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ISR Matrix International has
provided training in North
America since 1996. Our first
Australian course was
conducted in September 2008.

Since then the following
agencies have
formally attended or hosted  ISR
Matrix Australia Courses and

Australian Defence Force MP's
WA Police
NSW Police
QLD Police
NT Police
Victoria Police
Federal Police
QLD Corrections
WA Corrections
QLD Health
NT Corrections
NT Public Housing
NT Transit
TAFE Security Trainers
GEO Corrections
Serco Corrections
Serco Detention
Sodexo Corrections
Broadspectrum Corrections
NT Youth Justice

Individuals from the following
agencies/ groups have also
attended ISR Matrix Courses:

Defence Force
Federal Police
Customs/Border Force
Security Trainers
Security Officers
Crowd Controllers
Health Workers
QLD Corrections
Serco Corrections
NSW Corrections
QLD Police
WA Police
Serco Detention
Transit Officers

Martial Artists that have
attended ISR Matrix Courses:
MMA and BJJ;
Floro Fighting Systems
Krav Maga, Karate; Wing Chun,
Wushu and Freestyle MA

We at ISR recognise that
nobody knows your
environment as well as
you do. We will provide
new tools and a way to
organise those tools, but
we will never dictate your

"Having participated in martial
arts since 1962 with a number
of instructors, I was struck with
the professionalism and
organisation of the ISR Matrix
course conducted over three
full, well-spent days. The ISR
Matrix course fills the gap that
was needed in the area of self-
defence and subject restraint. I
was particularly impressed
with the training program that
slowly, but inexorably,
progressed from simple to
complex situations
incorporating a variety of
stimuli and distractions
necessary to become proficient
in mastering the techniques. By
the end of the second day, we
were learning to fight in the
dark and subdue any opponent
regardless of size by
transitioning quickly to the
stabilization and resolution
phase. This intensive three-day
system of training resulted in
an extremely effective and
practical application of skills.
Thank you for providing an
enormously valuable
assortment and collection of
Jon Craig, IPSC National Range
Officer, retired school teacher,  
Wing Chun exponent and
former student of Bruce Lee.

"The instruction was second to
none ……….  by the end of the
second day there were people
less than half my size who were
able to control and restrain me
every time, and I wasn't pulling
my punches……. This is the
first such system I have seen
where these levels of results
had been achieved so quickly"
Steven, Security Trainer, ex

"The most effective system for
subject control I have
experienced. I recommend any
and all Law enforcement to get
on one of these courses".
Police Trainer


ISR Matrix in Australia
ISR Matrix has spread like wildfire in recent years across Australia,  USA,  Europe, Canada and Asia. The system until recently had not been advertised
anywhere, least of all Australia, and relied exclusively on word of mouth advertising. It is considered by many to be the most FUNCTIONAL tactically,
morally and legally sound violent subject control system available in the world. IT JUST WORKS....

ISR Matrix International Instructor Trainers, assisted by the ISR Matrix Australian Regional Director, conducted a number of courses across Perth, Sydney,
Brisbane and Adelaide in 2008. Through 2008  to 2019, dozens of open and restricted courses have been conducted across Australia and Asia. Many
government agencies and several security companies have either hosted an ISR course or sent instructors to a course. .

These courses have set a new benchmark in defensive tactics within Australia, just as they have done in the USA. ISR Matrix is the only known Defensive
Tactics system that controls both defensive and
highly aggressive subjects in a manner that is functional yet safe and has low injury potential for both the
subject and officer. Skills are introduced, practised in isolation and then drilled safely in a series of evolutions against an  increasingly resisting opponent.
Students acquire very practical and functional skills in a short time frame.

David Pauli - ISR Matrix Australia/Asia Pacific Regional Director

David has been with the ISR Matrix since 2008,  is an ISR Matrix International Subject Control Instructor Trainer and LE Field Instructor and the author of the
ISR Matrix Subject Control Instructor’s Manual for Law Enforcement. He has over 25 years related operational experience in overseas missions, training
positions, force protection roles, emergency services and management roles as outlined below:
  • Australian Defence Force (Section Commander, NCOIC Training - 17 years)
  • Police (Diplomatic Protection, Public Order Squad and First Response, Operational Safety Trainer, Public Order Management Trainer, Intelligence,
    Operations Centre, Firearms Identification, Operational Safety Training and Tactics Unit project review - 7.5 years)
  • Custodial Corrections (Unit Officer/Manager, Emergency Response - 5 years)
  • Immigration Detention Centres (Compound Supervisor, Secure Escorts, Emergency Response, Training- 3 years)
  • Health Services (Occupational Violence Prevention and Aggressive Behaviour Management District Training Coordinator, Medical Services Project
    Coordinator,  Medical Emergency Services Officer and Emergency Response Team Leader)
  • Risk Management Training Consultant
  • Private Security (crowd control, armed security, close personal protection, security training provider, security consultant in Australia and overseas).

ISR Matrix Australia Regional Director Timeline:
  • Early 2007 - commenced initial training with ISR Matrix under an ISR Matrix First Tier Instructor in the USA.
  • Late 2008 -  hosted the first three ISR Matrix courses in Australia and commenced the ISR Matrix Instructor Development Program
  • Late 2009 - qualified as ISR Matrix Field Instructor in both Law Enforcement and Physical Management streams after extensive training and mentoring
    at ISR Matrix International HQ in USA
  • 2012 to present - contracted for periods of up to six months per individual contract to provide multiple intensive workplace instructor development
    courses, implement defensive tactics programs, develop training resources and assessment tools and consult and modify existing programs  for
    multiple Australian state and federal law enforcement agencies.
  • 2009-present - delivered ISR Matrix PM and LE end user courses in every state of Australia and multiple international courses to govt, corporate and
    private clients.
  • 2009 to present - co-presented at multiple annual ISR Matrix International Instructor Summits in Florida, Nevada and Iceland.
  • 2010 - delivered full 40 hour ISR Matrix LE course at Tactical Week Australia event in Brisbane. Presented ISR Matrix demonstrations at Australian
    Warrior Expo and exhibited at Land Warfare Conference.
  • 2011 -  Contracted to provide risk management training across Australia for a multi-national security firm.
  • 2011 - Contracted to provide armed security consultancy services in Africa.
  • 2012 - Co-authored the 150 page ISR Matrix Subject Control Course Facilitators manual
  • 2014 - Co-presented with the ISR Matrix Founder and President to deliver the first ISR Matrix course in Germany.
  • 2014 -  ISR Matrix International board certified as an ISR Matrix Subject Control Instructor Trainer.
  • 2015-2016 - Provided ISR Matrix Subject Control, Law Enforcement and Executive Protection training to Police, Corrections and security  in China.
  • 2012-2016 - Provided instructor development training and  corrections defensive tactics training to a Corrections Emergency Response Team
  • 2017 - Contracted to design and deliver over 20 courses for corrections officers, youth justice workers and law enforcement officers in Australia.
  • 2017 - Contracted to design and deliver instructor development training in the aftermath of a widely publicised high level external investigation into
use of force within a Government Department.
  • 2017 - Attended ISR Matrix Horizontal Core and CAT courses in USA and currently refining related training and assessment materials.
  • 2018 - Attended ISR Matrix Horizontal Core course in USA, ISR Matrix Clutch Course and ISR Matrix European Summit in Iceland.
  • 2018 - present - Contracted to provide ISR Matrix LE Training to Australian Defence Force Military Police.

The Australian Regional Director has a solid grounding in common contemporary and traditional Operational Safety Training
having completed a wide range of traditional and contemporary officer safety courses including:
  • ISR Matrix Law Enforcement and Physical Management Field Instructor (USA) 2009
  • ISR Matrix Subject Control Instructor Trainer (USA) 2014
  • Police Firearms and Operational Safety Trainer (Australia)
  • Police Public Order Management Trainer - Riot Control/Civil Disorder
  • Corrections Emergency Response Team basic course (Australia)
  • Blauer Tactical Systems SPEAR System Instructor (USA)
  • Gracie Survival Tactics Instructor (USA)
  • Lockup Police Combat Instructor (USA)
  • Redman Dynamic Simulation Instructor(UK)
  • Controlled Force Level 1-5 MACH "Extreme" (US Military)
  • KAPAP Avi Nadia and Albert Timen - Israeli Martial Arts (Instructor)
  • Jim Wagner Reality Based Personal Protection (Level 2 Instructor)
  • Keysi Fighting Methods - Extreme Evolution Revolution (Instructor)
  • Shivworks Practical Unarmed Combat (PUC) and Extreme Close Quarters (ECQ) - (USA)
  • PPCT Instructor (Pressure Point Control Tactics) - Batons & Handcuffs & Defensive Tactics, Control & Restraint & Weapons Retention, Pressure
    Points & Spontaneous Knife Defence, Violent Patient Management & Dynamic Simulation, Sexual Harassment, Assault and Rape Prevention, Tactical
    Teams Close Quarter Counter Measures
  • Tactical Self Defence Operator Course (AUS)
  • Monadnock Instructor -  MDTS - Defensive Tactics System & MEB-ADV - Expandable Baton Advanced
  • Cert IV Operational Safety Training  Instructor - Defensive Tactics, Spontaneous Knife Defence, Aggressive Behaviour Management, Tactical Teams
    Close Quarter Counter Measures, Firearms and Chemical Weapons
  • Cert IV in Instructor - Firearms and Defensive Tactics
  • Queensland Health Aggressive Behaviour Management Instructor
  • Corrections and Police Operational Safety and Defensive Tactics Courses
  • Floro Fighting Systems

Seminars and basic courses with the following instructors:
  • Peyton Quinn, Rocky Mountains Combat Applications Training -RMCAT (USA)
  • Bill Kipp, founder FAST Defense and Chief Instructor RMCAT (USA)
  • Geoff Thompson and Peter Consterdine, renowned authors and founders of British Combat Association & World Combat Association
  • Geoff "Tank" Todd, Todd Group Close Quarter Combat (NZ)
  • Calibre Press Street Survival Seminar (USA)

Tactical Firearms Courses in Australia and world wide
  • Advanced Carbine Courses (M4)
  • Close Protection Pistol (G19)
  • Advanced Tactical Handgun (G17, H&K USP)
  • AUSTAC Pistol and Simmunition
  • All small arms in the Australian Defence Force inventory
  • H&K G36
  • PFC Pistol and Advanced Carbine Series

Tactics Courses:
  • Tactical Commanders Course
  • Response to Active Shooter Instructor
  • High Risk Dignitary Protection Course (CPP)
  • Protective Security Operations Certification (CPP)
  • High Threat Security Operations Certification (CPP)
  • Emergency Operations Centre Management
  • Explosive Ordnance Reconnaissance
  • Corrections Emergency Response Team
  • Counter Terrorist First Response
  • Police Public Order Management Instructor (Riot Control)
and more..

Other Martial Arts and Defensive Tactics Influences over the past two decades: (In addition to instructors mentioned above)
  • American Kenpo Karate
  • JKD Concepts - western boxing, kick boxing, muay thai and grappling, kali/arnis
  • Muay Thai - WMC Gym Lamai, Tiger Muay Thai Phuket
  • MMA - MMA Phuket - home of Thailand Top Team
  • Exposure and numerous private lessons related to control and restraint training in Wing Chun, Yoshinkan Aikido, Japanese Jiu Jitsu

Some Relevant Supporting Qualifications:
  • Diploma of Security & Risk Management
  • Diploma of Training and Assessment  
  • Diploma of Business Frontline Management
  • Diploma of Justice
  • Cert IV Training & Assessment, Cert. IV Workplace Trainer/Assessor, Workplace Trainer (CAT 1)
  • Cert IV Occupational Health and Safety
  • Cert IV Healthcare (Ambulance)
  • Cert III Corrections
  • Cert III Public Safety (Fire-fighting)
  • Cert III Mines Rescue
  • Coxswain Grade 1
  • Advanced Certificate Business Management
  • Workplace Health and Safety Representative
  • ADF Instructional Techniques Course
  • Numerous Australian Defence Force courses

David serves on the ISR Matrix Boad of Directors and is the only Australian to ever qualify as an instructor or be authorised to
represent ISR Matrix International in Australia

Some individuals may claim to be ISR Matrix Instructors and may hold a  "First Tier Instructor"  certificate from 2008-2009.  That certificate was  issued after only 3-5 days end-user
training  for the express purpose of the certificate holder acting as a liaison within their workplace to introduce potential trainees to structured training under a certified ISR Matrix
instructor.  "First Tier Instructors" are not  trained or certified to conduct ISR Matrix courses or seminars or authorised to make representations on behalf of ISR Matrix and ISR
Matrix accepts no liability for training conducted by "First Tier Instructors". First Tier Instructor certificates are no longer issued due to potential for misrepresentation.

ISR Matrix Australia Assistant Instructor – Peter. Peter is a retired Police Senior Sergeant with 24 years’ service and the former OIC of the
Operational Safety and Tactics Training Unit. He has been a Police firearms trainer since 1995, trained by OIC New York State SWAT Team and Glock
International. Peter is also qualified to instruct on incident management, conflict resolution, baton, handcuff, Taser, Public Order Response, Active Shooter
Response, less lethal munitions and more. A trained negotiator, Peter was the regional manager for over 17 police stations and responsible for
investigations into use of force and custody events - as well as providing recommendations to reduce likelihood of repeat incidents. 8 years full time  Police
course developer and instructor and 3 years establishing Police Operational Skills and Tactics Unit and serving as OIC. Peter introduced ISR Matrix to his
Department in 2012 as a result of research into a more effective and legally defensible use of force package. Peter also redeveloped the Police firearms
training package. Peter trained officers from his Department and external agencies including fisheries, transit, public housing, corrections and youth justice
in ISR Matrix Subject Control. After retiring from the Police to undertake civilian OHS and training roles for a range of government and corporate clients,  
Peter has assisted with  ISR Matrix training delivery for multiple Corrections and Youth Justice courses across Australia since 2017.

ISR Matrix Australia Assistant Workplace Instructor - Natasha
Natasha was an Aboriginal Community Police Officer, performing General Duties, Watch House and Court Cells functions. She then served as a full-time
academy Operational Safety Section Instructor where she taught Defensive Tactics, Firearms, Aerosol Subject Restraint, Taser (both X26 and X2),
Simunition and more. Natasha has trained in-service members, recruits and external agencies through all facets of Officer Safety including ISR Matrix since
2012 Natasha holds qualifications in Functional Movement Screening (FMS), sports strapping and training and assessment.
   Natasha has assisted with
training multiple Corrections and Youth Justice courses across Australia since 2017.

"The ISR program is
particularly useful for Law
Enforcement or security
personnel, but can easily be
utilised as a clinch/stand-up
grappling program for Martial
Artists training predominantly
in striking arts or BJJ. It will
work in with any other Martial
Art system without having a
negative impact on that
system's current syllabus"

Ash, MMA Instructor

The diverse operational and training experience of the Australian Director, coupled with that  of the ISR Matrix International team, ensures that the ISR
Matrix team are flexible, understanding and well placed to consult and deliver on your training needs and within the scope of your operations and policy.

For larger courses or specialist modules, ISR Matrix Australia instructional staff may be supplemented
with highly experienced specialist instructor trainers from the USA, Europe, Latin America, Canada or Asia.
See below for ISR Matrix Australia details or
click here for ISR Matrix International Instructor information.