Although hav­ing a back ground in com­bat­ive sports includ­ing Karate, Jeet June Do Kung Fu, and box­ing, there was always one thing miss­ing from my train­ing: expo­sure to real world con­di­tions.  Despite being able to take and deliver a punch, the con­cept of uncon­trolled aggres­sion on the street caused me great anx­i­ety and, to put it hon­estly, fear.  I sought out ISC to get the kind of train­ing that would develop my phy­co­log­i­cal con­fi­dence  as well as give me sim­ple yet pow­er­ful skills to deal with the brief and bru­tal con­fronta­tions that occur in real­ity. ISC gave me both these tools and, more impor­tantly, taught me to rec­og­nize and avoid sit­u­a­tions that could lead to pos­si­ble trou­ble. The train­ing is not about ego or being a “tough guy”. It is about being a con­fi­dent, aware, pre­pared, and phys­i­cally  com­pe­tent per­son who ulti­mately is not a soft tar­get when out in the world. — Dave

While ISC trains good phys­i­cal skills, its strength lies in its abil­ity to train a truly pre­pared and resilient mind. ISC pre­pares you for the unknown. Fear gives way to con­fi­dence and this trans­lates to both the street as well as other aspects of your life.While ISC trains good phys­i­cal skills, its strength lies in its abil­ity to train a truly pre­pared and resilient mind. ISC pre­pares you for the unknown. Fear gives way to con­fi­dence and this trans­lates to both the street as well as other aspects of your life.- Rob

ISC was one of the best deci­sions I have ever made. Over the course of 6 months, I improved my fit­ness, learned invalu­able skills and made solid friend­ships. Most impor­tantly I gained con­fi­dence  - in my skills and in myself. Because of ISC I know I could han­dle myself on the street, should it ever come to that. — Siob­hann

Just recently I proudly grad­u­ated from the ISC Junior Class with a num­ber of other fan­tas­tic indi­vid­u­als. This was my first taste of for­mal com­bat train­ing, and after being exposed to the Use Of Force prin­ci­ples ear­lier in 2015 with a view to the line of work I want to get into, I feel more pre­pared and con­fi­dent in deal­ing with a ran­dom act of vio­lence in a sys­tem­atic, effi­cient and resilient man­ner. Why do this? Well, it’s kind of a ‘nec­es­sary evil’ or per­haps just a ‘nec­es­sary ben­e­fit’ for any­one work­ing around poten­tial obscurity.In case you were won­der­ing, this course is like noth­ing you have ever done before. You’ll learn that your phys­i­cal lim­its are much higher than you thought, and after 6 months you’ll be killing most of your per­sonal bests. The other huge take away from this course is the con­fi­dence and knowl­edge you’ll gain from learn­ing an abun­dance of strikes and how to respond to incom­ing aggres­sion. — Mark

ISC is so much bet­ter than other self defense courses that we have tried.  It chal­lenges us both phys­i­cally and men­tally and  teaches skills that has made us more con­fi­dent in our abil­ity to deal with any phys­i­cal threat. — Mark and Deb

ISC has filled some needed gaps in both my per­sonal train­ing and profes‎sional skill-sets, neatly com­bin­ing both per­sonal fit­ness and self-awareness with defence tech­niques that are bluntly prac­ti­cal. There are few hard and fast rules in ISC, only actions that are more or less desir­able. This has meant it has added to my skills, not caused con­flicts with my pre­vi­ous learn­ing.- Peter