All Courses

PPCT Defensive Tactics Course

This 40 hour PPCT Defensive Tactics course is the first subject control system developed through tactical, legal, and medical research. Tactically, the system addresses the most common types of resistance officers encounter, allowing the instructor to maximize training on job related techniques. Legally, the PPCT System teaches a simple use of force continuum which clarifies the appropriate force level for every level of resistance. Medical research was conducted on every PPCT technique to refine technique efficiency and to ensure the medical implications were proportional to the level of resistance.

Course Covers:

  • Survival Learning Research
  • PPCT Control Principles
  • Tactical Handcuffing
  • Pressure Point Control Tactics
  • Joint Locks
  • Defensive Counterstrikes
  • PPCT Impact Weapon System
  • Handgun Retention and Disarming

(40 hour course)

Mace/OC Spray Gun Training Course
Course Overview

During the course of this class the student will be able to:

  • Identify the three most recognized chemical compounds used in law enforcement today;
  • Identify Pepper Gel
  • Identify the nomenclature of an aerosol container and identify different spray patterns
  • Identify where OC can be used on the Use of Force Continuum (IMIM)
  • Identify why the effectiveness of OC in law enforcement is preferred to CS or CN when used against aggressive, hostile, or violent subjects
  • Understand the makeup of an aerosol and its effectiveness
  • Identify the physiological effects of OC on subjects that have been sprayed
  • Describe the chemical makeup of an aerosol and their effects
  • Demonstrate proper drawing, stance and grips when deploying OC
  • Demonstrate the deployment method
  • Demonstrate the deployment and method and accurately spray OC in one second bursts
  • Demonstrate he ability to utilize verbal skills before, during and after deployment
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and means to be able to decontaminate and individual or area after the use of OC
  • Demonstrate and understand First aid procedures and be able to administer to a subject exposed to OC
  • Have first-hand knowledge and personally experience the effects of OC
  • Compare the OC available on the market today
  • Discern the advantages and disadvantages of a CS aerosol
  • Discern the advantages and disadvantages of an OC-CS blend spray

PRACTICAL

Holster Draws

  • Two handed grip techniques
  • One Hand/dominant drawing techniques
  • Gun Retention
  • Gun loading and operation

Spray Use

  • Water & OC

Note: Regular OC Spray training is also available
(8 hour course)

S.A.B.E.R. Method “Tactical Edged Weapon Defense” Course Modular 1
(POST Certified)

The full title of this course is, S.A.B.E.R. — Strategic Anti-Blade Engagement Response Method. The SABER Method is the edged weapons portion of the RAVEN Method Close Quarter Defensive Tactics System The goal of this course is to train and certify candidates in edged weapon defense tactics. Participants will learn to the necessary skills to survive a violent edged weapon assault. Presented in the course are the physical and conceptual skills required for realistic edge weapon defense. Complete instruction in Module One includes footwork, methods and angles of attacks, and firearms deployment.

(8 hour course)

S.A.B.E.R. Method “Tactical Duty Knife”Course Modular 2
(POST Certified)

Module Two of the course delves into the use of the tactical duty knife as a weapon of last resort for lethal force situations. Target immobilizations, weapon retention and ground deployment are just some of the topics covered in the module. The material is based in gross motor skills, which can be relied upon under high stress conflict.

(8 hour course)

These two programs came about after S.A.B.E.R. Staff identified a large void that needed to be filled in DT training. Edged weapon defense is often ignored or when addressed it is often dangerously lacking. Some programs are based on antiquated methods taken from martial arts, others appear on the surface to be adequate programs but upon deeper evaluation they come up short. Some other programs offer viable material but require inordinate amounts of time to become and maintain proficiency. Most importantly, few programs truly address the limitations or special considerations required of training Law enforcement Officers. The program has been pressure tested in heavy scenario training and gone through several revisions based on the material’s effectiveness under stressful, live scenario testing.

Tactical Baton/ Impact Weapon Course (Raven Tactical Training)
(POST Certified)

The Raven Method Tactical Baton program is a multi-level program which trains individuals on a variety of impact weapons. The program teaches the Mini-baton, the Telescopic Baton, Riot Baton, Side Handle baton and more. The training will specifically address the use of the Telescopic Baton for Peacekeeping personnel. While the material here is easily adapted to civilian or battlefield use, it is primarily designed with the law enforcement community in mind and the use of force concerns often presented to police personnel. The program is designed to be completed in a short period of time. The Program is meant to impart the student with what is referred to as “SURVIVAL ESSENTIALS”. That is a minimum effective proficiency for self protection. This is not to say that the program is lacking in fact the program can be as functional and “Advanced” as the student wished it to be. Remember that “Advanced Material is the basics done well”. This program draws from numerous sources, including a variety of Police Baton methods, military baton methods, and select tactics from Stick Fighting Martial Arts or “Martial Baton Methods”.

(8 hour course)

Tactical Handcuffing Course

Tactical speed handcuffing provides immediate subject control and reduces risk to the officer. This course is designed to train the student in a method which will be the same under handcuffing conditions of standing, kneeling or prone, with the completion time under three seconds

(8 hour course)

D.A.R.T. Hand Gun Retention and Disarming course

The D.A.R.T. (Defense And Retention Tactics) Hand Gun course was designed to train and qualify law enforcement and security officers on how to properly retain their duty pistol. In 2008 4 officers were killed in the line of duty in the United States with their own service weapon. We at Raven Tactical International feel that 4 officer deaths are 4 to many. In an effort to help increase officer survival and safety, Raven Tactical International now presents its official Basic Pistol Retention and Disarming course to the Law Enforcement Community. The program is based on simple and effective techniques which are easy to learn, use and retain.

(4 hour course)

Tactical Flashlight Training Course

This course is designed with Security Officers in mind. It is also great for civilians and Law Enforcement Officers. You are limited as to what you can carry for self defense. It is a requirement by the most Justice Departments that all security officers are supplied a flashlight to carry while on duty. But I don't know how many times that someone has laughed when they see security officers carry it. This course teaches you the proper way to hold and use you flashlight as a defensive weapon. You will be really surprised what you can actually do with it and will realize that it is the best thing to have with you. In our opinion it's even better than a baton.

(4 hour course)

Urban/Street Tactical Training Course

This is designed with the reality that there are no rules in a street confrontation. The object here is to survive an attack. Whether to know the warning signs and avoid the situation all together or use what ever means to stop the attack and get away to safety as fast as you can. We try to base the training on scenarios that a person faces in the street. No uniforms or classroom theory. Street clothes, street smarts, and a lot of common sense, this in quite different than traditional martial arts training. You are taught distraction techniques, defensive moves, strikes, joint locks, pressure points, improvised weapons, knife defense, just to mention a few, that you can walk out the door and use right away. For Law Enforcement Officers, some firearm retention and disarming techniques are added. (Introduction and advanced course)
(16 hour course)

Law Enforcement Seminars
The following seminar are available
We offer professional talks and seminars on:

  • Alcohol Awareness Teen
  • Alcohol Awareness Adult / Teacher
  • Bullying Awareness Kids (5-9 years)
  • Bullying Awareness Teen
  • Bullying Awareness Adult / Teacher
  • Bullying Awareness Work Place
  • Drug Awareness Kids
  • Drug Awareness Teen
  • Drug Awareness Adult / Teacher
  • Drug Concealment (Law Enforcement and Security)
  • Gun Safety For Kids (what to do if they find one) (5-10 years)
  • Improvised Weapons (Law Enforcement and Security)
  • Halloween Safety for Kids (5-9 years)
  • Home Safety for Kids (5-9 years)
  • Home Safety for Parents
  • Internet Safety Kids (5-9 years)
  • Internet/Texting Safety for Teens
  • Safety Tips for Kids (5-9 years)
  • Street Proofing Kids(and / or parents) (5-12 years)
  • Summer Safety For Kids (5-12 years)
  • What police Officers Do (5-9 years)

JUSTICE INSTITUTE OF BC-Police Academy
SASKATCHEWAN JUSTICE DEPARTMENT- Policing  
Security Officer Training

The course covers:

  • Introduction to Private Security
  • General Duties and Responsibilities
  • Relations With Public Law Enforcement
  • Legal Rights and Responsibilities
  • Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  • Common Offences
  • Use of Force, Legal Issues
  • Private Investigators and Security Agencies Act
  • Patrol Procedures
  • Note Taking and Maintaining Notes
  • Report Writing
  • Evidence Collection and Documentation
  • Alarm Systems and Security Controls
  • Personnel and Material Access Control
  • Traffic Control
  • Bomb Threats and Searches
  • Prevent and Detect Fires

(40 hour course)

Security Officer Training
The security profession is one of the most overlooked professions. Security officers are expected to put their lives on the line, protecting people or property for only minimum wage or slightly higher. On top of this, there is really no mandated training required for security officers, which means that they are placed on a post with little to no training and only little reimbursement for risking their personal safety for others. Lionheart Security Consulting & Tactical Training would like to see this change. To this end we offer street tactical training for security officers. We give the officers material that they need to perform their jobs successfully. This not only increases the officer's safety but it greatly reduces the liability for the officer's employer.

The security officer training courses include but are not limited to the following topics:

  • Understanding the Use-of-Force Continuum
  • Understanding the Reactionary Gap
  • Understanding Gross Motor-Skills
  • Instinctive Body Reactions vs Learned Reactions
  • Tactical Body Positioning
  • De-Escalation Tactics
  • Takedown Tactics
  • Control & Containment Holds
  • Understanding Limitations of Pressure Point Tactics
  • Distraction theory
  • Edged Weapon Defense
  • Tactical Ground Defense

(24 hour course)

Martial Arts/Self Defense Classes
This is style is designed for all ages. In the first class the student is given a verbal introduction /overview of a street self defense martial art style, based on Jeet Kune Do Concepts, from the instructor. The students then start learning the basics of our tactical street defense. We are not going to teach a 7 year old to disarm someone with a knife or gun but will teach them the foundation so when they are ready they will have the ability to do so later on in training. The students will learn that Martial Arts is for self-defense and not for aggressive behavior. There are steps they will follow such as how to avoid a confrontation, situation de-escalation (talk your way out), bluffing, never throw the first blow, closest weapon-closest target and that FEAR is - False Evidence Appearing Real. The techniques learned at all levels are body defenses such as punches, kicks choke counters, grappling etc. At the upper levels they learn defenses against weapons such as a bottle, flashlight, baseball bat, pool cue, staff/stick, knife, sword and gun. (Training is on going)

Women’s Self Defense / Rape Prevention Course
Rape is not about sex, it is about control. The truth of the matter is you are in an isolated situation with someone who is willing to use violence to get what he wants. You are dealing with someone who has thought about doing this, even fantasized about it. The trick is, first do not let yourself be a victim. Be aware of your surroundings, take precautions, have a plan. You would be surprised how many women have the attitude that this can never happen to me. This "head in the sand" theory does not work in today’s world. Even if you do everything to prevent this from happening and for what ever reason, it still happens, just get the hell out of there! And by whatever means necessary to keep you from being raped. The purpose of any physical engagement needs to be escape. Remember; don't run from danger, run to safety. The new game today is date rape. It is threats of physical harm or drugs to control the person, again, this is control. In order for a rape to occur, there must be three basic elements:

This is easily remembered as A.O.I. (Ability, Opportunity and Intent).

Take away any one of these elements and the triangle collapses. In other words, the crime does not have what it needs to occur. Our women’s self defense course teaches you the danger signs, how not to be a victim, how to take away one of the elements and if all else fails how to stop an attack.
(8 hour course)

Senior's Self Defense

Learn that age does not matter. You have things at your disposal that can protect you that you may not realize. Learn not to be a victim. We teach the basics from how to deal with pesky, annoying telephone callers (telemarketers) to simple self defense techniques.
(4 hour course)    

Children's Self Defense

Street proof your child. Do you know who your child is talking to on the internet? Does your child know what to do in an emergency? We offer classroom time to teach your child to know who a stranger is, how a predator can lure them, information for parents and basic defense techniques to help your child get away from an attacker.
(4 hour course)     

 

Presentations Available

  • Alcohol Awareness Teen
  • Alcohol Awareness Adult / Teacher
  • Bullying Awareness Kids (5-9 years)
  • Bullying Awareness Teen
  • Bullying Awareness Adult / Teacher
  • Bullying Awareness Work Place
  • Drug Awareness Kids
  • Drug Awareness Teen
  • Drug Awareness Adult / Teacher
  • Drug Concealment (Law Enforcement and Security)
  • Gun Safety For Kids (what to do if they find one) (5-10 years)
  • Improvised Weapons (Law Enforcement and Security)
  • Halloween Safety for Kids (5-9 years)
  • Home Safety for Kids (5-9 years)
  • Home Safety for Parents
  • Internet Safety Kids (5-9 years)
  • Internet/Texting Safety for Teens
  • Safety Tips for Kids (5-9 years)
  • Street Proofing Kids (and / or parents) (5-12 years)
  • Summer Safety For Kids (5-12 years)
  • What Police Officers Do (5-9 years)