Tank Todd

Special Operations CQB Master Chief Instructor. Over 30 years experience. The only instructor qualified descendent of Baldock, Nelson, and Applegate. Former instructors include Harry Baldock (unarmed combat instructor NZ Army WWII), Colonel Rex Applegate OSS WWII and Charles Nelson, US Marine Corps. Tank has passed his Special Forces combative instructor qualification course in Southeast Asia and is certified to instruct the Applegate, Baldock and Nelson systems. His school has been operating for over eighty years and he is currently an Army Special Operations Group CQB Master Chief Instructor. His lineage and qualifications from the evolutionary pioneers are equalled by no other military close combat instructor. His operation includes his New Zealand headquarters, and 30 depots worldwide as well as contracts to train the military elite, security forces, and close protection specialists. Annually he trains thousands of exponents and serious operators that travel down-under to learn from the direct descendant of the experts and pioneers of military close combat. Following in the footsteps of his former seniors, he has developed weapons, and training equipment exclusive to close combat and tactical applications. He has published military manuals and several civilian manuals and produced DVDs on urban self protection, tactical control and restraint, and close combat. He has racked up an impressive 100,000+ hours in close combat.

Close Protection Operators specialist course Thailand 15-28 October 2017

The Todd Group has just completed another annual close personal protection course in Thailand, our international hub country of over two decades. This report will follow Pete and Gaz through their two weeks of training and training exercises. The Todd Group have the oldest history as private specialist training providers of European military self-defence MSD […]

Todd Group Close Quarters Combat Courses

The Todd Group offer close quarters combat courses in New Zealand and internationally: Other Todd Systems training options The Todd Group provide combative and defensive tactics training for clubs, businesses, security firms, and corporate groups, including: close quarters combat self-defence tactical control and restraint crowd control close personal protection (bodyguard) Enquiries: [email protected] For more information, visit the […]

Todd Group CQC Training Provision 90th Anniversary Reunion and Annual Australasian CQB/CQC Course 2017

Todd Group 90th Reunion Guest of Honour Ken “Blue” Curran is piped in by Johnny McIntyre with Major John Whipp retired waiting to introduce Blue. Where do I start as this major event began with the Todd Group training team and committed, dedicated instructors and proponents undertaking upgrades and additions to Camp Todd many months […]

Thailand: The Todd Group International hub for International Exponents

Group photo post course. Some Todd Group courses are scheduled up to several years in advance and include public application courses as well as private client courses and contract courses for military, police, close protection and a wide range of specialist agencies including wildlife protection ranger training. Our Elite Action Adventure combative recruiting attracts individuals […]

Military Mental Toughness for Sport and Combat Sports

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 […]

The Todd Group Annual Australasian CQB/CQC Course – CQB/CQC Down-Under 2016

  Phase test BHEs. The Todd Group Annual Australasian Combative Course of instruction and prize giving was conducted at Camp Todd and the Todd Group HQ between March 17 and March 26. This was the 20th year since we began to accept national and international applicants on an annual course. Before I get into this […]

Civilian styles and systems observations and assessments for CQC purposes

For close to 3 decades my work has included observing and assessing fighting systems. This is an important aspect of identification of combative primary tactics and skills and also familiarization with potential enemy fighting arts. I have also had to process military close combat instructor applications for the International Close Combat Instructors Association including observing […]

Todd Group Training Zambia for the Guardians and Protectors of Endangered Wildlife

The Todd Group has had considerable association with training protectors of wildlife anti-poaching personnel. This begun with operators making contact with Todd Group HQ and being referred to our UK depot for training initially. After this some of the personnel attended Todd Group courses in Thailand and South Africa and we also had Todd Group […]