The 9th Annual TRICOM Instructor Certification Course for 2024 will encompass two separate certifications, WEAPON RETENTION and DUTY KNIFE AS A BACKUP WEAPON. These two topics have overlap as a knife can be utilized effectively as a weapon retention tool. Participants must attend the first 2 days be be certified as an Instructor in TRICOM Weapon Retention, and must attend all 3 days to be additionally certified as an Instructor in TRICOM Duty Knife as a Backup Weapon. Participants may attend any single day for a Certificate of Attendance.
The TRICOM Weapon Retention course takes a practical approach to this topics. Focus is put on a variety of techniques, tactics and procedures that maximize the probabilities of an officer successfully defending their weapon under dire circumstances. We explore distances from arms-reach, clinch and ground positions, and both in-holster and in-hand retention.
TRICOM Duty Knife as a Backup Weapon explores the variety of utility functions a knife can play for a law enforcement officer, in addition to it's use as a backup weapon to a firearm. This is our most sought after TRICOM module, and is taught annually at the NTOA Conference (National Tactical Officers Association Conference.)
Day 1 & 2: Weapon Retention Instructor Certification
Day 3: Duty Knife as a Backup Weapon Instructor Certification
Participants in this course must be current LE/Mil, credentialed security professionals, hold a current Concealed Firearms Permit, or furnish a recent criminal background clearance that can be acquired online from most State government entities.
PARTICIPANTS WILL REQUIRE:
Training t-shirt / top, 5.11 or BDU cargo pants, indoor mat shoes (socks or bare feet are optional.)
Duty belt, holster, Blue/SIRT training gun or similar.
Personal training knife; or one may be provided
All participants are responsible for their own meals, snacks and hydration
DO NOT bring any live firearms or blades into the training environment
All participants are responsible for their own accommodations. Contact us for recommendations in the area.
Government agencies may pay be check or online invoice.
We ask that all course participants register individually.
WHAT IS TRICOM?
The TRICOM program (TRI-ANGLE COMBATIVES) is the result of 40 years of martial arts experience coupled with 20 years of experience teaching police and military Defensive Tactics and Combatives, and is based on the tactics of Kali (Filipino Martial Arts) and supplemented with various striking and grappling disciplines. The TRICOM modules have been taught to Special Operations and Instructors from police and military units across North and South America, West and East Europe, East Asia, Southeast Asia, Australasia and the Middle East.
The instructor for this course, Jared Wihongi, world-renowned Close Quarters Combat Instructor. He is a 40 year student of multiple martial arts and combatives systems, and holds advanced ranks in the Filipino Martial Art called Pekiti-Tirsia Kali. He has 23 years of experience in law enforcement in the State of Utah (both full-time and Reserve), 20 of which have been working on SWAT Teams and as a Use-of-Force Instructor.