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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.

Benifits of the ISR Matrix

In their particular theater 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 peace officers, security personnel, special operation teams, hospital orderlies and civilians.

Thourgh 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.

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.

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 to deadly force.

Being unlimited interwoven options of a small number of techniques the ISR Matrix successfully applies to a vast diversity of situations and achieves the optimal result against threats at any level of severity. The following is a small sampling of the stages of the ISR Matrix.

INTERCEPT
The interception phase is either done by taking the initiative or responding to the subject's physical actions. It simultaneously involves advancing into the aggressor while neutralizing his particular line of attack thus protecting the intended target on your body. The most basic Intercept methods are to:
  • Dive: commence with an open-extended attack to unbalance the subject, thus disengage then re-engage
  • Helmet: directly engage the opponent, crashing though his defensive perimeter while using a covered entry
  • Arm Drag: pulling the assailant from his intended path, creating the opportunity to flank to his side then move to the rear
STABILIZE
The stabilization phase is meant to achieve control over your opponent yet provide a multitude of options to either strike, disengage, switch to weapons or transition to a takedown. The most efficient way to accomplish this is to destabilize the subject while maintaining a superior and safe position. The most basic Stabilize methods are to:
  • Underhook & Pike: create safe distance and control though traction by capturing the shoulder and pulling while pushing the neck of the subject, simultaneously flanking to his side
  • Harness: perform a transition to pivot behind the opponent then encircle him with your arms at an oblique angle to obtain your position then proceed to destabilize his stance
RESOLVE
The resolution phase varies depending on the subject's resistance and the occupation of the professional involved. At this point the strategy should be to facilitate an escape, arresting an offender or maybe eliminating an enemy combatant. The most common way to achieve this is by grounding the subject though a takedown while maintaining a superior and safe position. The most basic Resolve methods are to:
  • Triple Threat: transition from the Underhook & Pike, by countering resistance employed by the subject to either duck under the offending arm, trip his legs or drive him into the ground using your footwork
  • S-Position: secure the subject's arm in a lock and ground him on his side facing away, then kneel down on his side while pulling and remaining upright
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