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SURVIVAL FORCE REACTIONARY DEFENSE
Response to Active Resistance and Active Aggression
Level 1: Mechanical Advantage Subject Control provides a foundation of CRSC skills that can be built upon. The next level of training is Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Level 2: Survival Force Reactionary Defense. This course is designed to provide the officer with responses to minimize damage from a surprise attack and transition to M.A.C.H. techniques or disengage and escalate force as necessary.
Reactionary Training vs. Thought-Process Training
Level 1: Mechanical Advantage Subject Control is a Thought-Process Training system that prepares the officer for situations where he/she has time to assess the danger before choosing an appropriate response. Level 2: Survival Force Reactionary Defense is a Reactionary Training system that prepares the officer to respond automatically and effectively to sudden and immediate threats. This approach prepares the officer for the unexpected by honing his/her automatic reactions as opposed to developing a procedure of planned responses. Level 2 teaches the officer to identify his/her own knee-jerk reactions to startling stimuli. The officer then repeats those reactions exhaustively until they become second nature. The repetitive training conditions the body and brain (muscle memory) to react in a more controlled and effective way while retaining the body’s reflexive spontaneity.
In order to simplify the system as much as possible to maximize retention and usability, Controlled F.O.R.C.E. looks to break down a technique to its most basic form, or the Common Denominator, and then repeat and build upon that form throughout the training. Level 1, for example, uses the Check and Trap to better control a Prisoner when using M.A.C.H. 3 and M.A.C.H. 5. You will find that the Check and Trap method is also used throughout Level 2. These common denominators are designed to make the system more simple, fluid, and unified -- giving the officer the reactionary skills needed to survive the unexpected.
Course Covers: Hand-to-Hand Protection and Disruption, Baton Protection and Disruption, Knife Awareness and Knife Defense, Ground Defense and Ground Escapes, and Out-of-Holster Weapon Retention and Weapon Disarms.
Hand-to-Hand Protection and Disruption
Hand-to-Hand Protection and Disruption Techniques consists of a series of drills that develop eye/hand coordination and muscle memory so that the officer will be able to protect the vital areas of the head and face when attacked unexpectedly. Controlled F.O.R.C.E. does not teach blocking techniques because it is extremely difficult and unrealistic for even the highly trained officer to block a surprise punch. Instead, these drills provide the officer with techniques to minimize damage from a surprise attack in a way that positions him/her to disrupt the attack and transition to other subject control options.
Protection is a reactionary placement of hands and arms to minimize damage from a surprise attack that is intended to allow the officer to transition to other control options or escalate force if necessary. Controlled F.O.R.C.E. does not teach blocks. A block is an attempt to stop an attack in motion, which is an unrealistic expectation when a strike is unanticipated. Instead, Controlled F.O.R.C.E. teaches Protection, which builds on natural reaction to provide a more realistic response to surprise attacks.
Disruption is a purposeful interruption to an attack that is intended to allow the officer to transition to other control options or escalate force if necessary. Controlled F.O.R.C.E. does not teach strikes. Strikes are intended to inflict pain, which can result in the officer losing control of a non-compliant situation. Instead, Controlled F.O.R.C.E. teaches Disruption, which allows for greater control of a situation.
Baton Protection and Disruption
Baton Protection and Disruption Techniques consists of a series of drills that develop eye/hand coordination and muscle memory so that the officer will be able to use the baton to protect the vital areas of the head and face when attacked unexpectedly. Baton Protection Techniques are based on the Lead Hand Protection Drills. Since the baton is considered to be an extension of the hand that increases leverage, the techniques are the same with or without the baton.
Knife Awareness and Knife Defense
Controlled F.O.R.C.E. does not teach officers how to knife fight. Knife Awareness and Knife Defense is designed to teach the officer how to survive a surprise knife attack by avoiding the cut and creating distance. Once an attack has been survived and major damage avoided, the officer can then move into other use of force options.
Ground Defense and Ground Escapes
Controlled F.O.R.C.E. does not teach officers how to ground fight. Ground Defense and Ground Escapes is designed to teach the officer how to survive a surprise attack that goes to the ground and quickly get back to his/her feet. Once an attack has been survived and the officer has re-gained a position of advantage, he/she can then move into other use of force options.
Out-of-Holster Weapon Retention and Weapon Disarms
Out-of-Holster Weapon Retention and Weapon Disarms provides the officer with simple yet effective responses to surprise weapons grabs on his/her drawn sidearm. Since this training addresses high stress situations where the officer is caught by surprise, the techniques must be simple to use and easy to remember.
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