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Defensive Tactics Instructor Level 2, Course #2076

Course Description:

Defensive Tactics Instructor course is a 40-hour class designed to promote effective and efficient use of bodily impact weapons. The participant learns the following components of Defensive Tactics instruction and application:

  • Includes situations that allow for the application of this higher level of physical force, proper psychomotor skills involved in Level 2 force application
  • Proper means of instruction and testing
  • Theoretical background to analyze other similar programs in order to develop agency specific programs

Additionally the Participant will understand:

  • The physiology of a confrontation
  • Be aware of the probable medical implications associated with these techniques
  • Biomechanical principles of Impact Impedance tactics and how they relate to instruction and systems analysis

This course is a prerequisite for Impact weapon (#2073) and LVNR Instructor (#2075) classes.

Subjects Covered:

  • Confrontational Physiology and Biomechanics
  • General Guidelines for Reduction in Transmission of Blood Borne Pathogens
  • Pre-Attack Indicators
  • Bodily impact impedance tactics such as strikes, blocks, kicks, use of the elbows and knees
  • Edged weapons defense
  • Use of the Impact Resistant Suit for dynamic high-speed training
  • Practical Aerobic Conditioning
  • Non-Vascular Neck Restraint


Prerequisite: Control Tactics Instructor Level 1 Course #2071


Dress Code & Identification:

  • Uniforms, agency logo clothing or business casual attire is appropriate for classroom wear.
  • Visible Agency official ID is recommended (badges / agency IDs) while on campus


Pre-Course Requirements:

  • Students must read and answer questions for each chapter in the text:
  • Students must pass a written entrance test based on this text
  • Students will need to pass a physical ability test.  The requirements have changed, please click here for the new requirements.
    • 35 6-count Burpees in 3 minutes or less

Required Course Equipment:

  • Fully Equipped duty belt
  • Inert-firearm carried on duty without live ammunition
  • Tape for wrists
  • Forearm pads
  • Mouth guard
  • Gloves
  • Long-sleeved, lightweight shirt
  • Level-one Instructor Manual
  • Department impact resistant suit (e.g. FIST or Red Man)

Recommend Course Equipment:

  • Focus Mitts
  • Inert knife
  • Elbow and knee pads

Recertification Course: Level 2 Instructor Recertification Course #2176 this course is 20 hours in length and

should be attended with 3 years of last certification.

Cost:                $250

Cancellation/No Show:



  • 8:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Monday-Friday
  • Dates and locations listed below

***Is this class full or not available???? Please complete the Course Interest Survey. Please Note: This is not a waiting list.  You will not be contacted by WSCJTC unless there is enough interest to generate a class being scheduled.  At that time we will contact everyone that has shown interest so that applications can be submitted.

Application Form:

WSCJTC Application Form (Word)

WSCJTC Application Form (PDF)

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Submit Applications to:

Valerie Jenkins, Registrar

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Fax: 206.835.7926

Course, Program or Policy Questions:

Bob Bragg

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