Guardian Police Combatives
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Guardian Police Combatives

The Complete Course on Arresting, Cuffing and Weapon Retention.
4.2 (10 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
42 students enrolled
Created by Damian Ross
Last updated 3/2016
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What Will I Learn?
  • 100% Recall Tactics - Never forget your training again
  • Control and Dominate Any Subject No Matter How Big or Combative
  • Maintain 100% Control of your Weapon at All Times
  • Control your handgun and long gun safely from any position including the ground
  • Team Arresting Tactics
  • Submission Holds
  • Come-Alongs
  • Take Downs
  • And much more...
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  • Completed the Self Defense Training System (SDTS) Combatives or equivilent
  • Basic Law Enforcement Training or Military Police Training
  • A solid background in dealing with violence
  • Certified security or bodyguard

This is a complete turnkey program for law enforcement, security and the military. It is the fastest growing program on arresting, restraining, weapon retention and controlling complaint, non-compliant and combative subjects.

Even if you don't have any tactical training whatsoever, the core power techniques of The Guardian System are so effective, that you'll be able to perform them flawlessly on your next shift and turn even the most resistant and aggressive subject compliant and obedient.

If you're in law enforcement, the military, security, carry a firearm or just want to learn how to control someone who is violent and combative without the use of lethal force then this is the the program you want.

We all know that pepper spray and tasers aren't 100% effective and if legislation continues on its current path even those and all other tools of the trade will be deemed "inhumane" and outlawed leaving you with only one real option: your wits and your empty hands. And if you continue to rely on your current antiquated, outdated and dare I say useless tactics that degenerate in the street faster than you can say "see you on YOUTUBE", then you my friend will be the next cautionary tale the vets tell the rookies their first day on patrol.

The harsh reality is you need to get a subject under control BEFORE John Q. Public can pull out his cell phone and post your finest moment on Facebook (we're talking seconds here, not minutes) and what is taught as defensive tactics today just doesn't cut it.

Contrary to popular belief, martial arts are not meant for combat or even real world self defense. Sure, they're technically "fighting" but at the end of the day they're sports and activities that train you to meet your opponent on a level playing field. They're bound by rules and regulations which is fine when you're training with friends but when a tweaked out meth-head stands between you going home or going to the morgue it's a whole new brutal ball game.

So while you're trying to remember how to use that wrist lock or pressure point, and struggling to get him to "tap", that drug addict is fighting back with NO RULES and NO REGARD for your life! You're sparring with him he's securing a weapon or waiting for one of his buddies to jump in and help.

Look, every day you're faced with the possibility of confronting your worst nightmare. In a blink of an eye, your next traffic stop, your next suspect interview can become a matter of life and death…YOUR life and death!

But before we continue, let me ask you some serious questions…

  • Do you remember all of your training?
  • Do you feel you're training was adequate?
  • Do you feel that you're prepared you for any and all situations?
  • Can you control any combative subject no matter how big?
  • Can you maintain control of your weapon against multiple threats?
  • Can you maintain 100% control of your weapon while arresting a violent subject?
  • Have you been trained efficiently in weapon retention from all possible positions standing and on the ground?
  • Have you been trained in long gun retention?
  • Does your team have a tactical takedown plan for single and multiple subjects?
  • Do you and your partner have a plan of attack when interviewing subjects?

If you want to answer a resounding YES!!! to each and every one of these questions then you'll want Guardian Police Combatives.

Who is the target audience?
  • For Law Enforcement, Military Police and Security
  • Anyone who carries or owns a firearm
  • Bouncers and Bodyguards
  • Citizens who want to know how to control dangerous subjects
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Curriculum For This Course
58 Lectures
Start Here
2 Lectures 03:28

It's critical to establish dominance immediately. Through verbal or physical action. Always fall back on your SDTS training and be ready to escalate your force at the fist sign of resistance.

Preview 00:44
Striking Techniques
9 Lectures 14:24

The great feature about this strike is that you run minimum risk of hurting your hand. This will enable you to operate a firearm or cuff your subject.

Preview 00:55

When the edge of hand doesn't work, the heel of hand will. Note, if you are more comfortable punching, no problem, we suggest wearing weighted sap gloves.

Preview 03:01

The double forearm is one of a few ways to create space when your subject gets a little too close.

Preview 01:00

This is a more brutal way you create space. Don't think to "try" and hit the subject as much as you're putting up a barricade and creating space. However, if you happen to hit him, BONUS.

Preview 01:28

Drive the point of your shoulder into your target, drop your weight and then adjust your position.

Preview 01:41

Since you have shoes or boots on you do not need as much form as you would a kick in karate or tae kwon do. Let the foot travel into it's mark with your full weight behind it.

Front Kick

Same basic premise as the front kick: you have shoes or boots on you do not need as much form as you would a kick in karate or tae kwon do. Let the foot travel into it's mark with your full weight behind it.

Side Kick

Eyes shut, jaw clenched. Practice on a heavy bag or training dummy is imperative.

Head Butt

You can practice this technique against a heavy bag. You will get better results if you put the heavy bag in the corner and hit it there. If you have already completed the SDTS Combatives program then you will not need to do this, however it's important that you practice these strikes 100% force on a heavy bag or training dummy. This is the ONLY WAY to build power and confidence in your technique.

Rear Hip Check
Pain Compliance and Come Alongs
6 Lectures 33:32

To be blunt, there is A LOT of garbage taught on this subject. Most pressure point and pain compliance tricks don't work on subjects under the influence, emotionally disturbed people, and others are extremely flexible or lack the capacity to feel pain. Even a little adrenaline will combat the effects of most pressure points.

Most popular "PAIN COMPLIANCE" techniques only work on a subject who is normally compliant. In other words, if you can get them to moves with a complicated wrist lock or a finger in a pressure point area, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO MOVE THEM WITH A VERBAL COMMAND.

The problem with sticking your fingers in a pressure point is that you run the risk of pissing off a normally compliant subject.

The only two Come Alongs you NEED TO KNOW are the Hammer Lock and the Hand Yoke Come Along.

So why are we teaching the other "non-essential" techniques?

First to show you that we know these methods and can teach them. Second they're to teach in a seminar because they break up the training. In reality - leave the Pen Trick, Thumb Hold, Goose Neck and Cross Chest on the shelf.

Intro to Pain Compliance and Come Alongs

Use these come alongs. They're simple, easy to practice and work. You will probably knock the subject to his knees with the Hand Yoke Come Along.

The only two Come Alongs You Will Ever Need: The Hammer Lock and The Hand Yoke

This is a NON-ESSENTIAL technique.

Non-Essential: The Pen Trick

Non-Essential: Thumb Hold

This is a NON-ESSENTIAL technique.
Non-Essential: Goose Neck

Non-Essential: Cross Chest
8 Lectures 33:15

Many departments have restrictions on choke holds and submissions. My thought is that if it's between you and him...well, it's going to be him.

You also might want to consider spending time on the collar strangles since they are less conspicuous to on lookers. Make no mistake, these tactics need a lot of practice. Use both a training partner and your dummy (as seen in SDTS Combatives) to develop your skill.

Intro to Submissions

Rear Strangle

Front Strangle (Guillotine)

Japanse Strangle

Sleeve Wheel Strangle

Sliding Collar Strangle

Winding Collar Strangle - Guard Position

Winding Collar Strangle - Standing Position
Weapon Retention
12 Lectures 01:15:41

Any time any one goes for your weapon they mean you kill you...act accordingly.

Introduction to Weapon Retention

It's our belief that the lack of proper retention skills and too much dependance on firearms as lead to more OIS than before. Add to the fact that there are camera's every where and your actions will be dissected and reviewed by the general public, the media and your superiors.

The more confidence you have with these skills the less likely you will panic when the subject is in your personal space.

Proactive Vs Reactive Situations

Hand Gun Retention (Holstered) Attacks from the Front

Hand Gun Retention (Holstered) Attacks from the Rear

Hand Gun Retention (Holstered) on the Ground

Hand Gun Retention (Drawn) Attacks from the Front

Hand Gun Retention (Drawn) Attacks from the Rear

Hand Gun Retention (Drawn) on the Ground

Long Gun Retention Standing

Long Gun Retention Drill

Long Gun Retention on the Ground

Drill: Weapon Retention Vs Redman
Take Downs
13 Lectures 01:02:45

It's important for your team to practice these takedowns together. Using a front take down in combination with a rear take down will give you excellent results.

For example - one officer executes a Hand Yoke Come Along, another officer in front executes a hockey take down and a third from the rear, uses a cross stomp take down. This type of attack on a subject will bring even the largest to submission without minor injury.

To do this, you need to practice and know your part. Having your squad know exactly what to do doesn't take a lot of time, and it will eliminate them "fighting" each other to bring a guy to the ground.

Intro to Take Downs

Break balance - Fit in- Follow through. These are the essential parts of any take down. They must be done in order and you can't skip any parts.

Breaking Balance: Leg Attacks

Breaking Balance: Upper Body Attacks

Breaking Balance: Rear Attacks

Saddle Kick

Rear Hip Check

Hockey Take Down

Snap Take Down

Hammer Lock Take Down

Bulldog Take Down

Big Trip Take Down

Rear Cross Stomp Take Down

Rear Hip Check Take Down
Arresting and Cuffing
8 Lectures 43:32

Coordinated attacks are the best and most efficient way to ensure officer and subject safety (in that order).

If the subject becomes combative you must immediately STOP the arresting and fall back to SDTS Combatives. Do NOT get into a wrestling match. You never know who you're dealing with and it's best not to take any chances with your life or the lives and well being of your team members. As soon as someone starts to resists...BLAST EM.

There is no magic here - these arresting techniques work when the subject is properly compliant.

Intro to Arresting and Cuffing

How to Control a Prone Subject

Figure Four Leg Lock

Controlling the Subject DRILL

Jujutsu Step Over

The Ankle Press

Arresting Drill

Remember, always fall back on your SDTS Combatives training. End the situation as quickly as possible and don't get into a wrestling match. Make practice a regular part of your team building exercise. It will not take much, once a month combined with regular work incidents and you will be good to go.

Guardian Conclusion
About the Instructor
Damian Ross
4.5 Average rating
37 Reviews
207 Students
4 Courses

    ·Founder of the Self Defense Company

    ·4th Degree Black Belt Tekkenryu Jujutsu and Military Combatives under Carl Cestari

    ·2nd Degree Black Belt under Yoshisada Yonezuka 9th Degree

    ·2nd Degree Black Belt Tae Kwon Do

    ·Varsity Wrestling Lehigh University under Thad Turner

    ·2 time National Runner Up Judo Black Belt Masters

    ·Bando National Kick Boxing 3rd Place Black Belt Division

    ·Multiple State and National Titles for Karate Black Belt Division

    ·Former Bouncer and Body Guard with New Jersey Concealed Carry Permit

    ·Former Varsity Wrestling Coach Ridgewood High School, Ridgewood, NJ

    ·Ridgewood High School Hall of Fame Wrestling Inducted 2008

    ·Ridgewood High School Hall of Fame Football Inducted 2008

    ·Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

3 Black Belts, International Competitor, Division 1 Collegiate Wrestler, Hall of Fame Athlete, Security Agent, Private Contractor and Bouncer, Mr. Ross has been in the mix since he was a wee-little ass kicker. In 1998 he began training scores of people in what would become The Self Defense Training System. Over the years Secret Service Agents, Federal and Local Police, Military, members of the Famed NYPD and Private Contractors have traveled over thousands of miles and paid top dollar just to train for an hour with Mr. Ross.

Realizing the demand for this ultimate form of self defense was too great for him to do by himself he launched The Self Defense Company (SDC) in 2007 to certify and train people using new distance learning techniques implemented by leading universities. Despite the economy at the time, the SDC exploded on to the scene and has left all other forms of martial arts and self defense stuck in the 1980′s.

When Mr. Ross is asked why SDTS Combatives is so successful, he just shrugs and says, “People know the real thing when they see it. SDTS Combatives was created based on necessity. We needed to know what worked because our lives depended on it. Most of the SDTS Legion members are people who have experienced violence or see violence on a regular basis, so it has to work.”

Damian Ross has appeared in SWAT magazine, Black Belt Magazine, Martial Arts Masters Magazine, MAXIM Magazine The Danny Bonaducci Radio Show, Fox News and makes regular appearances on other mainstream media.