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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 CORE 40: SUBJECT CONTROL 101 – (SC 101)
*The ISR Core 40 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 Physical Management 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.
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
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
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 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 Instructor’s signed certification permitting the liaison to teach the ISR Matrix Core solely within the confines of their Department. 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 work 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 Subject Control Instructor Development Program Suitable applicants may be presented with the option to commence in the ISR Matrix Instructor Development Program following successful completion of two ISR Matrix Physical Management Subject Control/Foundation Skills course. A minimum of a total 80 hours training is required for assistant instructor status and 120 hours total training required for ISR Subject Control Field Instructor. The instructor development program comprises intensive two phase 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 Subject Control Assistant Instructor: 80 credit total hours earned – ISR Core + Basic ISR Matrix Coach Training (Certified by an Instructor Trainer to teach ISR Subject Control Core as an assistant to Instructors and Trainers to further their skillset and understanding as future Instructors with the company. Subject Control Assistant Instructors can offer up to 20 accredited hours to towards eventual Subject Control Liaison certification. They are also authorized to run end user training and provide Liaisons opportunities to garner further experience by attending.)
ISR Matrix Subject Control ISR Field Instructor: 120 credit total hours earned – ISR 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 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 Assistant Instructor Certification and status. Only an ISR Matrix Instructor Trainer or Senior Board member can approve of the Assistant 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.