CIPS Canadian Innovative Protective Services
PPCT Training CIPS

P.P.C.T. / TPR Defensive Tactics Instructor

Since 2002 CIPS Inc. Principal Mark Bloxham has certified over 1000 PPCT Instructors

Requirements for consideration for CIPS Inc. administered PPCT Instructor Course:

Must be a full time Police, Federal, Provincial, or Municipal Enforcement Officer, Correctional Officer, current serving member of the Canadian Armed Forces or an Employee of a creditable and recognized Private security company or agency
Must be an experienced Individual with a proven track record of sound decision making in an operational environment
Must be current, previous, or future Instructor within your agency.
Previous Instructional experience & martial arts background an asset.
May be requested to provide proof of employment & Letter of support from employer
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P.P.C.T Instructor Schedule:

5– 8 Hour days 0800 Am to 1800 PM or 5 – 8 Hour Days
4- 10 hour days
PPCT Basic: 3 – 8 Hour Days

P.P.C.T Training Includes:

Course Registration with PPCT Management Systems Inc.
Current PPCT Instructors manual
Certificate upon completion
Presentation materials and training environment provided by CIPS Inc.
Mat room and all required equipment

Note* Candidate must provide appropriate duty belt, handcuffs, cuff key, and duty holster and baton*

P.P.C.T Training Course Description:

This 40 hour PPCT Defensive Tactics course is the first subject control system developed through tactical, legal, and medical research. Tactically, the system addresses the most common types of resistance officers encounter, allowing the instructor to maximize training on job related techniques. Legally, the PPCT System teaches a simple use of force continuum which clarifies the appropriate force level for every level of resistance. Medical research was conducted on every PPCT technique to refine technique efficiency and to ensure the medical implications were proportional to the level of resistance.

P.P.C.T Course Goals:

To instruct a subject control system which is compatible to the effects of survival stress.
To examine survival learning research and methods for subject control systems.
To teach a subject control system based upon the four most common types of resistance.

P.P.C.T Course Topics:

Survival Learning Research:

This unit examines research from educational psychology, motor learning science and neurobiology, and applies the research to the of use of force systems. The units explains why simple gross motor skills and systems with few techniques, are more compatible to use of force training.

P.P.C.T Control Principles:

The foundation of the PPCT training systems is based upon a series of training principles. This unit examines the PPCT Force Continuum, principles of control, survival reaction time and tactical positioning.

 P.P.C.T Tactical Handcuffing:

Tactical speed handcuffing provides immediate subject control and reduces risk to the officer. This system is used to train the student in a method which will be the same under handcuffing conditions of standing, kneeling or prone, with the completion time under three seconds.

Pressure Point Control Tactics:

This unit will address a system of controlling subjects by applying as little as 2 pounds of finger touch pressure to selected pressure points on the head and neck. The application of these pressure points is to control passive or defensive resistance and are highly effective no matter what the size or strength level of the officer.

Joint Locks:

Escort position resistance is one of the four most common types of resistance officers encounter. This unit provides officers with two joint locks used specifically to control escort position resistance.

Defensive Counter-strikes:

The defensive counter-strike unit teaches reflexive reaction to a physical attack when impact weapons or firearms are not appropriate. The students will learn to neutralize an aggressive assault with a basic system of blocks, punches, and kicks, used to control a subject with minimal chance of injury.

P.P.C.T.™ Impact Weapon System:

The training from this unit can be deployed with a traditional straight baton, riot baton or a collapsible

Handgun Retention and Disarming:

This unit teaches a simple system of disarming and handgun or long gun retention. The unit will address holstered defence, drawn weapon defence as well as maintaining a long gun in the slung or open positions.


PPCT Management Systems Inc. has spent years developing training systems to be the most effective, retainable and court defensible subject control systems in the world. Not only do the PPCT techniques have an international reputation of effectiveness, but only PPCT can substantiate its research with written studies. Their success is primarily due to the unique research methodology applied. For the administrator concerned with the inherent liability of a training system, PPCT Management Systems Inc. encourages administrators to compare their training with any other training of it’s type offered by other organizations.

PPCT Defensive Tactics subject control system has been developed around three basic criteria: Tactically Sound, Legally Justified and Medically Accepted. The purpose of this system is to control resistive behaviour with techniques that have minimal chance of injury. This four-day course was establish in a participant a degree of proficiency in several methods of subject control that will increase the participant’s confidence in their ability to evaluate and react to situations that require the use-of-force. These methods will range from verbal control of a subject up through the use of impact weapons.

The PPCT- Defensive Tactics subject control system can be delivered as one all-inclusive package that is listed above, or presented in eight separate modular units that are listed below.
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