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We teach several programs of Martial Arts in our dojos, but also have self-defense programs for people not interested in the martial arts. These self-defense techniques have been tested in real life by doorman, police, security personnel, protection services, executives, and the average citizen.

All our self-defense teachings follow the 3 Minute Rule; if you can’t learn it in 3 minutes then it is of no use to you. Under stress you will remember only the simplest things, therefore we rely on whole body movements that are natural and instinctive techniques.

Self-defense training that fits in the palm of your hand, sometimes literally. Our self-defense programs can be done at your office during lunch hour, or after work in one of our dojos or at your health club; and it's great for team development.

1. Basic Self-Defense Certification

  • Basic Course, Intended for the layperson
  • Course length 2 hours
  • Employs escapes from common holds
  • Anyone can learn these techniques.

2. Advanced Self-Defense Certification

  • Course length 2 to 4 hours
  • Must have Basic Self-Defense Certification
  • Employs take downs after escape from common holds

3. Women's Self-Defense Certification

  • Basic Course, Intended for the layperson
  • Course length 2 to 4 hours
  • Employs escapes from common holds
  • Anyone can learn these techniques
  • Can be taught by one of our female instructors

4. P.P.C.T Certification (Police Pressure Point Control Tactics)

Although the knowledge of the locations, as well as how to attack the pressure points of the human body, has been around for several hundreds of years, fairly recently research in police defense tactics has greatly contributed to a much more scientific understanding of how these pressure points are affected by various methods of contact.

The Nerve Pressure Point Control Tactics System was developed to help provide specific tactics that eliminate the need for police; peace; security officers and body guards to use excessive force in control of subjects. This is accomplished by the application of pressure to specific nerve groups in the body. It allows an officer regardless of size and strength to gain a high degree of control in close quarter confrontations with very little energy loss.

The police PPCT system is made up of only the most practical, effective and easily accessible pressure points. The system is easy to learn and the techniques can be successfully applied by both males and females and their use can easily be defended in court because of their low propensity to cause serious injuries. From a martial artists point of view this makes PPCT a must know skill.

Purpose of Certification To learn a humane, court defensible, yet effective system of Pressure Point control presently being taught at Police Academies throughout the World.

The System is made up three distinct techniques:

  1. Surface Pressure
  2. Deep Pressure
  3. Striking Techniques

Types of P.P.C.T Certification
There are a total of four levels of certification for P.P.C.T. User Level One Course is a five hour course.

There are a total of 12 targets; seven are Nerve Motor Points and five are Nerve Pressure Points in the level one user course. The motor points are affective up to 3” radius for the upper limbs, and up to a 5” radius on the lower limbs.

  • Basic Course, Intended for the layperson as well as law enforcement
  • Course length 3 to 5 hours
  • Anyone can learn these techniques

User Level Two Course is a five hour course.

There are a total of 16 targets; ten are Nerve Motor Points and six are Nerve Pressure Points in the level one user course. The motor points are affective up to 3” radius for the upper limbs, and up to a 5” radius on the lower limbs.

Level Three and Four are instructor certification courses that are licensed under Goshinkan JuJitsu and The Alberta Jiu-Jitsu Association which is the only Provincial P.P.C.T governing body for Alberta. The instructor certification course is 5 to 8 hours in length and cover every detail of the P.P.C.T system. For both levels after there is a physical component of the course, then you are required to write a detailed test and score a minimum of 80 % on the test. The third step is to teach a user level certification course while being examined by a provincial licensed P.P.C.T instructor. One all three steps are completed you will be license and certified P.P.C.T instructor. There is a yearly re-certification course for all instructors.

5. Persuader Key Holder System

The forerunner to the modern day Persuader Key Holder was invented by Professor Frank Matsuyama, a martial arts instructor, back in the early 1940’s. He named his invention the “Yawara Stick”, as shown below, and taught the Yawara Stick techniques to members of various police agencies across the United States until the early 1950’s.

The smaller, modern day Persuader, shown below, is different not only in length and diameter, but also because it is first and foremost a Key Holder, that could become a weapon of opportunity, should you suddenly have to defend yourself against an unprovoked physical assault.

  • Course length 2 hours.
  • Learn the meat and potatoes of the persuader
  • Employs how to fend off any violent unprovoked assault
  • Anyone can learn these techniques

6. Suntetsu Jutsu

Similar to the wooden yawara, the Suntetsu is a concealed weapon of the Samurai consisting of short iron bar. This metal implement can be used in the hand in much the same manner as the short wooden rod. It can also be thrown to distract or injure an attacker.

Suntetsu often include a short loop of rope or metal ring. Worn around the middle finger, the ring allows the Suntetsu to pivot inside the hand so different grips may be used. This also allows it to be used for palm strikes and blocks against cuts with edged weapons.

  • Course length 2 hours
  • Employs how to fend off any violent un-provoked assault
  • Anyone can learn these techniques.
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