CQC Tips

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 […]

Side-handle baton with Todd safety retention lanyard

Side-handle baton with Todd safety retention lanyard

With over 40 years’ experience as a proponent and instructor of military CQC as well as instructing law enforcement, I have instructed my fair share of riot stick and baton training. I have never been a fan of the tonfa type PR 24 side-handle baton for high-risk defensive tactics applications. The unfortunate reality was the […]

Military CQC recruiting and marketing

Recruiting for responsible mentally and combatively tough individuals with the smarts is very different to marketing martial arts and combat sports to the masses. The Todd group formally the Baldock Institute will celebrate its 90th anniversary in 2017 and is the oldest specialist training provider of its kind. The CQC operational training provision model for […]

Senior citizens security and self-protection

Senior citizens security and self-protection

My dear friend, the late Bill Hall, was an inspiration to me and all those that knew him. He always fought for the underdog and believed in responsible citizens’ right and need to be trained in the very best of self-defence. Bill was a grey-power member and assisted many other senior citizens with difficulties in their […]

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 […]

Submission: A dangerous mind set and means against deadly military CQC actions

Submission: A dangerous mind set and means against deadly military CQC actions

I have been getting a lot of interest on recent articles and blogs about counter-grappling for military CQC and this is another blog on the subject. I am conducting CQC and CPP-related courses currently in South East Asia and Europe for civilians and military groups and interest in military CQC combating of grappling and wrestling is […]

Sexual Violence Neutralisation

Sexual Violence Neutralisation

I have read and observed training to counter-rape that is nothing short of alarming. Basing skills to counter violent sexual offenders  on combat sports that are gender and weight category controlled is dangerous and shows a lack of knowledge of predatory sexual offending and what is required to neutralise such threats. Basing skills on a lot […]

On Your Todd CQC Device

On Your Todd

The On Your Todd is a simple small Device that provides several self protection and defensive tactics capabilities. Injection moulded from composite materials, it is tough, but light weight. It is a good key chain that can hook onto your trouser waist band or your belt with your keys in your pocket. It can be used as […]