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Peter Sciarra is the ICS Head Instructor. He holds a level 11 Black Belt and is currently Australia’s highest ranked Close Quarter Combat instructor.

He regularly teaches in 15 countries around the world and is one of Australia’s leading combat instructors. Hock Hochhiem, Peter’s main mentor in the U.S considers him one of his best and most skilled instructors and is part of Hock’s elite Black Belt instructors.

He has made multiple trips to the U.S.A to train with some of the best Close Quarter Combat instructors in the world.

Peter Teaching in Finland

Peter In Phoenix Arizona  

Teaching in Brussels / Quick Response Unit Indonesia

Peter has also had over 20 years of martial arts experience, holds Black Belts in other systems and was the first Australian ever to be invited to teach combat at the UFC gym in California.

Peter began his training at the age of thirteen in the arts of Wing Chun, jujustu and kickboxing and received his first Black belt at 16 years old.

At the age of 19 Peter began work in the security industry as a nightclub bouncer in Melbourne. It was during this period that Peter discovered what worked and what didn’t in the real world. Peter also trains members of the Victoria Police, Australian military ,security personnel and civilians.

Peter’s home training facilities are located in Melbourne Australia.

Teaching at the UFC Gym in California

Receiving award from Chief of Police in Tuscany Italy

Peter in Madrid Spain

Qualifications & Achievements

    • Level 11 Black Belt, Close Quarter Combat (SFCI)
    • 2nd Dan Black Belt ,Kempo/Jiu Jitsu(Hochheim)
    • Australia’s highest ranked CQC instructor
    • Full Instructor Unarmed Combatives
    • Level 6 Knife/Counter Knife advanced Instructor(SFCI)
    • Black Belt, Wing Chun(Alan Stewart)
    • Level 1 Instructor,Personal Protection Concepts(Yamin)
    • Muay Thai and Boxing Training,6 years
    • Teaching in 15 countries around the world
    • Member of ‘The World Elite Association of Combat Qualified Instructors’ N.F.O.C.A
    • Partner of ‘International Self defence & Combat Organization’ ISDCO
    • BJJ and Wrestling training
    • Certified ISR Matrix graduate
    • 10 years security industry experience(Nightclubs,Bars,Casinos)
    • Certificate 4 Personal Trainer
    • Strength and conditioning coach
“Integrated Combat Systems opened my mind to a whole other world”


Michael ‘ The Joker” Guymon
UFC & Bellator Veteran &
former King of the Cage Champion

The Self Defence website said this about Peter in an interview they conducted:


“Peter Sciarra is one of the worlds best self defence instructors, with a great combination of speed, skill and experience he really is awesome to watch in action (check out the videos) and I thought it would be great to do another interview with Peter to ask him about his personal training and his instructor courses.”


Peter Sciarra In Action

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Training Close Quarter Combat


“From Melbourne to Madrid, Sydney to San Francisco, from MMA Champions to Body Guards of the super rich, experts to complete beginners, Peter Sciarra, owner of Integrated Combat Systems, has been helping people all over the world better protect themselves with real world self defence training whilst staying fit and having lots of fun!”


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