Wise Warrior Gym (formerly REAL Self Defense Center)

Wise Warrior Gym Facility & Equipment

Wise Warrior is not just a gym but an academy and centre for learning. Our facility in Edmonton accommodates multiple martial art programs, plus professional security training and lecture courses.


Welcome to Wise Warrior Gym in Edmonton!

Our facility is well-equipped with all the training equipment required for skill development in all the subsystems of self-defense/personal protection and mixed martial arts.

Wise Warrior Gym is a 2,700 square foot facility with 2 fully padded levels for training and a main lecture area for classroom learning.

Our space is designed to accommodate multiple training programs in REAL Self Defense, Sport Combat Mixed Martial Arts, and Martial Arts for the Mind personal development training. We also host various safety and security courses at our facility.

Wise Warrior Gym is also outfitted with supplementary fitness equipment to facilitate athletic training and conditioning.

Training equipment includes pull-up bars, stability and balance balls, medicine balls, battling ropes, and dumbbells.

Wise Warrior Gym is located at 12832-141 Street in Edmonton, Alberta, blocks away from 2 major roadways: Yellowhead Highway and St. Albert Trail.


Our Training Equipment

Stand-up—Boxing, Kickboxing

For stand-up we have skipping ropes, double-end/crazy balls, various heavy bags, focus pads, Muay Thai pads, and kicking shields to work our boxing, kickboxing, and personal protection stand-up systems.

Close Quarter Clinch and Ground Fighting/Grappling

For close quarter clinch we have B.O.B. (Body Opponent Bag) to work the clinch combat positions and close quarter tools (head butts, clinch boxing, elbows and knees, etc.).

For ground fighting we also use B.O.B., plus a heavy floor bag and stability balls to work ground positions, transitions, and our ground 'n' pound / jits with hits tactics.

Weapons Combat—Single and Double Stick, Cane, Staff, Knife

For weapons combat, we have arm pads, heavy bags, and tires to train offensive stick striking, as well as target boards for throwing knives.

Contact Training

All contact sparring is done in a SAFE and progressive manner. With safety always in mind, the Wise Warrior Gym requires all students to have all safety protection gear for stand-up, clinch, ground, and weapons. Although sparring is encouraged IT IS NOT MANDATORY, so the student may choose to participate or not.



Start your Wise Warrior journey. Call us to schedule a free gym tour and class!