DEFENSIVE TACTICS

About the Class

Cutting Edge has developed an intense, in-depth defensive tactics program suitable for both the public and law enforcement alike. Immerse yourself in discussions and techniques training across multiple facets of defensive tactics including:

For those interested in extending their understanding of defensive tactics and interested in teaching the Cutting Edge Defensive Tactics program, we also offer an Instructor Course that will give you the tools to further the education of your organization.

Prevention and Assessment Tactics
Experience Required: Basic Proficiency in Hand-to-Hand Combat
Class Time Frame: 9 Hours
Class Cost Per Student: Contact us by email
Questions We Will Answer:
  • How do you effectively read facial expressions and apply that to a read?
  • What are some common prevention measures?
  • How do you perform safe frisks, pat downs, and searches?
  • What do you look at when evaluating the environment?
  • How do you determine when an individual may be a threat?
Components of Class:
  • Goals of Prevention & Assessment Tactics Component
  • Escalation Prevention Tactics Component
  • Indirect Intelligence Gathering Component
  • Direct Intelligence Gathering Component
  • Team Tactics Component
  • Applied Tactics Component
  • Exam Component
Class Syllabus Download Here
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Hand-to-Hand & Less-Lethal Tactics
Experience Required: Basic Proficiency in Hand-to-Hand Combat
Class Time Frame: 9 Hours
Class Cost Per Student: Contact us by email
Questions We Will Answer:
  • What is Pain Compliance and how do you employ it?
  • How do Less-Lethal Devices fit in on the Force Continuum?
  • What is the difference between CN gas, CS gas, and OC (Pepper) spray?
  • What are some of the commonly used TASER Devices and how do they work?
  • How do you employ a baton?
  • How do you restrain and handcuff a subject?
Components of Class:
  • Goals of Hand-to-Hand & Less-Lethal Tactics Component
  • Escorting Procedures Component
  • Light Neutralization Tactics Component (Control, Non-Pain Compliance, Pain Compliance)
  • Less-Lethal Devices Component (Incapacitant Sprays, Electroshock Devices, Batons)
  • Heavy Neutralization Tactics Component (Blocking, Passing, Moving, Striking)
  • Restraining Component
  • Team Tactics Component
  • Applied Tactics Component
  • Exam Component
Class Syllabus Download Here
Class Worksheet Download Here
Ground Fighting Tactics
Experience Required: Basic Proficiency in Hand-to-Hand Combat
Class Time Frame: 9 Hours
Class Cost Per Student: Contact us by email
Questions We Will Answer:
  • Why is ground fighting worse than fighting a standing combatant?
  • How do we defend against a tackle?
  • What muscle memory techniques can we build in to help us get back to our feet?
  • What are common submissions (like rear choke) and how do we defend against them?
  • How do we effectively strike on the ground and defend against strikes?
Components of Class:
  • Goals of Ground Fighting Tactics Component
  • Taking a Fall Component
  • Tackles Component
  • Basic Ground Tactics Component (Positions, Transitions, Striking, Submissions)
  • Strike & Submission Prevention Tactics Component
  • Team Tactics Component
  • Applied Tactics Component
  • Exam Component
Class Syllabus Download Here
Class Worksheet Download Here
Lethal Force & Defense Tactics
Experience Required: Basic Proficiency in Hand-to-Hand Combat
Class Time Frame: 9 Hours
Class Cost Per Student: Contact us by email
Questions We Will Answer:
  • How do we respond to a Lethal Weapon using an Empty Hand Response?
  • How do we employ a Firearm against different weapon types?
  • How do we employ an Edged Weapon against different weapon types
  • How do we use a Baton as a Lethal Weapon and when is this useful?
  • How are different methods for retaining our Firearm in Close Quarters Engagements?
Components of Class:
  • Goals of Lethal Force & Defense Tactics Component
  • Weapon Neutralization Tactics Component (Firearms, Edged Weapons, Batons)
  • Lethal Force Response Component (Firearms, Edged Weapons, Batons)
  • Weapon Retention Component (Firearms, Edged Weapons, Batons)
  • Team Tactics Component
  • Applied Tactics Component
  • Exam Component
Class Syllabus Download Here
Class Worksheet Download Here
Multiple Combatants Tactics
Experience Required: Basic Proficiency in Hand-to-Hand Combat
Class Time Frame: 9 Hours
Class Cost Per Student: Contact us by email
Questions We Will Answer:
  • How might we end up in a Mutliple Combatant (MC) situation?
  • How do we respond to a MC situation?
  • How do we employ a Firearm in an MC situation
  • What Empty Hand methods can we use to overcome a MC situation?
  • What happens if we end up in a ground fight with MC?
Components of Class:
  • Goals of Multiple Combatant Tactics Component
  • Introduction to Multiple Combatant Tactics Component
  • Unarmed Combatants Component (Standing, Ground)
  • Armed Combatants Component (Standing, Ground)
  • Advanced Concepts in Multiple Combatant Tactics Component
  • Team Tactics Component
  • Applied Tactics Component
  • Exam Component
Class Syllabus Download Here
Class Worksheet Download Here
Instructor Certification Classes
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