Close Contact Defense Instructor Level 2


This 40-hour course was specifically designed for law enforcement violent encounters and has variables of defense that are not taught in level 1. This course deals with much more of the ground aspect as well as various takedowns to achieve a control position. The course includes choke defenses as well as teaching methodology that is taught in our level 1 course. You are not required to attend level 1 first in order to attend this course!

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Close Contact Defense Instructor Course Level 2

The Close Contact Defense Instructor Course Level 2 consist of both ground and standing defense for law enforcement and comes with a defensive tactics headgear. This course is the next step in our Close Contact Defense Series, but the program stands alone as a practical defense system. The program is a combination of mixed martial arts that uses different strikes using all points of the body as well as ground defense control locks to maintain control until help arrives. You’ll be certified for two years to teach both standing and ground defense to your officers and are provided with our award-winning teaching methods to help you become a better instructor. You’re also provided with free phone and e-mail support to assist you with any questions you may have as an instructor which is a great resource. We know how important it is for you to improve as an instructor and to provide life-saving techniques and concepts to your officers, and this system is just the vehicle to get you there. The current instructors of our level 1 system can attend this course for the re-certification rate of $500. We do provide the equipment listed below for the course, but students are welcome to bring their own. We do not provide a mouthpiece, but that is recommended as well. The drills used in this program do consist of light striking with a partner. Each student attending this course will receive one free Blue Shield Protective Headgear with a face shield, as well as a polo style dry-fit instructor shirt and instructor manual.

Recommended equipment:

Headgear (free with tuition)

MMA style gloves (We provide use of our gloves)

Mouthpiece (Not provided)

Topics covered:

Ground Control
Ground Escapes
The clinch
Submission locks
Defense to the VNR
Team Control
Defensive & offensive drills
Teaching methodologies
Policy recommendations

Cancellation Policy

The course cancellation policy requires a minimum of a 15-day prior notice from the course start date when a student will not be attending the course. The notification to not attend will be made by email through our website, and if they identify no replacement student, cancellations with less than a 15-day notice will cause a department credit that can be used towards another future training event within one year from the original course date. We will charge no-shows without email notification the full course fee, even if the payment has not already been made. We offer a one-year future course credit as well for any no show that is charged a full course fee. This policy is in effect as of June 23, 2021, and you as a representative of your agency agree to abide by this policy by registering for any course. Please contact us by email or phone if you have questions about this cancellation policy. This policy is in place because of students that register for courses and take training slots without attending training, which removes the opportunity for another officer to attend. We pay the instructors teaching these programs based on the number of officers scheduled to attend the event, and we base our travel cost including instructor pay on registration fees. This policy is considered a binding contract between BSTS LLC and the student or student agency or company.


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