Reality-One Training ™


Reality-One Training ™

Developed by T.D.P.E.® in collaboration with Canadian Innovative Protective Solutions Inc. and designed to teach the operator/instructor how to manage close quarters, imminent and grievous threat-to-life situations that any officer may face.


What is Reality-One Training ™ ?

Reality-One™ is an established concept developed by T.D.P.E.® of Spain. This company has been delivering reality-based use of force training since the early ’90s. They have established a huge following in police and military training worldwide. They are sought out for their no-nonsense realistic and simplistic approach to tactics training. All of the Reality-One Training ™ instructors are hand-picked for their experience and instructional ability.  All are active duty police or military operators. Instruction is delivered in a respectful, responsible manner, while ensuring the students’ understanding and assimilation of all techniques and skills. CIPS Inc. established a strong working relationship withT.D.P.E.® in 2003. since that time we have worked together to combine our training and combined philosophies. The result is Reality-One Training ™
Reality-One Training ™ is unique in that it is significantly more realistic than other training programs.
  • Reality-One Training ™ techniques and tactics are tested and based on a scientific approach. The program was developed in response to these questions:  Does it work? Is it easily learned? Is it truly as simple as it can be?  Will it work in the real world under the extreme stress of real attacks?
  • One of the first things we consider is exhaustive evaluation and testing to ensure a technique works. We ensure that the system is defendable and falls within the Law and Lawful authorities. Only then do we train! Its been our experience that many others only train, they never go the extra mile to personally research the science or consider the law. 
  • The vast majority of other police training environments are only designed to test the officer’s performance in “half speed and power attacks”. Reality-One Training™ will challenge the student with the most intense and realistic attacks and scenario-based situations possible.  Attacks are 100% real!
  • Students completing Reality-One Training ™ will come away with an extremely high level of competence and confidence in dealing with violent spontaneous attacks, and arrest and control situations.
  • The system is designed to enhance and augment other programs.Reality-One Training ™ Instructors will come away with the ability to plug the concepts and ideas into their existing training programs. It will allow them to assess and enhance their own programs.
  • Is it safe? Yes! A Reality-One Training ™ course is physically and mentally demanding. A high state of mental and physical readiness is a requirement. Bumps and bruises are part of the program. Although injuries can happen in training, we work hard to mitigate risks and dangers throughout. Protective equipment is a must in all scenarios and exercises. Stress-vests ®, shock-knifes®  and Simunition® and other reality-based use of force training tools are used extensively in this training. The Setcan Corporation is the official supplier to Reality-One Training ™


Open to all sworn members of police and enforcement agencies. Ideally suited for Officer Safety or Firearms Instructors, U/C, close protection, military, patrol and Tactical Operators.
Including but not limited to edged weapons encounters, ground situations, confined environments, multiple subjects and C.Q.B. firearms engagements



This is an intense and physical course. Emphasis is put on creating highly realistic and stressful exercises and scenarios.

***Strong physical fitness and operational readiness is a must for all attendees.***


is seeking Canadian host agencies for 2017 a course or for more information contact us :

This is a 2 to 5-day course delivered at a host agency location. It can be a closed course or open to other partner agencies. A hosting arrangement allows for significant savings to the host agency.

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TDPE of Spain and CIPS Inc. have been working together since 2002 / Collaborating on over a dozen Reality Based Use of Force Training Courses and Projects  for Police & Military 



What the professionals are saying about Reality-One Training ®

“TDPE brings in a perspective that prepares instructors to bring in the harsh realities of the violence that all officers must deal with. Their multi-faceted approach has given me more knowledge and skills than what I’ve expected. How I deliver training and work in the field has change for the better.”
JM, 19 year L.E. trainer and officer
“I was fortunate to take the TDPE training in 2014 through my police agency. As a Tactics Instructor I have taken several types of training but the TDPE program by far exceeded any training I have taken. Utilizing a natural startle reflex to build upon skills was impressive as all movements using gross motor skills allow the student to learn quickly. In the training environment the skills are tested with full speed and power which showed that the skills learned were effective regardless of the officer’s size or experience.
I recommend this training to all law enforcement as you will not be disappointed.”
P.D. Full time (female) Police Tactics Instructor, Major Canadian Police Agency
14 years service


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