Formally a new category at In Harm’s Way – Budo Breakdowns- to address actual encounters from the perspective of real experience in the field.
The category is meant to constantly remind us of how cops need to think and act tactically, and how they absolutely need close combat and grappling skills, with a strong component of ground fighting.
Local incident yesterday that led to a shooting.
The most obvious first takeaways are tactical: The subject is more important that getting your gloves on, don’t get so close – especially so casually – under the circumstances of violence already known when responding to this call. Call him out to you.
And don’t go it alone – if you don’t have to. Wait until your cover is actually present.