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) We teach HEMA, Historical European Martial Arts. Learning from manuscripts and treatises written by masters from medieval and renaissance europe. Our primary source is the Zettel, which is a recital on knight craft written by Johannes Liechtenauer. Teaching wrestling, dagger, long knife, longsword, spear, both in and out of armour. Using hand made replicas of the steel training weapons they used.