FSD Instructors are professionally trained self-defense experts

With over 50 years of combined training experience, our team values your safety. Our lead instructor has more than 30 years training experience and is a certified Ronin Police Defensive tactics instructor and certified CDT™ instructor under world renowned body guard and safety expert Tom Patire.

Our team of instructors care about your safety. Our top priority is to make sure the material is easy to learn and apply so that you walk away confident in your new skills.
Not sure if you will remember what your learned?

No need to worry! We offer on-going refresher classes throughout the year.

Commited to your
safety for work, home
or travel.

Full Spectrum Defense has a small team of instructors who specialize in self defense tactics and strategies.

Our courses can be customized and adapted to suit a variety of requirements. We are happy to provide onsite training or in studio courses.

About James.

James is an ITC Certified Bodyguard, CDT and Last Resort Tactics (LRT) instructor. James is trained under world renowned bodyguard Tom Patire and retired ATF agent Carlos Montalvo for all defensive tactics training.

  • CDT Instructor
  • Ronin Police Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • Last Resort Tactics Instructor
  • Martial Arts Instructor
  • ITC Certified Body Guard
  • ISSA Martial Arts Conditioning Coach
  • ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer

“We are constantly evolving to stay current with today’s ever changing society”.

About Angela.

Angela has been actively training and studying martial arts & self defense tactics for the past 8 years. She has specialized her training through the Tom Patire CDT group of professionals in self defense.

Angela actively teaches and assists all courses related to Full Spectrum Defense and is a huge asset to our programming. Angela is hands on and enjoys working with all our clients from all different professions.

About Matt.

FSD is excited to add Matt Cowles to our team of instructors. Matt has extensive experience in martial arts, use of force and defensive tactics training. Matt will be heading up our use of force training team.

  • Trained Wing Chun, Boxing, Kick boxing, Muay Thai for 29 years.
  • 84 Pro/amateur bouts in Boxing, kick Boxing, Thai Boxing.
  • joined Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry 2003-2011, completed 3 combat tours in Afghanistan (2006,2008,2010).
  • 2009 graduated Canadian Forces Close Protection.
  • Switched from the Infantry to Military Police 2011.
  • Posted the Special Forces Military Police from 2013 to 2018.
  • 2018 to 2019- posted Ottawa Military Police Unit became head instructor for the Use of Force Cell

Canadian Forces Instructor in:

  • Use of Force(Military Police)
  • Immediate Active Rapid Deployment (IARD)
  • Close Protection Instructor
  • Close Protection Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • Pistol/Carbine Instructor
  • Taser Instructor

We are proud to share what
our clients are saying about us.

“This course was awesome. I would recommend this course to anybody who works in security, or any type of law enforcement. This course was really really helpful – it will save your life!”

“Hopefully I never have to use the information and training I received today, but I do feel that I learned enough even if it was only to avoid these situations”

“FSD is a big addition to my arsenal on my way to law enforcement. Will definitely recommend it and I’m looking forward to being back again”

“Perfect ratio of instructors to students. Simple and easy to learn techniques that anyone can use.”

“Perfect ratio of instructors to students. Simple and easy to learn techniques that anyone can use.”

“Great course. Very helpful for women to be able to escape desperate scenarios”