Defense Threat Orientated Rapid Incapacitation System: Nick Betts’ 48 hours with TORIS Recoil Staff February 27, 2014 Join the Conversation Writer Nick Betts recently wrote an an article for MOTUS World about his experience with the Threat Oriented Rapid Incapacitation System. According to their website, TORIS does the following: 1 We demonstrate the simplicity and severity of debilitating injury and its consequences, while exposing the risk of improper training, poorly applied techniques, and excessive force. 2 We demonstrate the simplicity and severity of debilitating injury, equipping operators to better assess the dangers presented to them by aggressive suspects, whether armed or unarmed. 3 We demonstrate the simplicity and severity of debilitating injury, so that when personal lethal force is necessary, the operators have the tools to save their own life and the lives of others. Says Betts, “One thing that separates TORIS from self-defense programs is the heavily researched focus on human injury biomechanics and what it takes to cause the largest impact with the smallest amount of force. TORIS utilizes their Strategic Systems theory to categorize the body structures needed during a real threat—and then use their medical approach to render them useless. We were taught very simple, quick and extremely efficient moves that actually astonished me how effective they’d be when used on a threat.” His overview is well written and candid, including some initial skepticism and occasional doubts about certain parts of the class. During the course, Torin’s insistence that we wear plate carriers caught me off-guard. At one point in my life I used to wear a rig, along with a sexy rifle and an even sexier long gun, but those days are a thing of the past. So naturally I asked why we wear plates if this class was designed for more than just soldiers or “urban grocery store operators”. Torin’s response was genius: “Plate carriers are restrictive and force you to expend more effort and energy when trying to fight off a threat. This training would be a lot easier if we were just wearing a t-shirt and some jeans.” Read the article in its entirety here. It's a great read if you're interested in combatives and dealing with the stressors of a fight. Learn more about TORIS here on their website. Images from the original article by Rolando Manluctao. Explore RECOILweb:SSD: Kel Whelan on the NFA Trust and Corporate Transfer Executive ActionCheck out the "CaraClaw" on KickstarterThe Ashley Update: Slide-Action Rifles from the Winchester LawsuitInterbike & Outdoor Retailer bring you "Charged Up" NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.