Pressure point control

Here at A.S.C.E.N.D, our Pressure Point Control Tactics (PPTC) course was the first subject control system designed based on tactical, legal and medical research.

This is a nationally certified and identified tactical system that addresses the most common types of resistance law enforcement officers encounter. It was originally developed as a supplement to existing defensive tactics or impact weapon systems.


The course focuses on two primary areas:

  • controlling low-level resistance with finger tip touch pressure to nerve pressure points
  • controlling high-level resistance with defensive counter strikes and the baton, which produce motor dysfunctions and controlled stuns

Recommended Audience:

  • Law enforcement officers
  • Security guards/agents
  • Corrections officers

The course has two offerings:

  • 1.5 hr. seminar
  • 2 day certification course