Use of Force – Empty Hand Control

Soft Empty Hand Control

For passive or defensive resistance, somebody may use techniques to generate compliance. These include touch, joint locks, and pressure points. While causing minor pain and discomfort, they have little potential for injury.


  • As before, a trespassing person tells you he will not leave. You inform him that you will escort him from the restricted area and use a proper arm control technique to remove him.

Hard Empty Hand Control

Somebody may use counterstrikes and restraints to control active aggression. Examples are empty-hand strikes and kicks. These techniques may result in minor injury, including bruising, lacerations, and contusions. Targets should be significant muscle groups.