After serving his country at the highest level of Elite Special Forces, Randy Turner transitioned to a leadership role integrating Combative training for people of various skillsets and professions. All members of our society deserve access to training that will increase their personal safety and well-being.
Randy Turner merged a series of talents into a comprehensive package specifically designed to assist our Military, Law Enforcement, Security Professional and other Government Agencies. He has also adapted his training methodology to provide for the general population. His courses are challenging physically, mentally and emotionally.
During his 21 years of Military service, Randy completed the first 5 years with the storied Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry and 16 years as an Assaulter with Joint Task Force-2 (JTF2), within Canada’s Special Operations Forces Command. Randy was fortunate to work with some of the finest battle-tested soldiers around the world. He was employed on eight operational deployments, including stints in Bosnia, Afghanistan and Lebanon. Experiences were gained through a wide spectrum of missions sets: from kill-capture missions in Afghanistan, to Close Personal Protection details for the Prime Minister of Canada. A consummate professional balancing operational deployments, leadership roles, training and instruction while balancing a professional MMA career. Mr. Turner played an integral role in the development and implementation of the Combative program utilized by his former Unit today.
Complementing his Military service, Randy was an active professional Mixed Martial Arts athlete. He fought professionally for ten years, retiring from competition in 2018. During his MMA career, Randy was ranked in Canada’s Top 10, including two different weight categories (#8 at Bantamweight, and #3 at Flyweight). Randy became a Bantamweight Champion in 2012, successfully defending the title in 2013.
Additionally, Randy invests time for continued education. His main areas of enlightenment reside in gathering knowledge in Applied Sports Psychology, Human Behaviour, Nutrition and Strength and Conditioning. In continuous growth he continues to learn and apply certain areas of education to complement his instructional approach.
Randy Turner is the owner and head coach at Direct Action. A company providing full-spectrum combative training. Blending a mixture of skills and experiences to create a system for self-defence and combative skill enhancement. His humble and easy-going demeanour enables him to evolve, grow, adapt and share his combat expertise.
Forged through trial and error, a system of Mixed Martial Arts has been designed to blend components of the following disciplines: Krav Maga, Commando Krav Maga, Combat Submission Wrestling, Boxing, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Freestyle Wrestling, Blauer Tactical System (SPEAR), Canadian Use of Force System, Kali, Sport Shooting (IPSC) and Combat/Tactical firearms experience.
Firearms training: Further understand and develop confidence with firearms. Bridge the gap between strengths and limitations through safe firearms training. Clients are challenged with progressive levels of firearms drills proven beneficial among increasing their effectiveness with pistols, carbine rifles and shotguns.
Direct Action Mission Statement:
Direct Action will encourage a full spectrum combative culture. Providing physical and mental tools working in unison to enable all citizens the ability to protect themselves and perform optimally. While managing the realities of today new normal, we will promote a level of tribalism and togetherness through shared actions of courage and respect.