Todd Group

The Todd Group, established by the late Harry Baldock, have been providing CQC, CQB, unarmed combat, defensive tactics, and self protection training since 1927.

They are instructors and consultants to military, police, close protection, corrections, security, and civilians.

The Todd Group has over 35 training depots nationally and internationally.

Mrs Phyllis (Pippa) Latour Doyle (MBE)

Mrs Phyllis (Pippa) Latour Doyle (MBE)

Pippa has been awarded the Croix de Guerre avec Palme by the French on the 16th January 1946 and the Member of the British Empire (MBE Military) on the 4th September 1954 (London Gazette 37250), French Legion of Honour 2014 for services to France in WWII. In her twilight years, just recently Pippa was recognised […]

Close Quarters Combat Course Taiwan 2017

European Close Quarters Combat (CQC) and Military Self-defence (MSD) Short Introductory Course The Todd Group are the oldest training providers of European close quarters combat (CQC) and military self-defence (MSD), having a 90-year history of training provision to the military, law enforcement, and responsible civilians. You will not find our military combative programs training available […]

Introductory Close Quarters Combat Training Berlin July 2017

Ken Todd Group Chief Instructor Germany employing an oblique kick Berlin was the first stop short course in Germany that was part of the July Thailand Germany short introductory courses circuit. This course was for current and new phase 1 basic CQC exponents and phase 2 and 3 assistant instructors and instructors of the phase […]

Thailand Introductory DT CQC MSD Short Courses July 2017

The Todd Group conducted two introductory short courses in Thailand one before and the second after our two Germany short courses in July. This was combined with non-public training and training courses, meetings and advances for courses set down for the last half of 2017 and first half of 2018. The first short course Bangkok […]

Specialist Close Personal Protection Life Skills

Many people know the term bodyguard and think a bodyguard is some big lump protecting a popstar on stage. The trained close personal protection specialist tradecraft is considerably less common knowledge. The Todd Group have a 90-year history of instructing military close quarters combat (CQC), military self- defence (MSD), and close personal protection (CPP), dating […]

CQC/MSD Auckland Annual Intensive Course of Instruction 2017

The 2017 Annual Auckland Military Close Quarters Combat and Military Self-defence Course was a top training experience for all exponents on the phase 1 basic and phase 2 advanced courses of instruction. The course was an instructor’s pleasure with all exponents on course being willing and committed to achieving their highest levels of competency. Combat […]

Germany Annual Week-long Intensive CQC/MSD Course of Instruction 2017

Phase 3 Bayonet disarming. Germany has become the Todd Group’s European primary country for the conducting of Todd Systems CQC/MSD course of instruction. Ken Oesterreich, the Todd Group Germany chief instructor, was the course manager and coordinator for the Leipzig course. The May 6th to 11th CQC/MSD course was conducted in Leipzig and it ran […]

Loyalty Without Honour

Recently, at the 90th Anniversary Reunion of the Todd Group, my close friend and VIP guest Larry Jordan, a retired US S/F SMG and chief hand-to-hand combat instructor discussed how loyalty must come hand-in-hand with honour. Loyalty without honour clearly shows a lack of integrity. It cannot be that individuals do not understand that military CQC […]

Leading the Way in European Military CQC and MSD

Leading the Way in European Military CQC and MSD

Many New Zealand martial artists and fighters look to overseas and to traditional fighting arts and combat sports for their knowledge and training. When it comes to military self-defence and military unarmed combat, serious realists look to the Todd Group.

Stationary counter offensive over evasive counter engagement

Stationary counter offensive over evasive counter engagement

All to often, under CQC testing, we observe candidates employing stationary counter options over the primary evasive counter options. The same can be said of real live actions on encounters especially in unexpected actions on. There several reasons for this selection of an emergency option over a primary option. In live actions on encounters often it is […]