Who We Are

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 Level 1
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June

Self-Protection Essentials & Survivability Blueprint – Melbourne

June 1, 2024 2:00 pm — June 2, 2024 2:00 pm
Kando Martial Arts Highett

Train with former Commando SGT Paul Cale in his world-leading close-combat program used by Australian Special Forces & Army, tailored for everyday self-protection! PURCHASE TICKETS The Personal Combatives courses in…

Paul Cale, Kinetic Fighting–Integrated Combat course
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June

Weapon Survival & Combative Grappling – Brisbane

June 8, 2024 9:00 am — June 9, 2024 5:30 pm
Kinetic Combatives Centre

Train in Paul Cale’s world-leading close-combat programs used by Australian Special Forces & Army, tailored for everyday self-protection. Do one, two or all three modules: ‘CHARLIE’ – Learn how to…

Paul Cale KEF–IC Level 1
08
June

Self-Protection Essentials – Melbourne

2:00 pm — 6:00 pm
Integrity Martial Arts Academy

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…

Paul Cale side control KEF-IC
09
June

Survivability Blueprint – Melbourne

10:00 am — 2:00 pm
Integrity Martial Arts Academy

Army Combatives Program creator Paul Cale’s course delivers the blueprint for training your Kinetic Fighting skills into the future: Hone the fundamental techniques and tactics in this highly interactive and…

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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