Q1. How long have you been in business?
A1. Hiscoe Jiu-Jitsu was established in 1992 when I began teaching in Abbotsford, BC. Due to my full time career in law enforcement the school was a part time venture for close to 17 years. In September of 2012 I opened the doors to our full time facility in Chilliwack, BC. After 2 years in operation we expanded by taking over the space next to us. I have been teaching under the Hiscoe Jiu-Jitsu banner for 22 years now.
Q2. Are we a brazilian jiu-jitsu school?
A2. No, we are a modern jiu-jitsu school with a Japanese influence. The style of jiu-jitsu taught at Hiscoe Jiu-Jitsu is called Can-Ryu Jiu-Jitsu. Essentially this is translated as “The Canadian System of Self-Defense”. Georges Sylvain, a 10th degree black belt in jiu-jitsu, developed our jiu-jitsu system; he also held black belt ranks in judo and karate. Mr. Sylvain had been a military police officer and subsequently a municipal police officer that became a tactical training officer upon leaving law enforcement. Mr. Sylvain is extremely well known in Canadian jiu-jitsu circles.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can be described as mostly emphasizing ground grappling with some standing up self-defense. Can-Ryu Jiu-Jitsu could be described as emphasizing stand up self-defense with some ground grappling.
Q3. Do we train for competitions?
A3 . We do not train for competition but rather for self-protection. My main focus is to teach people to be safe. In the real world there are no referees to step in and stop the fight. Your opponent is unknown and you haven’t trained months for the fight. In short we train for reality.