Paul has been training in combat sports & martial arts since childhood starting with backyard lessons from his Dad in Ju-jitsu, progressing to Boxing then Kickboxing and Muay Thai.

Paul served 10 years in the Royal Australian Navy and then spent 9 years with Australian Customs Marine Unit during which time he was introduced to Defensive Tactic skills by the Australian Federal Police.

In 2006 he became a Defensive Tactics & Firearms Instructor and at this time he was introduced to Krav Maga which was the basis of the new Defensive Tactics package being adapted by Australian Customs.

In 2008 he became a Law Enforcement Instructor with International Krav Maga Federation (IKMF) in 2008.

In 2009 he underwent the Solo Operator in a Hostile Environment Instructor with the IKMF and in 2011 completed the Civilian Instructor Course with Krav Maga Global (KMG).

Paul has completed all his Krav Maga training under Eyal Yanilov who is considered to be the principal student of the late Imi Lichtenfeld (the founder of Krav Maga) and the source of Krav Maga as well as other high ranking Israeli Krav Maga Instructors Amnon Darsa & Illya Dunsky.

Brendan completed his IKMF Civilian Instructor Course in 2014 with Israeli Instructors Megan Kaddouch and Dan Orin.
Brendan has many years experience in the martial arts and combat sports.