Principal Instructor

Karl Thornton
Karl is one of Australia's most experienced and qualified combatives instructors.
A leading expert in the Physiology and Psychology of anger, aggression and violence in self defence situations and applications.

Australian Principal Instructor MDTA
1st Dan Black Belt, Gan Gan Tao
3rd Degree Black Belt MDTA
3rd Dan Black Belt Diploma (IBF)
Industry Accredited Martial Arts 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
Qualified OC Spray
Certificate IV in Government (Investigation)
Qualified Crisis Negotiator
Qualified Undercover Operations
Qualified Human Trafficking Investigation
Certificate Human Trafficking Investigations
(John E. Reid & Associates, Inc.)
Diploma of Professional Counselling
Certified Police Trainer (CNP)
Qualified in Predictive Profiling
Certificate in Neurophysiology
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
Master Practitioner level (NLPMp)
Diploma in Modern Applied Psychology
Certificate Tactical Combat Casualty Care
EBSSA International certificate in TCCC


Licensed Security Operations
Licensed Bodyguard
Licensed Private Investigator
Licensed Private Security Trainer
Licensed Firearms


Industry Accredited Martial Arts Instructor
(Martial Arts Australia)
Member & Officer of the IBA
(International Bodyguard Association)
Individual Member of ILEETA
(International Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers Association)
Founding Member of the ILET Network
(International Law Enforcement Training Network)
Individual Member of ASIS International
Individual Member of ASIAL
(Australian Security Industry Association Limited)


The Medaille OTT
(Awarded by the: International Bodyguard Association)
Shaolin Black Sash Honour
(Awarded by: Graham Slater - traditional martial arts Australia)
The Guardian Cross of Merit - First Class
(Awarded by: The International Bodyguard Association)


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