Ronin offers self defence & fitness training for all levels!
A rōnin (浪人, "drifter" or "wanderer", i.e. "he who drifts/wanders") was a samurai without lord or master during the feudal period (1185–1868) of Japan. A samurai became masterless from the death or fall of his master, or after the loss of his master's favor or privilege. [Source: wikipedia.org]
Like the Ronin of Feudal Japan, I once served a master. For many years, I was a spy with Canada's CSIS. After striking out on my own to teach self defence and fitness to the public, I too became masterless - a wanderer, my own master, rōnin.
Personalized Self Defence
We all have something to lose. Stop living in fear! Learn real-world, street-tested self defence skills! You’ll develop confidence, awareness and the skills you need to defend yourself in a variety of situations.
Our training is based on decades of development under stress testing, and all of our concepts and skills have been employed in real-world conflicts with success. Whether you need verbal skills to handle bullies, are dealing with a stalker, or fear acts of violence, I can take you from terrified to terrifying in 12 weeks!
My beginner program includes the following, and more:
- Assertiveness, boundaries and confidence
- Reading aggressive non-verbal communication
- Striking, kicking, close quarters, ground attacks
- Attacker psychology
- Legal and moral elements of force
- Awareness strategies
- Pre-contact cues to violence
- Pre-emptive intervention
- Verbal and non-violent de-escalation
- Handling multiple attackers
Getting tired of weights-cardio-stretch-repeat? Need to freshen up your fitness, add some intensity and sweat like it’s going out of style? Join me for a combat-oriented PT! Few athletes are as well conditioned and stress-habituated as fighters.
This program blends the core combative skills of movement, punching, kicking and close quarter strikes with a fat-shredding, conditioning-building blend of full body calisthenics, high-intensity intervals and resistance to carve a body that is strong, powerful and ready for anything, and instill a never-quit warrior spirit! Even when your body wants to quit, your mind will be screaming “I want 50 more! Let’s do this!”
Instruction is by appointment and 1-on-1 or semi-private.
Lessons for children and teens are available!
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a meeting and to discuss your goals and training arrangements.
Awesome class! Your instructions, education, and step by step process were superb. Most important you provided a safe environment to conquer fears.
What a fantastic class and Adam your teaching and abilities are absolutely phenomenal!
After I left Adam’s class, I (...) I stopped at (a local resaturant). As I was walking up (I realized) I clearly just missed a major altercation. The vibe was very weird; I was stuck in a strange situation (...) so I stood there waiting for everything to calm down.
As much as I was a bit frightened and had my back up, I sensed a different air of confidence in myself. I was pretty certain that nothing was going to happen to me, but even if the attention or violence turned at me I felt like I could handle it. You can’t associate a dollar value with gaining an experience like that, so thank you Adam.
You gave us such incredibly valuable tips that I feel so much better prepared than when I stepped in the room tonight. And I have a confidence in these situations that I didn't have before. For all - this is a MUST DO in life. Now I'm going to get my friends involved too. You are a fabulous teacher Adam - easy to see this is a passion of yours.
A WOW session - thanks again, Adam!
Thank you so much for setting up this special class! It was quite an eye opener for me: I did not expect to feel that adrenaline rush yet feel safe at the same time...
Thank you very much Adam for the class and your fabulous teaching. Exactly like you said, I came out of that room yesterday and I felt a lot different: more calm, confident, and powerful. What I learned yesterday will help me a lot, not only when I'm facing danger, but also for my daily life.