Our mission is simple – to educate people
Saario Academy is a community which allows its members to learn and succeed for their personal benefit – but also to give back and share experiences to generations that follow.
We like to support our instructors and students... but most of all...
We like to train
Who are we?
Saario Academy is highly respected by the industry professionals as one of the leaders in self-defence and use-of-force training providers.
We provide the most practical and effective training based on real life experience – to martial arts instructors and people of all skill sets and experience.
My mission has always been to provide my students with the most practical and effective training based on real world experience.
When I started educating martial arts instructors back in 1983, I had one objective. It was to develop the best program and systems and to get the best instructors in the world to join my team.
Saario Academy is a large international community with high level instructors in several countries.
We are also always looking for more certified instructors.
If you would like to join our worldwide community of licensed instructors, please contact us here.
Defendo Instructor Course Level 2 (Combat Tech) – Finland
On this instructor course we focus on learning to controll a stronger opponent and defend against attacks from various directions while standing as well as on the ground. We will improve our skills gained on Hard Target level and strengthen the attitude of “never give up” through physical and mental training.
Defendo Instructor Course Level 1 (Hard Target) – Hungary
Hard Target is the first level of the Jyrki Saario Defendo instructor training program. . The candidates are introduced to the foundaments and general principles of scientific self-defense, the Saario way of teaching fighting arts and the “Never Give Up” mindset, which makes the students difficult opponents in a confrontation.
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