Danger focus of workshops
Modern Defensive Tactics Australia’s principal instructor Karl Thornton joined the Narrogin branch of the organisation on September 8, running two workshops with local members.
Situational Awareness and Controlling Distance were the two workshops run by Mr Thornton.
Narrogin instructor Shane Malek said the seminars covered two important elements assessing risk in dangerous situations.
“The importance of having good situational awareness is being able to asses what’s going on,” he said.
“If you see odd behaviour, you can asses the risk and then change your choice, if you want to go down that line, or go somewhere else.
Aside from his work with MDTA, Mr Thornton also plays a key role in anti-human trafficking operations in South East Asia.
As an operative with the Child Recovery Agency, Mr Thornton has worked with authorities in Thailand and Cambodia in an effort to disrupt human trafficking operations.
“He goes into South East Asia and gets the kids out of the child sex-slave industry,” Mr Malek said.
Modern Defensive Tactics Australia’s principal instructor Karl Thornton at a workshop in Narrogin last month.
Karl Thornton demonstrates on local instructor Shane Malek.