The Best Defence Program
Counter-Violence & Advocacy Training
The Best Defence Program Counter-Violence & Advocacy Training offers participants the skills necessary to identify violence, its causes, and effects; methods of violence prevention and intervention at various levels of escalation; tools for mitigating the harm of victim-blaming and violence mythology; and options for facing violence, including but not limited to the use of countervailing force.
Counter-Violence & Advocacy Training creates more welcoming, inclusive, and safer spaces for everyone; galvanizes teams against exclusion and counterproductive conflict; increases individual, community, and organizational safety, comfort, and accountability; and empowers communities against violence, person by person.
On-site training for your school, business, and community group.
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All of the instruction and demonstration were clear, and additional information was always available.”Liz, 25
I just finished taking part in the Basic class for the second time and was surprised at how easy it was to get through it! My goal is to become a full-fledged instructor some day because I believe nobody should be without this!”Barb, 33
The skills I have learned from Gary over the last ten years have enabled me to maintain a tactical advantage during various use of force situations. Gary is an excellent teacher who is enthusiastic in his teaching and practical in the applications of the skills he teaches. I consider myself a better peace officer and person for having learned from Gary and lucky to be able to call him my friend.”Constable Keith W. Ryzowski, RCMP Fort Chippewayan, Alberta
Excellent. Wow. I have to say it wasn’t only good for the self-defence part, but also for making me more aware of the emotional well being side of things as well. Thanks.”Richard, 28
I enjoyed the day. All the techniques were practical and seem flexible enough to be used in the real world.”Ryan, paramedic