Tank Todd

Special Operations CQB Master Chief Instructor. Over 30 years experience. The only instructor qualified descendent of Baldock, Nelson, and Applegate. Former instructors include Harry Baldock (unarmed combat instructor NZ Army WWII), Colonel Rex Applegate OSS WWII and Charles Nelson, US Marine Corps. Tank has passed his Special Forces combative instructor qualification course in Southeast Asia and is certified to instruct the Applegate, Baldock and Nelson systems. His school has been operating for over eighty years and he is currently an Army Special Operations Group CQB Master Chief Instructor. His lineage and qualifications from the evolutionary pioneers are equalled by no other military close combat instructor. His operation includes his New Zealand headquarters, and 30 depots worldwide as well as contracts to train the military elite, security forces, and close protection specialists. Annually he trains thousands of exponents and serious operators that travel down-under to learn from the direct descendant of the experts and pioneers of military close combat. Following in the footsteps of his former seniors, he has developed weapons, and training equipment exclusive to close combat and tactical applications. He has published military manuals and several civilian manuals and produced DVDs on urban self protection, tactical control and restraint, and close combat. He has racked up an impressive 100,000+ hours in close combat.

Sharp Shock Impact Contact

Forward outside impact compression Side impact compression Enemy decentralisation manipulation and extraction and the employment of tactical control and restraint is enhanced by tactical edges and advantages. Knowing how to interfere with an aggressor’s visual and mental focus enhances the employment of CQC actions by slowing down the enemies expedient action and even causing stalling. The […]

The dangers of suicidal static blocking against sharp edged weapons

Why would any instructor or student with practical knowledge of knife attacks teach or practice techniques that are nothing short of suicidal in regards to disarming sharp edged weapons for self-defence. Blocking an enemy armed with an edged weapon forearm to forearm does not take into account that any formidable adversary will retract the thrusting […]

Skill Plus Strategy

In the perfect world, single skill would be all that would be needed to neutralise a formidable foe. But this is far from reality. The reality is when up against a formidable foe in a violent actions on encounter, you will require every tactic to set up and support your skills employment to deal with Murphy’s […]

Todd Group Close Quarters Combat Courses

The Todd Group offer close quarters combat courses in New Zealand and internationally: Other Todd Systems training options The Todd Group provide combative and defensive tactics training for clubs, businesses, security firms, and corporate groups, including: close quarters combat (CQC) self-defence tactical control and restraint crowd control close personal protection (bodyguard) Enquiries:[email protected] For more information, visit […]

Final CQC Course Report for 2016

Tethered unarmed combat practice   Thailand December 3 ended the last Todd Group exported CQC course for 2016. I had a quick turnaround on my return to NZ after the CPP course in Thailand before returning to Thailand to conduct this final CQC course for 2016. The course was a full muster made up of […]

Bastardisation and Hard Verbiage in CQC Training

Bastardisation is an effective tool for the military CQC/MSD instructor to use to get the point across to an exponent of CQC/MSD that is not getting it and needs some immediate character and or skills adjustment. Military CQC is about as downright blatantly brutal as it gets and is not about the niceties of life […]