Standing on a street corner in any Canadian city...
you can find a martial art from any place else in the world... except Canada.  
Does Canada have a fighting background?  YES!

 

To understand Canada's fighting spirit one needs one must look in places generally out of the public eye and into the past to a day of necessity in World War 2. 

Canada played a leading, innovative role amongst its Allied partners in developing
self-defence and hand-to-hand combat skills empowering our boys to win a global war against the Axis powers.  This is Canada's legend. This is your heritage... and most Canadians don't know it. 

 

A Canadian Martial Art with a focus on Self-Protection

Does NOT require a previous training background or athleticism
For the general public. Ages 12 to seniors. 
Can be learned by smaller male and females
Physical disabilities can be accommodated.  Contact us to consult. 

Learning IMMEDIATE Self-Protection Skills:
There are a large percentage of folks... young and old ....who have interest in learning "martial" skills out of a sincere interest to develop a practical self-protection skill set.  Many participate in various traditional martial arts hoping for this outcome... but are disappointed with the results.  The spirit and soul historically behind Canadian fighting methods has ALWAYS been protection and an ability to use force skillfully when required.

Learning Self-Protection skills:
Is the first skill set learned and become a default to all other applications of martial skill.
Psychological or "soft" skills:  Situational awareness, reading your environment, prevention strategies from assault to bullying
Verbal skills: Basic de escalation strategies
Canadian Legal Self-Protection and Use of Force framework
Understanding the bodies stress experiences during conflict
Simple and retainable physical skills to defend and extract from a physical assault of various levels of force


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A Canadian heritage of Dynamic Control Tactics...

Every Canadian combatives methodology developed had a strong element of control tactics within its structure.  The ability to control a subject bringing them under compliance to either take them to the ground or escort them to a desired location or position.  In a practical sense... our Canadian pioneers observed Eastern circular Jiu-Jitsu style techniques and concepts and developed a linear approach to achieve the immediate effect without a complicated entry.  Thus was the birth of much of Canada's original self-defence and Policing defensive tactics. 

Learning Dynamic Subject Control Tactics: 
Arm bars and Limb Locks
Wrist manipulations and controls
Pressure Point applications
Take down techniques
Come Alongs or Escorts
Small Joint Manipulation:  Controlling a subject through fingers and small joints
Handshake Controls

Control tactics are always a secondary consideration to one's immediate safety but these skills can be learned and internalized with an immediate ability to disengage if necessary. 

 

Aggressive Unarmed Combatives...  Winning a dangerous confrontation

Aggressive Combatives tactics are a vital element of a self-protection skill set.  As a last resort or where the individual's perception of the threat is very severe, it is critical for them to know they can function in this capacity. The heart of our Canadian forefathers was to win the war... any war ... in which we find ourselves... to defend our lives and our homeland.  From this fact came our motto
"Fight like a Canadian".

Aggressive Combatives skills:
Street Functional Combatives Striking
High-Stress Blocking
Weapon Defence
Combat Ground Extraction
Understanding Improvised and Force Multiplier Self-Protection Tools