Course Description:  5 days, 40 hour course

    The PPCT Defensive Tactics System 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 that 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.

    Course Goals:
    1. To examine survival learning research in an effort to enhance survivability in combat
    2. To instruct a subject control system that is compatible with the effects of survival stress.
    3. To teach a subject control system based upon the four most common types of     
    4. To refine student technique to the instructor level.
    5. To teach 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.

    Course Topics:

    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

    PPCT Tactical Handcuffing System
    This chapter presents the PPCT Tactical Handcuffing System, a highly effective process  
    that emphasizes a “commonality of technique” for application from the various handcuffing
    positions standing, kneeling and prone. Also discussed are the types of subjects students
    will encounter, the proper handcuffing grip, tactical considerations, handcuffing liability,
    handcuffing myths, and handcuff selection and maintenance.  

    Escort Position and Joint Lock Control
    This chapter provides students with the skills and knowledge required to control escort
    position resistance and teaches techniques for follow-up control. It examines the escort
    position, the most common forms of escort position resistance, joint locks, and follow-up
    control techniques.

    Escort position                                       Transport wrist lock
    Transport wrist lock take down                 Straight arm bar take down
    Inside take down                                                                        
    Iron wrist lock take down

    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 of the neck and head.    

    Defensive Counter strikes
    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 counter strikes,
    the Fluid Shock Wave Principle of striking, defensive stances and blocks, and counter
    strikes with the hands and legs.

    Straight Punch                         Knee strike
    Palm Heel strike                       Angle Kick
    Brachial stuns                         Combinations of strikes into a take down
    Radial strike                            All strikes are directed a nerve motor points.
    Median strike                           Supra scapular strike
    Brachial plexus tie-in                Superficial strike

    PPCT Shoulder Pin Restraint System
    This chapter introduces the PPCT Shoulder Pin Restraint System as an alternative to the
    traditional bilateral neck restraint, pursuant to PPCT’s goal of simplifying all aspects of
    training by utilizing gross motor skills. A highly versatile technique, the PPCT Shoulder
    Pin Restraint can be used as a low-level restraint to pin a subject to the ground, or it can
    be used to render a subject unconscious in incidents of high-level resistance. The
    chapter discusses the different types of neck restraints, the physiological factors of
    vascular restraints, technical aspects of the Shoulder Pin technique, and force

    PPCT Impact Weapon System
    This chapter presents the PPCT Impact Weapon System, a highly effective process that
    targets the PPCT nerve motor points. It examines the advantages and disadvantages
    of collapsible batons, legal considerations of the PPCT nerve motor point system, the Fluid
    Shock wave Principle of striking, and blocking.

    PPCT Weapon Retention and Disarming System
    This chapter examines the PPCT Weapon Retention and Disarming System, a simple  
    system based on gross motor skills. It examines the issues a student needs to consider
    in preparing mentally and physically to disarm an assailant and the basic steps in the
    PPCT retention and disarming procedures.

    Holster retention
    Weapon retention when weapon is out of the holster
    Weapon take aways