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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I enjoyed the day. All the techniques were practical and seem flexible enough to be used in the real world.”Ryan, paramedic
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
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