Physical Control Program Subduing and Handcuffing Certification

The full use of the body for self defense is necessary

Course Description

The school administration may have staff attend for more days of training after completing the First Steps training to learn techniques to subdue violent individuals. The safest strategy for subduing a violent subject is teamwork.  Working together with others takes commonality of skills and communication to achieve maximum safety.

The principals of physical control learned in the First Steps program combine to expedite multiple staff control to a highly safe level. Your staff will feel a strong level of confidence when they complete this program.

In reverse, the participant in the class is exposed to multiple opponent situations. Group dynamics for crowd control are familiarized with. The participant when exposed to the multiple opponent situations learns a high level of awareness and skill.

Handcuffing training and certification are conducted for security personnel. Subduing a subject physically with force is a last resort.  Respect for a person’s freedom and safety weigh heavily in the decision to subdue. Once the violator is subdued, humane treatment balanced with safety precautions are roll played to ensure performance. Minimizing bad publicity to the school and student safety is considered in all the tactics employed.

All programs use physical and written testing completes the program to ensure learning and liability protection.

Who should attend the Physical Control Program?

  • School Security officers, teachers and bus drivers


Time needed

  • 7 or more hours, Program can be customized for more scenario practice and is highly recommended.

Certification period

  • Frequency may be based on your school security assessment

Training Activities and Topics

  • Review of the First Steps material
  • Review of school policy
  • Multiple person situations
  • Multiple school staff control
  • Subduing suspects/ juveniles
  • Important follow up actions
  • Documentation
  • Testifying in court

Equipment and Resources Provided by School

  • Recommend physical exam of participants by a physician prior to class
  • Medical limitations must be reported to chief instructor by school management and participant.
  • Management representative to discuss policies
  • Classroom area with water
  • Open space area for hands on exercises
  • Note paper and pens
  • Gym mats
  • PowerPoint projection capability

Course Manual

  • Physical Control Skills, By Fred Behnken

Advanced Training

The physical control program is a familiarization. Students from the beginning are taught that correct regular intense practice is the guarantee of avoiding and safety in a violent confrontation. Physical conditioning plays a large role in the defenders success. Customized training and private training can be taken to perfect the physical control skills to a high level. Impact weapon, ground fighting and knife training all contribute to mastering unarmed skills. Consider all of these programs in your plans.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a safety training program for educational institutions that will have tangible results.


    Can You Answer The Following?

    1. Tell me three policies that relate to security at your school?
    2. Can the school staff work together effectively to respond to emergency situations?
    3. What are emergency drills practiced at your school?
    4. What kind of formal safety training is given to the students?
    5. What emergency situations are you concerned about?
    6. Can your family respond effectively to dangerous situations off campus?
    7. Have you been threatened by someone who is not a student about a school situation?
    8. What are the neighboring schools safety problems?
    9. What abnormal behavior do you see in your students that could be a safety issue?
    10. How many of your students have been identified as substance abusers?
    11. How many of your students’ parents have been identified as substance abusers?
    12. Describe the level of your student’s health.