Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Training Opportunities

I hope I don't come off as an arrogant ass clown when I write this, but there are very few people in the world I would pay money or travel to train with. 

However, the few instructors I seek out I would walk on hot coals to train with.

I have worked hard to develop training sessions with these gifted instructors.

You don't have to walk on hot coals, you can reap the benefits of my hard work

Fall Training Event (The working title is the science of violence but I'm waiting approval form the fellas)
Sept 25th - October 2nd St. Paul Minnesota

Rory Miller and Marc MacYoung (and me)

This seminar will have both Law Enforcement and Civilian classes.
Some of the topics covered will be:
Conflict Communications
Martial Mechanics / Force Physics
Scenario Training
Edged Weapons
Buki Waza (weapons training)

More details to follow as the seminar develops.  I'm mentioning this now because I want to give a solid 6 month heads up to anyone who reads this blog.  That should be plenty of time to save money and vacation days for training.  If you can make it up to Minnesota for the training you owe it to yourself to take advantage of this opportunity. 

Spring Training Event


Each year, Law Enforcement agencies in Minnesota are required to participate in inclement /cold weather fire arms training, and for good reason as it is a necessary skill for our environment.  However, the majority of law enforcement personnel will never have to use their firearm in the line of duty. Conversely every LEO has to control and cuff suspects nearly every shift of their career including the cold weather months.  But LEOs never receive training in this area. The COLD WEATHER ONE-ON ONE CONTROL TACTICS course is an excellent opportunity for Use of Force Instructors to increase their knowledge base and improve the quality of training for their Departments.

The class is taught by Steve Jimerfield.  Jimerfield is a retired Alaskan State Trooper and a state trainer in law enforcement control tactics. 
Cold Weather One-On-One Control Tactics is a defensive tactics system that was developed by Mr. Steven N. Jimerfield after his partner Bruce Heck was killed by a felon in a 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 or 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.

The One-On-One Control Tactics system took the best techniques from judo, jujitsu and karate, and developed a system that works on the street for police officers. One-On-One Control focuses on gross motor skills, 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.

One-On-One Cold Weather Control Tactics protect LEOs physically, legally and they also project a positive public perception.  Over the last 20 years One-On-One Control Tactics have been proven effective in application on the street and 100% defendable in court.  Use of these techniques have resulted in:
           0 – LEO injuries
           0 – Suspect injuries
           0 – Use of Force complaints
 With the courts looking at every contact police officers have with the public, this integrated One-On-One Control Tactics system has been found to be non-obtrusive to the public, while at the same time maintaining officer safety and giving the officer maximum control without causing injury to the suspect or to the officer. This system has been both court and street proven!

This is a 5 day Instructor (train the trainer) course.  May 23rd – May 27th
The class fee is $250 and includes a certificate, Instructor shirt, and Challenge coin.
Classes will be held at the Ramsey County Law Enforcement Center Training Facility.
425 Grove St. St Paul MN 55101
Class size is limited to 30 students
40 POST credits
To reserve your spot Contact Officer Keckeisen at 763 717 4078 or at kasey.keckeisen@ci.mounds-view.mn.us

This class is open to Law Enforcement and civilian trainers willing to volunteer their time to train Law Enforcement. 

Again if you have any thoughts about teaching professionals how to use force you really have to go to this class


  1. If I send you some contact info -- could you pass along a link or other contact info for the Cold Weather tactics guys? I'd like to point it to out to our training staff...

  2. Sure thing James. I'd be happy to help