Former Australian Special Forces Sergeant Paul Cale — a combat veteran and former leader of the Integrated Combat Centre at the 2nd Commando Regiment — demonstrates his Kinetic Fighting method for dealing with weapons via suppression. In this two-gallery series, here he shows a weapon retention of a knife.
Steve Hardy is a 4th Dan Black-belt in Kyokushin karate and is the former national Australian Kyokushin Karate Association coach. Hardy now has a set of independent schools based out of Ballarat and is the coach of some of Australia’s best Kyokushin fighters including Mohammad Rezaie who is featured in this drill of how to use Kyokushin against a king hit.
Richard Walsh is a Sydney-based UFC fighter out of VT1 Academy where he is coached by the Resnekov brothers, Liam and Dylan. He was featured on the The Ultimate Fighter, where he was the only Australian in his weight class to win a fight. He has had four fights in the UFC since TUF and is fast becoming known as one of Australia’s top prospects with his pressure style in the cage.
Here, Walsh shows us a technique that is a smart way of baiting your opponent into a takedown from the 50/50 position. Walsh uses a knee to elicit a reaction from his opponent and follows it straight into a submission once it hits the mat. The integration of strikes, takedowns and submissions is what separates CORE MMA from the separate arts and this is a good demonstration of that concept.
Sensei Paul Cooper, 3rd Dan, has been training under his father, renowned Kyokushin karate instructor Sensei Steve Hardy, since the age of 14. A seasoned full-contact fighter and coach, Cooper has won numerous state and national titles, and was chief instructor of the Illawarra Kyokushin dojo in Wollongong, NSW, for 17 years. He now teaches at Hardy’s independent network of schools in Ballarat, Victoria. Here, he teaches us a high-knee back kick.
Master Pedro Sauer is a world-renowned Brazilian jiu-jitsu instructor who at the age of 14 was introduced him to the Gracie family. Today, 57-year-old Sauer oversees a vast network of students who have been hooked by his unique ability to impart the principles of the art, as much as his history of proving it in no-holds-barred battles during his development years. Here, the submission artist shows us a rear choke defence.
Master Pedro Sauer is a world-renowned Brazilian jiu-jitsu instructor who at the age of 14 was introduced him to the Gracie family. Today, 57-year-old Sauer oversees a vast network of students who have been hooked by his unique ability to impart the principles of the art, as much as his history of proving it in no-holds-barred battles during his development years. Here, the submission artist shows us an arm-bar technique.
Sifu Jack Leung is the regional director for Practical Wing Chun Australia and teaches at three Practical Wing Chun schools in Queensland: the Underwood and Woolloongabba PWC branches in Brisbane, and at Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast. Here he shows a self-defence tactic to defend a left hook with practical wing chun.
With 30 years of experience, Paul Zadro is the former head instructor at the International Martial Arts Centre. Here he shows us a two-man drill that teaches you to strike your way out of multiple-opponent situations with power and accuracy.
Mark Saloyedoff has more than 30 years of martial arts experience. Saloyedoff now owns and teaches at The Vale Studio in the NSW Southern Highlands near Sydney, a specialist venue where martial arts clubs hold their own special events and master classes. Here he shows us how to use karate and tai chi to defend against a two-pronged attack.