DEFENSIVE DUTY KNIFE 1:
Defensive Duty Knife Deployment
Course # DDK1.0800.3 (DDK program hours 1 thru 8)
Michigan MCOLES Approved Course
(Approved by the Michigan Commission on LE Standards)
Nebraska NLETC Approved Course
(Approved by the Nebraska LE Training Center & Academy)
Endorsed by the following professional organizations:
- Action Target Training Academy - LETC
- Georgia Tactical Officer's Association (GTOA)
- Indiana SWAT Officer's Association (ISOA)
- International LE Educators & Trainers Association (ILEETA)
- International Association of LE Firearms Instructors (IALEFI)
Course Description: This intense 8-hour training block focuses on the fundamental skills for carrying and deploying the law enforcement duty knife / rescue tool.
This course is directed at developing basic operator skills for the defensive use of the duty knife / rescue tool through reality based force-on-target and force-on-force training.
Our Defensive Duty Knife Program focuses on training law enforcement officers and armed professionals in reasonable and effective deployment of the duty knife as a defensive tool and justifies its application within the Use of Force Continuum.
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The following topics will be covered:
Duty knife / rescue tool deployment, use and safety.
Duty knife / rescue tool characteristics and selection.
Nomenclature and striking surfaces.
Rescue tool and utility uses.
Carrying a duty knife and accessibility.
Basic duty knife deployment techniques.
Mental conditioning and combat mindset.
- Enhanced tactical aptitude.
Principal rules of using a duty knife in self-defense.
Justifiable use of the duty knife in the Continuum of Force.
Legal issues and developing agency duty knife policy.
Identifying and understanding edged weapon threats.
Defensive reaction to edged weapon attacks.
Basic edged weapon striking techniques.
Understanding application and effects of knife strikes.
Identifying primary and secondary targets.
Application from incapacitating limbs to use of deadly force.
- Bilateral training.
- Continuous reaction to single threats.
- Flow, feedback and reactive targets.
- Standoff capabilities of the duty knife.
- DDK1 combined skills evaluation.
Course duration: 1 day (8 hours)
Course tuition: $ 165.00
Course student limit: 16
Student requirements: Mouth guard, groin protection, comfortable clothing suitable for contact with the ground and duty belt.
(Body armor is optional unless it is required by your agency during training)
Recommended personal equipment: Kneepads, neoprene gloves or padded gloves, redman padded head protection, red gun, towel, hydration system and water.
Spartan Tactical will provide all training knives, training weapons, Shocknife products and additional safety equipment for this class.
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