Course Information

Taking lessons learned from REAL Law Enforcement interactions, the Baton and Handcuffing course is an all practical application 6-hour block training. Our instructors demonstrate the skills and methodology of utilizing the Baton, and also demonstrate the need for proper equipment rather than the cheapest tool out there. There is a short break between Baton applications and Handcuffing, in order to demonstrate how the Baton fits into the escalation of force under Arizona Law. We then go into the proper use of handcuffing skills, demonstrating the drills before the student is expected to complete the tasks given.





This course is available to civilians as well as security guards, HOWEVER, security guards will be held to a higher standard than our civilian students.

What this course covers

  • Description of the components found on different Batons
  • Description of the different types of restraints, handcuffs, and the effectiveness of the different types
  • Effective strike areas for Batons
  • Identifying the proper place for Batons in an escalation of force
  • Comparison of different Baton holsters
  • Duty belt set up, and civilian (plain clothed) use and carry
  • Maintenance and Cleaning
  • Disassembly, Inspection and re-assembly of Batons
  • Proper approach, stance, and execution of restraint with Handcuffs
  • Proper stance, grip, and strikes utilizing Batons
  • Course Completion, Summary

Required Gear:

Note-taking material
Baton with pouch or holster
Handcuffs with pouch
Clothes appropriate for striking drills, either duty pants and belt or civilian attire (closed toed shoes only)
Water, snacks or lunch

Rental Gear is available upon coordinated request. Email Training@dbackshootingsports.com

Our Instructors

A US Army 82nd Airborne Reconnaissance Infantryman, and Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran (2008-2009), I also spend as much time as possible outside hunting and fishing. Having countless hours training with multiple weapon platforms from crew served weapons to pistols, and having trained military, law enforcement, and civilians. We are constantly updating our training curriculum, making Diamondback an ideal training environment for individuals from every walk of life.


-NRA Certifications: Refuse to be A Victim Instructor, Range Safety Officer, Pistol Instructor, Rifle Instructor, Shotgun Instructor, Inside and Outside the Home Personal Protection Instructor
-Arizona Department of Public Safety, Unarmed and Armed Security Guard Instructor
-Arizona Game and Fish Hunter Education Volunteer Instructor
-Sabre Red OC Spray Instructor
-ASP Baton, Handcuffing, and Flashlight Tactics Instructor
-CPR Certified

A Former US Marine, Roan Grimm has dedicated his life to the study of the grim realities of violent close combat.  With 35+ years of martial arts, the past 27 of which have been focused on the weapon intensive Filipino martial arts (arnis/eskrima/kali) and WWII era American combatives (scientific dirty fighting). With over 125 real contact stick fights with the world renown Dog Brothers, Grimm has tested the theories of actual fighting with impact weapons at a level few can approach.


Email: Training@dbackshootingsports.com


-NRA certified RSO, Pistol, Rifle, and Shotgun Instructor
-Guro (black belt equivalent) in Nitullama silat as well as Dog Brothers Martial Arts
-Ma’a Guro in Sub3 American Kali, and Full Dog Brother – “Poi Dog”
-AZ DPS certified Unarmed Guard Instructor
-Creator of ADEPT personal security program

Upcoming Scheduled Courses

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