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Weapon Survival Essentials & Weapon Response Framework Course – Brisbane

Kinetic Fighting

Weapon Survival Essentials & Weapon Response Framework Course – Brisbane

1:00pm, Sat 20 May, 2023 - 2:00pm, Sun 21 May, 2023
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Train in Paul Cale’s world-leading close-combat programs used by Australian Special Forces & Army, tailored for everyday self-protection. 

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 or first-responder. Battlefield rules of engagement are replaced with the laws of self-defence and arrest, 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.

You will also receive a comprehensive training booklet for each module, along with a certificate and badge (which adheres to KEF–IC training gear) denoting your completion of these modules in the Kinetic Fighting system.


Session 1 – Weapon Survival Essentials

Weapon Survival Essentials ‘CHARLIE’: Learn how to apply the principles of Kinetic Fighting to detect threats and protect against common street weapons.

In this course (Charlie module 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, if you’ve done it) and integrate Kinetic Fighting’s core principles and survival strategies into your thinking as well as your actions.

Over four hours, you will develop a working knowledge of the following key aspects of protection against bladed and blunt weapons:

  • 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:  1 pm – 5 pm, 20 May 2023

Session 2 – Weapon Response Framework

Weapon Response Framework ‘DELTA’: Develop your weapon-survival skill sets and ability to control fear, while learning a drilling framework for ongoing training and improvement.

In this course (the KEF–IC Delta module), Paul Cale will take you through a series of drills and scenarios designed to heighten your awareness and quickly develop your ability to respond to bladed and blunt weapons. In four hours on the mats, you will grow your arsenal of effective counter options and expand your understanding of survival tactics when it comes to weapon threats and attacks.

You will learn drills and exercises that provide an ongoing framework for the development of the following key skills and attributes:

  • Recognising and dealing with combat stress and fear
  • Intercepting/capturing a weapon regardless of angle 
  • Simple and direct takedown methods 
  • How to use walls and objects offensively and defensively
  • Assisting another party during an assault
  • Awareness of capability and working within it.

Your instructor will also field questions and troubleshoot, helping you to work through any issues you’re having in understanding the principles and tactics or applying your technique.

Prerequisite: KEF–IC Charlie*

Time: 10 am – 2 pm, 21 May 2023


Use the code ‘EARLYBIRD’ before 30 April 2023 to get a FREE tactical pen worth $50! 

* If you have already completed the Charlie and/or Delta modules (previously known as Level 2-Alpha and Level 2-Bravo) and would like to do a refresher, contact info@kefgroup.com for special pricing.