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.

Self-Minder

In response to many requests, the Todd Group will be providing self-minder specialist short courses starting 2018. Avoiding dangers, such as unattended baggage and reporting it, as well as tactics and skills to prevent being a victim of wide ranging criminal threats, including how to identify you are being targeted, will be included in these […]

Overkill CQC mentality for the battlefield

Continuous enemy eye gouging to interfere with enemy combative capability In any situation under threat or assault up against a formidable aggressor when offensive combat actions or counteroffensive actions are the best means of threat neutralisation the following military CQC/MSD principles apply. Make range, ruthless controlled aggressive continuous target destruction, and high level mental toughness […]

The dangers of those both sane and insane with bad intentions

Those that know how to be brutally effective in street fighting or on the battlefield in do-or-die situations do so by being mentally committed and driven in the objective of using ruthlessly controlled simple gross motor skills violence to neutralise their adversary in the quickest and most brutal manner possible. They choose such methods because […]

Wrestling for children’s self-protection and self-confidence

Often, parents look for training for their young, primary school age children to make them safer or grow in confidence as a result of being bullied. While the physical threats may not be life-threatening to children of primary school age from other primary school children, the effects of being bullied can cause distress, anxiety, and […]

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 […]

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 […]