BVR Course:

Primary Objectives of Course
The primary objective of the bilateral vascular restraints course is to instruct students in the proper use of various types of neck restraints.

Course Objectives:
To help students and instructors understand Bilateral Vascular Restraints and the legalities involved in using them. Review section 34 of the Criminal Code. To help students and instructors learn the various types of neck restraints and understand the application, principles, and delivering of each of the neck restraint.
Instructor’s Objective:
To take the knowledge you learn from the user course, pass the written test and then be able to teach the course on your own while being evaluated by a license instructor.  Take the information back to your own company and teach your students or the public in the correct use of Neck Restraints.

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Outline of the BVR course

  • Learn the history of Neck Restraints.
  • Define Syncope.
  • Name and understand the difference between the two types of neck restraints.
  • To learn about safety with chokes and restraints.
  • Understand the difference between BVR holds, proper application and the differences between carotid compression and jugular compression.
  • Name and identify the key structures of the neck and their locations.
  • Know and understand Relative Positioning and Subject Behaviors.
  • Know and understand the recommendations for BVR Holds and the recovery position.
  • Know and understand all the elements of a BVR technique.
  • Understand and apply BVR and Combination Restraints.
  • What is the Vagus nerve.
  • Explain fight or flight reflex.Neck Restraints

Neck Restraints

There are numerous ways and combinations of restraint techniques. Grappling technique sometimes correctly or incorrectly known as the carotid hold, blood choke, vascular hold, lateral vascular restraint, carotid sleeper, arm bar choke, strangle hold, triangle choke, headlock, lapel choke, C-clamp choke, choke-holds, trachea chokes, lateral vascular neck restraints and a variety of other names.
Some of the earliest recorded history specific to the use of neck restraints as a use of force/ self defense technique was from the 17th Century with the Chinese influence on Japanese combatives.  During this time, many schools of martial arts - but morespecificallyJu Jitsu schools,  had advanced the serious study of neck restraints, known collectively as shime waza.  
The next major development of neck restraints occurred in 1882,  when the sport ofjudo was conceived.  Most shime waza have been retained in judo to this day, with a distinct absence of any associated serious injury or death as a result of its application.
Today, neck restraint techniques are still taught to many martial arts students and law enforcement personnel, many do not spend the time or effort needed to teach proper application of these restraints to prevent injury or even death.

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  • The courses main instructor, K.D. Lintott, has been in the RCMP for over 10 years now, and uses the techniques taught every day in real life circumstances.
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  • Prior to his involvement with Law Enforcement, K.D. Lintott was a highly regarded Personal Protection Specialist employed as a Body Guard for Castle Consulting. Beyond the personal protection of high-prole clients, he regularly consulted, trained and supported nightclub door staff and management on Criminal Code and Use of Force best-practices and procedures — so important to be able to protect both your staff and ownership group.