Colorado State Troopers get their revenge on me next week. I got away with kicking one square in the face today during an arrest control scenario, then choking him when he fell to his knees(kind of a no-no, but it's the first thing that came to mind to control him). However, next week they get to get even during Redman. Don't know if I'll be fighting the same guy, but since half of the other arrest control and defensive tactics instructors saw my kick, I doubt they'll be caught by surprise. Need to somehow survive 3 guys and keep my weapon for 4 minutes of ass kicking. Of course, cadets and trainees never win, but I'll be happy if I get a few good shots in.
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Thu, 2012-03-08 17:51
Gonna get my ass kicked by a State Trooper next week
Thu, 2012-03-08 18:45#1
Remember these moves of
Remember these moves of yours and the faces you took care of... then do it again!!! Guard that handgun at all costs but at the same time take out as many of those instructors as possible. Just my suggestion!
Fri, 2012-03-09 11:01#2
Good luck Mark !
Like you said, no matter what you will not win. Good luck with the training and remember it in the field. It will save your life !
Sat, 2012-03-10 15:03#3
Sounds like some intense
Sounds like some intense training! Definitely more exciting than the PowerPoint presentations, Excel spreadsheets, and Word documents that my trainining consist of. Good luck!
Mon, 2012-03-12 12:11#4
Ah, the Redman suits.......
Ah, the Redman suits....... Wish I could give you some good advice, but I didn't win either.......
Mon, 2012-03-12 13:33#5
Bring a few dozen Krispy Kremes that day. Maybe they'll go a little easier on you.
Wed, 2012-03-14 18:02#6
tomorrow is the big day!
Hope I don't crap my pants. Apparently it's happened before when they knock people out from venous compression.
Thu, 2012-03-15 13:29#7
Well, I survived and mostly got my ass kicked.
Started with chasing down a "drunk" with no padding who would then run around a building and pull a gun, at which point you're supposed to disarm him. Next you keep running around another building at which point a female trooper, with no padding jumped out and you were supposed to disarm her. After that was the run back to the gym, going through the parking lot, someone would jump out and try to hit you with a bat, and you needed to disarm him.
Then they hat you kicking a bag about a dozen times, after that they finally bring you into the mat room. In the mat room, you still didn't get to just go to town, we had to punch a padded up trooper with a bag from standing and kneeling positions, then from your back while he's in the mount. Then he puts you in a choke or headlock and will occasionally hit you while you try to toss him and keep your gun.
Then get up disarm him when he eventually gets your gun, and basically end up on the ground wrestling again til time's up (not certain what the total time actually was though). Come out and paramedics and other students take your shirt and vest off, get you a wet towel and some water while you sit next to a trashcan ready to puke.
I did good outside by taking the corners wide and seeing things coming. Knocked the lady trooper down and choked her with no real problems (a couple guys later, another dislocated her elbow), I elbowed the guy with a bat right in the face, which was nice. I was in a position to knee the crap out of him when I looked over to the troopers and asked if I was allowed to, they told me to just disarm him (which I think they should have specified before just sending us out there, but I know they wanted a little surprise factor). By the time I got into the mat room, I was gassed. When I tried to dislodge the trooper in the mount, he eventually took my back and tried to choke me. I bit him hard! He had no padding on his arms, just a helmet, chest protector and gloves. Still, I only got a weak little elbow and knee in when I was on the ground. Didn't puke, crap my pants, pee or die at least (cadet 3 years ago did die though).
Thu, 2012-03-15 18:39#8
Glad to hear you made it
Glad to hear you made it through, relatively unharmed from the sounds of it. That is intense training! Do you just have to go through this once, or will you have to do this every year or every so many years? Do you get to come back in a year or two to try to kick the crap out of other cadets?
Fri, 2012-03-16 18:08#9
not really sure
I know we will be doing more, plus there is in service training every year, but I'm not sure how much. I also know we are going through an additional officer survival school and some additional fighting training after we graduate from POST academy. Just not sure what it entails.
Mon, 2012-03-19 14:45#10
Congrats Exbiologist! Sounds like you did very well overall!!!