Date(s) - Monday, Jun 21, 2021 - Friday, Jun 25, 2021
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
HFRG Use of Force Instructor Course
(Formerly PPCT Defensive Tactics Instructor Course)
The PPCT Pressure Point Control Tactics course was the first subject control system designed based on tactical, legal and medical research. It was originally developed as a supplement to existing defensive tactics or impact weapon systems. The course focuses on two primary areas: controlling low-level resistance with finger tip touch pressure to nerve pressure points and controlling high-level resistance with defensive counter strikes and the baton, which produce motor dysfunctions and controlled stuns.
- To examine survival learning research in an effort to enhance survivability in combat situations.
- To identify the primary and secondary striking targets and their medical implications.
- To identify the PPCT Fluid Shock Wave Principle, a system of striking that enhancessubject control.
- To teach the recommended PPCT methods of de-escalation.
- To refine student technique to the instructor level.
- To teach instructional methods designed to enhance a student’s ability to learn survivaltechniques, increase his/her confidence level, and assist in the successful application of physical techniques.
Use of Force Human Factors
This chapter examines survival stress research and provides students with information that will enhance their survivability in combative situations and recommendations regarding issues related to critical incident management.
Instructor Development and Training Protocols
This chapter reviews instructional methods designed to enhance a student’s ability to learn survival techniques, increase his/her confidence level, and assist in the successful application of physical techniques. Topics covered include the psychology of survival training, motivational factors for learning survival skills, the neural basis of learning, and the stimulus response training principle. This chapter also introduces PPCT training protocols, including certification procedures, course protocols and registration requirements, and classroom safety concerns.
PPCT Control Principles
This chapter introduces the basic training principles that form the foundation on which all PPCT training systems are based. Topics discussed include components of acceptability, the PPCT Resistance/Control Continuum, common types of resistance, principles of controlling resistive behavior, survival reaction time, the reactionary gap, and tactical positioning.
Pressure Point Control Tactics
This chapter teaches students how to effectively and justifiably utilize pressure point control tactics for subject control. Topics include methods of application, nerve pressure point and nerve motor point locations, and use of force considerations.
The defensive counterstrike chapter provides students with the skills and knowledge required to not only determine when it is appropriate to strike a subject, but to deliver the strike effectively as well. Topics include the tactical methodology of PPCT counterstrikes, the Fluid Shockwave Principle of striking, defensive stances and blocks, and counterstrikes with the hands and legs.
HFRG Use of Force Instructor Course COVID-19 Protocols
Sean Carter is required to ask each day you each day to consider the following:
- Do you have a fever, new onset of cough, or difficulty breathing?
- Have you or anyone in your home traveled to China, Hong Kong, Iran, Japan, Northern Italy, Singapore or South Korea in the last 14 days?
- Have you been in contact with anyone who has been diagnosed or is under investigation with COVID-19 virus?
- Have you recently returned from outside of Canada?
If you answered YES to any of these questions: – Do not attend the training.
If you answered YES to question 1 above it is requested that you leave the course immediately and please call Health Link 811 – the Alberta government.
Students must bring the following:
- Masks/Face covers for the week
- Water bottle full/ Water bottles should be labeled with the name of the owner.
- Hand sanitizer.
- All other gear, duty belt, handcuffs and key, and baton. No live OC or firearms.
Sean will have additional hand sanitizer and masks as well as rubber gloves and cleaning spray for equipment cleaning.
Students will stay with the same partner using the same marked gear for the week.
While seated at the classroom tables students will keep 2 meters apart to promote physical distance. Closer than 2 meters students must wear a mask.