The Executive Protection Institute (EPI) and Alan Baker have developed a new system of innovative and proven response measures designed to fulfill the unique requirements of the Personal Protection Specialist (PPS).
EPI's Protection Response Tactics (PRT) includes techniques from a variety of striking and grappling arts that will be beneficial to both the skilled operator and the novice.
All countermeasures employed by professional bodyguards should reduce the risk to those they protect. The executive protection agent seeks to reduce the risk to the client by avoiding confrontation. If faced with confrontation, the professional bodyguard would prefer to evacuate the client.
Sometimes, avoidance does not work, sometimes evacuation is not the answer, and sometimes the appropriate countermeasure is the reasonable application of physical force. This system provides the tools necessary for that reasoned response.
With the increased popularity of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), professional bodyguards face an opponent who has increased awareness and access to effective training. Despite proper preparations to avoid conflict, the professional bodyguard or personal protection specialist may be faced with a threat that requires immediate engagement.
The Protector's ultimate goal is to reduce the clients risk by using the appropriate response. Protection Response Tactics provides the tools and the training to give the protectors additional appropriate countermeasures to help keep their clients safe.
This module the basic tools and mechanics needed to defend and protect a client from a low level threat all the way up to a more aggressive threat. The material is taught on a force continuum that is appropriate for the protection agent and the various environments they work in. Due to the visual nature of some environments it is important to understand the nature of lower level controls and how to apply them so they will be effective as well as be able to read the body language of a threat and know when to respond with elevated force.
This module teaches a protection specialist to deal with aggressive behavior around doorways, walls, reception lines, and car doors with the primary focus being to protect the client and evacuate them from the threat. The student also gets into more advanced levels of ground fighting when forced to the ground and is being held. The second part of this module begins to introduce the environment around a vehicle and the various problems you may encounter as you move your principle in and out of the car. Students learn to use the car as a tool. All techniques are taught to be appropriate for the protection agent.
This module begins introducing the firearm into the previous material learned. They start to recognize and ingrain the needed reactions and techniques to respond to it. It also covers the principals involved with firearm disarming. We believe that the student will develop a greater understanding using this educational process then just learning a list of techniques. Lastly, counter-measure for the knife is introduced into the module.
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