IF YOU COULD LEARN AN AUTHENTIC OFFICER SURVIVAL SYSTEM,
WHAT WOULD IT BE WORTH?
A Method that will be there when you really need it, will stay in place for life, and is also safe for your Officers to train in?
Well look no further because what you have been waiting for is finally here.
After 7 years of research, testing, and Program Development, Force Management System is pleased to offer:
FMS-4: OFFICER SURVIVAL AND STRESS INOCULATION TRAINING
THE DIMENSIONS OF DRILLING FRAMEWORK
If you've been to any of our other Subject Control Courses you are very familiar with our concept of Dimensions of Drilling.
1D being Static Drilling, 2D being Active but pre-arranged (or Thread-Based) Drilling, and 3D being "Open" or Intuitive Drilling.
This paradigm is changing the way many Instructors are looking at their training and measuring their Officers actual capabilities.
Why? Because this method removes all blinders and forces us to see what our students really are or are not capable of. And in today's Law Enforcement environment, no other standard will do.
The 4th Dimension of Training, and Taking it to the Next Level
But in many Officers, there still exists the desire to authentically test, as realistically as possible, their ability to perform a given skill set while under extreme pressure.
Extreme Pressure meaning, the ability to perform while under the influence of that unpredictable chemical known as Adrenaline.
We have defined 4th Dimension Drilling as having all the elements of 3rd Dimension or "Intuitive" Drilling, but with the added component of Adrenal Stress.
4th Dimensional Training works not toward preventing the release of Adrenaline (which would be impossible), but rather to inoculate Officers to the EFFECTS of that stress. This is the Foundational Premise of our Officer Survival School.
Warriors and the "Need to Know"
In Most Warriors, there is an almost Instinctual Drive or "need to know", as best as is possible, what their TRUE capabilities are. They want to know what they can expect from themselves when the conditions are truly not in their favor.
Isn't this why we sign up for Endurance Events, Gut-Check Competitions, or Sports Based Martial Arts Clubs? So that we may find out what we are truly made of at that given time? Of course it is. For many this is one of the primary reasons for enlisting in the Military, or for becoming a Police Officer.
But in terms of Hands-On High Intensity training for modern Law Enforcement, the introduction of Adrenaline into our training regimens has not gone so well. And in all too many cases, it has gone very very bad.
Adrenaline: Your Best Friend (...and the Instructor's Worst Nightmare)
In real world situations, the timely release of a adrenaline can literally be a lifesaver. This goes without saying.
Unfortunately, the use of adrenaline-based programming, especially within the context of Officer Survival Training, has inadvertently programmed officer failure and caused the premature extinction of more In-Service programs than any other factor alone.
Why? Programming failure occurs when the skill being tested (while in the adrenal state) has not been fully embedded first. Adrenaline, or norepinephrine, locks in whatever experience occurs while under that influence. If the experience is a failed performance, then failure is the download, so to speak.
And what is the leading cause of extinction among In-Service DT programs? Injuries, plain and simple. As we have said for years, if a DT program creates more injuries in the training hall then it prevents in the street, its usefulness will ultimately be called into question.
What is Needed and How to Solve These Problems
The first step toward mitigating the negative effects of premature adrenal-stress training is to take whatever system you are using (whether proprietary or hybrid) and process it through the 1-dimensional through 3-dimensional training process.
Only AFTER your Officers/Cadets are drilling in an intuitive manner will they be ready to begin Stress-Inoculation Training.
Once your students are in a place where it is almost impossible for them to do other than what you have taught them, it is time to induce the adrenal state using various methods of noise, confusion, peer pressure, etc.
With the strong likelihood of a successful performance while under the influence of adrenaline, you the instructor have now allowed the student to lock in or "download" their own future performance if they are ever again in that adrenal state. Hence, success while under pressure.
Course Definitions and Clarity of Purpose
What this Course is NOT
First off, this course is not an MMA or Martial Arts Clinic retrofitted for Law Enforcement use.
Most combat sports training is designed to develop tremendous skill sets and adaptability in the competitive environment OVER TIME. Its students devote incalculable hours of effort and sweat in this endeavor, which usually occurs in frames of years, not hours.
While many of us love to train in Combat Sports on our own time, if we are honest with ourselves we will admit that the transition to In-Service sessions is unfortunately lost for the most part.
Next, this is not a Bootcamp or Gut-Check Seminar. Those events generally assume some level of competency and conditioning prior to being tested. With the exception of a personal or existential awakening, real learning rarely takes place in these environments.
Given the practical realities of most In-Service programs, those being a limited number of training hours, inconsistent conditioning capabilities, and questionable levels of student motivation, the competition and endurance-based methods simply don't transfer over to Subject Control very well.
What This Course Is
What is needed is a repeatable system, one that can be delivered in a matter of hours. And it must be a system that can be used by all Officers; the healthy and the injured, the young and the old, the conditioned and the de-conditioned, the interested and the disinterested, the aggressive and the passive.
In fact, training such as this should be designed to benefit students in direct proportion to their need (what we call "Need-Based"). The greater the need, the greater the benefit.
In plain English, the End-User version of this course delivers a series programmed responses to the 6 most common and dire situations a Law Enforcement Officer may find themselves in. That's it. No course can or should attempt to program too many responses to too many conditions as this only dilutes the quality of programming. In the end it's a numbers game, and choosing the conditions to prepare for is the key.
In the Instructor Certification version, students will learn the invaluable skill of HOW to program any given skill set, and to do so consistently and safely. This is invaluable in that it will allow the Instructor to choose their own skill sets and create their own scenarios for which they wish to program.
- Is Prior FMS Training a Prerequisite for this Course?
Yes. FMS-1 is a minimum requirement for attendance at this course. Additionally, if you have never attended any Force Management System course it is strongly recommended that you purchase and review FMS-2 and 3 Online at Force University.
- How Many Student Slots are Available?
The nature of this course requires closer attention to detail and thus a tighter Instructor to Student Ratio. Therefore we are only opening 8 slots for this course.
- Will I need a Protective Suit or any special equipment?
No, but if you have one and intend on teaching in it you are more than welcome to bring it.
- I am Considering Attending this Course but would like to review a course syllabus first.
If you are serious about possibly attending this event feel free to email us and ask for syllabus access.