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The Brachial Plexus Origin

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in Training |

The Brachial Plexus Origin

The Brachial Plexus Origin is a complex set, group or plexus (branching network) of intersecting nerves that controls the muscles of the chest, shoulders, arms, hands and fingers. The nerves originate at the spinal cord and are formed in 3 trunks located in the upper shoulder/side of neck area: the upper trunk from spinal cord segments C5 and C6, the middle trunk from segment C7, and the lower trunk from segments C8 and T1.

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When an Officer Shoots another Officer

Posted by on Oct 5, 2013 in Training |

When an Officer Shoots another Officer

Recently I read an article on officer.com about Blue on Blue Shootings.

How does the police officer, when faced with the situation of a pedestrian in possession of a gun, know when to use lethal force?

The knee-jerk reaction of most would be to draw your sidearm, point and fire.

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New Discovery Helps Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Posted by on Oct 5, 2013 in Canada, USA |

New Discovery Helps Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

A new article posted on the U.S. National Library of Medicine website shows a method that could help officers with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). At On Guard International, we understand that this can be a serious issue for many officers in their lives, both while on duty and off duty. Please click the link below to read the article: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_140869.html

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Client Testimonial: U.S. Army

Posted by on May 9, 2013 in Countries, Testimonial, Training, Uncategorized, USA |

Client Testimonial: “The CDT Training offered through Kevin Blok’s course is some of the best tactical training available in a civilian sector. After taking his basic course, I have used several of his principles and teaching topics at Fort Stewart and Fort Benning (Georgia) during pre-mobilization training in some of the combative and restraint programs used by our military. Mr. Kevin Blok’s programs and principles are rock-solid. I have served in direct combat operations on numerous deployments and I can attest to their effectiveness. I rightly recommend these to any martial artist, law enforcement officer, or military person looking for a solid skill set, regardless of your occupational military specialty (MOS). On Guard International is highly professional! Dane S. Harden COLONEL, SP, SFS U.S....

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Disguised, Concealed and Unusual Weapons

Posted by on Apr 3, 2013 in Training, Uncategorized |

There are many items available to the public nowadays that are disguised weapons or conceal dangerous tools and devices. Here is a ring that fits that bill. If you are interested in these types of items, please check out the websites listed below. Victory and success favour awareness and preparedness. Stay safe. Catalog of Unique, Concealed & Disguised Weapons, Concealments, Escape Techniques, Tactics & Tradecraft Disguised and Improvised Weapons, SafeHavens International Disguised Weapons Handbook, California Department of Law Enforcement FBI Monthly Unusual Weapons Listing, from the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin Ohio Baliff’s Disguised Weapon Index, Ohio Baliff’s and Court Officer Association   Kevin Blok Chief Instructor, On Guard International kblok@onguardtraining.com 1089 Tecumseh Rd. E. Windsor , Ontario , Canada N8W 1B3 +1 519 253 6667 | +1 519 978...

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Train Often and Stay Safe!

Posted by on Mar 24, 2013 in Motivation, Training |

It is very easy for those of us who have had to stop training for a while for one reason or another, to see ourselves as if we were at our peak performance …

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On Guard Ground Defensive Tactics Course, April 28th

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in Ground Defense, Training, Uncategorized |

The use of Ground Defense for the security professional, martial artist, or civilian   Approximately 65% of all altercations end up on the ground and as an armed or unarmed officer this is a dangerous place to be. It is important to remain calm and in control in these situations in order to subdue violent or aggressive individuals. This course will teach you appropriate use of force, basic patterns of movement on the ground, blocks, traps, locks, escapes, takedowns, falling to the ground safely, and most important how to create distance, call for back-up, keep them at bay and escalate the force appropriately. This is a 4 hour certificate course  A Minimum of 6 pre-paid Attendees is required for this course to run.   Space is limited so register early. Course Fees: $80 for C.A.F.I. Members $95 for Non-members  Location: Aikido Canada, 1089 Tecumseh rd. E. Windsor, Ontario Date: Sunday April 28 / 2013, subject to confirmation Time: Noon to 4:00pm To register, or for further information, please contact: Michael Dubé E-mail:  modernsamurai.aiki@gmail.com Phone: (226) 788-3532  With more than 10 years experience in the security field, Michael Dubé is a certified Control and Defensive Tactics (C.D.T.) Instructor Trainer with On Guard International, holds blackbelts in Aikido and Iaido, is trained and experienced with a   K-9 partner, and has taught C.D.T. courses at the local, national and international level for police, private security, large and small companies, hospitals college programs and...

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