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.
Combative Grappling – Perth
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…
Violence Prevention Essentials – Melbourne
Learn how to prevent violence before it happens, using proven behavioural analysis and threat-detection methods. Behavioural intelligence expert Mathew Wann — author of Predicting Violence: How to Interpret Nonverbal Cues — will teach you how to become a ‘hard target’ in any environment. With over 15 years of experience in nonverbal communication and behavioural analytics…
Dynamic Threat Management – Melbourne
Learn how to apply behavioural analysis and situational awareness to manage threats in dynamic environments. Take your violence-prevention skills to the next level with behavioural intelligence expert Mathew Wann, author of Predicting Violence: How to Interpret Nonverbal Cues. This session (the KEF–IC ‘Golf’ module) builds upon the lessons of Foxtrot, teaching you how to use…
Home Defence & Intruder Response – Brisbane
Learn how to deal physically and psychologically with immediate threats to your home and family. Applicable to protecting yourself and others within a residence, workplace or school, this module teaches you professionally tested tactics for survival on multiple levels, from preparation and avoidance to direct response. This four-hour session (‘Hotel’ module in the KEF–IC syllabus)…
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…
Kinetic Fighting (KEF) has joined Airbus’ ‘Team Nightjar’ in its bid to supply a rapidly deployable, multi-role helicopter for Australian Special Forces. KEF will work with a group of specialised companies brought together by Airbus to complete the bid for the ADF’s Project Land 2097.
The NZ Army combatives method will now be distinctly recognisable to Aussie soldiers: The New Zealand Defence Force has adopted Australia’s Army Combatives Program (ACP) in a bid to enhance its members’ hand-to-hand fighting skills and close-combat capability.
You may have come across an Uber safety meme like the one above, with this ‘handy hint’ for protecting yourself when using a ride service. The advice could be useful (and not just for women) — but only if it’s put in the context of training, and our social reality.