PPCT Defensive Tactics Instruction

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.

To instruct a subject control system which is compatible to the effects of survival stress. To examine survival learning research and design methods for subject control systems. To teach a subject control system based upon the four most common types of resistance

Survival Learning Research: This unit examines research from educational psychology, motor learning science and neurobiology, and applies the research to the design of use of force systems. The units explains why simple gross motor skills and systems with few techniques, are more compatible to use of force training.
PPCT Control Principles: The foundation of the PPCT training systems is based upon a series of training principles. This unit examines the PPCT Force Continuum, principles of control, survival reaction time and tactical positioning.
Tactical Handcuffing: Tactical speed handcuffing provides immediate subject control and reduces risk to the officer. This system 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.
Pressure Point Control Tactics: This unit will address a system of controlling subjects by applying as little as 2 pounds of finger touch pressure to selected pressure points on the head and neck. The application of these pressure points is to control passive or defensive resistance and are highly effective no matter what the size or strength level of the officer.
Joint Locks: Escort position resistance is one of the four most common types of resistance officers encounter. This unit provides officers with two joint locks designed specifically to control escort position resistance.

Defensive Counterstrikes: The defensive counterstrike unit teaches reflexive reaction to a physical attack when impact weapons or firearms are not appropriate. The students will learn to neutralize an aggressive assault with a basic system of blocks, punches, and kicks, designed to control a subject with minimal chance of injury.
PPCT Impact Weapon System: The training from this unit can be deployed with a traditional straight baton, riot baton or a collapsible/ telescoping baton. This effective system employs the use of nerve motor points as targets instead of joints and bones which decreases the potential of creating connective tissue damage and bone fractures.
Handgun Retention and Disarming: This unit teaches a simple system of disarming and handgun or long gun retention. The unit will address holstered defenses, drawn weapon defenses as well as maintaining a long gun in the slung or open positions.

Richard receiving his PPCT Defensive Tactics
Instructors Certification from Brian Willis,
retired Calgary Police Officer / Tactics Instructor
and Chief Instructor of Winning Minds.