Since our founding in 2005, Operational Protective Strategies has had the opportunity to help countless students acquire foundational skills, develop new techniques and confidently move forward in their learning journey. We are one of the only task specific organizations situated in Northwestern Ontario providing training to meet the needs of the professional adult focusing on preparing for any potential violent or dangerous encounter in today’s changing world. O.P.S. provides a wide range of courses designed to support students from all backgrounds and levels of experience.
Historical European martial arts (HEMA) Apart from fencing with bladed weapons, European combat sports of the 19th century include boxing, savate in France, numerous regional forms of folk wrestling, and numerous styles of stick fighting. Wrestling, javelin, fencing, archery, and boxing continue some of the martial arts of Europe in modified sport form.