18 February 2019

Lone Warrior (formerly CTAP) is an integrated course of training that provides a solid foundation in combative capabilities for the armed professional.


It is aimed at those in the military, law enforcement, or high risk security. The training is designed to develop the core elements that underlie all combative behavior and performance. These are the foundation of all ICS courses.


The Lone Warrior course includes classroom work and physical training. In the classroom, the background in the principles of human combat is presented. The majority of work, though, is the physical training, in which the utilization of those principles is put into practice in the form of posture, movement, and combative engagement.


Using a variety of weapons, the emphasis is on dealing with one or more armed adversaries. The professional will learn to utilize those behaviors, postures, and movements that are most effective in dealing with a confrontation with adversaries whether at the verbal end of confrontation or in situations of extreme violence. Adversary training is utilized for all weapons from empty‑hand to firearms (including, baton, blade, handguns and carbine). Likewise, the student will learn to deal with adversaries armed with a variety of weapons from empty‑hand to firearms. Training in situational awareness will be emphasized, to develop the individual's ability to recognize levels of potential danger, visual recognition, combative assessment and decision making.


In order to provide a realistic situational context in which the behavior/mindset and combat skills learned in the Lone Warrior training can be practiced, we introduce the basic skills of tracking in a tactical situation, i.e., tracking down a potentially combative prey. Tracking is one of man's oldest and most fundamental hunting and combat skills. The cool mindset of the hunter is the foundation of the ability of the individual in combat to maintain the calm and control necessary to effectively deal with the high stress of combat.


In the training done in the combat tracking scenarios, the focus is training again combat mindset. Here we introduce the rudiments of working in combat tracking team. As soon as the team concept is understood, the Hunter team is given the task of tracking down a 2‑man Tango (target/prey) team. As the trainees progress in their tracking and combat skills, the target team becomes increasingly more hostile. The track‑down situations escalate to match the expanding skills that the trainees develop in the Lone Warrior training.


Prerequisite: Military/Armed Professional

Course length: 5 Days

 To receive a more detailed information packet on the Lone Warrior course, send an email request to: hoplos@esedona.net