1st Edition

Defensive Tactics for Today’s Law Enforcement

ISBN 9781498776677
Published February 2, 2017 by Routledge
240 Pages

USD $69.95

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Book Description

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

Author Biography


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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.

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Adjunct Professor, Tiffin, Ashford, APUS Universities and Sinclair Communtiy College
Dayton, Ohio, 45066

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