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MCQC Self Defence Classes

Modern Close Quarter Combatives (MCQC) is not a martial art…it is martial science

If you are looking to learn a highly credible self defence system to train you to  deal with aggression and violence in the street or the workplace then MCQC is the system for you!

Using operationally proven training methods and based on 30 years full time experience of developing conflict management and physical intervention programmes for the public and private sector. MCQC  is suitable for both novices and experienced martial artists alike. We train in a friendly and supportive atmosphere with self defence clubs in Telford and at other locations around the UK

“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler”                                                                                                  Albert Einstein

We teach a unique drills based programme designed to reduce training time, maximise your options and minimise mental processing, which is critical if you wish to operate and survive in a high stress situation. The drills are the key to ensuring the training is realistic, engaging and challenging. Above all it ensures you achieve the repetition necessary for a technique to become ingrained to the level needed to work under pressure…

 “I fear not the man who has practised 10,000 kicks once,

           …but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times”                                                                                                      Bruce Lee


Courses, events, & seminars

There will be regular events, workshops and seminars planned throughout the year which will help MCQC to develop and grow. These events help develop a sense of community and keeps everyone updated and informed. It also allows for the sharing of ideas and provides a gateway for new members.

There will also be at least two professionally conducted trainers courses run per year by highly qualified and experienced trainers and assessors.  This will include access to full support, training resources and free post training support should you wish to set up your own club.

for more information please visit the events page or complete the contact form.


Where to train modern CQC

We currently have 15 schools and 52 qualified MCQC instructors. If you would like to train with an instructor/club in your area or are looking for a personal trainer please get in touch through the contact page.

The ethos of the organisation is professionalism and growth not profit. Therefore you will not be subjected to exorbitant prices or hidden extra’s. If you would like to train in a way that is enjoyable, challenging and delivers immediate results then please get in touch for more information.

If you feel you have the knowledge, skills and experience to teach MCQC and would be interested in becoming a professional instructor then again please get in touch. All we ask from both students and instructors alike is a positive mental attitude, a willingness to learn and an ability to be part of a team.


News and articles

24/09/2020 MCQC Trainers Resource

The trainers skills and drills resource for the level 1 syllabus has now been developed and access is free for all trainers whose certification ...


20/07/2020 Online Pre-Course Resource

The first module of the level 1 trainers course now consists of a comprehensive online resource which teaches delegates the underpinning theory ...