Course Description

Given the rising frequency of deadly attacks and terrorist incidents, it is not unlikely that security professionals and ordinary citizens will find themselves in situations where they need to defend themselves with the help of a partner. It can be very dangerous for two people to attempt to fight together as a team if they are not trained to do so and if they have not practiced and rehearsed beforehand.

This course and the associated training manual were developed by a team of experts with extensive special operations and law-enforcement experience. The course includes presentations, videos/animations, audio narration, interactive activities/assessments and many other digital training tools and resources. The course can be used by individual learners, or by instructors in a classroom environment. The course covers a wide range of tactical subjects including…

  • Clearing without entry
  • Delayed (deliberate) entry
  • Hallways
  • L-Shape, T-Shape and X-Shape Intersections
  • Stairwells
  • Multiple rooms
  • Clearing behind obstacles
  • Use of cover and concealment
  • Exterior movement

The manual also provides specific suggestions on how to prepare for and deal with likely tactical scenarios including home invasion and deadly attackers (active shooter).

All students will receive a serial numbered completion certificate upon finishing the course.


Course curriculum

  • 1


  • 2

    Positioning Before Entry

  • 3

    Single-Room Clear Without Entry

    • Clear Without Entry: Introduction

    • Clear Without Entry: Center-Fed Open Door

    • Clear Without Entry: Center-Fed Closed Door

    • Clear Without Entry: Corner-Fed Open Door

    • Clear Without Entry: Corner-Fed Closed Door

    • Clear Without Entry: Quick Clear

    • Clear Without Entry: Quiz

  • 4

    Single-Room Delayed Entry

    • Delayed Entry: Introduction

    • Delayed Entry: Center-Fed Open Door

    • Delayed Entry: Center-Fed Closed Door

    • Delayed Entry: Corner-Fed Open Door

    • Delayed Entry: Corner-Fed Closed Door

    • Delayed Entry: Different Door Configurations

    • Delayed Entry: Quiz

  • 5

    Multiple-Room Delayed Entry

    • Multiple Rooms: Introduction

    • Multiple Rooms: Open Doors

    • Multiple Rooms: Closed Doors

    • Multiple Rooms: Multiple Open Doors

    • Multiple Rooms: Quiz

  • 6

    Hallways: Immediate Entry

    • Hallways: Introduction

    • Hallway Movement

    • Hallway Room Entry

    • L-Shape Intersection: High-Low

    • L-Shape Intersections: Near-Far

    • T-Shape Intersection: Immediate Clear

    • X-Shape Intersection: Immediate Clear

    • Intersections with Uneven Corners

    • Clearing Intersections on the Move

    • Hallways: Quiz

  • 7

    Hallways: Delayed Entry

    • Hallway Delayed Clear: Introduction

    • L-Shape Intersection: Delayed Clear

    • T-Shape Intersection: Delayed Clear

    • X-Shape Intersection: Delayed Clear

    • Hallway Delayed Clear: Quiz

  • 8


    • Stairwells: Introduction

    • Commercial Stairwells

    • Open Stairwells

    • Stairwells: Quiz

  • 9

    Obstacles in the Room

    • Obstacles: Introduction

    • Large Obstacle Along the Near Wall

    • Large Obstacle Deep in the Room

    • Obstacles: Quiz

  • 10

    Exterior Movement

    • Exterior Movement: Introduction

    • Bounding: Lead and Trail

    • Bounding: Leapfrog

    • Effective Use of Cover

    • Crossing Alleys or Narrow Streets

    • Crossing Wide Streets

    • Exterior Movement: Quiz

  • 11

    Civilian Scenarios, Training and Tactical Applications

    • Civilian Scenarios, Training and Tactical Applications

  • 12

    Final Exam

    • Two-Person CQT: Final Exam

About the Instructors

Special Tactics

Special Tactics was developed by special operations veterans from Tier-1 Special Mission Units, along with a team experts with diverse backgrounds from the military, law enforcement and academic communities. Our mission is to help improve United States and allied national security capabilities through training and education.


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