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KEF–IC Instructors’ Course & Awards Dinner

December 10, 2022 @ 8:00 am - December 11, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

Australian Army Combatives program: Kinetic Fighting grappling training

Complete your KEF–IC instructor training alongside instructors of the Australian Army Combatives Program (ACP), and experience new KEF–IC modules!

This Kinetic Fighting–Integrated Combat Instructors’ Course enables KEF–IC instructors-in-training to practise teaching with ACP-qualified Australian soldiers over two days. In addition to qualification training and up-skilling, the weekend also includes the newest KEF–IC course, Multiple-Attacker Response (‘India’ module) as well as Violence Prevention Essentials and Dynamic Threat Management (‘Foxtrot’ and ‘Golf’ modules).* These are included with any fully paid course ticket or can each be done separately (book via Moshtix here).

Every course ticket also includes a seat at the KEF Awards Dinner on the Saturday night, with fine food, drinks and networking with your fellow instructors. Basic, Army-style accommodation on barracks is included for the Friday and Saturday nights, but is not compulsory.

Course Details:

At Sargood Barracks, Melbourne, in one of the Australian Army’s ACP training facilities, you will take a deep dive into the application of KEF concepts. You’ll refine your skills and learn to teach the material hands-on, while being mentored by KEF’s highly experienced Combatives Master Trainers (CMTs). As part of the learning and qualification process, your lesson delivery will be evaluated by both the CMTs and fellow trainees, including currently licensed KEF–IC Instructors.

Already qualified instructors who attend may be tested (and upgraded upon passing) to teach the next module in the syllabus above their current teaching qualification.

Heading up the coaching will be Paul Cale — KEF–IC/ACP creator, Australian Defence Force Martial Arts Association (ADFMAA) Head Coach and former Commando Sergeant. He will be joined by violence-prevention expert Mathew Wann and other KEF–IC/ACP Combatives Master Trainers.

+ Awards Dinner

Your course booking includes one seat at the KEF–IC/ACP Awards Dinner on the Saturday night. The dinner is run true to traditional Army customs and includes a three-course meal, wine and port (beer and spirits are also available at bar prices). Extra tickets for partners, friends and KEF–IC members not attending the full course can be booked via  Moshtix from 11 November.

+ Instructor’s Starter Pack

The cost of the course also covers a 12-month teaching license (to instruct the specific levels passed), two KEF–IC Instructor T-shirts and 10 free course books for your future students.**

Eligibility & Preparation

If you hold a KEF–IC Grey Belt or Green Belt rank, or are ready to grade to Grey Belt by 10 December (the grading will be covered on Saturday), you will be eligible to do this course. You will be educated in the finer points of teaching some or all of the KEF–IC modules A–E (in order, depending on your readiness for each), and certified to teach these modules after passing.***

This rare opportunity for critical skill-enhancement and coaching development in ACP/KEF–IC is limited to 20 people for this year, so don’t miss out!

Secure your place now with an immediate booking, or pay a 50% deposit and the balance by 1 December.


* Instructors may choose to spend time completing further instructor assessments on A–E modules instead of doing the Foxtrot module. 

** Booklets (normally $55 each) and T-shirts ($38) are free for first-time instructors only.

*** Teaching can only begin after submission of a completed KEF–IC instructor license agreement and a current public-liability insurance certificate.


Kinetic Fighting
0415 296 497


Sargood Barracks, Melbourne
St Kilda Artillery Orderly Room and Drill Hall, 6 Chapel Street
St Kilda, Vic. 3182 Australia
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