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Breakaway and Self Defence Training – High Risk

Ascend Learning Solutions

This is a course that in reality never stops because of the plasticity of the brain. The more you practise, the more you make these simple skills second nature.

Who should complete the course?

Anyone who is at risk of physical assault whilst at work, and ideal for lone workers.  Delegates who take part must have the physical capacity to be able to undertake physical training skills.

Aims

To give you the confidence, knowledge and skills to enable you to safely evade and defend yourself in risky situations.

Outcomes

By the end of the breakaway element, delegates will be able to:

  • Investigate ‘reasonable force’
  • Explore the requirements of the Human Rights Act 1998 and how they apply to breakaways
  • Examine the requirements of health and safety statute and associated regulations and show how they apply to breakaways
  • Identify and describe the relevant Acts of Parliament and other government regulations in relation to breakaways from vulnerable individuals and groups
  • Understand the law in relation to the use of physical force for personal defence and the defence of others
  • Explain the concepts of ‘reasonable force’, ‘necessity’ and ‘proportionality’
  • Explain how legislation and guidance, relating to disengagement, impacts upon work with young people and vulnerable adults
  • Demonstrate the appropriate and effective physical skills for breaking away and defending against a violent assault
  • Demonstrate methods to protect themselves and others from blows
  • Demonstrate how to disengage from grabs and holds
  • Know how to deal with clothing grabs
  • Understand how to escape from strangles and chokes
  • Demonstrate a method to rescue a person from a strangle hold
  • Know how to get up from the floor safely
  • Understand which techniques should not be used and why
Course Content

Course Content

  • The law in relation to the use of physical force to defend themselves and others
  • Demonstrating appropriate and effective physical skills for physical skills breaking away and defending against a violent assault
  • Distance and stance
  • Wrist grab – straight (both arms)
  • Wrist grab – cross arms
  • Wrist grab – both arms
  • Defences against punches/slaps
  • Defences against front strangle
  • Defences against front strangle against a wall
  • Defences against front strangle against a floor
  • Specific defences against:
  • Front collar grab
  • Front strangle
  • Front hair grab
  • An explanation of why some techniques should not be used

Duration

4 days

Assessment

Continuous observation.

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