Defensive Tactics
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Defensive Tactics


The HFRG Defensive Tactics System is the first subject control system developed through tactical, legal and medical research. Tactically, the system addresses the most common types of resistance officers encounter, allowing the instructor to maximise training on job related techniques.

Legally, the HFRG System teaches a simple use of force continuum that clarifies the appropriate force level for every level of resistance. Medical research was conducted on every HFRG technique to refine technique efficiency and to ensure the medical implications were proportional to the level of resistance.


  •     Use of Force Human Factors
  •     Instructor Development and Training Protocols
  •     HFRG Control Principles
  •     HFRG Tactical Handcuffing System
  •     Escort Position and Joint Lock Control
  •     Pressure Point Control Tactics
  •     Defensive Counterstrikes
  •     HFRG Shoulder Pin Restraint System
  •     HFRG Impact Weapon System
  •     HFRG Weapon Retention and Disarming System


  •     To examine survival learning research in an effort to enhance survivability in combat situations.
  •     To instruct a subject control system that is compatible with the effects of survival stress.
  •     To teach a subject control system based upon the four most common types of resistance.
  •     To refine student technique to the instructor level.
  •     To teach instructional methods designed to enhance a student’s ability to learn survival techniques, increase his/her confidence level, and assist in the successful application of physical techniques.

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