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HB Combatives Practice Modern Combatives

HB Combatives

Unarmed Combatives; Knife, Stick and Gun Defense Including Martial Blade Concepts

HB Combatives

At HB Combatives practice unarmed combative combined with a knife, stick and gun defence including Martial Blade Concepts

Combatives / Personal Defensive

Raw, aggressive techniques for dealing with interpersonal violence in an immediate, effective manner. The techniques are simple, efficient, easy to learn and retain under stress.

About HB Combatives

HB Combatives offers modern combative training:
- Physical, unarmed self-defence such as striking & grappling.
- Knife, stick, firearms and other weapons use and defences.
- Tactical soft skills: awareness, avoidance, deescalation, disengagement & disruption skills.
- Legal considerations to self-defence and use of weapons. Self-defence may end in the courtroom - be informed on the judicious use of practised skills; legally articulate & defend your decisions!
- Manage fear and the physiological effects of critical incident stress.

What Are Combatives Tactics

Combatives / personal defensive tactics are raw, aggressive techniques for dealing with interpersonal violence in an immediate, effective manner. The techniques are simple, efficient, easy to learn and retain under stress.

Martial Blade Concepts (MBC) is an edged-weapon system specifically designed to meet the needs of today's concerned citizen and armed professional. Based on Michael Janich's extensive analysis of the Filipino martial arts and many other systems, MBC takes combat-proven tactics and adapts them to modern tools, threats, and legal concerns. The result is a practical, easy-to-learn system that is ideally suited to modern self-defense.

About Your HB Combatives


Lead Instructor Combatives Instructor

Professionally, HB Instructors are federal law enforcement officer and a Firearms/Defensive Tactics (Use of Force) Instructor for my agency. They also teach firearms and the use of force for private industry. They maintain and certify firearms, restraint and combative teaching skills regularly, including armed (gun/knife/baton) and unarmed defensive tactics.

HB Instructors are also certified through the province of B.C. through the Justice Institute of British Columbia (J.I.B.C.) as a Firearms/Use of Force Instructor and Range Officer as well as a Simuntiton Force on Force Facilitator through Setcan Canada. I have diplomas in Dignitary Executive Protection (close protection), several other J.I.B.C. security and reality-based defensive tactics accreditations and have been engaged in some form of martial arts training since taking up karate at the age of 11 - well over 30 years of continual training.

Through HB Combatives, they study and teach modern combative from a multitude of sources; primarily Martial Blade Concepts (MBC) with Michael Janich as an Associate Instructor and through my interpretation of the work of modern combative masters like Kelly McCann, Craig Douglas (Shivworks), the late Bob Kasper and Lee Morrison among others. The classic WWII combatives greats such as William Fairbairn, Eric Anthony Sykes, Dermot Pat O'Neil, Col. Rex Applegate John Styers (to name a few) also have a serious influence on HB Combatives. They travel and learn from other instructors whenever possible in order to keep the training fresh and relevant.

HB Instructors currently also practice MMA (Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiujitsu base), and have practised several other combat sports - Judo with the Vancouver Police Judo club, boxing, kickboxing and grappling/jiu-jitsu to supplement my personal training. HB Instructors have also studyed classical Japanese martial arts and some still retired a yondan (4th deg.) black-belt.

I treat the training environment more like a club than a ``school``. We are just a group of like-minded individuals gathered to work through options for defending ourselves and our loved ones. We're pretty informal and I consider myself an eternal student. I don't teach but rather guide the class and I always participate in the training session. If I can't do it, I can't expect you to do it so I try to lead by example.

Upcoming Courses

BC Firearms Academy Upcoming Courses

October 27 @ 9:30 am - October 28 @ 5:00 pm


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CORE Challenge Cabela’s Abbotsford Wed Oct 26
October 26 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

CORE Challenge Cabela’s Abbotsford Wed Oct 26

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CORE Challenge SURREY Fri Oct 21
October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

CORE Challenge SURREY Fri Oct 21

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