- Advantages of our system
- Principles while in Protection Tasks
- The Israeli tactical response method is a radically different approach from other combat shooting techniques; success is based solely on actual performance.
- This combat system has the distinct advantage of providing itself effective time after time, possibly more than any other. It has been developed and refined over many decades of conflict in the Middle East.
- The guiding principle of the method is to neutralize the threat quickly, in the simplest and most instinctive way possible.
- Aggressiveness, decisiveness, and speed are all integral elements in Israeli tactical response methods. To this end, proper mindset is heavily stressed.
- Stress is introduced onto the training regimen in order to get the trainees accustomed to the pressures associated with actual events.
- This common-sense approach is specifically geared for deadly-force situations rather than shooting competition, where oftentimes techniques that bring X-ring accuracy on the range simply fail under stress.
- The refinement of this system began in 1975, when, for the first time in Israel’s history, the Israel National Police established a specialized counter-terrorism/hostage rescue unit. Named the Yamam (A Hebrew acronym for “Special Police Unit”), this was the first time in Israel’s history that a unit was dedicated solely to this purpose.
- Because of the Yamam’s specialty in counter terrorism, hostage rescue & and violent crime combat, they are frequently involved in actual conflicts, particularly in urban settings.
- This vast experience enabled operators in the Yamam to develop a comprehensive training regimen and small arms doctrine that was so effective, reliable, and user friendly, that it is universally accepted by all branches of the Israeli security apparatus, including the Israeli Security Agency (Israel’s counterpart to the FBI).
Advantages of Our System
- Simple and easy to learn
- Enhances the bodies muscle memory
- Prepares the Operator for Combat in unexpected situations
- Fast and effective CQB techniques
- Prepares the Operator to work both independently and as a team
- Elevates fighting spirit and determination
- Elevates confidence of self and weapon
- Innovative and unique training methods
- Releases the operator from thinking about shooting techniques
- Trains the operator not to depend on the instructor or supervisor
Principles While in Protection Tasks
- A fast, determined instinctive reaction become an initiated surprise action against the attacker.
- Following are all the principles of our Tactical response/combat, according to which the trainee at the International Security Academy-Israel will be trained, with an emphasis on the nurturing of each trainee’s personal ability.
Time of Entry into Combat
- When the combatant detects a simultaneous means, Intention and ability, he will immediately act swiftly and determinately to eliminate the incident.
- Naturally, the aspiration is to identify and detect an adversary while still in the stage of preparation for assault, however, it is obvious that this is difficult in light of the civilian surroundings characteristics.
- Drawing the pistol should be performed immediately upon the beginning of the incident, unless there are additional armed forces on site, which could endanger him and the Protection operative is not in the combat zone.
- In such an instance, the Operative should postpone the drawing of his pistol until he arrives at the combat zone. From the moment the bodyguard enters combat he must act quickly and determinately while initiating combat and striving for contact.
- The Protection operative should fire swiftly and precisely, while taking into consideration the population in the area and avoiding injuries.
Shortening the Adversary’s Range /Choosing an Axis of Advancement
- Immediately upon the fall of the adversary or loss of eye contact with him, the Operative should close the gap with him at the fastest speed possible, while using the shortest line of advancement in order to neutralize him totally or to renew eye contact with him.
- One should remember that the shortest axis of advancement is not always the fastest. While advancing towards the adversary, the bodyguard should regard the “hidden field” cells he passes, by merely peeking at them, in order not to waste time until reaching the final neutralization of the adversary.
Reorganization for the Continuation of Combat
- The final neutralization of the adversary after his identification does not mean that the incident has come to an end, and immediately upon the neutralization, the Operative should reorganize in order to continue combat.
- He should survey the terrain closest to him, perform an initiated replacement of magazine (if it is advisable to do so tactically), wear an identification hat or any other means of identification, and move while surveying in the direction of areas from which it is probable that the incident evolved.
Continuing Combat While Surveying
- Upon the final neutralization of the first adversary there will not always be time for the Operative to reorganize for the continuation of combat. There is high probability that during the combat with the first adversary additional adversaries will be identified and will require attention and firing response.
- Alternately, immediately upon the neutralization of the first adversary the Operative will have to advance, either while surveying or because he received indication of combat taking place in an adjacent zone. In the event that the Operative did not receive such indication or did not identify another adversary visually, he should continue surveying towards contact, while “opening” all the hidden field cells in the direction of the survey.
- This survey must be decisive, swift, systematic and efficient, so that the Operative does not move in the area purposelessly and will reach any potential adversary quickly.
Using One’s Discretion when Firing at Several Adversaries
- If an Operative encounters several adversaries simultaneously, he should open fire at the adversary identified as the most efficient. The most efficient adversary is the one armed with the deadliest weapons, the most determined or the closest to the guarded population.
- If the conditions are identical and it is difficult for the Operative to assess the situation immediately, he should open fire in the direction of the adversary closest to him and from there continue to other adversaries.
Using One’s Discretion when Replacing a Magazine in a Static State,
(In Motion or Initiated Replacement)
- During combat, there will probably be malfunctions of the Operative’s weapon, including running out of ammunition in the magazine. In such cases the Operative should carry out swift operation of the weapon or replacement of the magazine immediately.
- The course of action and place of this operation should be according to the developments in combat. If running out of ammunition or malfunction occur during firing and the adversary is still creating effective fire, the magazine replacement should take place in a crouching position on the spot, while hopping to the right or left. If there is a shelter near the shooter that does not take any time to reach and change the magazine, the combatant should hop to the shelter while performing the replacement.
Principles While in Protection Tasks
- If running out of ammunition or malfunction occur parallel to the fall of the adversary or his disappearance, the Operative should perform the replacement of the magazine or operation of the malfunction in motion, while closing the gap between him and the adversary, or in the direction of the last point in which he identified the adversary.
- This closing of gap must be performed swiftly, in such a way that the operation of the malfunction or replacement of the magazine does not hinder his reaching the adversary.
- The operation of the weapon or replacement of the magazine should not be at the expense of closing the gap between the Operative and the adversary.
- Initiated replacement is a tactical maneuver intended to refresh the combatant’s ammunition in order to continue combat. The principles that guide discretion regarding initiated replacement are: there should not be initiated replacement at the expense of combat or verification of neutralization;
- One should perform initiated replacement while maintaining eye contact with the adversary and without disengaging from the combat scene; and keeping the replaced magazine if it still has bullets.
Using One’s Discretion for Hand-to-Hand Combat
- If running out of ammunition or malfunction as specified above occur in short range from the adversary, the combatant should immediately enter “hand-to-hand combat” with the adversary and after disrupting his functioning ability one should operate the weapon – replacing the magazine or operating the malfunction, until the final neutralization of the adversary.
- Short range for the use of hand-to-hand combat is defined as a range (distance) from which it is more effective to reach the adversary than to crouch in one’s place or hop to a shelter in order to operate the weapon.
Long Range Firing and Closing the Gap with the Adversary
- In an event or incident the Protection operative may be far from the center of occurrences. When the Operative is very distant he must quickly close the gap between himself and the incident spot.
- However, if the distance is great but enables eye contact, a line of firing and effective firing, the Operative should fire within the limitations of distance and weapon and choose the suitable rate of fire. If he identifies that the firing is ineffective, he should stop firing and close the gap between him and the adversary.
We do not train to SHOOT weapons;
We train to FIGHT with them.