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KEF-IC

KINETIC FIGHTING-INTEGRATED COMBAT

Kinetic Fighting–Integrated Combat (KEF–IC) is a system of mental and physical training, designed to instil a survival mindset. It reflects the Australian Defence Force system to which it is aligned: the Army Combatives Program, or ACP.

Our instructors’ mission is to provide you with the framework and understanding needed to develop the skills taught, as well as your existing skill sets, for effective application in self-protection or on operational duty.

Kinetic Fighting was first developed to keep soldiers alive in war zones. So, even though the KEF–IC program is tailored for use in an everyday setting under common law, the goal of the training is the same: survive, no matter what.

Want to get started?

Our KEF-IC classes have a pre-requisite of either, participation in Self-Protection Essentials (Alpha Module) or completion of Australian Combatives Program Level 1.

If you are new to training, book a place in one of our upcoming Self-Protection Essentials (Alpha Module) events to get started. This will give you a strong foundation to begin your KEF-IC learning. 

Upcoming Events

  • Combative Grappling (KEF-IC Echo Module) April 2024
    Combative Grappling (KEF-IC Echo Module) April 2024
    Sat, Apr 27
    Apr 27, 2024, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Coburg North, 3/3 Joyce Ct, Coburg North VIC 3058, Australia
    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.
  • Night Safety Workshop 2024
    Night Safety Workshop 2024
    Fri, Jun 07
    Jun 07, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Guardian Defence, 3/3 Joyce Ct, Coburg North VIC 3058, Australia
    Learn how to keep safe when out at night.
  • Self-Protection Essentials (KEF-IC Alpha Module) June 24
    Self-Protection Essentials (KEF-IC Alpha Module) June 24
    Sat, Jun 15
    Jun 15, 2024, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    3/3 Joyce Ct, 3/3 Joyce Ct, Coburg North VIC 3058, Australia
    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.
  • Survivability Blueprint (KEF-IC Bravo Module) June 24
    Survivability Blueprint (KEF-IC Bravo Module) June 24
    Sun, Jun 16
    Jun 16, 2024, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
    Guardian Defence, 3/3 Joyce Ct, Coburg North VIC 3058, Australia
    Get the blueprint for training your Kinetic Fighting skills into the future: hone the fundamental techniques and tactics in this highly interactive and practical session.
  • End of Term 1 Celebration 2024
    End of Term 1 Celebration 2024
    RSVP Closed
    Sun, Mar 24
    Mar 24, 2024, 1:15 PM – 3:15 PM
    BrewDog Pentridge, E-Division, 1 Champ St, Coburg VIC 3058, Australia
    Come and enjoy a meal in the courtyard
  • Weapon Response Framework (KEF-IC Delta Module) March 2024
    Weapon Response Framework (KEF-IC Delta Module) March 2024
    RSVP Closed
    Sun, Mar 17
    Mar 17, 2024, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
    Coburg North, 3/3 Joyce Ct, Coburg North VIC 3058, Australia
    Develop your Kinetic Fighting–Integrated Combat skill sets and overall defensive capability in this follow-up to the essential weapons-training course, the KEF–IC Charlie module.
  • Weapon Survival Essentials (KEF-IC Charlie Module) March 2024
    Weapon Survival Essentials (KEF-IC Charlie Module) March 2024
    RSVP Closed
    Sat, Mar 16
    Mar 16, 2024, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Coburg North, 3/3 Joyce Ct, Coburg North VIC 3058, Australia
    Learn how to apply the principles of Kinetic Fighting–Integrated Combat to control your fear and protect against common street weapons.
  • Carer Protect Workshop  - Private Event Feb 2024
    Carer Protect Workshop  - Private Event Feb 2024
    RSVP Closed
    Wed, Feb 14
    Feb 14, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM GMT+11
    Guardian Defence, 3/3 Joyce Ct, Coburg North VIC 3058, Australia
    Have you been invited to this event? Awesome! RSVP here.
  • Carer Protect Workshop  - Private Event
    Carer Protect Workshop  - Private Event
    RSVP Closed
    Mon, Feb 12
    Feb 12, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM GMT+11
    Guardian Defence, 3/3 Joyce Ct, Coburg North VIC 3058, Australia
    Have you been invited to this event? Awesome! RSVP here.
  • Edged Weapon Defence Workshop
    Edged Weapon Defence Workshop
    RSVP Closed
    Sat, Feb 10
    Feb 10, 2024, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM GMT+11
    Guardian Defence, 3/3 Joyce Ct, Coburg North VIC 3058, Australia
    In this event, you will learn the techniques that will assist you in surviving a stabbing or slashing attack, as well as a static threat with a knife.
  • Survivability Blueprint (KEF-IC Bravo Module) Jan 24
    Survivability Blueprint (KEF-IC Bravo Module) Jan 24
    RSVP Closed
    Sun, Jan 14
    Jan 14, 2024, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
    Guardian Defence, 3/3 Joyce Ct, Coburg North VIC 3058, Australia
    Get the blueprint for training your Kinetic Fighting skills into the future: hone the fundamental techniques and tactics in this highly interactive and practical session.
  • Self-Protection Essentials (KEF-IC Alpha Module) Jan 24
    Self-Protection Essentials (KEF-IC Alpha Module) Jan 24
    RSVP Closed
    Sat, Jan 13
    Jan 13, 2024, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    3/3 Joyce Ct, 3/3 Joyce Ct, Coburg North VIC 3058, Australia
    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.
  • Survivability Blueprint (KEF-IC Bravo Module) Dec 23
    Survivability Blueprint (KEF-IC Bravo Module) Dec 23
    RSVP Closed
    Sun, Dec 17
    Dec 17, 2023, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
    Guardian Defence, 3/3 Joyce Ct, Coburg North VIC 3058, Australia
    Get the blueprint for training your Kinetic Fighting skills into the future: hone the fundamental techniques and tactics in this highly interactive and practical session.
  • Self-Protection Essentials (KEF-IC Alpha Module) Dec 23
    Self-Protection Essentials (KEF-IC Alpha Module) Dec 23
    RSVP Closed
    Sat, Dec 16
    Dec 16, 2023, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    3/3 Joyce Ct, 3/3 Joyce Ct, Coburg North VIC 3058, Australia
    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.
  • End of Year Celebration
    End of Year Celebration
    RSVP Closed
    Sat, Dec 16
    Dec 16, 2023, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    BrewDog Pentridge, E-Division, 1 Champ St, Coburg VIC 3058, Australia
    Come and enjoy a beverage and meal in the courtyard. This is a family friendly venue.
  • Self-Defence Event for Teen Girls
    Self-Defence Event for Teen Girls
    RSVP Closed
    Sun, Dec 10
    Dec 10, 2023, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    3/3 Joyce Ct, 3/3 Joyce Ct, Coburg North VIC 3058, Australia
    We all want our daughters to be safe as they navigate the world. This event is especially for them.
  • Combative Grappling (KEF-IC Echo Module) Nov 2023
    Combative Grappling (KEF-IC Echo Module) Nov 2023
    RSVP Closed
    Sat, Nov 04
    Nov 04, 2023, 2:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Guardian Defence, 1 Joyce Ct, Coburg North VIC 3058, Australia
    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.
  • Night Safety Workshop 2023
    Night Safety Workshop 2023
    RSVP Closed
    Fri, Sep 22
    Sep 22, 2023, 6:30 PM
    Guardian Defence, 3/3 Joyce Ct, Coburg North VIC 3058, Australia
    Learn how to keep safe when out at night.
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Ongoing Classes

Who is Paul Cale?

Paul Cale is the creator of the KEF-IC system. Our instructors have all been certified by Paul himself and will bring you his system in structured modules and classes.

Paul Cale currently oversees the delivery of the Army Combatives Program (ACP) and Individual Combat Behaviours (ICB) training for the Australian Defence Force (ADF). Paul is driven by the company mantra, ‘excellence over everything’.

Paul has been involved in combat sports and martial arts since the early 1980s and holds black-belt ranks in eight different systems. Paul has been involved with the Australian Army for 30 years, either as a soldier or a preferred contractor, as he is today. For most of that time he was a member of the Special Forces (SF), serving in the 1st Commando Regiment and 4RAR Commando before he became a founding member of the 2nd Commando Regiment (2CDO) in 2009.

 

In 2017, Paul was appointed Head Coach of the Australian Defence Force Martial Arts Association (ADFMAA) and continues his work enabling soldiers to develop their unarmed combat skills. Paul had previously co-founded the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Combat Centre, working as a coach and specialist consultant to the AIS. For several years he worked with Olympic combat sports teams and their embedded sports scientists, and also led the implementation of Special Forces selection methodology in several other sports including cycling and water polo.

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