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 teaching Kinetic Fighting, Sydney 2020
12
February

Annual KEF–IC Instructors' Course & Awards Dinner

February 12, 2022 8:00 am — February 13, 2022 6:00 pm
KEF High-Fidelity Training Centre

Complete your KEF–IC instructor training alongside instructors of the Australian Army Combatives Program (ACP), and network with the team at the KEF–IC Awards Dinner! This Kinetic Fighting–Integrated Combat Instructors’ Course enables KEF–IC instructors-in-training to practise with ACP-qualified Australian soldiers and to teach others over two days. In addition to qualification training and up-skilling, the weekend…

13
February

Home Defence & Intruder Response – Brisbane

1:00 pm — 5:00 pm
KEF High-Fidelity Training Centre

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)…

Paul Cale side control KEF-IC
26
March

Combative Grappling – Goulburn

12:00 pm — 4:00 pm
Goulburn Martial Arts Academy

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…

Articles

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…

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.

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