Combative Grappling - Brisbane
Train in Paul Cale’s world-leading close-combat programs used by Australian Special Forces & Army, tailored for everyday self-protection.
‘ECHO’ – Learn the essential tactics and techniques of grappling to overcome a committed assault, and how to adapt sport grappling skills for survival.
A veteran of multiple combat tours with the 2nd Commando Regiment, former Sergeant Paul Cale literally rewrote the book on Special Forces Close-Quarter Fighting (CQF). He then created Infantry Integrated Combat (ICC), and later the Australian Army Combatives Program (ACP) — now the official close-combat training system for Australia’s general Army.
The Personal Combatives courses in Cale’s Kinetic Fighting–Integrated Combat (KEF–IC) syllabus use the same principles and core techniques as ACP, but you learn only what’s applicable to tackling violence as a civilian. Battlefield rules of engagement are replaced with the laws of self-defence, and a soldier’s weapon systems are replaced with your body, and whatever you can legally carry or find at hand. But the mindset remains the same.
In these sessions, Kinetic Fighting CMT Geordie Lavers-McBain will teach you battle-proven principles and survival tactics that are:
Adaptable to any martial art or professional operational procedure
Suitable for civilians & front-line operators, from beginners to professionals
Backed by Cale's 25+ years of career military experience & 40+ years in martial arts, as well as Geordie's many years of experience teaching self-protection.
Session 1 – Combative Grappling
In this course (the KEF–IC Echo module), Geordie Lavers-McBain will teach you how to out-grapple an opponent when lives are at stake, rather than competition points. In four hours you will learn vital strategies and skills to survive life-threatening situations where you end up on the ground, and/or the assailant attempts to grab, control and move you. You will also drill ground-fighting responses to multiple assailants and how to grapple when weapons are, or could be, in use.
You will learn core skills and drills to develop the following key aspects of grappling for self-protection:
Targeting your attacks to stop threats rapidly
Ground survival against multiple attackers
Weapon awareness, pre-emptive response and counters
Clinching with a weapon (both blades and firearms)
Classic trips and reaps adapted for real combat
Supine (guard) offence and recovery tactics
Shoulder lock variations and controls for key tactical positions
Prerequisites: None — beginners welcome
Time: 9am–1pm, 13 March 2021
This training in essential, real-world self-protection skills will be delivered by KEF–IC CMT Geordie Lavers-McBain. Geordie is contracted by the Australian Defence Force to teach weekly at the Combatives Centre at Gallipoli Barracks, Enoggera. He is, to date, the only civilian to have completed ACP (the Army Combatives Program designed by Paul Cale) Levels 1, 2 and 3 and Instructor qualification. He has also completed the US Marines’ MCMAP (Marine Corps Martial Arts Program) black belt curriculum. He holds black belts in 23 different martial/combat arts, including a 2nd Degree in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and 6th Degree in Jissen Budo, and instructor qualifications in 14 other fighting systems including muay Thai, boxing and wrestling.
COVID-19 policy: In addition to enhanced safety and hygiene protocols, participants may choose to work with only their own partner for the majority of the seminar. (Special discounts apply if you bring a training partner — select two or more tickets.)
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