These training programs are open to all members of LEO, Military and Security Services. The course materials represented are a portion of those integral courses which must be incorporated into an overall skill-set, assuring the safety and security of your community and family.

Advanced HRT and SWAT Materials are also incorporated into the overall curriculum. Please be advised: a Personal Interview and Medical Release is Required for all participants, regardless of prior or current service.

Note: This is the original system of Combat Tactical Assault and not offered for leisure activity instruction. Professional demeanor is mandated in all phases and training.

CTA Personal Protection Programs

CTA Training Curriculum has four training modules:

Module 1: Fundamentals – a thorough study of the techniques that form this simple, yet highly effective SCARS hybrid curriculum of close quarters combat. Topics covered are movement, blocking, natural weapons, primary targets and attack sequencing.

Module 2: Counter to Unarmed Assault – application of CTA principles to various unarmed assault situations. Topics covered are secondary weapons and targets; arms, clothing and hair grabs; body seizures; locks, chokes and ground defenses.

Module 3: Counter to Weapons Assault – instruction of effective response to weapon wielding assailants. A reinforcement of the previous two modules and ‘realistic’ re-enactment of realistic weapons assault. Topics covered include; assailant direct assault (wielding impact weapons), knives, handguns and long guns.

Module 4: Special Combatives – a step into the field of specialized offensive techniques. Principles and techniques are reinforced, while integrating combat response techniques. Topics covered are principles of combat with multiple assailants, vital area assault; stick combat; combat knife technique; covered draws (gun and knife), grip, stance, movement and snap techniques.

CTA Combat Survival For Military Personnel

Purpose: Instruction of Military and Law Enforcement Personnel on techniques of unarmed combat supportive of non-firearms use when operating in hostile environments.

Description: Expansion of Techniques currently in use by Military and inter-governmental agencies, for survival when use of firearms is unavailable. This course is beneficial to all military personnel and designed the enhance individual skill-sets and protection in sudden, unexpected, violent confrontations.

Methodology: CTA Combative Skills Course is broken down into two sections; Unarmed Combative; and, Edged Weapons Assault. Each section deals with demonstration, the application, of impact strikes used in Close Quarters Battle (CQB). Learning sequences of flow in execution, emphasizing awareness, distancing and positioning. Slow repetition to rapid execution, enhancing instinct counter capabilities of the most common violent encounters.

Goal: The goal of this CTA Combative Skills Course is to bring the individual’s CQC/CQB tactical awareness to a level of competence, effectively neutralizing an assailant during an unexpected violent assault.

Advanced Training Application Course Material

Verbal Direction/Commands/Persuasion

  • Pat Down/Frisk & Takedown
  • Medium Level Counterstrikes
  • Escorts
  • Pressure Points & Joint Locks
  • Handcuffing

OC/Pepper Spray

  • Use for LEO/Military/Security
  • Application Procedures
  • Positional Asphyxia
  • Response to OC Attack
  • Post-Action Decontamination
  • Special Attention Individuals
  • Care and Storage of OC Units

ASP Expandable Baton

  • Control Theory
  • Body Mechanics
  • Training Format
  • Technical Characteristics
  • Training Terminology
  • Basic Baton Skills
  • Baton Strikes
  • Baton Retention

High Level Combative Skills

  • Body Mechanics
  • Dynamics: Life Threatening Encounters
  • Targeting and Vital Areas
  • Strikes and Striking Sequence
  • Situational Defense Applications

Realistic Knife Assaults/Statistics

  • Basic Knife Work
  • Strikes and Striking Sequence
  • Counter Knife Assault Principles
  • Knife Assaults – Stationary
  • Knife Assaults – with Movement
  • Knife Assaults – Groundwork
  • Post Assault Reporting

Weapons Retention

  • Retention of Handgun in Holster
  • Retention out of Holster
  • Retention in Hand Gun Draws
  • Retention while Seated in Vehicle
  • Long Gun Retention
  • Retention of Expanding Baton
  • Retention of OC
  • Weapons Escallation/De-escallation

Instinctive Point Shooting System

  • Weapons Safety Basics/Nomenclature
  • Basic Shooting Positions
  • Shooting while Moving
  • Tactical Defenses
  • Active Simulation
  • Live Fire Simulation
  • Shooting Multiple Targets
  • Legal Issues: Armed Conflict

Review of Basic Skills

  • Weak Hand Shooting
  • Weapons Malfunction
  • One-Hand Loading
  • Strikes used to Obtain/Draw Weapon

Armed/Unarmed Personal Defense

  • Utilizing Simulations
  • Multiple Weapons Simulations
  • Additional/Asst Gear

Tactical Shotgun

  • Weapons Nomenclature
  • Weapons Manipulation
  • Recoil Reduction
  • Snap Head Shot
  • Shotgun Patterning
  • Point Shooting
  • Moving with the Shotgun
  • Transition to Handgun/Shotgun
  • Ammunition Discussion

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