CRJ5432 CONTROLLED FORCE
2 Credit Hours
This course is open to any students enrolled at Cowley County Community College.
CRJ 5432 - Controlled FORCE (2 hrs)
This course instructs the student on the Controlled F.O.R.C.E. defense training system. The Controlled F.O.R.C.E.® training system utilizes five basic building block holds known as Mechanical Advantage Control Holds, or M.A.C.H.™ holds. These M.A.C.H. holds are the backbone of the Controlled F.O.R.C.E. training system, and are designed to provide the student with an opportunity to enhance his or her continued development in defensive tactics training. The M.A.C.H.™ holds, as well as the entire Controlled F.O.R.C.E.® training system, have been developed, and are taught, in such a manner as to assure a high level of retention for all students, even though the Controlled F.O.R.C.E.® training system is taught by many different instructors. This course will enhance a student’s ability to defend themselves. Students successfully completing this course will earn a Level 1 certification in the Controlled F.O.R.C.E self- defense system.
Students must be in good health and be able to handle moderately strenuous physical activity.
The Controlled F.O.R.C.E.® training system was created for the nation’s public and private law enforcement agencies. The founders of the Controlled F.O.R.C.E.® training system assembled a team of accomplished, professional instructors and police officers who shared a desire to create a practical defensive tactics training program. After years of research, this panel of professional instructors, known as the Controlled F.O.R.C.E.® Team, identified a strong demand among law enforcement professionals for a comprehensive defensive tactics training program that is extremely effective, highly retained by its students, and can easily co-exist with a department’s current defensive tactics programs.
The Controlled F.O.R.C.E.® training system utilizes five basic building block holds known as Mechanical Advantage Control Holds, or M.A.C.H.™ holds. These M.A.C.H. holds are the backbone of the Controlled F.O.R.C.E. training system, and are designed to provide the student with an opportunity to enhance his or her continued development in defensive tactics training. The M.A.C.H.™ holds, as well as the entire Controlled F.O.R.C.E.® training system, have been developed, and are taught, in such a manner as to assure a high level of retention for all students, even though the Controlled F.O.R.C.E.® training system is taught by many different instructors.
The Controlled F.O.R.C.E.® Team leads an elite, hand-picked group of professional instructors who all have an average of ten years teaching experience. This is an accomplished team that holds integrity, leadership, and ethics in high regard, and desires to create, improve, and maintain a program that stands as the leader in defensive tactics training. Completion of this Training Manual is your first step in becoming a part of the Controlled F.O.R.C.E.® Team.
The Controlled F.O.R.C.E.® Team deals primarily with the issue associated with hand-to-hand confrontations. Unlike most programs, M.A.C.H.™ holds do not concentrate on a set number of locks or holds, or simply teach theory without application. The M.A.C.H.™ hold techniques teach a student how to subdue an opponent in a safe and controlled manner, rather than rely on pure strength to overcome the opponent.
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to demonstrate the appropriate holds and take downs taught in the National Controlled FORCE (First Offensive Reaction in a Controlled Environment) curriculum.
The student will be certified as a Level I Controlled FORCE user.
Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:
The following defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other content as time allows.
UNIT 1: Controlled FORCE Overview
Outcome: Describe Controlled FORCE Mission, Initiatives, and Applications
- Recite the Controlled FORCE Mission.
- Explain the history of Controlled FORCE.
- Differentiate the different methods of self-defense utilized in law enforcement.
- Explain the fundamentals of Controlled Force.
- Describe where Controlled FORCE can be utilized.
Unit 2: MACH (Mechanical Advantage Control Hold) Holds
Outcome 2: Proficiently Demonstrate Controlled Force MACH Holds 1 through 5
- Proficiently demonstrate MACH Hold One.
- Proficiently demonstrate MACH Hold Two.
- Proficiently Demonstrate MACH Hold Three.
- Proficiently Demonstrate MACH Hold Four.
- Proficiently demonstrate MACH Hold Five.
Unit 3: Contextual Controlled FORCE Applications and Certification
Outcome: Students will be able to apply Controlled FORCE in proper scenarios and achieve certification.
- Students will demonstrate proper holds during scenario based exercises.
- Students will need to integrate Controlled FORCE holds into a variety of law enforcement functions including crowd dispersal, handcuffing, etc.
- Students will successfully complete a written final in Controlled FORCE.
- Students will successfully complete a practical exam in Controlled FORCE.
There are no projects required. This is an attendance based class with a minimum number of accepted attendances. Weekly points are given based on attendance and participation.
Loose fitting athletic clothing for class
Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
Maximum class size:
20 students will be the maximum class size.
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Refer to the following policies:
402.00 Academic Code of Conduct
263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades
403.00 Student Code of Conduct
Disability Services Program:
Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability. If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.