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. Close Quarter Contact principles.
c. Reading the suspects intent through touch.
B. Attack neutralization concepts. (Soft blocking)
a. Controling the grab to wrist, arm, shoulder.
b. Neutralizing the punch. Straight, circular, uppercut, downward chop.
c. Neutralizing kicks and martial arts foot, knee attacks.
C. Fundamentals of decentralization (balance control).
a. The brain blink.
b. The eighteen points of balance controls.
D. Closing the gap.
a. Crossing into the Red Zone concept of distancing.
b. Confronting and avoiding direct attack.
E. Pressure point and neurological controls.
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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