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.Police Restraint & Self Defence Club News
07/09/2017
Members trained with excellent karate instructor Iain Abernethy earlier in the year at Franklyn Doras' dojo in Sheldon.  Great course on close quarter grappling based on the kata Tekki Shodan, very useful for police officers working in close proximity.  Iain was on top form as usual.
 
On the 8-9th July 2017 club members attended the fantastic COPS-UK17 training weekend. 
 
Many thanks to PS Rob Stenhouse from the IPA-DTG and his talented team of instructors for putting on a great course at RAF Cosford.  
 
Many aspects of reality based self-defence were on offer from Effective Self Defence Systems (EFDS), a very quick to learn and effective slapping based system; to controlling violence and learning to switch it on and off when it matters. Learning how to restrain vulnerable subjects was also very interesting particularly the use of psychological dominance to control individuals without contact or limited restraint.  We also practiced a lot of reality based drills in relations to knife attackers and the concept of a marauding terrorist with two knives was explored together with firearms attacks at close-quarters.  The course ended with some really tough scenarios based on active shooter scenarios and also covered trauma first aid.
 
The great thing for me personally was the teams' enthusiasm for WW2 combatives from which our system is derived and we were able to pick up the training well as it was very similar to our own.
 
Here's a pic for the newsletter showing me and my student Tom Paylor with other candidates on the course. Tom's the one getting the rough treatment.
 
The next course will be at Exeter Police HQ over the 11th and 12th November 2017 where Rob will be running the same course with a few tweaks.  I can highly recommend this course to any officers who are serious about training for those times when running away is not an option.
 
Speak to Rob at robert.stenhouse@sky.com for further details.
If you want to know more about The Police Restraint & Self Defence Club please email me PC 0431 Paul Perry
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