Train in Paul Cale’s world-leading close-combat programs used by Australian Special Forces & Army, tailored for everyday self-protection.
‘ECHO’ – Learn the essential tactics and techniques of grappling to overcome a committed assault, and how to adapt sport grappling skills for survival.
A veteran of multiple combat tours with the 2nd Commando Regiment, former Sergeant Paul Cale literally rewrote the book on Special Forces Close-Quarter Fighting (CQF). He then created Infantry Integrated Combat (ICC), and later the Australian Army Combatives Program (ACP) — now the official close-combat training system for Australia’s general Army.
The Personal Combatives courses in Cale’s Kinetic Fighting–Integrated Combat (KEF–IC) syllabus use the same principles and core techniques as ACP, but you learn only what’s applicable to tackling violence as a civilian. Battlefield rules of engagement are replaced with the laws of self-defence, and a soldier’s weapon systems are replaced with your body, and whatever you can legally carry or find at hand. But the mindset remains the same.
On this course, KEF–IC Instructor and former SAS soldier Nick Caldwell will teach Cale’s battle-proven principles and survival tactics, which are:Adaptable to any martial art or professional operational procedure
Suitable for civilians & front-line operators, from beginners to professionals
Backed by Paul Cale’s 25+ years of career military experience & 40 years in martial arts, as well as Nick’s own extensive experience and qualifications.
In this four-hour course (the KEF–IC Echo module) you will learn vital strategies and skills to survive life-threatening situations where you end up on the ground, and an assailant attempts to attack or grab and control you. You will also drill ground-fighting responses for when weapons are, or could be, in use.
You will learn core skills and drills to develop the following key aspects of grappling for self-protection:
Targeting your attacks to stop threats rapidly
Weapon awareness, pre-emptive response and counters
Clinching with a bladed or blunt weapon
Supine (guard) offence and recovery tactics
Shoulder lock variations and controls for key tactical positions
Classic trips and reaps adapted for real combat.
Prerequisites: None — beginners welcome
Time: 1pm–5pm, 26 Jun 2021
COVID-19 policy: In addition to enhanced safety and hygiene protocols, participants may choose to work with only their own partner for the majority of the seminar. (Special discounts apply if you bring a training partner — select two or more tickets.)
* If you have already completed the Echo Course and would like to do a refresher, contact email@example.com for special pricing.
Combative Grappling Perth
When: Sat 26 June
Venue: The Mill Gym
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