Courses we Offer
This is a list of the ACT LMS mainstream offerings and the intended audience. Depending on roles and responsibilities however, training courses may be pertinent for a different target audience in which case the training will be modified accordingly. Course descriptions follow on below.
The majority of firearms courses focus on various forms of marksmanship but the gun handling skills course has been compiled to develop handgun skills that support tactics and marksmanship. This course includes: Recognizing and preparing various handguns for active carry; Loading and unloading; In and out of holster ready/carry positions are explored and put in context; Access; Dealing with malfunctions; Grip changes; Shooting from a base/shooting on the move
Even when direct contact is avoidable, most gun fights in the urban environment still take place at close range. Success and survival require dynamic movement and firing from both mobile and stationary platforms. Disruptive shooting implies delivering fire power to slow, interrupt or stop your adversary from achieving their goal of causing you harm. In some instances this may require pin point accuracy and grouping of shots, in another it may simply require hits anywhere on your target and in yet another it may simply mean forcing you adversary to pause firing and seek cover. In this course you will learn how to select and integrate the correct combinations as dictated by various situations you may encounter an urban environment. This course includes: Mental management before during and after the fight; Understand the concept of disruptive fire; Weapon access and movement; Learning how pressure, environment and objectives dictate tactics; Integrating point/instinctive shooting and marksmanship.
This is the flagship course for close-quarter gun work – it includes handling skills, weapon access and retention, dealing with multiple opponents and the key concepts for achieving effective disruptive fire when in contact range of your enemy. It provides a range of force options and a range of tools to protect yourself and your weapon.
This course is an extension of the fighting for your gun course. Here course participants will expand their options and skills to dominate close range encounters utilizing their side arms. Course participants will also be exposed to skills that enable them to continue to access and deliver effective fire at close range if injured. Course participants will integrate close-range gunfighting with marksmanship.
Integrating various lethal and non-lethal Force Options with a side arm requires an understanding of force options and a specific set of handling skills. Course participants will learn to integrate (depending on client’s needs) their sidearm with OC Gas, tactical baton, tactical flashlight and tazers (on request). We will also cover fighting injured magazine change and stoppage drill options.
Grappling is an effective one-on-one skill. However going to ground with an opponent in the chaos of combat needs to be countered at all costs. Should you be taken to ground by an opponent, your priority is to utilize your weapons to ensure you get back on your feet as quickly as possible and regain mobility. In this course participants will learn to avoid being taken down as well utilize their weapons to prevent high risk extended ground struggles.
The probability of a low light confrontation is highly likely. At night you will encounter a broad range of lighting conditions. You may be engaging threats in a well-lit street with dark shadowed areas, working in the dark belly of a ship or even moving from a bight sunny day into dark warehouse or poorly lit buildings. This means the probability of low light confrontations are always a consideration. We need to understand and prepare ourselves for these the challenges low light environments present. .Our enemy views darkness as an asset. We should utilize the same advantages darkness offers our enemy and when possible remove our enemies’ advantage. Tis course includes: Define and understand conditions of light; Define objectives of when working in low light conditions; Use appropriate tools and techniques for low light high risk scenarios; Low light shooting.
Fire-arm disarms require various elements to be in place in order to be achievable. It is important to note that the vast majority of fatal shootings in take place within arm’s reach often with loose contact. For this reason we believe that firearm disarms should be part of every toolkit. Course members will learn the key mechanics of disarms to disarm a threat to their person or to disarm a person that may be pointing a firearm at someone else.
Combat marksmanship and point shooting progressions. In this course participants will learn handling, safety and dealing with malfunctions. Practical range-work dealing with the dynamics of combat marksmanship and point shooting progressions 0-20 meters. Grip transitions and firing on the move. Participants will learn to recognize and prepare carbines for active carry and dealing with various malfunctions.
Extreme up close and personal with a rifle. Rifle handling skills and movement for close range confrontations. Weapon retention, weapon transitions and shooting progressions on the move. This course is a natural extension of Rifle (Carbine) – Functionalizing weapon handling.
A natural progression of our close range rifle work this course is reserved for military units only.
Fire arm disarms require various elements to be in place in order to achieve them successfully. It is important to note that the vast majority of fatal shootings in take place within arm’s reach often with loose contact. For this reason we believe that firearm disarms should be part of every toolkit. Course members will learn the key mechanics of disarms to disarm a threat to their person or to disarm a person that may be pointing a firearm at someone else.
This course is designed to complement good first line anti ambush and driving skills usually taught in most VIP protection training curriculums. Fighting in and around vehicles presents numerous variables that create a formidable challenges and a range of opportunities often neglected in handgun training. In this course you will learn, both the vulnerabilities and advantages the structure and mobility of vehicles provide. This course includes: Fighting form inside the vehicle; Exiting the vehicle; The vehicle (cover or bullet magnet); Moving toward vehicles.
Solo and small team tactics where little or no equipment, weapons, protective armour and information are available, require a different mind-set and tactical approach to what swat/special force type tactical teams utilize. To move through and clear structures implies that tactics need to be adapted and changed to suite small lightly armed teams and individuals. This course includes: Tactical movement; Defining objectives related to moving in and around buildings; Firearms handling skills for structure clearing; The utilization of torches/flash lights and other commonly available implements.
The objective of this workshop is to empower the team or individual to be able to identify threats early so as shorten the time necessary for effective decision making and to initiate the appropriate response/s (escalation/ de-escalation) in close quarter confrontations.
Arrests place the arrester within arms-reach of criminals and are high risk activities. Arrest procedures utilized on this course have been developed to reduce and virtually eliminate the window of opportunity for criminals to counter, injure or kill arresting officers/civilians.
Here arrest procedures are put the test with resisting opponents and life like scenarios. Arresting team members will require the utilization of all their force options (OC Gas, Tactical baton, Empty hand) and be forced to make shoot or no shoot decisions. Team members are provided with skills that a required when core skills arrest procedures are not available. Team members will have to make on the spot decisions about effecting arrest procedures and or tactically abandoning arrests.
Surviving edged weapon confrontations is made possible by understanding the dynamics of attacks and the gross motor skills that occur in edged weapon confrontations. Depending on the client’s requirements and mandate this course can include the basic use of a duty knife as a backup weapon.
Utilizing edged weapons as an integral part of force options or sometimes even primary weapon. This is applicable in situations where firearms are not a viable carry option or for tasks.
The objective of this workshop is to facilitate an individual’s ability to effectively make use of the tactical baton as an effective tool in the force/threat/ continuum. By the end of this course each participant will understand and make use of the additional options that the tactical baton affords them in conflict situations. Effective targeting and striking will be second nature. Facing empty hand, as well as edge weapon threats is a paramount focus of this course.
OC/Pepper gas has become a valuable force option. It is crucial to understand it’s effective as well as appropriate use. In this course, participants will learn to understand the effects as well as the limitations of OC/Pepper gas in their work environment. Please note that course participants will experience the effects of OC/Pepper gas themselves.
In Any Combat situation the phrase “mentality first” is Paramount. Skills and tools are useless if not congruent with the mentality, value and belief system which are required to apply them in practice. In this workshop course participants will: Examine (or re-examine) their value and belief systems Explore what it means to be a warrior that serves his fellow man Learn what happens to our bodies under stress and how to improve their performance in high stress conditions By understanding the dynamics of combat and working as a team to reduce occurrence and effects of PTSD.
Empty hand skills for close quarter combatives are developed to provide effective empty hand skills as well as support of weapons skills and consistency across empty hand and weapons tactics for close quarter conflict situations.
Exercise programs need to be congruent with the skills that are required on the job. These courses were initiated by Mark Human by utilizing his combat back round combined with a sport sciences degree and a military mustering as a Biokinetician. Since the initial inception of these programs we have utilized a broad range subject matter experts and research to develop the current CONFLICT FIT programs. Exercises are designed to resemble actual attributes required of force members during the course of their duties. Exercises are selected to improve core strength, along with flexibility and reduce the risk of injury during training exercises and in field operations. Clients can select to include a grappling program to provide force members a platform for high intensity contact sport with a relatively low risk of injury.
Please note that many of our general course descriptions are available on the public domain. These have been readily plagiarized by almost everyone from the local martial arts instructor to members of the security training community. Be assured that even though curriculums may appear similar, that the content most certainly is not. We do not prescribe to minimum requirements of other institutions or set minimum requirements for other institutions but strive for efficacy, pride and excellence.