Verbal Judo is a tactical communications program designed to provide participants with the skills necessary to establish and maintain professional presence during any verbal encounter. Personal safety will be improved as one learns to remain calm and focused while generating voluntary compliance from persons under the influence of anger, stress, alcohol, drugs, etc. Participants will also learn to recognize when words fail and utilize tactics designed to allow them to safely disengage. The course is designed to ensure that students know and can perform the basic Verbal Judo Tactics. It will provide safe and effective simulation drills and scenario based instruction. This is a ‘hands on’ course that develops Verbal Judo as a psychomotor skill.