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Southeast Missouri State University

Basic Attack Defense

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This course is 40 hours and costs $250. 

Course Summary:
The techniques for this course were selected after training in different self-defense systems. The balance must be held between difficulty of the technique, and the ability of the officers.  Most officers do not have the time it requires to study in a martial arts system to become proficient. And, no single system addresses all possible situations an officer may encounter on the street.  The techniques taught in the Basic Attack Defense system are based on natural instincts and on leverage, as many attackers will be bigger, faster and stronger than the officers. The most effective techniques, based on natural movements, were selected for their ease of retention, utility for the street officer and effectiveness.  Some of the topics taught include weapon retention and disarming, expandable baton use, handcuffing, pressure point control, striking and an introduction to ground-fighting. Ground-fighting is a separate 20-hour course.

Continuing Education Units awarded for the successful completion of this course include:
Interpersonal:  0
Legal Studies:  2
Technical Studies:  18
Skill Development:  20
Firearms:  0
TOTAL CEUs:  40

Attendance Policy:
"Students attending Continuing Education programs sponsored by the Southeast Missouri State University Law Enforcement Academy must attend all of the regular blocks of instruction in order to receive a certificate of completion.  In Continuing Education Programs, which consist of discreet blocks of instruction, the student may receive continuing education credits for those blocks which are actually completed."  
 - Carl Kinnison, Director

If you have questions or are interested in attending this or any other Academy training, please call the Academy at (573) 290-5110 for details.

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