Few of the many defensive tactics books on the market include the training and methods of martial arts. Drawing on the centuries-old techniques of Ninjutsu, Defensive Tactics for Today’s Law Enforcement offers alternatives to the traditional police defensive tactics taught to most officers. This text stresses relying on natural tendencies in a violent encounter to ensure officer safety and to better utilize the techniques and training officers do receive. By integrating existing training with martial arts expertise, Defensive Tactics provides officers access a full complement of techniques to better navigate physical conflict safely and effectively.
Intended for law enforcement practitioners, as well as practitioners of any other professions that present a personal security risk, Defensive Tactics for Today’s Law Enforcement will better equip readers with a diverse range of defensive tactics.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Why Change Defensive Tactics Training
Chapter 2 Foundation of Defensive Tactics Training
Chapter 3 The Pre-Emptive Response
Chapter 4 The Strategic Response
Chapter 5 The Evasive Response
Chapter 6 The Grounding Response
Chapter 7 Ground Fighting
Chapter 8 Edged Weapons
Chapter 9 Special Circumstances
Chapter 10 Integrated Use of Force Training
Chapter 11 Report Writing – Courtroom Testimony
Chapter 12 Court Decisions
Chapter 13 Final Thoughts
Stephen K. Hayes was elected to the prestigious Black Belt Hall of Fame for his years of work introducing Japanese ninja martial arts to the Western world. He was awarded the rare honor of ju-dan 10th degree Black Belt in the historical ninja tradition. Through the 1990s, he accompanied the Dalai Lama as personal security escort. Adjunct professor, author of twenty-one books, and a husband, father, and grandfather, Stephen K. Hayes is a writer, teacher, and ardent student of life.
Joe Niehaus earned an A.S. in Police Science and a B.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati. He earned a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice: Homeland Security from Tiffin University. He spent 36 years in the law enforcement field, retiring as a Lieutenant with the Kettering Police Department in Ohio, where he created the Defensive Tactics Program and developed one of the first Integrated Use of Force training programs in the United States. He has instructed police defensive tactics not only for Kettering but at regional and national police conferences. A martial arts practitioner and personal student of Stephen K. Hayes, Niehaus holds an instructor license in To Shin Do. He has authored seven books including Investigative Forensic Hypnosis and The Sixth Sense: Practical Tips for Everyday Safety, as well as numerous magazine articles. He is currently an adjunct professor for Ashford University, American Public University System (APUS), Tiffin University and Sinclair Community College.