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Self-Protection Essentials + Personal Combatives Course – Adelaide

Kinetic Fighting

Self-Protection Essentials + Personal Combatives Course – Adelaide

1:00pm, Sat 3 October, 2020 - 2:00pm, Sun 4 October, 2020

Event Details

Learn vital self-protection skills with former Commando Paul Cale

Train in Paul Cales 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 core techniques as the Australian Army Combatives Program (ACP). The difference? 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.  

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), which later became the foundation for ACP — now the official close-combat training system for Australia’s general Army.

Kinetic Fighting is the culmination of all Cale’s work in combatives, and the name used to describe the method underpinning his military programs. Whether you want to learn mental strategies and tactical applications to make your existing martial arts skills more effective, or you need to build effective self-protection skills from the ground up, this course is for you.

You may even want to take your first steps toward a KEF–IC black belt. KEF–IC (Kinetic Fighting–Integrated Combat) is a new program within the Australian Army that combines tactical combative skills with free sparring/rolling and the competitive elements of the Integrated Combat Clubs, which are located at Army barracks Australia-wide. As an extension of ACP, KEF–IC provides the training principles and core syllabus required to give soldiers a survival skill set, and mindset to match. Every element of KEF–IC is focused toward real combat and was taught to non-military personnel for the first time in 2019.


  • 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. 


Session 1 - Self-Protection Essentials Course Details:

In the Self-Protection Essentials module (known as Level 1-Alpha in the KEF–IC syllabus), you will cover the key aspects of surviving — and preventing — violent confrontation: mindset, tactics, legal and moral considerations, and functional, high-percentage techniques. You will also discover how KEF–IC’s battlefield origins inform everything that you learn, and how to adapt its proven principles to your own abilities and existing skill-sets (if applicable).

Prerequisites: None – complete beginners welcome*

Time: Saturday 12 September 1:00pm–5:00pm

Session 2 - Personal Combatives Course Details:

Learn how to apply the principles of Kinetic Fighting–Integrated Combat to control your fear and deal with common street weapons.

In this course (Level 2-Alpha in the KEF–IC syllabus), you will discover not only the essential components of surviving an armed attack, but how to arm yourself — legally — for the purpose. A mix of theory and practice, these lessons will help you hone fundamental skill sets (including those learned in our Self-Protection Essentials course*, for those who have done it) and integrate Kinetic Fighting’s core principles and survival strategies into your thinking.

In this module you will develop a working knowledge of the following key aspects of self-protection:

  • Behavioural threat awareness and weapon detection
  • Weapon characteristics and vulnerabilities to exploit
  • Distancing concepts specific to weapons
  • Weapon suppression and control methods 
  • Legal considerations for possession and use of self-protection tools 
  • Improvisation and effective use of legal tools for defence.

Prerequisites: None - beginners welcome

Time: Sunday 13 September 1:00pm–5:00pm 

BONUS: Free ground-fighting skill development session, 1 hour ** 

BOOK NOW & SAVE – Early-bird special includes a tactical pen worth $49.95 **

BRING A FRIEND & SAVE – Buy two or more tickets for even bigger savings 

 COVID-19 policy: In addition to enhanced safety and hygiene protocols, participants will be asked to work with only one other person for the duration of the seminar. Special discounts also apply to encourage bringing your own training partner (see above). 

* Do this module together with the Self-Protection Essentials (Level 1-Alpha) course for a discount. (If you have previously completed Level 1-Alpha and would like to do a refresher, contact info@kefgroup.com for special pricing.)

** Free session will take place on Saturday 12 September, after the Level 1-Alpha course. Full details provided with ticket info after booking.

*** Early-bird special ends at 11:59pm on 12 August.