• Australasia 2015

    Australasia 2015

    The MDW Australasia Camp will be held in the exotic city of Pattaya, Thailand. Armour Your Body-Sharpen your Mind! Attributes Development and the Psychology of Life or Death Physical Engagements. Edged weapons, stick and empty hand skills. We will be working high paced development of attributes for CQB work and create context and how these skills are effectively integrated into high pressure combat scenarios. Read More
  • South Africa 2015

    South Africa 2015

    16th Annual MDW African Camp. Details Coming Soon... Read More
  • United States 2014

    United States 2014

    MDW US Camps are hosted in Oregon and Florida during the months of April & May 2014. Focus will be on Empty Hand Skills, Edged Weapon Core Concepts and take downs, Handgun Disarms, Handgun Handling Skills & Low Light Concepts and Shooting Read More
  • Sweden 2014

    Sweden 2014

    Varberg's Fortress Prison is A perfect setting to train close quarter edged weapon skills & counters. Focus will be on High Pressure Blade on Blade Concepts, First Aid Trauma, Low Light Concepts & Dealing with Multipal Opponents. Join us in June from the 6 - 8, 2014 Read More
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Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn't even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back.

Heraclitus 600BC

MDW International

MDW International

8 Countries
5 Instructors
19 Trainers
15 Trainers In Training
220 + Members

  • The Chaos of Combat
  • You Die In The Gaps
  • What You Can Expect

Born of combat on the violent streets of South Africa, the MDW Training Methodology provides an environment and a framework to effectively navigate the Chaos of Combat. Our Framework provides our Instructors, Trainers and Students with an understanding of all the Dimensions that are required to survive, engage and dictate general and specific challenges that we may face in a violent attack. The MDW Methodology and Framework provides context and a matrix to bring together elements of the key dimensions of combat.

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We believe that people “die in the gaps”, which means that your training should be based on defending yourself against realistic attacks by armed or unarmed attackers in real-time. Your value and belief systems need to be in place; in other words, you must know what you are prepared to do to defend yourself, when you are prepared to take these actions and also understand the consequences of your actions, both morally and legally. This reduces the possibility of believing in skills

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Your experience in the very first class will be very different from the subsequent classes. It is our belief that we should prepare you to be able to survive a sudden vicious attack and so the first class is dedicated to providing you with the understanding, recognition skills and basic tools to do so. Subsequent classes are structured so that you spend a month to six weeks focusing on developing a core skill and making it functional in all of the dimensions

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