Wise Warrior Gym (formerly REAL Self Defense Center)

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What's On for Fall: New Fall Schedule and Classes at the Wise Warrior Gym

What's On for Fall: New Fall Schedule and Classes at the Wise Warrior Gym

Posted Sep 11th, 2017 in News

Fall is in the air in Edmonton, and Wise Warrior Gym is rolling out a new schedule and new martial arts & self defense classes and seminars. Here's an overview of our Fall programs.

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Hard Target Self Defense Seminar in Edmonton - Saturday August 12

Hard Target Self Defense Seminar in Edmonton - Saturday August 12

Posted Aug 3rd, 2017 in News

Our last Hard Target seminar for the summer is fast approaching on August 12. Jump in for this full day of training and fun, and get up to speed on personal protection tactics that work.

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All Things Clinch presented by Untapped: Physical Culture - Saturday July 29

All Things Clinch presented by Untapped: Physical Culture - Saturday July 29

Posted Jul 25th, 2017 in News

It's going to be another fun "All Things" clinic with coach Ryan Lawley. All Things Clinch is only days away. There's still time to register.

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Built to Move: How Mixed Martial Arts Boosts Your Fitness Game Through Dynamic Movement

Built to Move: How Mixed Martial Arts Boosts Your Fitness Game Through Dynamic Movement

Posted Jul 20th, 2017 in Training

Most fitness programs are based on strength, cardio, flexibility, or a combination. But there is an element that can be missing, arguably the most important element: Movement–not the technical action of performing an exercise, but movement in the form of dynamic agility and full range of motion.

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Why Bravery is Essential for Modern-Day Warriors

Why Bravery is Essential for Modern-Day Warriors

Posted Jul 13th, 2017 in Martial Arts for the Mind

Historically, all cultures have had warriors and warriorship practices. There are many different characteristics and qualities that can be used to define a warrior. One characteristic that is not only common to all warrior traditions but fundamental, is that of courage or bravery. In modern times, this warrior quality is still essential. Why does human bravery matter?

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Announcing MMA-S3: Summer Program at the Wise Warrior Gym

Announcing MMA-S3: Summer Program at the Wise Warrior Gym

Posted Jul 4th, 2017 in News

We're excited to announce our special summer training at the Wise Warrior Gym for July and August. Introducing MMA-S3, Mixed Martial Arts - Street Sport Solutions, bridging the world of sport combat and real-world self defense.

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Special Self Defense Event - Saturday May 13th

Special Self Defense Event - Saturday May 13th

Posted May 8th, 2017 in News

We have a big day of training coming up! Untapped: Physical Culture, Wise Warrior Gym, TRI Systems, and Hard Target will all be coming together on May 13th for a self defense and crime prevention blitz. Open to men, women, families and all experience levels and ages.

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Armed Response: REAL Self Defense Module 05

Armed Response: REAL Self Defense Module 05

Posted Jan 26th, 2017 in News

Armed Response (module 5) will teach you to protect yourself with, Tactical Folding Knife, Baton, Long Flashlight, Walking Stick, Small Tactical Flashlight and Cane. In dangerous scenarios a situation may arise which legally justifies your use of a weapon for your self defense...

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Clinch & Cloth Close Combat: REAL Self Defense Module 06

Clinch & Cloth Close Combat: REAL Self Defense Module 06

Posted Dec 5th, 2016 in News

Clinch & Cloth Close Combat (module 6) warm jackets are worn by most people venturing outdoors. This 'Made in Canada' personal protection solution focuses on controls, restraint and defense tactics, using an Attacker's own clothing as a weapon against him. Featuring grips, trips, takedowns, throws as well a 'cover & counterstrike' system of punching.

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Stick-Fencing in Edmonton Alberta at Wise Warrior Gym

Stick-Fencing in Edmonton Alberta at Wise Warrior Gym

Posted Nov 9th, 2016 in News

Each Fighter stands ready at the far side of the green Start Zone for the Referee to begin the match. Fighters can now occupy the blue Sparring Area and allowed to strike all their opponent's targets. The 1-minute round-timer is only activated when a Fighter lands a head-shot. This first head-shot is worth 10-points. Subsequent strikes anywhere on either fighter score 1-Point. A Fighter may award his opponent 1-point by each fowl or penalty...

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