Wise Warrior Gym (formerly REAL Self Defense Center)

Hard Target Introduction Program – Get Started in Self Defense

The perfect place to start. Even total beginners can learn self defense quickly and effectively. Our introduction program will teach you the essential personal protection skills that you need.


Hard Target self defense in Edmonton

Hard Target Introduction Program

Become a Hard Target for crime in our welcoming, community-spirited training environment. 

We recognize that stepping into a self defense program can be intimidating. We will walk you through our REAL Self Defense fundamentals to bring you to a high level of preparedness in the most safe, graduated, and direct way possible.

The information and techniques taught in this course are effective for security, law enforcement, and human services professionals, but designed for a citizen's perspective.

Who takes the Hard Target Introduction Program?

  • Complete beginners looking for a thorough and effective crash course in self defense
  • Those with a martial arts background looking for real-world self defense
  • Men, women, and youth looking for a new activity for fitness, confidence, fun, and practical skills
  • Individuals experiencing a current or potential threat to their safety
  • Families that want to train together and stay safe together

What does the Hard Target Introduction Program include?

This short-term training is adaptable to a wide variety of scenarios and equips you to deal with a broad range of personal protection concerns. Our intro program includes:

  • Three 90-minute group classes in foundational REAL Self Defense
  • The award-winning Hard Target seminar (full day seminar)
  • Key protection principles and strategies that are essential for physical safety
  • Offensive and defensive skills and drills

Our program is taught with our unique and effective training methodology, because we know it's not just WHAT you learn: HOW you train is essential.


When
Accepts participants weekly

Who Can Join
Adults and youth, co-ed
All fitness levels

Length of Program
Three foundation classes and a full day seminar

How to Participate
Advanced registration is required.

Also available


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REAL Tactics that Translate into REAL Protection


  • Essential physical techniques: Easy-to-learn, user-friendly, & work well under pressure.
  • Enhance instinct and awareness: A conflict avoided is a conflict won.
  • Use your environment: Defend yourself without even throwing a punch.
  • Verbal de-escalation and defusing: Persuade them to talk, get them to walk.
  • Specific self defense legalities: Physically defend yourself responsibly and ethically.
  • And... you'll have a ton of fun while learning!

The Hard Target Introduction Program accepts new participants each week. Simply contact us to register.



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