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Sat, Nov 05


Guardian Defence

Self-Protection Essentials (KEF-IC Alpha Module) Nov 2022

Self-Protection Essentials in this module (known as Alpha in the KEF–IC syllabus), you will cover the key aspects of surviving — and preventing — violent confrontation.

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Self-Protection Essentials (KEF-IC Alpha Module) Nov 2022
Self-Protection Essentials (KEF-IC Alpha Module) Nov 2022

Time & Location

Nov 05, 2022, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

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

About the event

Train in 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 of 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 Paul Cale’s 25+ years of career military experience & 40 years in martial arts.

COURSE DETAILS: Self-Protection Essentials In this module (known as 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).

INSTRUCTOR: Jonathan Batten

Jonathan spent 15 years in the Australian Army, with two deployments to Afghanistan, and one to Timor and Solomon Islands. During this time, he participated in the Army’s first attempt at returning to combatives in 2003, the development and retiring of MSD, followed by the adoption of Infantry Integrated Combat (IIC, developed by KEF creator Paul Cale). He undertook two postings as an instructor: at the Army Recruit Training Centre as a Recruit Instructor, and at the School of Infantry as a tactics instructor.

Jonathan took up krav maga during his time at 3RAR (Airborne) in Sydney, studying under Ron Engelman to cover the combatives capability gap that was later filled by IIC and the Army Combatives Program (ACP). He maintains a connection to the ADF through the Army Reserve, where he is a qualified instructor of ACP Levels 1 and 2.

Alongside his Army work, Jonathan provides professional security consultation and services to the health sector. He also works closely with the team at Guardian Defence, leading regular practice sessions and teaching KEF–IC modules A–D. He is available for mobile training delivery.

Prerequisites: None – complete beginners welcome 

$190 full-price

$180 early-bird - book before 11:59 pm 21 October 2022.

ADF members: use code 'ADF-discount' for 10% off, please bring your ADF ID on the day for verification. 

$50 refresher - for those that have attended this module before and wish to refresh their skill set, please bring your course workbook/certificate on the day for verification.

Guardian Defence Ultimate members receive a 10% discount, Guardian Defence Standard members receive a 5% discount, applied at checkout.

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  • Refresh Attendee

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

    Tax: GST included+A$1.25 service fee
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