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Video: Have a backup plan for your manipulation skills

In this video tactical tip, Police1 Contributor Duane Wolfe demonstrates how you can transition from one technique to another when a subject is resisting

In this Tactical Tips police training video, Duane Wolfe and Lee Shaykhet emphasize the importance of regular practice in armbar takedowns for law enforcement, highlighting that skills degrade after six months without practice.

Duane also advises on shifting focus when encountering resistance, leveraging the OODA loop strategy (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act) to gain an advantage. The technique involves disorienting the opponent by impairing their vision and balance, then taking them down while considering authorized force levels and tools like tasers for compliance.

The video underscores the importance of adaptable tactics and continuous training for effective law enforcement interventions.

This video, originally published on December 11, 2015, has been updated

In February 2014, Duane Wolfe retired from his career as a Minnesota Peace Officer after more than 25 years of service (beginning in 1988). During his career, he served as a patrolman, sergeant, S.R.T., use of force and firearms instructor. He was a full-time law enforcement instructor at Alexandria Technical & Community College in Alexandria, Minnesota for 28 years. Duane has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Bemidji State University and a Masters Degree in Education from Southwest State University.