CRJ5433 CONTROLLED FORCE LEVEL II
2 Credit Hours
This course is open to students enrolled at Cowley County Community College that meet the stated prerequisites.
CRJ5433 - Controlled FORCE Level 2 (2hrs)
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.
Students must have completed Controlled FORCE Level I. Students must be in good health and 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, handpicked 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 Level One Review
Outcomes: Student will have Level One Proficiency
- Review and demonstrate MACH holds one through five.
- Demonstrate proficiency of Mach holds with expandable baton.
- Demonstrate proficiency using Controlled FORCE in team arrest situations.
- Perform in holster weapon retention.
- Utilize MACH holds in an escort capacity.
- Explain the fundamentals of Controlled FORCE
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of the use of force continuum.
- Analyze appropriate threat levels.
UNIT 2: Introduction to Level Two: Controlled FORCE
Outcomes: The student will increase cognitive thinking skills as applied to physical situations.
- Differentiate between reactionary training and thought process training.
- Develop increased autonomic reactions.
- Differentiate between instinctive reactions and planned responses.
- Using repetitive training to construct and retain bodily reflexive actions.
UNIT 3: Lead Hand Drills
Outcomes: The student will be able to perform lead hand drills effectively
- Adequately perform single and double hand drills.
- Demonstrate proficiency in rolling to the outside using an elbow techniques.
- Adequately utilize disruption techniques for distance.
- Demonstrate appropriate reengagement strategies.
- Utilize MACH three as a defensive tool during reengagement.
- Utilize Level One MACH holds during an aggressive attack.
UNIT 4: Lead Hand Drills with Baton
Outcomes: Students will complete competencies from Unit 3 with expandable baton
- Adequately perform single and double hand drills with expandable baton.
- Demonstrate proficiency in rolling to the outside using an elbow techniques with expandable baton.
- Adequately utilize disruption techniques for distance with expandable baton.
- Demonstrate appropriate reengagement strategies with expandable baton.
- Utilize MACH three as a defensive tool during reengagement with expandable baton.
UNIT 5: Knife Awareness
Outcomes: The student will demonstrate proficiency in surviving knife attacks.
- Create a reactionary stimuli to a sudden attack.
- Demonstrate appropriate balding and body positioning to avoid lethal wounds.
- Use defense techniques to gain distance.
- Demonstrate proper form of drawing techniques on the move.
- Demonstrate proper turning techniques for reengagement.
- Utilize verbal commands and communication in reengagement.
UNIT 6: Ground Defense and Escapes
Outcomes: Student will use all of the proficiencies indicated to demonstrate proper ground defense and escapes.
- Demonstrate side crunches.
- Utilize Lead Hand Drills from unit 3 appropriately for correct defensive posture on the ground.
- Utilize unit 3 elbow roll to gain access to outside of body during ground defense.
- Demonstrate escapes from a variety of combat situations.
UNIT 7: Weapon Retention
Outcomes: The student will demonstrate proper weapon retention.
- Demonstrate weapon retention from a single armed grab.
- Demonstrate weapon retention from multiple angle grabs.
- Demonstrate effective disarming techniques.
- Utilize Level One MACH holds during an aggressive attack with expandable baton.
UNIT 8: Final
Outcomes: The student will achieve Level II Controlled FORCE certification.
- The student will demonstrate proficiency with Controlled FORCE II principles and applications.
- The student will satisfactorily complete Controlled FORCE testing requirements with a 70% or higher score.
There are no projects required. The student will be working towards the final goal of a Level II Controlled FORCE certification. This is an attendance based class with a minimum number of accepted attendances. Weekly points are given based on attendance and participation.
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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:
Based on classroom occupancy
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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.