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Sat, Aug 20


Guardian Defence

Combative Grappling (KEF-IC Echo Module)

Learn how to out-grapple an opponent when lives are at stake, rather than competition points, with the Combative Grappling system developed by Kinetic Fighting founder Paul Cale.

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Combative Grappling (KEF-IC Echo Module)
Combative Grappling (KEF-IC Echo Module)

Time & Location

Aug 20, 2022, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Guardian Defence, 1 Joyce Ct, Coburg North VIC 3058, Australia

About the event

In this four-hour course (the KEF–IC Echo module) you will learn vital strategies and skills to survive life-threatening situations where you end up on the ground, and an assailant attempts to attack or grab and control you. You will also drill ground-fighting responses for when weapons are, or could be, in use.

 On this course, Kinetic Fighting Instructor AJ Kearns will teach Cale’s battle-proven principles and survival tactics, which are: 

  • Adaptable to any martial art or professional operational procedure
  • Suitable for civilians & front-line operators, from beginners to professionals
  • Backed by Paul Cale’s 25+ years of career military experience & 40 years in martial arts, as well as AJ’s own extensive experience and qualifications.


In the KEF–IC Echo module, 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
  • Weapon awareness, pre-emptive response and counters
  • Clinching with a bladed or blunt weapon
  • Supine (guard) offence and recovery tactics
  • Shoulder lock variations and controls for key tactical positions
  • Classic trips and reaps adapted for real combat.

You will also receive a comprehensive training booklet for the 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. To pre-order a  KEF-IC T-Shirt for your rank patch, head to the online store.


This training in essential, real-world self-protection skills will be delivered by KEF–IC Instructor AJ Kearns. A qualified KEF-IC Instructor, and a current member of the Army Reserves, with the Royal Australian Armoured Corps. He has 22 years of experience in self-protection and martial arts training, with 18 years in instructing. With Black Belts in Taekwondo and Kobudo (Okinawan weaponry), and instructor certifications from three of the world’s highly renowned krav maga teachers — including Roy Faiga of the Israeli Defence Force’s Wingate Institute & Captain Dr. Itay Gil former Chief Commander of Krav Maga Instruction for the special forces unit Yamam (Counter-Terrorism, Hostage Rescue) — AJ brings extensive experience in civilian self-protection to his teaching.

Prerequisites: None — beginners welcome

Time: 3 pm - 7 pm, Saturday 20th August 2022

Price $190

Those who have previously attended the Echo module should book with the refresh option. You will need to bring your Echo book when you come along and all of your certificates for correct patch allocation.

Guardian Defence Ultimate members receive a 10% discount. Guardian Defence Standard members receive a 5% discount.

More on Kinetic Fighting:

Paul Cale’s KINETIC FIGHTING – the world-leading close-combat program 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). Paul then created Infantry Integrated Combat (ICC), which later became the foundation for the Australian Army Combatives Program (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 on real combat and was taught to non-military personnel for the first time in 2019.


  • Refresh Attendee

    You have attended a previous Alpha module and are attending to refresh your skills only. (No book will be given)

    Tax: GST included+A$1.25 service fee
    Sale ended
  • Combative Grappling (Echo)

    Entry for one participant to the Combative Grappling Module (Echo)

    Tax: GST included+A$4.75 service fee
    Sale ended



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