Escape and Evasion
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Escape and Evasion


The HFRG Escape and Evasion Instructor Course provides insight into the principles of avoidance, escape, and evasion. It reviews the sympathetic nervous system’s impact on survival; reviews techniques for avoiding pending aggression by becoming aware of certain threat cues; reviews techniques for countering and escaping from escalating levels of physical threats; refines the student’s physical technique; and presents instructional methods for teaching survival skills.


  • Use of Force Human Factors
  • Instructor Development and Training Protocols
  • Principles of Avoidance
  • Passive Releases and Escapes
  • Defensive Counterstrikes
  • Disarming


  1. To examine survival learning research in an effort to enhance survivability in a combat situation.
  2. To instruct an escape and evasion system that is compatible with the effects of survival stress.
  3. To teach students how to avoid being attacked and how to effectively evade or escape their assailant if they are attacked.
  4. To refine student technique to the instructor level.
  5. To teach instructional methods designed to enhance a student’s ability to learn survival techniques, increase his/her confidence level, and assist in the successful application of physical techniques.

This 40-hour course is designed to teach students to teach others how to create and facilitate court-defensible practical learning simulations that closely replicate the environments and stress levels officers face in real-life street situations, to allow students to experience such events in a safe learning environment where they can make mistakes and learn from them without risk to their personal safety.
The HFRG Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention (SHARP) course has been specifically designed to meet the needs of women when control methods and assault prevention methods are required. Principles and strategies for effectively reducing the likelihood of assault through actual techniques of countering an attack are stressed in this program.
The Firearms Instructor program places heavy emphasis on the firearms competency standards from the national training package as required for NSW licensing.