Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The 2013 Violence Dynamics Seminar / Control Tactics Instructor Development Course

Hey everybody,

I know it has been way too long since I checked in and I am sorry.

I'm not going to waste your time with bullshit excuses on why I haven't been writing lately.  Instead I'll just focus on the tasks at hand and work harder on staying current.

Which brings us to today's topic.

The 2013 Violence Dynamics Seminar.

Lots of information to come in the following weeks.  For today's post however, I will focus on the information germane to Law Enforcement training.

(If you are thinking of attending but are not a Law Enforcement Officer, do not be discouraged.  A few spots will be reserved for civilians that are willing to train local Law Enforcement in their area)  

Control Tactics Instructor Development Course

This course is open to all law enforcement but is intended primarily for use of force instructors and officers with significant field experience.

The purpose of this course is to enhance a Law Enforcement Officer’s understanding of fundamental principles and to increase an Officer’s ability retain and recall those principles under pressure in the field.

This course is also intended to increase an Officer’s skill set in areas usually not covered in Use of Force Instructor courses such as:
  • Edged weapons defense
  • Counter-Assault
  • Ground Control / Ground Fighting

This is not a defensive tactics system, but rather a method to increase an Officer’s ability and enhance they quality of training the already provide. 

Violence happens by surprise - closer, harder, and faster than in most defensive tactics training. 
This training focuses on applying your skills under those dynamic situations, non-system specific training to adapt to emergency applications of force

Control Tactics Instructor Development teaches:
  • How to choose, apply and justify an appropriate force response.
  • How to articulate your force response
  • Context of violence
  • Efficient movement and evaluating efficiency
  • Overcoming size differential
  • Violence Dynamics (Types of violence)
  • Use of force law
  • Improvised weapons training
  • Use of environment / terrain
  • Force Articulation
  • Action Debrief
  • Peer feed back / counseling

This training will improve the student’s ability to improvise trained techniques done dynamically, apply effective joint locks, move a larger threat on the ground, and demonstrate effective weapon retention, and most importantly to successfully apply force in accordance with written force policies.

The training focuses on gross motor skill, high percentage techniques that are effective for all Law Enforcement Personnel regardless of their size or gender.  This program is not meant to replace the defensive tactics system you have, but will enhance and supplement your program. These techniques will give your officers confidence in hand to hand confrontations both standing and on the ground.


Rory Miller, Steve Jimerfield, Marc MacYoung, and Kasey Keckeisen

Rory Miller spent more than 17 years in a metropolitan jail system as a line officer and supervisor, investigator, tactical team leader and mental health specialist. He also spent a year teaching Iraqis how to run humane and effective prisons. He is the author of several books including; "Meditations on Violence", “Facing Violence: Preparing for the Unexpected”, and Drills: Training for Sudden Violence

Steve Jimerfield is a retired Alaskan State Trooper and a state trainer in law enforcement control tactics. 
He developed One-On-One Control Tactics after his partner Bruce Heck was killed by a felon in a violent hand to hand confrontation. The theory behind One-On-One Control Tactics is that movement defeats strength. Application of this principle will allow you to take and retain control of a non-compliant subjects. One-On-One Control Tactics is an integrated self defense and control tactics system of managing a subject‘s body from various positions and always following through to a handcuffing position.

Marc MacYoung grew up in situational poverty in the gang-infested streets of Los Angeles. Before turning his life around, he freely admits he was 'part of the problem.' As well as living in some of the most violent and crime-infested areas of LA, he's worked as a body guard, bouncer and director of a correctional center. He's taught de-escalation and defensive tactics to police from nine different countries. He's the author of 21 books and videos on subjects ranging from crime avoidance to professional use of force to street knife violence and street survival.

Kasey Keckeisen is a Police Officer, SWAT team leader, and SWAT training coordinator.  He teaches Control Tactics and Combative Measures to Universities, Law Enforcement Agencies, and Special Operations Teams.  He is the United States Midwest Regional Director for an International Taiho Jutsu organization, and the Minnesota State Director for One-On-One Control Tactics. Keckeisen has extensive experience in Jujutsu, Aikido, Judo, Karate and Taiho Jutsu. Keckeisen runs Taiho Jutsu Minnesota, an organization that provides free training to Law Enforcement and Military, and operates a training facility in Elk River Minnesota.  

40 hrs post credit for the seminar

Monday 09 / 30 / 13 through Friday 10 / 04 / 13 9:00 – 5:00

Classes will be held at:
The Mermaid Convention Center
2200 County Road 10 Mounds View MN 55112

Hotel Information:
The Americinn (Connected to the Mermaid)
2200 County Road 10 Mounds View MN 55112

Attendees should wear lose comfortable clothing.  Also please bring duty belts and training versions of your equipment if you have them 

Contact Information:
Officer Kasey Keckeisen
763 717 4078

Readers of this blog will be familiar with all the instructors.  I hope you get a chance to come and train with us in person.

Train Hard, Train Smart, Be Safe



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