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PPCT Ground Avoidance Ground Escape (GAGE) Instructor

LET635  - 24.00 Hours


Start Date

End Date


Class Number

6/9/15 6/11/15 Pasadena, TX USA LS LET635 47 enroll  
6/23/15 6/25/15 San Antonio, TX USA LS LET635 46 enroll  
7/14/15 7/16/15 Bryan, TX USA LS LET635 45 enroll  

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start,
please contact the division at (800) 423-8433 or law@teex.tamu.edu to get the latest schedule.


Many fights end up on the ground whether the combatants want to be there or not. Many people trained in mixed martial arts (MMA) programs train specifically to take the fight to the ground. Fighting on the ground poses unique and dangerous challenges to police and corrections officers. This course is designed to teach students how to avoid being taken to the ground and how to effectively escape if they do find themselves in these circumstances. It reviews tactics for both open and narrow environments, reviews the four most common ground positions and escapes, refines the student's physical technique, and presents instructional methods for teaching survival skills.

This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Patrol/Tactical Course #2040.


There are no prerequisites for this class


  • Ground Avoidance and Ground Escape
  • Instructor Development and Training Protocols
  • PPCT Control Principles
  • PPCT Shoulder Pin Restraint
  • Use of Force Human Factors


Participants should be currently commissioned

  • Peace officers
  • Licensed security officers
  • Public safety trainers


  • Physical participation is required, participant must be in good physical condition and able to complete the following:
    • Defensive counter strikes
    • Grounding techniques


  • Participants should wear comfortable clothing for physical activity

Government Programs, Certifications and Accreditations

GSA contract number:GS-07F-0357V. GSA customers, to register please contact publicsafety@teex.tamu.edu or call (800) 423-8433.

Education Credits

24.00 Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)

Contact Information

Law Enforcement and Security Training

Phone: (979) 845-6677 | Toll-Free: (800) 423-8433 | Fax: (979) 862-2788

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