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Open Vs. Closed mode baton strikes

By ASP Trainer James Schramm

The baton is an intermediate force option that bridges the critical gap between empty hand strikes and the use of a firearm. One of the benefits of expandable batons, in particular, is that they can be used whether extended (“open mode”) or retracted (“closed mode”).

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What is your profession? Responsibilities of the Law Enforcement Professional

By ASP Trainer Jim Klauba

The trade of the law enforcement professional is that of peace officer. Whether a deputy, police officer, corrections officer, security agent or court bailiff, we are all in the same career. It is both a straightforward and complex job. There are moments of boredom, others of sheer terror, and everything in between. And we have to be ready for all of it. It is our responsibility to the public, our fellow officers, and our families.

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Balance is Everything — Understanding the Pyramid Concept

By ASP Trainer Jim Klauba

Balance Is defined as the body’s ability to maintain its center of mass over the base of support. This is, of course, most important during an emergency—whether running, jumping, room clearing, protecting from an attack or riot formations. Balance plays a critical role and is best achieved by using the Pyramid Concept, which is the most stable platform for defensive measures. It is also the foundation of all ASP techniques.Balance Is defined as the body’s ability to maintain its center of mass over the base of support. This is, of course, most important during an emergency—whether running, jumping, room clearing, protecting from an attack or riot formations. Balance plays a critical role and is best achieved by using the Pyramid Concept, which is the most stable platform for defensive measures. It is also the foundation of all ASP techniques.

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Principles of Cover

By ASP Trainer Mike Dice

While the police officer must adhere to training and department policy when attacked, the Bad Guy has no such limitations—the criminal is limited only by imagination, motivation (or level of desperation) and experience with violence. Departmental training programs and opportunities are limited, and can rarely train officers to a skill level that allows them to counter every possible attack combination. However, there is a simple skill—Cover Technique—that provides a reliable, basic level of defense against a sudden attack.

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