PRT is a new system of innovative and proven response measures designed to fulfill the unique requirements of the Personal Protection Specialist (PPS). Protection Response Tactics (PRT) includes techniques from a variety of striking and grappling arts that will be beneficial to both the skilled operator and the novice. PRT offers appropriate solutions to all levels of risk.
All countermeasures employed by the PPS should reduce the risk to those they protect. The PPS seeks to reduce the risk to the client by avoiding confrontation. If faced with confrontation, the PPS would prefer to evacuate the client. Sometimes, avoidance does not work, sometimes evacuation is not the answer, and sometimes the appropriate countermeasure is the reasonable application of physical force. PRT provides the tools necessary for that reasoned response.
With the increased popularity of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), PPSs face an opponent who has increased awareness and access to effective training. Despite proper preparations to avoid conflict, the PPS may be faced with a threat that requires immediate engagement. PRT provides the tools and the training to reduce the risk by engaging the threat.
The Protectors ultimate goal is to reduce the client's risk by using the appropriate response. PRT provides the tools and the training to give the PPS additional appropriate countermeasures to help keep their clients safe.
Sifu Alan Baker designed the PRT program for the Executive Protection Institute and it is taught exclusively at EPI Twice per year or at the AMAC Tactical Training Camp at the main training center in Woodstock GA
This program teaches a protection specialist to deal with aggressive behavior around doorways, Walls, reception lines, car doors With the primary focus be to protect the client And evacuate the client from the threat. The student also gets into more advanced levels of ground fighting / anti-grappling when forced to the ground and is being held. The class flow will travel from the elevator down the hall through a door into a reception line then finally into the car. additional advanced material will be introduced to the anti-ground or anti-grappling section that was introduced during the PRT level 1.
The Protection Response Tactics Level 3 starts to introduce the firearm into the previous material that the practitioner has learned. They start to recognize the threat and ingrain the needed reactions and techniques to respond to it. The program teaches the principles involved with firearm disarming. We believe that the student will develop as greater understanding using this educational process then just learning a list of techniques which is what the norm is in the industry. Lastly counter measure for the knife are introduced in to program.
Protection Response Tactics Level 4 introduces Tactical Ground fighting and Counter Grappling. Due to the popularity of grappling the chances of the perfection agent ending up on the ground. The standard and industry is to Study grappling in order to counter grappling, this takes a great commitment from the practitioner. This program is to give the student a solid answer to counter this environment by using more of a anti-grappling mindset. It is the goal of the protection agent to end the encounter quickly, get back on your feet and back to the principal.
Advanced Protection Response Tactics – “PRT” Advanced Course
Once you have gone through the Basic Protection Response Tactics Program which are levels one through four you are eligible to attend the Advanced Protection Response Tactics Program. This program takes the basic techniques and principles and starts to combine them into flow drills designed to ingrain response into the student. the drills teach you how to build the approbate habits and the timing needed to add in more advanced methods of movement and control. The student will learn the principle of Driving the body through flow and will start to combine the basics they have learned in the previous program in order to be more effective.
Vehicle Centric Defensive Tactics
The Vehicle Centric Defensive Tactics course is Defensive Tactics that have been designed to be effective for the solo practitioner protection agent in and around the motor vehicle. The student will learn to deal with threats inside the vehicle from the passenger seat or the back seat. Threats attempting to extract you from the vehicle and how to effectively counter them is also covered. Dealing with threats while you are on the exterior of the vehicle is also a major portion of the course. Students also learn some basic concepts of dealing with a firearm when produced in each environment. Intelligent movement in and around the vehicle will also be covered.
Protectors Vehicle Centric Defensive Tactics
We also offer a Protectors Vehicle Centric Defensive Tactics course. This program is designed for the PPS / Personal Protection Specialist. It teaches how to maneuver and protect a client in and around the motor vehicle. Also how to protect a client you have placed into the car as a threat attempts to make contact with them.
The Tactical Gun Disarm Program teaches gun disarming as a science, a study of the principles that make a disarm work wile under the stress of a real situation. The study of technique is not enough, you need to understand why something works. Once the practitioner gains this understanding you can apply it in a variety of situations that a single technique will not work.
If you are still learning old school disarming “ techniques ” hoping they will work under pressure its time to upgrade your training. This course is designed to train you or your team on a reflexive level, to ingrain the correct response through repetition.
This basic program introduces the basic concepts of counter grappling or anti-grappling. Counter grappling is used to quickly end a conflict that has ended up on the ground. The law-enforcement officer or protection agent cant afford to get caught in the ground game, especially if they do not possess the skills to survive in this environment. This program seeks to end it quickly and get back to your feet.
You will start by learning the basics of the grappling game to understand what the threat is planning to do to you. You will learn to use the common movements and techniques that are used in a grappling environment against the attacker.
Gun retention should be trained to the point to where it is an ingrained nerve response. The training should be based around intelligent thought. If you are still learning old school “ techniques ” hoping they will work under pressure its time to upgrade your training. This course is designed to train your team on a reflexive level, to ingrain the correct response through repetition. Also each element that is required to be successful in gun retention is broken down to the principle level so your team will understand the hows and whys of what makes it work. You don‘t kneed another technique to add to your list, you need a skill set.
There are three phases to this program. Each phase is a minimal 3 hour class. This method teaches a fighting style for when the situation has deteriorated to the point where the student must use all means at his disposal to emerge safely. This is the highest level of the force continuum and still use the physical tools of the human body. Phase One teaches the basic tools needed to become proficient and obtain good movement and mechanics.
Phase Two introduces the concept of training to deal with multiple opponents. It also introduces techniques for throwing the threat to the ground or using him as a human shield agains the second opponent. Multiple drills are introduced at this level to the student can continue to train the material intelligently even after the course.
Phase Three introduces the ground and the principle of Anti-Grappling and how to change your mindset to that of survive and win on the ground. Counter grappling is used to quickly end a conflict that has ended up on the ground. The law-enforcement officer or protection agent cant afford to get caught in the ground game, especially if they do not possess the skills to survive in this environment. This program seeks to end it quickly and get back to your feet.
Dealing with a edged weapon is a difficult situation, especially if you are having to accomplish tactical goals in the process because your job requires it of you. The Edged Weapon Counter Measures Course is designed to meet theses goals as well as have an intelligent answer to dealing with the threat. This program has been taught to multiple levels of security, law enforcement and perfection agents. The course can also me modified to fit your teams unique environment and challenges.