JLC Course:

Primary Objectives of Course
The primary objective of the joint locking system, escort system and hold down course is to instruct students in the proper use of joint locks,  as well as, to show how to hold an attacker down to prevent a further attack; teaching how to defend against various physical attacks; escape from holds; and apply controlling techniques.

We have developed a simple system that will give you a good foundation on which you can build. Learning how to escape from an attack is such an important aspect of Self Defense, especially during the early days of learning. You will complete the first course having learned some of the essentials and some general concepts that you can apply to many situations. You may well want to take the training further and build on your foundation by learning some take downs, hold downs, locks and more but, first let’s learn how to get away. We recommend that you read this book from cover to cover before even trying any of the techniques.

Course Objectives:
To help students and instructors understand that the persuader is first and foremost a key holder and the legalities involved in using it as a weapon of opportunity. Review section 34 of the Criminal Code. To help students and instructors learn joint locks and understand the application, principles, and delivering of each of the joint locks.
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 dojo and teach your students or the public in the correct use of the police pressure point system and the persuader key holder.

*You find the typical course time layout by clicking here.

Outline of Joint Locking course here

  • Recite what a joint lock is.
  • Principles behind a joint lock.
  • Three Pain Limitations of joint locks.
  • Safety.
  • Know what relative positioning is.
  • Reactionary Gap.
  • Know how to apply a joint lock to: shoulder, elbow, wrist, finger, knee, ankle and spine.
  • Know the reason to use a hold down.
  • Know the primary subject behaviors.
  • Know the history of traditional hold downs.    

Hold Down Course:

The purpose of this course is to familiarize the Police Officer, security guard or lay person, with controlling people on the ground or in a holding position for handcuffing or waiting for assistance. You may have had to defend yourself from a violent unprovoked physical assault.  After completing a successful take-down you may need to control this violent person, until theycorporate or are handcuffed.  It is recommended that you take the Joint locking course to understand how many of the holds work, some are based on leverage and some on pain.

Criminal Code Implications

Self-defense against unprovoked assault
Section 34
(1) Everyone who is unlawfully assaulted without having provoked the assault is justified in repelling force by force if the force he uses is not intended to cause death or grievous bodily harm and is no more than is necessary to enable him to defend himself.
(2) Every one who is unlawfully assaulted and who causes death or grievous bodily harm in repelling the assault is justified if
(a) he causes it under reasonable apprehension of death or grievous bodily harm from the violence with which the assault was originally made or with which the assailant pursues his purposes; and
    (b) he believes, on reasonable grounds, that he cannot other            wise preserve himself from death or grievous bodily harm.  
Factors to help you determine if you are in imminent danger of being assaulted:
    Did the assailant have or appear to have the ability to behave as you perceived?
    Did the assailant demonstrate intent? Did words and actions or body language lead you to believe the assailant had the intent to attack you?
    Did the assailant have the means to attack you?

Goshinkan Protection Group and Services have provided my private security team with the necessary skills to undertake nearly any confrontation.
— Kael L., Apex Security Inc.

More About Goshinkan

  • GPG Facilities are open throughout Alberta providing the best quality teaching experience for police and secuity professionals.
  • 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.
  • Learn even more about GPG and the services we provide by clicking here.
  • 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.