MDTA (Modern Defensive Tactics Australia) is a leader in reality based self-defence. Offering Industry training through to general public training.
Our sessions are not simply self-defence classes they are an all-round learning environments that cover not only the physical but the psychological and emotional aspects of aggressive behaviours and violent encounters. Dealing with the realities of self-protection and self-preservation under real violent situations. We also train in situational awareness, danger zones, physical confrontational readiness, and your strengths and weaknesses in real situations and environments.
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MDTA, is a modern defensive tactics system that was developed by the Founder of MDTA Karl Thornton.
We train individuals and organisations from Law Enforcement, Security Professionals, Corporations, Health Care Professionals, through to the General public. Training in Conflict Resolution, Crisis Negotiations, and reality based Defensive Tactics for different work environments and situation. All training is provided by Certified, Licensed and highly qualified trainers with industry experience. We are also fully insured.
reality is not a sport
is your only chance
- karl thornton
MDTA’s systems are diverse and applicable to real life situations. From negotiation and de-escalation skills, to open hand non-pain compliant systems through to full defensive techniques used by law enforcement, security, special operations personnel, as well as corporate training and the general public. MDTA is not a traditional style and or martial art system. It is as it states, a modern defensive tactics system. Techniques that work in the real world, based on understanding the physiology and psychology of a violent encounter. How to deal with the reality of violence and criminal intent. Techniques relying on primal survival for self-preservation and protection.
Our Instructors are fully certified and registered in the areas they instruct. Pure RBSD Instructors have completed the required training and assessments to deliver our Reality Based Self Defence system. Law enforcement and security training is run by qualified trainers, holding Certificate IV in training and assessment and the Diploma in security and risk management.
All MDTA training is run in accordance with industry requirements. All instructors are certified and registered in the areas they instruct. Corporate and Community Services training is run to the organisations policies and procedures. All training is delivered within the legal framework of the Crimes Act and the law regarding Use of Force requirements.
MDTA is a leader in self-defence training as all instructors are certified and registered and are highly trained. What also sets MDTA apart, is that all instructors have many years of firsthand experience in the areas they instruct. Understanding the realities of the environments and situations that can be faced when dealing with anger, aggression and violence.
Our sessions are not simply self-defence classes, they are an all-round learning environment that covers not only the physical, but the psychological and emotional aspects of aggressive behaviours and violent encounters.