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IPA Newsletter January 2017

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08 March 2013

Explosive Self Defence System Course

Members of the International Police Association (IPA) Defensive Tactics Group (DT Group) met during February for a short course introducing the Explosive Self Defence System (ESDS) and defence from a knife.

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ESDS is the recognised style of fighting adopted by the DT Group because it fits in with self-defence legislation, human rights, health & safety and public perception. Based on reading and displaying body language, the practice uses the gross motor-skills of instinctive body reactions to make self-defence more effective. Using open hand slaps to sensitive areas of the human body maximises the shock effect of strikes and is a safer option for Law Enforcement Officers because it reduces injuries to the hands. One cannot effectively fight or use firearms and personal protective equipment with a broken fist.

Held at Chester University, Group Chair, Martin Cooper led the first session.  Rob Stenhouse, Group Secretary, then finished the day off with some practical knife defence training which was based on similar concepts to the ESDS  ie gross motor skills, knowledge of how offenders attack and a fight or flight mind set.

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Rob commented that both sessions were well received and the Group even managed to fit in a brief and productive meeting.  “Those who attended enjoyed themselves so much it was hard at times to keep serious discussion on track – clearly it’s time to organise a social event – so watch this space” he said.

For more information on the DT Group, visit:

Click here to view a video of this event.