Our trainers are skilled in situational awareness and conflict management


NZ General Manager

Darrel has over 22 years experience with the New Zealand Police. He has worked in various roles from a Community Constable to a member of the Elite Special Tactics Group (STG). He has extensive experience in defensive tactics, firearms, staff safety training and conflict management. Darrel is extremely enthusiastic about keeping our communities safer by passing on his real world knowledge and experience through the Verbal Judo program.


Director Asia Pacific Region

With over 20 years experience as frontline security in the health sector, and as an instructor in management of aggression strategies and customer services skills, Trevor knows that Verbal Judo principles work. Trevor was trained and certified as a Verbal Judo Associate by Will King and is a passionate and dynamic presenter of Verbal judo.


Former Aus – Asia Pacific Director

Verbal Judo Australia is the sole provider for the Australian and Asia-Pacific Region, and Will has trained over 80,000 clients from corporate business, education, health care, law enforcement agencies, police and government sectors. His background includes 21 years with the Western Australia Police, including five years as the Senior Instructor of their Tactical Training Unit.


President and Founder

The Late Dr Thompson created the internationally recognised training program in Tactical Communication known as “Verbal Judo”. He taught over 300,000 police officers from over 1,000 police departments in the USA and Canada, as well as numerous corporations like IBM, Metro Life, and General Motors. His work has been featured on CNN, 48 Hours and Inside Edition, and he was recognised as an Outstanding Educator of America.

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