Welcome to ISR Matrix Australia's interim website.
The ISR Matrix International website is at www.isrmatrix.com
What is the ISR Matrix?
The acronym I.S.R. represents a trained course of action that can manage conflict though a working matrix of
three interrelated principles; Intercept, Stabilize and Resolve. From this effective yet simple foundation, an
adaptable method of subject control and personal protection was forged through years of hands on experience.
The guiding philosophy in this method's design is to safely and efficiently intercede, control and effectively
conclude any scenario regardless of the level of resistance that the trained personnel encounters.
To provide strategic and tactical training to law enforcement, military and security professionals that is
performance driven, functional and reliable under pressure, yet fully integrates into existing work parameters and
is readily absorbed and deployable by every able body.
To provide personal protection and defense training to civilians seeking to safeguard themselves and/or loved
ones against potential assaults or acts of aggression and violence using every means available to them in the
most efficiently trained and functional way possible.
To continuously develop and evolve the state of occupational defensive tactics internationally. To establish,
secure then support the active network of the ISR Matrix’s highly trained and prepared Instructors and Trainers
around the world. To insure, then consistently present superior levels of response-ability and quality instruction
and professionalism from our First Tier of Liaison Instructors and on through to our Field Trainers and Regional
With function, performance and reliability as the guiding protocol and the measure of success, our foundation’s
value to the community is always tested, maintained then proven safe and efficient through the direct capabilities
of our training groups, training representatives and active proponents in the field.
We place the utmost emphasis on training and maintaining the highest quality standards anywhere in the industry
and martial professions, both in our training methodology and with our enduring requirements though uniform
testing and periodic reviews and continued personal development.
ISR Matrix was founded in Florida in 1996. It is a dynamic full spectrum integrated system of subject control,
defensive tactics, personal protection and preservation that thrives naturally throughout use of force continuums
and mission specific modes of operation used by law enforcement officers, security personnel, armed forces and
special response teams worldwide.
Unique in its ability to effectively provide its operators with the ability and response-ability to function under all
levels of resistance and pressure, the ISR Matrix allows for rapid escalation and de-escalation of force within
every response level. This adaptable and measurable versatility allows for clear lines of tactics to meet with
specific resistance and threat levels as they present themselves and to equally take control and resolve them as
deemed necessary. From verbal on through deadly force, the ISR Matrix therefore provides training protocols,
operator guidelines, strategic perspectives and the most functional tactics available to intercede, stabilize and
resolve situations as they transpire, evolve and change moment by moment.
Designed, forged, and tempered through years of hands on experience, its unified and open structure permits it to
flow readily with existing systems and approaches and provides peace officers, security personnel, special
operations teams, hospital orderlies, and civilians alike with the strategic perspective and tactical means to
engage, control, transport, escape or neutralize threats as necessary and to escalate and/or de-escalate
pressure as warranted. ISR matrix is a dynamic full spectrum integrated system of subject control and personal
protection that thrives naturally throughout use of force continuum's and mission specific modes of operation
used by both sworn and non-sworn professionals worldwide.
From verbal on through deadly force, the ISR Matrix therefore provides training protocols, operator guidelines,
strategic perspectives and the most functional tactics available to intercede, stabilize and resolve situations as
Benefits of the ISR Matrix
In their particular theatre of operation, professionals need to work within a use of force continuum that is usually
predicated on a legal framework. With these issues in mind, the ISR Matrix was crafted towards functional tactics
for Law Enforcement Officers, security personnel, special operation teams, hospital orderlies and civilians.
Through the ISR Matrix's complimentary network of training approaches, working concepts and highly effective
techniques, its unified and open structure permits it to flow readily with the existing systems and approaches
currently in place by agencies internationally. Due to this unique quality it effectively provides its operators a
readily accessible course of action with the ability and the response-ability to perform regardless the intensity of
opposition and the pressure encountered.
Once put into practice, the ISR Matrix will completely enable the professional, within set guidelines, the means to
handle any situation while using the minimum appropriate levels of force to overcome resistance as it transpires
and unfolds. Therefore, it is perfect for mission specific modes of operation used by law enforcement officers,
security people, armed forces and special response teams worldwide. ISR Matrix trained Officers are truly
capable of tactical problem solving on the fly.
Results though ISR Matrix
As situations unfold moment to moment, the ISR Matrix readily permits rapid escalation and de-escalation of force
as it relates to the resistance encountered via the aggressor. This measurable versatility allows for clear lines of
tactics to meet specific threat levels as they present themselves and to do so with the maximum legal
defensibility available to the trained professional.
The ISR Matrix is a proven strategic perspective and tactical process to engage, control, transport or neutralize
threats as required. It provides a dynamic full-spectrum integrated system from the verbal dialogue stage all the
way through physical management and on to deadly force.
Consisting of a cyclical but unlimited interwoven range of options built around a very small number of techniques
and grounded directly alongside a very specific, direct and accessible strategy, the ISR Matrix successfully
applies to a vast variety of situations and achieves the optimal and most defensible results available against all
threats at their specific level of pressure and severity. ISR Matrix Australia provides leading edge functional
operational safety training for professionals tasked with physical management and subject control.
"The only training package we
are aware of that actually
trains people to deal with real
world violence, is that done by
ISR Matrix Australia. The
implementation of this
package would result in more
capable Police, less injuries to
staff, (including during
training), resulting in a
financial saving from reduced
sick leave, and a perception
that Police deal with violence
in a professional and
ISR Matrix rates a mention
on Watch Your Six blog
"Such training with a basis of
Aliveness and Use of Force (Legal)
concerns is absolutely vital in
todays day and age for anyone
interested in time effective self
defence training" ISR Matrix
Review and Interview from
LowTech Combat Blog
ISR Matrix -the subject
control and personal
protection system that is
taking the world by storm!
As featured in:
Black Belt Magazine
Australian College of
Low Tech Combat Blog
Watch Your Six
Police One, ILEETA and
IALEFI Tactical Week
|"Brilliant ..... used it to take
down and control POI's a
number of times.... ISR is easy
to learn, easy to teach and
their stuff integrates
seemlessy with other skill
sets.... Highly, highly
recommend it to operational
officers!" - Chris, Police Trainer
|"I would strongly recommend
this course to anyone within
the security and law
enforcement community, as
well as anyone who wants to
learn a simple and effective
means of defending
themselves. I will definitely be
attending any future
seminars" Steven, Security
Trainer, former Police Officer
|"We have been using and
training the ISR package in the
crew a fair bit now, and the
response from the guys is
phenomenal. We are routinely
using the helmet and
underhook and pike in
unarmed subject control now -
to great effect. The wrist
weave has become another
favourite". – K, Specialist
|"Vastly superior to any
contemporary Police DT / OST
package in use in Australia
today...... Australian Police
organisations are performing a
disservice to their staff, and
the community they are
expected to serve, by not
implementing ISR" Editor,
Response Australia Magazine
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