The Todd Group, formerly the Baldock Institute, will celebrate our 90th anniversary reunion on 25 March 2017 at our camp near Dunedin Airport, New Zealand.
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.
It takes mental toughness to endure the effects of heavy contact and fight back. The Todd Group in our 90th year have a long history as military CQC (close quarters combat) tactics and skills developers and training providers. Our training provision includes to the military elite and specialist police squads. The Todd Group systems are […]
CQB/CQC Master Instructor Kowley “Cowboy” Mitchell , centre, after presentation of his Master Instructor certification and International Close Combat Instructors Association membership certificate. To his left, fellow Todd Group CQB/CQC Master Instructor Howard Bell, and to his right Todd Group Master-Chief Instructor Tank Todd. Kowley, or Cowboy as he is known in military CQB/CQC, on […]
I first heard of Ben Mängels AKA “the Mangler” in the mid-70s when Harry Baldock, my first unarmed combat instructor, told me of a group of unarmed combat proponents that had established an organisation called the Combat Training Team.
My Brain to Boot recently released manual all 449 pages of it and soon to be released accompanying audio training package has been a work of over 30 years. I have been most fortunate and privileged as a civilian to have been European military close quarters combat exponent and instructor and master instructor trained and […]
This article is based on and applies to European military CQC and European military self–defence. The Todd systems of European military close quarter’s combat and European military self- defence are military tradecraft practices that are roles specific.
Michael Strauch was born in Coburg, Germany. His father is a computer engineer and his mother is a nurse. Mike’s father served in the air force protection squad and his grandfather was a professional career soldier.
Join the Todd Group training team on a special and unique training experience. Challenge yourself and be as close a civilian can to military CQC. Not an art, not a sport, pure battle proven tactics, skills & dirty tricks. A holiday and training experience like no other.
The Todd Group conducted courses and training for just over 48 weeks in 2013 and these courses included headquarters and national courses in New Zealand as well as exported courses to Germany, Thailand South Africa and Australia. This combined with our military and police courses of instruction left little downtime. Multiple courses were conducted in […]