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                    Getting Started

Training within the ISR Matrix is available to everyone in good standing and through several avenues depending on their specific goals,
scheduling restraints, and the legal parameters involved i.e., civilian personal protection, licensed security personnel, LEO, or active
military personnel.

Courses, seminars, workshops, private and semi-private instruction are available in both end user and accredited formats within all three
branches of the primary system as well as our more specific and goal oriented modular programs.

End user instruction is self-explanatory and accredited instruction works much like university structured curriculums where training and
testing hours that are passed appropriately are collected and structured towards eventual graduation and certification in the individual’s
chosen branch of study and training.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any further questions you may have or to better assist you with planning your training goals with
the ISR Matrix.

Where it all begins
ISR Matrix Vertical Core

*The Vertical Core is available in parts and as a whole through seminars and courses as well as private and semi-private instruction as
are most of the instruction and training available with the ISR Matrix. This program is most commonly offered over a 5 day restricted
agency hosted course or two * 2.5 day weekend open courses.

Each and all potential ISR Matrix affiliates and certified instructors regardless of what branch of the system they are specializing in, as
well as anyone wishing to train in the many varied and unique modular programs of the company, must meet the minimum requirement of
40 credit hours of the ISR Core; its fundamental subject control program. The ISR Core introduces every potential candidate in the guiding
principles, strategy and tactics of the ISR Matrix and introduces them to our uniquely structured and guided teaching methodology as well
as our physical training pace. The ISR Core is the root from which all three branches and all those trained in our many modules are
initially developed from.

The ISR Core 40 hours, if completed with passing marks, offers its graduates entry into the ISR Matrix’s Instructor Development program
(IDP) and liaison status within the company’s subject control program. From this starting point onward, individuals then decide which
direction best suits their training goals and qualifications. Further study and training in the ISR Core for certification and or affiliate status
requires additional in depth and comprehensive training.

The ISR Core 40 is mandatory for any progression into the ISR Matrix’s further study and training. Those wishing to train in any other
aspect of the ISR from its specific modular programs and components to exploring entire branches of its civilian, law enforcement or
military branches must comply with this initial line of training and successfully pass its required marks in performance and conceptual/
strategic understanding. Depending on the Instructor Candidate’s goals and the specific branch they are training within, any training
beyond the initial ISR Core 40 is not always required. Once having completed and passed the ISR Core 40 and at the Liaison status, most
students can then customize what they wish to learn and train and are usually granted access to most of the end user modular systems
within each branch.

Progress beyond the ISR Core 40 is typically pursued by individuals seeking certification and an expertise that will lead them towards
affiliation and instructorship.

ISR Matrix Vertical Core Subject Control Course
Note that returning students will also receive comprehensive revision of the core material, an
introduction to intermediate modules and further LE material (for LEO's
Comprising 24-40 hours intensive training over 3-5 days and the core of everything we do in the ISR. Successful completion of this  
course is a must for enrolment in the Instructor Development Program and specialist modules. This format is our most popular  course.
The ISR Matrix PM is designed for licensed civilian and employed security personnel working in environments that require  subject
control, restraint, and transportation such as executive protection, hospital orderlies, security guards and bouncers. From individual to
team tactics, the system is designed to directly address the specific needs of the security guard, team, institution or business requiring
the training.

Day 1&2
  • History and Origins of ISR Matrix techniques, system and organisation
  • Strategic Point of View & Trained and Tested Course of Action
  • ISR as a problem solving approach
  • Overview of the ISR Matrix PM, LE and AF systems
  • Overview of the ISR Matrix training methodology
  • Introduction, Isolation and Integration of Intercepting and Stabilising Skills:
    Forklift, Helmet, Dive, Arm Drag, 2 on 1 Escort, Wrist Weave, Seatbelt,  Harness, Body Lock, Shake the Blanket, Under hook
    and Pike, The Triple Threat Takedowns, Knee and Ankle Trip
  • Surviving the physical assault ambush and regaining the initiative
  • When arm holds fail - the torso control options
  • Environmental and situational awareness and control

Day 3
  • Revise Days 1 & 2 and introduce increased resistance.
  • Introduction to Resolution:
    - the "S" position, arm wrap, knee ride, back mount with rides, handlebar, resolution for cuffing
  • Integration of Day 1,2 & 3 skills against alive resistance during progressive evolutions including multiple subjects and confined
    spaces if applicable
  • Introduction to confined space tactics if applicable
  • Environmental and situational awareness and control

Day 4&5
  • Content typically based around host agency requirements and objectives. This may include:
  • Revision of all material
  • Existing Workplace Defensive Tactics Instructor Development
  • Teach backs of all material
  • Practical and written assessments
  • Environment, team, equipment and/or situation specific applications

ISR Matrix Vertical Core Subject Control Training and Certification Progression:
ISR Subject Control Workplace Liaison: 40 credit total hours earned – ISR Core (Apprentice level recognition by the ISR Matrix through an
ISR Matrix Instructors signed certification permitting the liaison to co-facilitate in the delivery of the ISR Matrix Subject Control Vertical
Core solely within the confines of their Department and not for profit . The Subject Control Liaison is understood to be teaching to develop
further understanding of the system and training approach while simultaneously introducing new people to the material  via end user
training sessions. They are not permitted to offer accredited training towards certification nor offer ISR training on a commercial basis.

ISR Matrix Vertical Core Subject Control Instructor Development Program
Suitable applicants may be presented with the oportunity to commence in the ISR Matrix Instructor Development Program following
successful completion of two ISR Matrix Physical Management Subject Control/Foundation Skills courses.  A minimum of a total  120
hours training is required prior to evaluation as an ISR Matrix Subject Control Provisional Instructor. The instructor development program
comprises intensive coaching and training methodology courses. Theory, practical and teaching components will be covered and
assessed. There is no guarantee of passing. ISR sets the highest instructor quality standards in the industry. The objective of this
program is to prepare candidates for final assessment by an ISR Matrix Board member.

ISR Matrix Vertical Core Subject Control  Instructor: 120 credit total hours earned – ISR Vertical Core + ISR Matrix Instructor Development
Program + Company Approval (Certified by ISR Matrix President to develop new Subject Control Liaisons. ISR Matrix Subject Control
Instructors are authorized to teach the ISR Subject Control Vertical Core in any hourly format they feel best serves their students and
clients. They are also permitted to run fully accredited seminars and courses to build ISR Subject Control Liaisons and offer up to 80
accredited hours towards Subject Control Provisional Instructor Certification and status. Only an ISR Matrix Instructor Trainer or Senior
Board member can approve of the Instructor status and sign off on the proper certification.

Beyond Subject Control… refer to
Our Services for other course descriptions within the Physical Management, Law Enforcement and
Armed Forces streams.