Defensive Tactics Instructor Course Listing
For the training and certification of up to fourteen (14) Military Police Officers the Strategic Self-defense & Gunfighting Tactics (SSGT) Vanguard Level One 40-hour Instructor Certification Course. The above course was held at the U.S. Army Civilian Police Academy in Leonard Wood, MO the week of August 30, 2021. Training day was Monday - Friday. Training times were 8am - 5pm each day.
A Defensive Tactics & Firearms Training System for Criminal Justice, Military Police and Security Officers, Strategic Self-defense & Gunfighting Tactics (SSGT) is dedicated to practical, effective and court defensible techniques and tactics. This system is a leader in addressing the most serious situations officers face in the line of duty. SSGT addresses these situations with the use of objectively reasonable force. SSGT offers tactically documented programs with organized methods of instruction, addressing both officer and subject safety.
Prerequisite – Must be a Certified Law Enforcement, Corrections, Military Police or Security Officer to attend this course.
The SSGT Vanguard Level One Instructor and Student Courses are broken down into seven (7) categories:
Common Grab Defense – against wrist grabs, throat grabs, hair grabs and lapel grabs in a standing position.
Headlock Defense – against a rear headlock, front headlock and side head-locks both standing & on the ground.
Bear-hug Defense – against front over and under the arms and rear over and under the arms.
Tackle Defense – against double leg and single leg tackles.
Striking & Knife Defense – against various strikes and cutting instruments.
Escaping From The Bottom (ground) – escapes from the mounted position and side positions.
Controlling A Grounded Subject From The Top – various controlling techniques designed to enable the officer to place the subject into a position for handcuffing.
Vanguard Level Two 40-hour Instructor Course Categories
Prerequisite – Must be a Certified Level One Instructor.
The SSGT Vanguard Level Two Instructor and Student Courses are broken down into thirteen (13) categories:
Strategic Subject Escort – escorting an unrestrained subject and taking the subject down to the ground upon resistance.
Pressure Points – applying pressure points in an objectively reasonable manner for the purpose of subject control and compliance.
Strategic Handcuffing & Transport – deploying and applying handcuffs to a subject in the standing, kneeling and prone positions. Also, the safe and proper transport procedure of a restrained subject.
Strategic Frisk & Search – the safe and proper procedures for frisking and searching a subject.
Strategic Striking – the use of personal weapon strikes to prevent or stop aggressive action in an objectively reasonable manner.
Holstered Handgun Retention while Standing – against one- and two-handed attacks on the officers handgun from the front and rear.
Holstered Handgun Retention while on the Ground– against one- and two-handed attacks on the officers handgun when the officer is on the ground.
Drawn Handgun Retention while Standing – against one- and two-handed attacks on the officers handgun in standing situations.
Drawn Handgun Retention while on the Ground – from the mounted position and side positions.
Long Gun Retention – defending against attacks on an officer’s rifle, shotgun or sub-gun.
Long Gun Disarming – front and rear attacks.
Handgun Disarming – front and rear attacks.
Strategic Baton – the use of a straight or expandable baton in an objectively reasonable manner for the purpose of subject control and compliance.