Defence Tactics Courses

“Train Often…Train Hard…Train Right.” Master Foster


(Ages 18+ years)

          The amount of defensive tactics (DT) training police officers receive at their respective police colleges and subsequent detachments is limited because of time and budget constraints.  Although on-going DT mini courses might increase awareness it does little to solidify proficiency. 

          In most cases security guards receive little if any “hands-on” use-of-force training.  While many security guard positions might not require applying DT techniques, those who work in places like bars and events quite often face violent situations demanding an appropriate response.  The bar industry is notorious for hiring security guards based on size and not skill.  In most cases they don’t have a clue how to safely and correctly apply DT skills often resulting in injuries to customers and staff.

          The only way to be truly proficient in defensive tactics application is to learn the right skills and to practice them constantly over an extended period of time. Most martial arts schools do not offer the appropriate techniques and knowledge needed by police officers and security guards.  Kenjute specializes in controls, lock-ups, escorting skills, takedowns, ground arresting positions, threat resolution, positioning, and weapons training that are very conducive to police and security needs.

          Aside from learning a complete regimen of DT skills through regular Kenjute training, there are three specific DT courses periodically offered at Kenjute.  These courses are not related to any government program for security guard “theoretical training”. Kenjute Defensive Tactics courses are technical “hands-on” training.  When it comes to acquiring effective and proven DT skills, the Kenjute DT courses rank well above industry standards.  Certification is issued upon successful completion of each course.


Defensive Tactics Level I (Basic):

          Critical Distancing, Contact Points, Guards/Centrelines/Perimeters, Threat De-escalation, Basic Escorting Lock-Ups, Basic Ground Control Arrest Positions, Basic Postures, Basic Blocks, Basic Strikes, Basic Manipulations.


Defensive Level II (Intermediate):

          Intermediate Escorting Lock-Ups, Intermediate Ground Control Arrest Positions, Intermediate Postures, Intermediate Blocks, Intermediate Strikes, Intermediate Manipulations, Basic Takedowns, Basic Pinches & Pressure Points, Teaming, Searches, Introductory Extension Baton.


Defensive Level III (Advanced):

          Advanced Escorting Lock-Ups, Advanced Ground Control Arrest Positions, Ground Manipulations, Intermediate Takedowns, Advanced Strikes, Intermediate Pinches & Pressure Points, Extension Baton Techniques, Multiple Attackers, Weapon Disarms, Environment Scenarios.

This is a (WKF Affiliate School Optional Program).