Geoff “Tank” Todd

Tank Todd

Geoff “Tank” Todd

Special Operations CQB Master Chief Instructor. Over 30 years experience. The only instructor-qualified descendent of Baldock, Nelson, and Applegate. Former instructors include Harry Baldock (unarmed combat instructor NZ Army WWII), Colonel Rex Applegate (OSS WWII), and Charles Nelson (US Marine Corps). Tank has passed his Special Forces combative instructor qualification course in Southeast Asia and is certified to instruct the Applegate, Baldock, and Nelson systems. His school has been operating for over eighty years and he is currently an Army Special Operations Group CQB Master Chief Instructor. His lineage and qualifications from the evolutionary pioneers are equalled by no other military close combat instructor. His operation includes his New Zealand headquarters, over 30 depots worldwide, as well as contracts to train the military elite, security forces, and close protection specialists. Annually, he trains thousands of exponents and serious operators that travel down-under to learn from the direct descendant of the experts and pioneers of military close combat. Following in the footsteps of his former seniors, he has developed weapons and training equipment exclusive to close combat and tactical applications. He has published military manuals and several civilian manuals and produced DVDs on urban self protection, tactical control and restraint, and close quarters combat (CQC). He has racked up an impressive 100,000+ hours in close combat.

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