CQC Tips


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Combating a Kick with a Stamp Kick

Neutralising kicks in CQC by the primary means of evasive counter engagement threat neutralisation is the primary method of such threat neutralisation and the safest option. In emergency or specific situations where evasion is not possible or practical, kicks are combated by attacking the attacker combating the enemy’s stationary or kicking leg, whichever is closest or […]