Response to Aggression Instructor

5.00 out of 5
(8 customer reviews)


This defensive tactics system offers a complete spectrum of techniques and concepts that will meet the need of any agency looking to modernize their department’s training program. This system is has been adopted by the Eastern Missouri Police Academy and is perfect for any academy wanting to update what they currently offer, which is why we offer our student manual as well with our program.

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This 40-hour course is an all-inclusive program that includes a practical approach to modern street officer defense, which is based on what officers are currently experiencing on the streets. We’ve kept the techniques and concepts in this system both simple and effective so that officers have an increased opportunity for success. This isn’t an outdated pressure point wrist lock-based system that isn’t practical and seldom works when attempted in the field. Proven police trainers constructed this system with the street officer in mind based on years of patrol experience with current police policies taken into consideration. This system provides both standing and ground defense concepts that are seldom found in other law enforcement systems that are often taught by civilian trainers that have never been in a police uniform. The program provides you with our award-winning teaching methodologies that are proven to increase interest in training. Missouri POST has also approved our program, and the Eastern Missouri Police Academy in St. Charles, MO has adopted our system to be taught to each police cadet entering the police academy. Our system comes with a free illustrated instruction manual for each graduate instructor of the program, We also offer our student manual that is available for purchase to each graduating instructor’s students in their agency. This modern tactics system includes a two-year certification with both phone and email support and comes with free courtroom testimony for any current instructor of our program. The graduates of our program will receive a two-year instructor certificate and our dry-fit instructor polo. You’ll find below a list of techniques and concepts that are covered in this program.

Course content:

Teaching methodologies

Response to aggression definitions

De-escalation considerations

Body language and awareness

Weapon locations

Handcuffing techniques

Baton techniques with body chart

Frisk technique

Modern Takedowns

Weapon retention & disarmament

Ground escapes

Ground control

Team control and communication

Administrative strategies

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.

8 reviews for Response to Aggression Instructor

  1. 5 out of 5

    Dara Kieski

    This class taught me that no matter what your skill level is, you can do this and you will succeed.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Keith Tamborelli

    Outstanding class not a check the box class be prepared to work for the week

  3. 5 out of 5

    CPL. Josh Long

    Amazing course. Ray is a top notch instructor. Take the bumps, bruises and get the training to take back to your officers that could possibly help save lives. It’s not only about the techniques it’s the mindset.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Keaton Zarr

    Class was taught well and had lots of good practical content.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Phil Holmes

    I do not have a background in ground fighting or wrestling. This course was full of common sense and very informative. The instructor didn’t talk over my head and he was able to explain the techniques in simple ways that made sense to me. I would highly recommend this course for a department that is looking to improve their defensive tactics program.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Dan Armbruster

    Defiantly worth it! This program is definitely useful and easy to retain. Thank you Ray

  7. 5 out of 5

    Mark Dennis

    This course presented techniques that officers can actually use while policing. I would highly recommend this course to any officer who wants to stay safe and have control of their suspect.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Dan Arsenault

    This course is broken down into simple techniques that build off each other starting on day one, including improving your own mindset. Ray challenges the class on Use of Force options and opens your thoughts on different options. This class provides it all: education, confidence, training, and bumps and bruises! Great class and thank you for the skillset Ray! I’m excited to share the techniques and mindset with the rest of our agency.

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