Apr 16, 2024  

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LWA 280 - Self-Defense/Fitness

Credits: 2
Teaches methods of self-defense using pressure points and leverage for subject control. Emphasizes subduing dangerous or violent individuals for criminal justice purposes. Fitness module emphasizes regular program of calisthenics, stretching, strength building, and conditioning through aerobic and non-aerobic activities. Grade of “C” (2.0) or better in this course in order to complete Basic Police Training Academy. Credit may be earned in LW 280 or LWA 280 but not in both.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.
Corequisite(s): CJ 101 , LWT 175 , and OAT 153  for Basic Police Training Academy
Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 60
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: No

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. 1. Physically demonstrate the methods of subduing hostile subjects using the Officer-Subject force continuum.
    1. 1A. Explain the levels of force.
    2. 1B. Explain the Pressure Point Control Tactics method of self-defense.
    3. C. Demonstrate the methods of hard hand and soft hand control.
    4. 1D. Demonstrate the methods of baton use.
    5. 1E. Demonstrate blocking maneuvers.
    6. 1F. Demonstrate kicking maneuvers.
  2. Explain the methods of pressure point use to control a hostile individual through pain compliance.
    1. Demonstrate and explain the history of control principles.
    2. Explain PPCT management systems.
    3. Explain and demonstrate the variables affecting the use of force.
    4. Explain motor skills.
    5. Explain principles of controlling resistance.
    6. Demonstrate and explain relative positioning.
  3. Demonstrate subject control measures and subject securing methods.
    1. Traditional handcuffing.
    2. Speed handcuffing.
    3. Transporting subjects.
    4. Iron wristlock takedown.
    5. Joint locks.
    6. Straight-arm bar takedown.
    7. Infra orbital pressure point.
    8. Mandibular angle pressure point.
    9. Hypoglossal nerve method.
    10. Jugular notch methods.
    11. Brachial plexus origin.
    12. Superscapular nerve motor point.
    13. Radial nerve motor point.
    14. Femoral nerve motor point.
    15. Common peroneal nerve motor point.
    16. Tibial nerve motor point.
  4. Explain and demonstrate counter measures.
    1. The field interview stance.
    2. The high guard ready stance.
    3. The palm heel or closed fist jab.
    4. The straight punch.
    5. The front thrust kick.
    6. The angle kick.
    7. The knee strike.
    8. Impact weapon strikes.
    9. A forward fluid shock wave block.
    10. Other relevant blocks and strikes.
  5. Display knowledge and skills of weapon retention.
    1. Weapon retention for handguns.
    2. Weapon retention for long guns.

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