Training for Restraint::  things to avoid (#6) escorts on aircraft

Training for Restraint:: things to avoid (#6) escorts on aircraft

The accompanying photo to this post comes from a restraint-related death of a deportee which happened in 1999 in Germany.  The man who died was called Aamir Agheeb and he was a Sudanese national who died during an aircraft restraint on a Lufthansa flight (see news...
Improving Reaction Time in PMVA Training

Improving Reaction Time in PMVA Training

SEEING WHAT IS COMING – SOONER — In terms of dealing with sudden violence (and all violence, in the end, is sudden) wouldn’t it be great to have a crystal ball that would help us see it coming from a longer way off?    Well, experiments in sports...
Training for Restraint:: Things to avoid doing #5

Training for Restraint:: Things to avoid doing #5

The technique being demonstrated in the picture accompanying this post is promoted as a way for controlling violent patients in a hospital setting.  Unfortunately, it is potentially a deadly restraint and its use might go far beyond control and extend to culpable...
Training for Restraint:: Things to avoid doing #3

Training for Restraint:: Things to avoid doing #3

There are better and less-better Restraint Techniques The image accompanying this post was apparently taken in 1907 of the City of London Police learning or demonstrating restraint techniques.   They are clearly wearing jackets which suggest that there may have been...
Training for Restraint:: Things to avoid doing #1

Training for Restraint:: Things to avoid doing #1

This image was first published in an article about the types of physical restraint practices being carried out on children in schools in the USA.   There are a large number of things in this ‘procedure’ which are likely to fail during a...