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
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.