Combatives Instructor / Child Recovery Agent
Karl Thornton is one of Australia's most experienced and qualified combatives instructors.
Karl trains/instructs MDTA self defence systems to Government Agencies, Law Enforcement, Security Professionals, Special Operations Personnel, Corporate Enterprises, Community Service Providers, and to the General Public.
1st Dan Black Belt, Gan Gan Tao, 3rd Degree Black Belt MDTA, 3rd Dan Black Belt Diploma (IBF), Level 8 MDTA Instructor, Level 3 CSO Instructor, MDTA - Registered Combatives & Tactical Operations Instructor, Registered Instructor with the World Combat Association, Certificate II in Security Operations, Certificate III in Security Operations, Certificate III in Investigative Services, Diploma of Security & Risk Management, Certificate IV in Training & Assessment, Qualified Baton & Handcuffs, Qualified Firearms, Qualified Private Investigator, Certificate IV in Government (Investigation), Qualified Crisis Negotiator, Qualified Undercover Operations, Qualified Human Trafficking Investigation, Diploma of Professional Counselling, Certified Police Trainer (CNP), Qualified in Predictive Profiling, Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Diploma in Modern Applied Psychology.
Licensed Security Operations, Licensed Bodyguard, Licensed Private Investigator, Licensed Private Security Trainer, Licensed Firearms.
Member of the WCA
(World Combat Association)
Principal Representative of the World Combat Association
Industry Accredited Martial Arts Instructor
(Martial Arts Australia)
Associate Member of the IBA
(International Bodyguard Association)
Member of the IBF
(International Budo Federation)
Professional Member of the AITD
(Australian Institute of Training and Development)
Member of ASIAL
(Australian Security Industry Association Limited)
Member of ASIS International
Former Member of The British Bodyguard Association
The Medaille OTT
(Awarded by the: International Bodyguard Association)
Shaolin Black Sash Honour
(Awarded by: Graham Slater - Traditional Martial Arts Australia)
Karl was recently awarded the
"Most Professional Child Recovery Agent 2019".
(Awarded by: CV Magazine 2019 Global Security & Investigations Awards)