Professional self-defense and
school kids, teachers and higher-education students and teachers. Classes and programmes can be developed to suit different
After school classes have finished are your kids left to
wander around the streets, getting into mischief whilst bored and looking for
something to do?
Do your teachers need some practical training to
help them keep themselves and their students safe and secure in their
education establishments whilst mitigating the security risks identified by
the school governance board?
We have part of the solution with a new programme for a new season,
including 'self-preservation' (self-defense and mobility) classes for School Kids at a loose end in
the afternoons. Lii-kan self-defense classes may be just the thing to
keep them out of trouble, learn some useful 'Life Skills' and even develop
their English language skills and confidence in using it at the same time.
All of the programmes listed below are based on a deep
knowledge of martial arts training, both in terms of combative
techniques, health and
fitness training. In particular, the training draws on the style of Lii-kan
Jitsu, currently practiced at the Liikan Jitsu Club ry in the Greater
Helsinki region of Finland. For effective
and realistic training in a modern school for modern day society,
Liikan Jitsu is
hard to beat.
Physical Education (P.E.) & Training Classes (koulu liikuntatunteja)
Specialist P.E. Lessons for students and teachers of schools and
higher-education establishments with a focus on self-defense for
teachers and combined with mobility training in the form of basic
Break-Dancing and pure Parkour and more for students.
These P.E.T. classes can be
further enhance with specialist personal security, conflict intervention and
risk management courses such as the SeTs
'Assault Awareness and Risk Management' (AARM) course for both students
(secondary school students and above) and teachers a like. AARM
courses can be organised in the classroom, perhaps with occasional visits to
the sports hall and last for 2, 3 or 5 days per your needs. AARM course
covers the principles and essentials of self-defense, stress and conflict
management, personal security and risk management in general. We are also
planning and developing this course for distance / e-Learning purposes.
School Afternoon Classes / Clubs for school kids in need of some
exercise, a safe refuge and a way to channel their energies constructively
whilst waiting for mum and dad to get home from work. A very worthwhile
investment for any conscientious school trying to serve the needs and
interest of its local area.
Self-defense training based on
Japanese Ju Jutsu, Kung Fu and Kyusho. I.e.
'Jiu Jitsu with
a Taste of Kung Fu and the Touch of Kyusho'
The core system Shorinjitsu is a
combination of Jiu Jitsu (Ju Jutsu) and Kung Fu, i.e. KungFu-JiuJitsu. The addition of
Kyusho (nerve points) along with side arts such as basic Break-Dancing and
pure Parkour provide a more natural, flowing (mobile) and effective, hence
practical self-defense training programme and school that we call Lii-Kan
The name Liikan is composed of
two words Lii and Kan that come from the names of the two symbols for Fire
and Water in the Chinese Book of Changes, known as the 'I Ching'. In the
Finnish language the name sounds similar to other words with unintentional
meaning, hence locally (in Finnish) we write it as Lii-Kan.
The style includes pure
Parkour and basic Break-dancing for fitness, body control and mobility
by fleet of foot or when grounded. Many of the movements are also the
foundation of some self-defense techniques. For more information and
videos, see our homepage 'Side
Training includes situation
management derived from more than a decade of work experience as a
security guard and supervisor in a variety of venues and roles,
including shop guard and store detective work. It also provides
anti-bullying training along with security and risk management in
general. We can also collaborate with the school security management
board to enhance and extend school programmes such as the local KIVA
koulu (Nice Schools) programme.
Where the school is willing,
we can also occasionally organise extra excursions to specialist
training centers such as Superpark, Parkour Centre and others. When the
school is unwilling to support such activities, they may still be
possible if the parents are willing to pay the extra cost or, help find
a local business sponsor.
All training is not a matter of
101 favourite combat techniques as so many (women's) self-defense courses
seem to be. Instead we focus more on the principles of action and behaviour
using practical psychology, communication skills and conflict intervention
and management that are as relevant to learning, collaborative and general
social skills for personal or working life.
Generally speaking, we can say
that we practice...
Life Skills for
References & Recommendations
Kalajärvikoulun Finland 100
mobile school (Liikuva koulu) demo 21.9.2017
Ask the organising teacher:
Kalajärvi school P.E. Training
Ask the organising teachers:
Maija Ylevä: Esteban Fernàndez ja Maija Ylevä
Vantaa City 'Liikuva Koulu'
"The programme included a
skillfully paced topic presentation, imaginative and fun exercises with
some principles of self-defense.
The instructor communicated
clearly in Finnish language, he had good contact and a warm authority
towards the students, that he kept enthusiastic and focused. Our
participation in this Liikan Jiu Jitsu workshop was in our opinion the
highpoint of the event."
Realistic and effective training in a modern school for modern day
Fitness and mobility training augmented using popular modern dance and
Training tailored to your needs and schedules.
On-going training or defined courses with no gradings or other
paraphernalia, unless requested.
The chief instructor officially holds a third dan black belt in
Liikan Jitsu, but
has been training in the arts since 1983. He has founded, taught and managed
three clubs since 1987, 2 in the U.K. and 1 in Finland. He also trains in
traditional Japanese weapons and leads an official
Kyusho study group licensed
Liikan Jitsu is a hybrid system that began to develop on an independent
basis in 1995 after emigrating to Finland. Its original forerunner, the Shorinji
Kekpo Karate system was developed in early 19th century Japan by the head of the
Tokyo police force at that time. The modern day Liikan system is still founded on Japanese Ju Jutsu, but also draws on
many aspects of Chinese Kung Fu (E.g. Tai Chi, TKD, Wing Chun, Praying Mantis etc.), Kali-Escrima-Silat, Kyusho and traditional Japanese weapon systems. The system includes the study of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, sports
and applied business psychology along with modern day criminology,
security and risk management, in which, the instructor holds an M.Sc. in security and
risk management. The A.A.R.M. courses are a
direct result of these broad studies.
Liikan is currently practiced in conjunction with the
Kyusho Study Group under the auspices of Kyusho
world's foremost experts in the field of pressure /
vital points for martial
arts and health.
Kyusho International boasts its own impressive
on-line learning programme, the link to which can
also be found on the top right
'Affiliations' navigational pane of these pages.
This extensive theoretical and technical training background is supported by
several years practical experience working as a qualified security supervisor
(including door supervision) at bars, restaurants, hotels, exhibition centres,
sports and music events, and as a security guard in the retail sector.
Qualifications include the 'järjestyksenvalvoja' (security supervisor) and 'vartija'
(guard) qualifications with use of force rights, including cuffs, baton, pepper
spray and telescopic baton. Other qualifications include the Certified
Protection Officer certification by the IFPO (International Foundation for
More information about Liikan
Jitsu can be found from their homepages or from
Eventbrite or Meetup.com.
Extensive theoretical and technical knowledge of self-defense way beyond the simplistic
quick-fix systems that so often abound today.
Practical real life experience of work-place violence and conflict management.
A comprehensive understanding of the wider framework, the practical, theoretical and
legal aspects which go to make up personal security
management in general. This is supported by the ability to integrate and clearly explain the physical and
psychological skills, verbal and non-verbal.