Defendo Alliance

Instructor Courses

The courses are divided into three separate stages (40h per stage) that culminate in a test for the licence. Those who complete the course and licence test are official Defendo-instructors and have the right to use a Defendo Alliance sanctioned title of Defendo Instructor.

The instructor training is divided into four levels. Between each level there is a mininum of six months of practical and thoretical studying. For instance, an instructor that has completed Hard Target level has to instruct as a HT instructor for at least 6 months before he can take part in Combat Tech course. The same goes for CT instructors before they can participate in a S.T.A.R. level course.

  1. Basic Instructor Course - Phase 1. (Hard Target 40h)
  2. Instructor Course - Phase 2. (Combat Tech 40h)
  3. Advanced Instructor Course - Phase 3 (S.T.A.R 40h)
  4. Black belt -level - Phase 4 (Defendo Red 40h)

Phase 1 (Hard Target)

  • Training of basic techniques
  • Basic information on various attacks
  • Teaching
  • Physical training
  • Learned vs. autonomical reactions
  • Conflict situations
  • Tactics
  • Simulated training
  • Scenario training

Phase II. (Combat Tech)

  • Attacks from the front
  • Attacks from behind.
  • Surviving on the ground.
  • More about tactics and mental training.
  • This course offers a more in-depth view on defense against different attacks both standing and on the ground. The lectures are about aggression and motivational factors in confrontation and strategies in fighting.
  • The subjects covered are level II, III and IV in the level system of Defendo Alliance.

Phase III  (S.T.A.R.)

  • This course will  introduce defense against weapon threats and attacks. Weapons included are blunt objects, penetrating and slashing tools and threats including handguns. 
  • Defense as a third party is included as well as lectures about the emotional state in weapon confrontation.
  • The subjects covered are level V and VI in Defendo Alliances level system.



Jyrki Saario

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We require a clean criminal record for all participants as well as a long history of martial arts. To become an instructor you must pass the instructor grade tests. Join our strong team from across the globe!

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