In the early part of the last decade Sensei Irvine started an affiliation with the Chief Instructor of the Australian Defence Force's Special Forces Integrated Combat Cell. SGT Paul Cale.
Paul was instrumental in designing the Close Quarter Combat training curriculum at the Special Forces Training Centre (SFTC) at Holsworthy Barracks over 20 years in the 2nd Commando Regiment.
He has since left the army and started martial arts training under the banner of the methodology that was used at the SFTC, Kinetic Fighting Integrated Combat or KEF-IC.
The Kinetic Fighting program is now the standard across the Army as the underlying methodology for the Army Combatives Program (ACP). All Units and new recruits undertake training in this program, and it is now becoming a standard across the Navy and Air Force as well. The United Kingdom is also investigating the program for use in their Defence Forces.
Together with Sensei Irvine, Sensei Paul Cale who also holds several Black Belts in Karate, Aikido and other martial arts, have modified the program to be suitable for non-military personnel, whether as citizens or within their requirement for their occupation (Police, Medical Personnel, Mobile Staff etc.)
The Kinetic Fighting program for Civilians will also be VET accredited as a National Training scheme, as will the Army Combatives program, and will mirror the structure of the Military system.
Kinetic Fighting courses will be scheduled each year, and students from Kodomon who train in the Self Defence Classes or our Tough Choices Courses will be able to register to train in these more advanced courses.
Additional specialist elements will also be offered to qualified Kinetic Fighting Operators after the introductory courses.
These will include specialist courses on:
Edged Weapon Defence
Close Personal Protection
More details will be available from the Kinetic Fighting Website and posted on our Self Defence Facebook Page as they are scheduled.
If you would like to discuss training in any of the Kinetic Fighting courses, please contact Sensei Irvine on 0405 010 999 or by email on [email protected]