in some of the roughest neighborhoods
and were amazed at how effective and efficiently they worked. It was almost too easy. - Officer Douglas Jones. Arlington Police Department. Arlington Texas.
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