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- Elbow lock with half nelson. Grasp the inside of prisoner's wrist with your hand, slipping your free hand under his arm, across the shoulder, and anchoring your hold on the neck. Resistance is countered by application of pressure to the elbow. A variation of this is obtained with the anchor hand grasping the prisoners' clothing across the chest.
- Finger lead. Another effective arm lead is obtained by grasping the fingers, elevating the elbow, and bending the fingers against the joints.
- Finger lock. An effective and inconspicuous lead is obtained by placing one hand on the elbow to keep it from bending while the other hand secures two fingers and the thumb exerts pressure on the back of the hand.
- Goose neck. Keep prisoner's elbow and bent wrist locked within your arm and hand.
- Searching prisoners. A primary objective in preparing prisoners for search is to arrange them so that they are incapable of counterattack. Line them against a wall with feet extended backward. They are now at such an angle so that only by placing both hands in firm contact with the wall can they maintain position. After completing the search of one man, step back and order the second man into the outside position. Thus, you keep all prisoners within your range of vision and you are never exposed to simultaneous attack from both sides. When searching a man, always keep one foot inside of his and keep your weapon side away from him. At the first sign of resistance, jerking your foot will throw him.
- Kneeling prisoners. Another effective position for search is one in which the prisoner kneels with both hands drawn up behind his back. This position not only prevents any sudden resistance, but it is so awkward that any attempt to gain balance is readily apparent.
- Prone prisoners. In approaching a prone enemy, always assume that his helplessness is pretence. Failure to observe this precaution may result in a surprise attack on you. For your self-protection, first clamp his leg in a bar toe hold to counter any resistance and search him thoroughly for any concealed weapons. Clamp one of his ankles in the back of your other knees, apply pressure with your body, and search for concealed weapons.