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?
"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."
"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."
"You might think you know first aid, but would you be able to help a friend who's been stabbed during a robbery? Do you know how to de-escalate a potential mugging? Can you react fast enough in a stressful situation to save a loved one's life? The course covers practical, level one first aid, but with a focus on the kinds of injuries common to South Africa's scenes of violence. It was intense to say the least but interesting and enjoyable at the same time, and I felt like I walked away with a new set of practical skills that'll help keep me and my friends and family safer in the long term. Big thank you to Schalk and the team!"
"Schalk is an exceptional teacher. His classes are always technically sound and functional. I recommend it to anyone who would like to learn how to circumvent dangerous situations or how to respond if need be."
"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."
"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."
"I recently completed an introduction to self defense course as part of a program our company was running and it was a blast. As an operational medic i have since used the training in a hairy situation where me and my partner was threatened by a bystander on a scene with extremely positive results. Thanks for the awesome training guys i will be sure to recommend you to anyone I know."
"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."
"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."
"Got hooked after one rape defense class! Intense sessions with great benefits and skills learnt. Would recommend it to everyone to try!"