CENDEF’S Signature Programs: CADS & SHRIKE Tactical Combatives
CADS: Counter Aggressor Defense Systems
Centurions Defense utilizes a unique and innovative approach to modern combatives training. CADS: Counter Aggressor Defense System. Unlike more traditional military based fighting styles that focus solely on lethal force, or sport based martial–art systems such as MMA that focus on points, rules, and grappling, CADS techniques are defensive in nature and have controlling range to apply as much force as needed, from limited suppression (compliant arrest) to lethal force at the operator’s discretion. No other system of combatives offers the total versatility and control of Centurions Defense CADS program. CADS training provides the necessary tools to single handedly confront multiple opponents. These tools have been developed by seasoned combat veteran instructors selecting the most effective components of proven tactical combatives.
CADS techniques are taught on the principle of “Real 3’s:” the three levels of enemy aggression: compliant, resistant, and hostile; the three levels of responses: limited, engaged, and lethal; and finally the three levels of defense based on the level of enemy aggression: far, intermediate, and close combat.
Centurions Defense CADS program is the only one offered that from a tactical perspective uses a concept referred to as the 20/80 Theory, with 20% of effort yielding 80% of results. This is also referred to as economy of motion or effort. The less force exerted by the operator to get the job done efficiently keeps the operator safe longer without having to expend all his energy, thus being able to move to the next objective quickly, smoothly and with a calmer and more controlled mindset. This allows the greatest ability for the operator to suppress an enemy, especially in close quarters, for arrest, intelligence collection, or prosecution. Note: The same 20/80 principle is applied to our SHRIKE program but with an emphasis on terminal results.
SHRIKE: Strategic Hostile Response / Intentional Killing Engagement
Centurions Defense SHRIKE (Strategic Hostile Response Intentional Killing Engagement) program is offensive in nature and intended only for lethal force applications. For the elimination of sentries, escaping detainment, direct action close quarters kills, or assassinations-either overt or covert; SHRIKE delivers fast expedient force to an enemy’s vital areas. With multiple enemies and no room for error, SHRIKE terminates threats by focusing on exploiting the enemy’s anatomy and physiology as well as overcoming enemy personal protection such as plate armor, gas masks, helmets, and other. SHRIKE operators are taught to use the environment and anything in close proximity that can be wielded as a weapon such as a wall, dining table, or a paperclip. SHRIKE operators are also taught a wide variety of escape procedures from standard hand cuffs to other binding tools. Make no mistake; Centurions Defense SHRIKE system is the most advanced lethal combative course ever developed. Real time input from trained subject matter experts and SOP operators who have returned from direct action engagements have contributed to this program as well as CADS.
Centurions Defense Tactical Training
PCM: Prisoner Control/Movement
Centurions Defense PCM techniques focus on the vulnerabilities of the opponent. These techniques are effective while minimizing damage and injury to the opponent. The operator’s focus is to target specific pressure points and control points on the aggressor’s body to create an immediate disabling effect, allowing the operator to take more immediate control of both the aggressor and the situation.
Additional PCM training covers body searches and moving the prisoner for transport especially in high risk areas where the local populace can also be a formidable threat. Operators are also instructed on how to move a detainee using misdirection. Subjects detained by operators must be transported for arrest, prosecution, or intelligence collection. The movement of a detainee quickly draws on a special operations team’s resources and the team can be hindered for a variety of reasons from medically-related conditions of the detainee to mobs attempting the release of the detainee.
Real-World Focus – Centurions Defense training in Prisoner Control/Movement is based on proven techniques used by seasoned experts facing real world situations. Training addresses the diverse range of difficulties the operator may face and effective techniques to overcome them.
CADS / SHRIKE / PCM Techniques
Centurions Defense Programs address practical issues such as hand to hand fighting in full body armor and gear, and the dangers of close quarter’s combatives. Training takes into consideration all of the clothing, tactical gear, and equipment that will be worn by the operator during an encounter. Training is conducted during simulated high stress scenarios that are realistic and force the operator to function during the psychological and physiological stimulation and shifts that WILL occur during his live mission. Centurions Defense utilizes a unique and innovative approach to modern combatives training. Our program has at its foundation these distinguishing features.
A Company You Can Trust – Centurions Defense has senior level personnel who understand the unique and sensitive nature of this work, who have experience with large scale defensive training strategies and techniques, and judgment in the assessment of risk and evaluation of risk mitigation procedures. These team members are committed to serving you, our clients.
Customization – All of our programs are customizable so as to be unit mission specific.
Range of Force – CADS & Prisoner Control/Movement transitions between non-lethal and lethal force at the operator’s discretion.
Operator Safety – All of our programs recognize that the safety of an operator, particularly one wearing 30-50 lbs. load out, is best ensured by personal defense techniques that begin with the primary weapon (long gun) and then transition to secondary (pistol) and tertiary weapons systems (knife, baton, club, hands-on).
Quick Training Format – Our training format is based on 40 hour blocks with subsequent block building on top of the prior block.
Memory Retention – Training blocks are built to be easily retainable and to build on one another. Continuing programs allow the student to really master the course material and become proficient certified instructors.