ISR Matrix In-Person Training

Vertical Core
5-Day / 40 Hour Instructor Course
in Minot, North Dakota

Dates: July 15, 16, 17, 18 & 19, 2024
Times: 8AM-4PM
Instructor: Michael Sian    
Location: Spectrum Martial Arts
1915 N. Broadway
Minot, ND 58703
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ISR Matrix: Vertical Core is our foundational course for all things Defensive Tactics involving subject control and arrest while on one’s feet and through takedowns. This equates to controlling positions, limbs, and balance points to remain standing and continue towards arrest.
Open to Law Enforcement only.

What to expect in this 5-day / 40 hour Instructor Certification Course
  • Training protocols and safety.
  • Terminology and teaching methodology. 
  • Interview platforms to maintain officer safety 
  • Be able to safely engage as needed.
  • Positional dominance tactics and strategy from vertical and horizontal positions.
  • Arrest and Control tactics from vertical and horizontal positions.
  • Takedown Elements, Counters & Strategy.
  • Our foundational pistol retention tactics and strategy.
  • Review, Teach Backs, Q&A for Information. 

Registration Options:

Enrollment Rates
$795 - Registration by June 16, 2024
$950 - Late Registration by June 17, 2024 or later (if space is still available) 
Contact us HERE to Register by Check or EFT Draft.
Refund Policy 
  • Up to 45 days prior to the first day of the course a full refund will be granted minus service fees. 
  • Less than 45 days out from the first day of the course a 50% refund will be granted (minus service fees) by special request only. 

Training Schedule
Monday-Friday: 8:00am-4:00pm
Training Location 
Spectrum Martial Arts - 1915 N. Broadway, Minot, ND 58703

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). 
  • 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. 
  • Lunch / sufficient snacks and hydrating fluids to last each day 
  • **NO firearms, ammunition, knives, batons, OC or TASERS** 

Pre-Reading / Video Prep

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 YouTube Channel will 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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