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Kinetic Fighting (KEF) are world leaders in combat and skills enhancement. Our elite team, comprised of former Australian Special Forces members and martial arts experts, have developed highly-advanced and customised skills-enhancement courses for the Australian Defence Force and other government agencies.

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Upcoming Courses

Paul Cale KEF-IC Charlie module training
20
August

Weapon Survival Essentials – Gold Coast

8:00 am — 12:00 pm
Southern Cross Self-Defence Gold Coast

Learn how to apply the principles of Kinetic Fighting–Integrated Combat to control your fear and protect against common street weapons. This course (Charlie module in the KEF–IC syllabus) was developed by Army Combatives Program creator Paul Cale. In it you will discover the essential components of surviving an armed attack, but also how to arm…

Paul Cale teaching Kinetic Fighting, Sydney 2020
20
August

Combative Grappling – Melbourne

3:00 pm — 7:00 pm
Guardian Defence

Learn how to out-grapple an opponent when lives are at stake, rather than competition points, with the Combative Grappling system developed by Kinetic Fighting founder Paul Cale. 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…

KEF–IC Delta module knife-defence drills
26
August

The Green Mile: KEF–IC Testing Camp

August 26, 2022 7:00 pm — August 28, 2022 7:00 am
KEF High-Fidelity Training Centre

Test and develop your combative skills and mindset under Special Forces protocols to qualify for KEF–IC Green Level certification! The ‘Green Mile’ is a gruelling, 36-hour training camp designed to foster resilience and get you comfortable with combat stress. Modelled on the selection methods for Australian Special Forces (SAS and Commando regiments), it comprehensively evaluates…

Paul Cale KEF–IC Level 1
27
August

Self-Protection Essentials – Gold Coast

8:00 am — 12:00 pm
Southern Cross Self-Defence Gold Coast

Train in Paul Cale’s world-leading close-combat program used by Australian Special Forces & Army, tailored for everyday self-protection. The Personal Combatives courses in the KEF–IC syllabus use the same principles and core techniques as the Australian Army Combatives Program (ACP). The difference? You learn only what’s applicable to tackling violence as a civilian. Battlefield rules of…

Articles

You may not see the similarities between your chosen training method and others, but testing your skills in a different arena can lead to gains you’d otherwise go without. Whether you love boxing or favour grappling, sometimes you just have to switch it up, or stagnate.

When it comes to combat-sports training versus training for real combat, it doesn’t have to be ‘one or the other’. After all, even the Olympics began as a test of warriors’ mettle. But, as grappling legend Royler Gracie and I once discussed at a gathering of police, sport can also derail people’s efforts to prepare for reality…

Can the power of belief make a martial art more effective — or does it make martial artists blind to the fact that their methods are ineffective? A scientific study into the power of placebos suggests that the answer to both questions may be ‘yes’.

Conditioning your mind and body to cope with pain, injury, fatigue and fear is vital if self-defence capability is what you seek. But training should leave you ready for battle, not destroyed before the battle has even begun.

A sensei is more than a teacher, and may not only be found in a dojo. The late Commando Sergeant Brett Wood MG DSM, recipient of the Medal for Gallantry, filled such a role for many, including Kinetic Fighting CEO Paul Cale. On the 10th anniversary of Wood’s death in action, Cale pays tribute to his friend and mentor.

When victims of seemingly random violent crimes are asked to make statements about their attacks, there’s one response that’s all too common: “I never saw it coming.” Unbeknown to these victims, however, there are almost always observable key indicators of violence before an assault happens. Mathew Wann, author of ‘Predicting Violence – How to Interpret Nonverbal Cues’ explains how to start spotting them…

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