Ground Fighting Techniques
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In addition to teaching interviewing techniques, I was also the lead defensive tactics instructor at the U.S. Marshals Service Training Academy from 1992 - 1999. I introduced ground fighting to the Marshals Service as well as to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. I had the opportunity to go to Torrrance, CA and work out with three time Ultimate Fighting Champion Royce Gracie who helped to refine the program that I was teaching. I also went to the Naval Special Warfare Center in Coronado, CA and trained with the Navy Seals. I was invited to attend their "Combat Fighting Course" formerly known as SCARS. To my knowledge, Deputy U.S. Marshal Drew Arthur and myself are the only two civilians who have been allowed to take this training.
I left the Training Academy in 2000 and went back into the field as a Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal. That same year I made the Ground Fighting Techniques DVD which shows you how to survive when the fight goes to the ground. Although this DVD is designed for the law enforcement officer anyone will benefit from these techniques. These are some of the same techniques taught in a jiu jitsu class but taken one step further. For example, instead of breaking someone's arm, this DVD will show you how to maintain control of the subject and force him onto his stomach for handcuffing.
In this DVD, I address some common control techniques as well as those issues unique to the field of law enforcement such as
de-escalation of force, weapon retention, and placing the subject into a handcuffing position.
The techniques in this DVD are categorized making it easy
for you to follow along. Key points are displayed on the screen helping the viewer to remember
important aspects of the techniques. The following areas are addressed:
- Basic principles of ground fighting
- Defenses against the takedown
- Escapes from the mounted position
- Escapes from the subject's guard
- Escapes from a headlock
- Control techniques from the officer's mount
- Control techniques from the officer's guard
- Control techniques from the subject's guard
- Weapon retention techniques
The DVD is approximately 40 minutes in length and comes with a 20 page 8 1/2 x 11 spiral bound manual. The manual corresponds with the DVD, contains 60 photographs and fully explains all of the techniques. This manual makes it easy for you to reference and refresh your memory on the techniques taught in the DVD.
Royce Gracie and Mark McClish
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy
The total cost for the DVD and manual is $20. Click here to order.
Additional manuals are available at $5.00 per manual. Please send me an email if you wish to purchase additional manuals.