L.O.C.K.U.P.® Police Training Systems Ground Control Edged Weapon Instructor

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Lieutenant Kevin F. Dillon (Whethersfield, CT Police Department, Retired), KFD Training and Consultation LLC - is a 26-year law enforcement veteran, SWAT Commander, highly sought-after speaker, and international trainer. He has lectured on use of force executive and leadership issues throughout the country. His appearances include conferences such as the International Association of Chief of Police (IACP), Commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA®) and FBI Command College, and FBI LEEDA Conferences.  Lt. Dillon has been requested in many hotspots such as New Mexico, St Louis MO, California to address concerns on police use of force. He has appeared on CNN, Fox, NPR and multiple other venues. He developed both the nationally instructed L.O.C.K.U.P. Arrest and Control System as well as the L.E.A.D.S. - Law Enforcement Active De-escalation Strategies.

Course Description:

The L.O.C.K.U.P.® Police Ground Control Edged Weapon Instructor Course is an in-depth presentation of police ground control tactics integrated with edged weapon defense. The course will provide a solid foundation of law enforcement and corrections ground engagements. This is not sport orientated grappling, these are tactics and techniques designed for law enforcement / correctional engagements. L.O.C.K.U.P. ® orientation provides the base of the system with the course specifically focusing on grounded and edged weapon engagements. 

Required Equipment:

BDU Style Pants, boots with ankle support, body armor, groin protection, full duty belt and mouth guard.

Topics Include:

  • Environmental and Situational Awareness
  • Understand the limitations of grounded combat 
  • Mount, Guard and Side Control Platforms 
  • Defensive strategy/technique against five most likely attacks.
  • Counter Offense from the Guard Position
  • Counter Offense from the Mounted Position 
  • Maintaining and Escaping the Side Control 
  • Submission Holds to Handcuffing positions 
  • Learning to keep tactical distance from assailant (s) 
  • Understand the dynamics of an edged weapon assault
  • Instructor methodologies and concepts  

Course Details:

- 302 Funds Eligible -