WHO WE ARE
Kangal Defensive Systems (KDS) is a South African based company providing specialized defensive training to the professional first responder and the serious tactically minded civilian.
WHAT WE DO
We provide customized and field tested training solutions that are designed specifically around our individual clients' legal, operational and endemic outcomes and needs. Training consists of knowledge based presentations and practical skills development offered in modules ranging between 4 and 32 hours.
OUR TRAINING MODULES
Range Mgmt. & De-escalation (4 Hrs)
Self Defense (4 Hrs)
Practical Conflict Skills (6 Hrs)
Understanding Armed Robbery (8 Hrs)
Combative Knife Use (8 Hrs)
Criminal Behavior Profiling (8 Hrs)
Access Under Physical Assault (4 Hrs)
Weapon Retention (4 Hrs)
Room Entries (4 Hrs)
Searching and Clearing (4 Hrs)
Reaction Time Primer (4 Hrs)
Close Quarter Tactics (8 Hrs)
Close Quarter Combat (8 Hrs)
External Bleeding Control (8 Hrs)
Tactical First Aid (16 Hrs)
Close Quarter Trauma Care (16 Hrs)
Tactical First Responder (32 Hrs)
A FEW ORGANIZATIONS WE HAVE TRAINED
WHAT ARE OTHERS SAYING?
"Even though the bruises and discoloring has started to fade - the Maul course still has me thinking. It has definitely increased my ability to escape from certain situations dramatically. But it has also enlightened me about the mental shifts that I will need to make to survive certain other types of situations. I really believe this course is accessible and has a wide range of practical applications. As a women I am definitely not as soft a target as certain attackers might believe."
"The close combat training is fantastic. We are constantly amazed at the impact of the application of this version of krav maga. The effectiveness and impact of the system gives me confidence to trust myself to be better prepared should I ever need to respond in a close combat situation. The step by step manner in which Schalk trains the students contributes massively to our growth. The training prepares you for various situations such as personal aggression form another individual, fire arm threats, knife attacks, stick attacks etc. The system is not limited to specific attacks or threats and once you are capable of applying the krav maga you will be able to deal with attempted rape situations, group attacks etc."
"The course was at times an uncomfortable journey beyond the securities that keep us connected, mobile, and especially beyond the deceptively shallow comfort of solving issues with buying power. To experience this dose of healthy anxiety leaves a remarkable impression after the course - an air of confidence, efficacy, and empowerment."
"The scenarios presented were an eye opener and taught me some valuable life lessons. The biggest life lesson being just how comfortable we are in daily life with our easy amenities, in our own life bubble we have created for ourselves. But just like a bubble, our comfort is fragile and we can be thrown in the deep end at any time which may force us to make choices that will either allow us to continue to swim or to not continue on and sink. This wakeup call enlightened me to be more situationally aware and be more prepared."
"I thoroughly enjoyed the course, especially the realistic nature of the scenario simulations. This included hijackings, shootings, home invasions, etc… I found the instructors to be articulate, knowledgeable and passionate about their subject areas. I doubt that there is any other first aid course out there that is comparable to this one. I would highly recommend this course to anyone in the public that would like to learn first aid in South Africa."
"I must admit that the Kangal Traumatism program was the single most memorable and effective course I have ever attended. It was both challenging and enlightening on so many levels, I now cannot imagine living in South Africa without the physical and mental preparation this course has provided me with."
"My sleepless nights didn't come from the fact that big, strange men invaded my home. It came from my realization that I had no idea how to protect myself... and THAT scared me. It was time to start doing research. One month later I joined. Traning with Schalk has made me mentally and physically stronger. The classes are tough and Schalk pushes each person to their own limit. I recommend Krav Maga to anyone who is tired of the violence we face and hear about every day. This training has given me my confidence back. I still get a fright when I hear a strange noise outside. The BIG difference is that I don't feel helpless anymore. That feeling makes every drop of sweat and every bruise I've gotten during training worth it."
"Whether you work in a corporate environment, the security industry, emergency services Kangal Defensive Systems has something to offer everyone interested in their personal security and safety. Everyone I have trained with at Kangal Defensive Systems is really friendly and concerned with making sure my techniques are 100%, if they are not they point out where I am going wrong and how I could be better, this feedback is encouraged and I enjoy getting better every session. This makes for a great training environment and everyone is always made to feel very welcome and part of the team."
"The Maul course was absolutely awesome. For me it’s the holistic approach of the Kangal system which makes these courses so worthwhile doing… Understanding why you’re doing something means you’ll never forget it. Just a note on the training side, I was blown away by the blunt knife drills and the reality and step up in intensity they brought to the experience."
"I am a 3rd year paramedic student and I am already working shifts in dangerous areas where crime ratings are of the highest. When working on the ambulance and the need would arise to protect yourself, you would be dependant on hand-to-hand combat to control the situation. During training we are taught how to quickly and effectively control the threat in different situations and thereby increasing our odds of survival. No matter in which profession you are or where you work / live - crime can affect anyone at anytime. Although everyone, who might find themselves the victim in criminal activity, will be in shock, we are trained how to respond more appropriately in these situations."