Karl Thornton

Principal Instructor

Karl Thornton is one of Australias most experienced and qualified combatives instructors

Australian Principal Instructor MDTA
1st Dan Black Belt, Gan Gan Tao, 3rd Degree Black Belt MDTA, 3rd Dan Black Belt Diploma (IBF), Level 8 MDTA Instructor, Level 3 CSO Instructor, MDTA - Registered Combatives & Tactical Operations Instructor, Registered Instructor with the World Combat Association, Certificate II in Security Operations, Certificate III in Security Operations, Certificate III in Investigative Services, Diploma of Security & Risk Management, Certificate IV in Training & Assessment, Qualified Baton & Handcuffs, Qualified Firearms, Qualified Private Investigator, Certificate IV in Government (Investigation), Qualified Crisis Negotiator, Qualified Undercover Operations, Qualified Human Trafficking Investigation, Diploma of Professional Counselling, Certified Police Trainer (CNP), Qualified in Predictive Profiling.


Licensed Security Operations, Licensed Bodyguard, Licensed Private Investigator, Licensed Firearms.


Member of the WCA
(World Combat Association)

Principal Representative of the World Combat Association
Associate Member of the IBA
(International Bodyguard Association)
Member of the IBF
(International Budo Federation)
Professional Member of the AITD
(Australian Institute of Training and Development)

Former Member of The British Bodyguard Association
Former Member of ASIS International

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