The latest LEO documentary Wrist Lock is now available and is packed with information that could save your life
Nationwide: Every law enforcement officer on the planet knows there will be days where you must use physical force. It may come in the form of wrestling a suspect who’s going for your service weapon, defending yourself from an angry mob, or just maintaining positive control during an escort. The new documentary Wrist Lock will improve it.
But one thing is true, your life could very well be on the line.
We hear it all the time:
“I wish I had trained harder,” or “I never thought I would be in such a bad position.”
And these are from the officers that lived to tell the tale. Too many officers are either seriously injured while on duty and worse, killed.
It’s a tragedy and one that, in many instances, could have been prevented with sufficient training.
The New Documentary to Prepare You
A recently released documentary, Wrist Lock: The Martial Arts’ Influence on Police Use of Force is just the answer.
It covers a wide variety of potential everyday police interaction scenarios that could very well save your life one day.
And the documentary is incredible.
It features nationally recognized subject matter experts like martial arts Tony Blauer, Dr. Jonathan Sheinberg and UFC legend and past champion Forrest Griffin.
The documentary trailer is available to view on multiple platforms such as YouTube.
Jon Gentile, retired Police Sergeant tells viewers in the trailer:
“Defensive tactics, like every other tactic including firearms is a perishable skill that has to be trained.”
And he hits the nail on the head.
The Value of Training
Most people in the law enforcement community, and even in the civilian sector feel that current departmental training requirements aren’t nearly frequent enough. The documentary is the perfect fill-in for those officers that want to take their training to the next level.
And in order to be very proficient, you must train hard.
UFC legend Forrest Griffin talked about the frequency of training in the documentary and stated:
“You gotta do this [training] two to three times a week, year round continuously to make sure that when you’re in that high pressure situation that those are the techniques that come out.”
Most police departments (more like all of them) just don’t have the money to provide that much training for its officers. In fact, as township and city budgets become increasingly smaller for police departments, one of the first things to be removed from is often training.
Critics of police may consider training an unnecessary luxury. But for the cops walking the beat every day, it could mean the difference between life and death.
Tom Satterly, retired Command Sergeant Major of U.S. Army’s Delta Force and friend of LET (check out his podcast), know the value of training more than most people in the world. In a statement he made to LET, he said:
“Consistent training, in the environment you will be operating in, in the clothes you will wear, with the people you will be with is so key in being able to perform a task under duress, stress, or pressure.”
“Your body will always default to ‘what it knows best’ muscle memory in times of stress and pressure. Your body will do what it is used to doing the best and whatever is most easily accessible, without thought. You must overcome this process by developing muscle memory.”
Train and Train Hard
And training is the answer.
That’s why this documentary is so impactful. It covers so many scenarios that are specifically tailored to the law enforcement community. From the suspect who is swinging wildly at the officer to the suspect with a knife in his hand, they cover it all.
If there’s one thing every officer knows, it’s that the criminal dictates if the officer needs to use force or not. The officer is never given advance notice of how the fight will be, or where or when. That’s another reason why training is so important.
This documentary does an incredible job of covering different scenarios the officer walking the beat may encounter.
Another instructor, Retired Officer Leveritt said:
“When you train in martial arts, it allows you the opportunity to experience those things. And it’s not the first time when you’re out there on the street when lucifer has decided he’s not going back to jail that day.”
And for those of you still in law enforcement that haven’t yet been in life or death situation, will you be prepared?
Your training will determine that.
Check out the trailer.
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