Unarmed Combatives Training Workshop

The Unarmed Combatives Training (UCT) workshop, is a fully interactive, Reality-Based Protection Course and is one of Canadian Combatives’ most popular offerings.  

This short UCT course instructs participants to build a personal physical response system based upon instinctual defensive moments, augmented with Combative Movement and Power Strikes that will disrupt and neutralize an attackers aggressive physical actions.

Once the attack has been disrupted the defender has created time to discern the situation and decide upon the proper course of action based on a myriad of options.

These options take into consideration the safety of persons first, followed by an awareness of the legal consequences based upon applied actions. In summary the skills you learn are designed to keep you safe and out of jail.

The UCT workshop is a 5-hour course taught by instructors with years of experience in real-world applied defense. This course will introduce participants to verbal confrontation management strategies with a focus on de-escalation skills.

“Talk it down and walk away!”

Participants will also learn basic body movement, combined with empty hand strikes to defend themselves should a physical attack occur.

“Attack your attacker”.

By course completion, participants will have repeatedly used their newfound skills to assess danger, set boundaries, and respond effectively to verbal and physical aggression.

Participants will have the opportunity to apply what they have learned by using strikes and techniques against a staff instructor outfitted in specially designed protective gear. This unique exhilarating experience provides a tremendous amount of self-confidence for participants when they experience first-hand, the effectiveness of striking someone for personal protection.

Canadian Combatives reality-based protection training courses are designed to indoctrinate participants to the harsh realities of violence, in a safe environment, with an emphasis on overcoming hesitation to facilitate rapid appropriate responses to violent encounters and maintain personal safety and security.


  • Respond effectively to verbal and physical aggression (belligerent people).
  • Describe and demonstrate levels of awareness and condition readiness.
  • Demonstrate how to set boundaries, and control and maintain the “reactionary gap”.
  • Demonstrate defensive strikes against an unarmed assailant.
  • Describe and demonstrate what to do following an attack.


  • Comfortable gym or workout attire, with a sweat towel.
  • Water or sport drink and/or energy bar recommended.
  • Meals will NOT be provided, so feel free to pack a lunch.
  • Notebooks and pens/pencils recommended.
  • Electronic devices are NOT allowed in the training area due to privacy concerns.


Students must be at least 12 years old and have no significant underlying health issues. The student or parent/legal guardian signing the waiver must provide valid government issued I.D.


Language used during role-playing scenarios is PG-13. (Raised voices, aggressive talking and gesturing, at times profanity may become present.)

Participants will be required to produce a completed PAR-Q form, (please follow the link, print the form, fill it out and bring it with you) prior to engaging in physically active portions of all Canadian Combatives courses of instruction. Please advise instructors if you have any joint issues or other physical limitations, that may require a modification in movement and/or techniques.


Students who cancel or re-schedule a minimum of 72 hours prior to the start of a class/session, will receive a full refund or credit applied toward future classes/sessions. Students who cancel or re-schedule less than 72 hours in advance or “No-Shows” will result in forfeiture of 50% of payments and fees. Canadian Combatives reserves the right to cancel any course(s) offered, due to weather or unforeseen circumstances. If this happens, all students will receive a full refund or credit applied to another class/session.

Canadian Combatives reserves the right to cancel any course offered due to weather or unforeseen circumstances. If this happens, all students will receive a full refund or credit applied to another class/session.

FEE $120

Bring a training partner and receive 20% off total cost.

Register now for upcoming course dates and locations.

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