Weapons Defense Course:

Primary Objectives of Course
The primary objective of the defense against a club course is to instruct students in the most correct response to defend against a weapon; teach them how to defend against various types of club attacks; and how to apply controlling techniques.

Course Objectives:
The objectives in this course are to understand, practice, and differentiate between defenses for different club attacks; to learn the different assualt ranges, as well as, self defense responses; to learn relative positioning and understand the advantages of each in relation to weapons defense.
Instructor’s Objective:
To take the knowledge you learn from the user course, pass the written test and then be able to teach the course on your own while being evaluated by a license instructor.  Take the information back to your own dojo and teach your students or the public in the correct use of defense against a club or baseball bat.

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Outline of the Weapons Defense course

  • Four things to consider when defending against a weapon.
  • Know the two most common attacks with a club.
  • Know the four self defense responses.
  • Know the four assault ranges.
  • Six things about targeting.
  • Know what relative positioning is.
  • Defender assailant factors.
  • Totality of circumstance.
  • Know all seven methods of defending against a club.  

Weapons Defense

Facing someone who wishes to do us harm is a frightful experience, even more so if they are armed with a weapon. Whether the weapon is a stick, gun or a knife (the latter being the most dangerous), the level of injury which may be inflicted upon us can be very serious.
Many techniques seem to work well in the dojo but may not be as effective in a real life situation. We must be very serious when training in order to protect ourselves against these grievous attacks. Additionally, we must ensure that the techniques we employ to defend against these situations remain consistent with the principles set forth in the basic defense.

  •     Gross motor skills vs. fine motor skills
  •     Simplicity
  •     Commonality of technique
  •     Multiple assailants

Each weapon has its particular problems to deal with; therefore, we need to devote many hours of practice to dealing with each one. The techniques you learn in your classes will teach you to deal with each weapon. The following are some suggestions to keep in mind when you are confronted by an assailant in a situation where it is not possible to counter-attack.

Goshinkan Protection Group and Services have provided my private security team with the necessary skills to undertake nearly any confrontation.
— Kael L., Apex Security Inc.

More About GPG

  • GPG Facilities are open throughout Alberta providing the best quality teaching experience for police and secuity professionals.
  • The courses main instructor, K.D. Lintott, has been in the RCMP for over 10 years now, and uses the techniques taught every day in real life circumstances.
  • Learn even more about GPG and the services we provide by clicking here.
  • Prior to his involvement with Law Enforcement, K.D. Lintott was a highly regarded Personal Protection Specialist employed as a Body Guard for Castle Consulting. Beyond the personal protection of high-prole clients, he regularly consulted, trained and supported nightclub door staff and management on Criminal Code and Use of Force best-practices and procedures — so important to be able to protect both your staff and ownership group.