Last Updated on April 4, 2023.
Retired NYPD Sergeant, Sensei Will Hamilton, and The New York Police Academy recently hosted the founders of Tiger Schulmann’s Guardian Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics training program to speak with new recruits about the program and its many benefits. The team is scheduled to be back in May to run it’s first seminar for the recruits.
The Guardian Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics training program is a specialized 16-week course designed for law enforcement officers. Developed by Tiger Schulmann’s Martial Arts in conjunction with active police officers, the program provides officers with the technical knowledge, muscle memory, and self-confidence necessary to effectively de-escalate situations and control suspects with the least amount of force necessary. Every technique taught in the program complies with the current use of force guidelines and was developed with one goal in mind: officer safety and suspect safety.
Many excessive use of force incidents occur because officers lack the expertise and confidence to control a suspect safely. Standard police academy training is brief and limited in scope, with only minimal time dedicated to defensive tactics. Inadequately prepared officers often resort to higher levels of force and sometimes deadly force because they lack the necessary skills to control a suspect safely.
Tiger Schulmann’s Guardian Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics course offers a simple, concentrated, and focused curriculum that includes defensive tactics and restraint techniques. Unlike other training programs based in complex, sports-oriented martial arts, Guardian Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics was developed specifically for law enforcement. The tactics include controlling suspects on the ground from bottom or top positions, firearm retention, proper use of force, and confronting multiple aggressors. Every technique taught in the program complies with current use of force guidelines and was developed to safely subdue, control, and handcuff suspects. By consistently drilling and practicing these techniques, officers are fully prepared when confronted with challenging situations in the field. Most importantly, the program builds the most effective self-defense skill of all: confidence.
One of the unique aspects of the Guardian Law Enforcement program is that it is safe for all ages and fitness levels. The program utilizes leverage, balance, and other martial-arts-based techniques, rather than strength, to provide safe and effective training for male and female officers of all ages, body types, and fitness levels. Preventing injury during training is a top priority, and the program takes every step necessary to ensure the safety of participants.
The Guardian Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics program has been praised by law enforcement agencies. The program has been shown to reduce injuries to officers and suspects, and it has also been shown to improve officer morale and confidence.
If you are a law enforcement officer who is looking for a way to improve your skills and your safety, then Tiger Schulmann’s Guardian Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics program is a great option.