Law Enforcement Combatives Course

Hayward, CA - City of Hayward Cross-Fit Gym and Mat Room
March 28 - 29, 2017
Region I

Ground Control Fundamentals & Intro to Vehicle Tactics

Win the fight! Ground altercations are inherently high risk for officers with the potential for serious injury or death. Officers must understand the mechanics of a ground fight in order to survive. Risk can be mitigated through training and awareness. In this course, we will build confidence while reinforcing these important points:

  • You must fight to get to your feet
  • If you must be on the ground, have the confidence to survive and win
  • Weapon retention and positional awareness remain paramount
  • Gain positional advantage, control the threat and finish the fight

In this course, we will cover common ground fighting positions, escapes, reversals, gaining and maintaining control, weapon retention, submissions and handcuffing. This course will satisfy a Carotid Restraint Hold (Lateral Vascular Restraint) refresher and initial certification.

***On day two, we will introduce vehicle combatives. Students will learn how to fight from insid a vehicle. Topics will include; gaining dominant position, weapon retention and weapon disarming. We will be utilizing simunitions and force on force during the final portion of the course.***?

Participants can wear regular workout attire such as sweatpants/shorts and a t-shirt, but we strongly recommend gi pants and a dry-fit t-shirt. Please, no watches, jewelry, piercings or boots on the mat. Finger and toenails must be trimmed. If you have a gi, MMA gloves and a mouthpiece, bring it with you. On day two, you will need BDU's, gloves and long sleeve shirt or sweater. Please bring an off duty/ concealed carry holster. NO LIVE WEAPONS OR AMMUNITION. All students must sign a waiver prior to participation. Be on time!! Class starts promptly at 0800.

Payment is due at check-in (cash, check or money order or credit card). Make checks payable to CNOA (Authorized payment only may be mailed to CNOA, P.O. Box 10818, Pleasanton, CA 94588). Plan ahead and register at: (Region 1).


Nathan Mendes has been in Law Enforcement for 15 years and is certified through (POST) and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) to teach defensive tactics, impact weapons, and chemical agents. Nathan is also a certified Gracie Survival Tactics (Level 1&2) instructo a wrestler and a student of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Master Charles Gracie.

Carlos Zapata is a 2nd Degree Black Belt under Charles Gracie and has 15 years’ experience teachin Jiu-Jitsu. He is also ranked a Black Belt Instructor in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP)

Member and Non-Member Price: $60.00