Self Defence

Kodomon Karate-Do has had a long history of Self Defence training. Building on many years of Karate Bunkai (Applications), Chief Instructor Sensei Glenn Irvine introduced grappling and throwing elements after 5 years of Yoshinkan Aikido studies in the late 1990’s and the early part of the new millennium. This rounded out several aspects not greatly found in traditional karate.

This was augmented over the next decade with further studies by the Kodomon Senior Instructors in Tactical Krav Maga from the Israeli Special Forces, and Military Combatives from the Australian Defence Force. Drawing on the Chief Instructor’s military experience and connections in the Australian Military, a concerted effort was made to include elements from the Military Integrated Combatives program of Sergeant Paul Cale of the Australian Army’s Special Forces Training Centre (SFTC). Paul now leads the Australian Army Combative Program under contract through Kinetic Fighting (KEF). The KEF Principles provide the core of our Self Defence Programs.

The tactical defence training now provided in the Kodomon Edge program is a World leading capability, bringing the best skills and knowledge from arguably the best special forces trainers in CQB today.

Real experience, honed in actual combat, helping every day citizens to lead a safe life, minimising threats to themselves and providing the skills and mindset to survive threatening encounters.

Kinetic Fighting (KEF) Qualified Instructors & Supervisors

Self Defence training is conducted every Saturday morning at 08:30am for all students 13 years and up. New students wanting to focus on self defence are welcome to start in this class.

The Kodomon Edge program provides courses and training in the following:

  1. The Kodomon Edge Basic Personal Protection Course (5 week course run 2 times a year in February & September)
  2. Professional Personal Protection Extension Course (Paramedics & Health Professionals, Shift & Night Workers, Military, Police & Security)
  3. Basic Fitness Assessment (BFA) Training & Combat Conditioning
  4. Kodomon Edge Specialist Combatives Training through Kinetic Fighting (KEF):

REGISTER NOW for the Kodomon Edge Basic Personal Protection Spring Course in September 2018.

The next Kinetic Fighting Continuation Training Session is on:
21st July 2018

For further information on any of the Kodomon Edge Self Defence training courses or seminars, or on the Kinetic Fighting program and courses, contact the Chief Instructor, Glenn Irvine on 0405 010 999 or email

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