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Horizontal Core: Ground Course for Law Enforcement – March 2023 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

ISR MATRIX Horizontal Core – 5 Day / 40 Hour Ground Course for Law Enforcement
March 13-17, 2023 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Instructors: Luis Gutierrez

Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics and Subject Control when grounded. A natural evolution to the ISR Matrix Vertical Core, the Horizontal core takes the system onto all the many variables and challenges of being entangled and grounded with a subject while maintaining standard operating procedures and working within the use of force matrix. 

Training Protocols & Safety
Positional Dominance Tactics & Strategy
Control Tactics & Strategy
Escape Tactics & Strategy
Recovery Tactics & Strategy
Retention Tactics & Strategy
Review, Teach Backs and Q&A for Information Retention

Dates: Monday through Friday, March 13, 14, 15, 16 & 17, 2023


Training Schedule
Monday-Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm

Training Location
ISR Matrix Headquarters
2890 West State Road 84 Ste 113
Dania Beach, FL 33312



The course will involve light to moderate contact and consistent physical activity. That said, we will work within your capabilities and limitations to best achieve your training and learning goals.

Meal breaks
There will be several short meal breaks per day. Water breaks and rest breaks throughout the training sessions will be dependent on individual and group fitness levels and physical exertion.

Video and Photography
Video and photography is not permitted due to the personal security requirements of some participants. There may be exceptions made for short periods of time during certain components of the program with the consent of all course participants and instructors.

Recommended Equipment / Gear list
* Duty Belt & Red Gun
*Comfortable training clothing. BDUs, t-shirts, cargo shorts, are all common.
*Disposable long sleeve t-shirt or BDU Jacket or martial arts jacket (gi) for grip and attachment work.
*Mouth guard & 14-16 OZ Boxing Gloves (no lightweight MMA gloves).
*Ample water bottles, training towels, several spare t-shirts (due to sweat). Fluids not allowed directly on mat.
*Wresting shoes or soft sole shoes that will not damage mats. Please only wear them in training area. Bring an extra pair of shoes to use before and after training.
*Small personal first aid kit containing tissues, band aids and antiseptic lotion to treat minor scratches.
*Sufficient snacks and hydrating fluids to last each day
**NO firearms, ammunition, knives, batons, OC or TASER unless by prior approval of course instructor.

While not essential, it is highly suggested that Participants read some of the articles, reviews and interviews related to ISR Matrix in order to become familiar with the terminology and training methods. The numerous videos and training footage available on our website and on line via YouTube will also bring some insight into the training experience all participants working with the ISR Matrix go through.

Evaluations & Promotions
Certification for competent training hours will be issued for those who successfully complete their training. Please note that a specific set minimum of competent training hours is required to be eligible for testing as an ISR Matrix Subject Control Instructor. Those with the required experience level and time training will be awarded their Subject Control Instructorship Certification.

Medical Declaration & Training Waiver
Participants will be required to complete a medical declaration/injury form and liability waiver prior to commencement of training.


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