Host Training 2011:
Human Factors Research Group/Spontaneous Knife Defense Instructor School
The PPCT Spontaneous Knife Defense System is designed to meet the needs of students who are confronted by a spontaneous knife assault and unable to retrieve a weapon. It is based upon a realistic, yet highly aggressive, check-and-stun philosophy that employs gross motor skills that are compatible with the affects of survival stress. It reviews the fundamentals of basic knife systems; reviews the common grips, types of strokes, and lines of attack; and reviews defense strategies for both stalking assaults and spontaneous assaults inside the reactionary gap.
1. To examine survival learning research and design methods for spontaneous knife defense systems.
2. To identify the primary and secondary methods of offensive knife strategies.
3. To teach the PPCT Spontaneous Knife Defense System and training methodology.
4. To refine student technique to the instructor level.
5. 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.
Use of Force Human Factors
This section examines survival stress research and provides students with information that will enhance their survivability in combative situations and recommendations regarding issues related to critical incident management.
Instructor Development and Training Protocols
This chapter reviews 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. Topics covered include the psychology of survival training, motivational factors for learning survival skills, the neural basis of learning, and the stimulus response training principle. This chapter also introduces PPCT training protocols, including certification procedures, course protocols and registration requirements, and classroom safety concerns.
PPCT Control Principles
This section introduces the basic training principles that form the foundation on which all PPCT training systems are based. Topics discussed include components of acceptability, the PPCT
Resistance/Control Continuum, common types of resistance, principles of controlling resistive behavior, survival reaction time, the reactionary gap, and tactical positioning.
Principles of Edged Weapon Assaults
This section examines various philosophies regarding the tactical use of a knife as a lethal weapon. It explores the historical perspectives of the evolution of combat knife systems, including the influence of the Sykes/Fairbairn World War I system, the influence of Filipino knife training, and the current view of military special operations units.
Vital Edged Weapon Targets
This section discusses facts about human incapacitation resulting from a knife attack, and examines the difference between fatal cuts and cuts that will immediately immobilize a subject.
This section also provides a foundation for the design methodology of the PPCT Spontaneous Knife Defense System.
Fundamentals of Knife Martial Arts
The effectiveness of any knife defense system is based on the student’s knowledge of how a knife can be used offensively. This section reviews the fundamentals of basic knife systems and includes an overview of common grips, types of strokes, and lines of attack.
PPCT Spontaneous Knife Defense System
This section introduces the PPCT Spontaneous Knife Defense System, based on a check, stun, and control principle that allows the student the option to disengage to cover or to follow-up for restraint and control. Defense strategies for both stalking assaults and spontaneous assaults inside the reactionary gap are presented.
Instructor Trainer information:
Master Alfred Medina
Al Medina / Nate Boudreau
Master Alfred Medina is the BCHC’s chief instructor. Master Medina is a 7th Dan, and has over 30 years of Martial Arts experience. He is the Vice-President Representative for the ICHF in New York City. He holds several Master Instructor certifications in Tae Kwon Do and is certified by the World Tae Kwon Do Association (WTA), the Independent Tae Kwon Do Association (ITA) and the World Martial Arts Research Union. In 1997 Master Medina was inducted into the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame and received the “The Master Instructor of the Year Award”.
Master Medina is a 22 year retired NYPD police sergeant. He is a certified Police General Topics, Defensive Tactics and Firearms Instructor. Master Medina is a five time recipient of the “Governor Twenty” Police Pistol Combat award. In 1991 he was inducted into the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) “1480 Club”. Master Medina has been featured on Channel One Cable Television in New York City.
Checkmate Martial Arts
Dates of training:
February 21 & 22nd 2011
For more info please contact the school at 603.666.5836
0800hrs to 1700hrs