Defense Baton™ 8-Hr Advanced Course Outline

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Defense Baton™

Personal Safety Training Inc.’s Defense Baton™ training program is designed to teach officers skills, techniques and defensive actions for the appropriate use of the expandable baton as a self-defense and/or use of force management option. This program is for individuals involved in: Security, Healthcare Security, Law Enforcement, Military Operations, Correctional Facilities, and Protective Services Agencies.

The Defensive Baton™ training program is a fundamental-based system that can be utilized in a variety of situations and environments.

  • All participants will receive the book Defense Baton™ Student Manual and a Certificate of completion.

Call us today to schedule a Defense Baton™ Course – for YOU and your agency.Toll Free: 1.866.773.7763 or Outside the US: (208) 664-5551

Defense Baton™ 8hr Advanced Course Outline

  • Introduction to Defense Baton
  • The First Rule of Training = Safety
  • Modular Based Training
  • Modules and Objectives
Module One
Baton Awareness
  • Awareness of Liability Risks
  • Agency Policies and Procedures
  • Types of Batons
  • Care, Maintenance and Operation
  • Opening the Baton
  • Closing the Friction Lock Baton
  • The Myth of Closing the Baton
Module Two
Use of Force and Self-Defense
  • What is Self-Defense?
  • Disclaimer
  • Lawful Use of Force and Self-Defense
  • Levels of Force Continuum
  • Use of Force Model
  • Increasing the Level of Force
  • Vulnerable Areas of the Body
  • Low Risk Target Areas
  • Medium Risk Target Areas
  • High Risk Target Areas
Module Three
Baton Nomenclature
  • Baton Nomenclature
  • Baton Manufactures
Module FourBaton
Defensive Tactics Fundamentals
  • Fundamentals
  • Bladed Stance
  • Forward Defensive Movement
  • Rear Defensive Movement
  • Side to Side Movement
  • Forward and Rear Pivoting
  • Core Energy Principle
  • Gripping the Baton
Module Five
Baton Handling Positions
  • One Hand Baton Handling
  • Two Hand Baton Handling
  • Outside Arm Baton Handling
  • Baton Draws
  • Strong Side Baton Draw
  • Support Side Baton Draw
  • Baton Holders
Module Six
Baton Blocking Techniques
  • High Block
  • Outside Block (right side)
  • Outside Block (left side)
  • Middle Block
  • Low Block
Module Seven
Baton Defensive Counter Strikes
  • Front Jab Counter Strike
  • Rear Jab Counter Strike
  • Grip End Counter Strike
  • Long End Counter Strike
  • Middle Counter Strike
  • Outside Arm Front Counter Strike
  • Reverse Frontal Counter Strike
  • Closed Baton Counter Strike
Module Eight
Baton Control/Decentralization Techniques (optional)
  • Strong Side Rear Wrist Control
  • Rear Wrist Control with Escort
  • Strong Side Rear Wrist Control with Take-Down (part 1)
  • Strong Side Rear Wrist Control with Take-Down (part 2)
  • Support Side Rear Wrist Control
  • Rear Wrist Control with Escort
  • Support Side Rear Wrist Control with Take-Down (part 1)
  • Support Side Rear Wrist Control with Take-Down (part 2)
  • Frontal Block with Take-Down
  • Frontal Block with Take-Down
Module Nine
Baton Retention Techniques
  • Carry Retention In-Holder
  • Single Hand Baton Retention
  • Two Hand Baton Retention
Module Ten
Post Incident Response & Documentation
  • Post Incident Response
  • Post Incident Documentation
  • Elements of Reporting Force
Reference Guide and Bibliography