Archive for October, 2010

5 Mins with…Adam Bennett of

Monday, October 25th, 2010
Adam Bennett of is looking to make paramedics more aware of how they can protect themselves while on the job.  and to also promote paramedics in the public eye.

Adam Bennett of

You’ve no doubt heard about the Self Defense for EMS seminar that LondonBJJ and are presenting (it is, afterall, posted directly underneath this post), but do you really know who came up with the idea for a paramedic specific safety seminar?  I didn’t think so.  So here he is, the man behind, a paramedic himself, Mr. Adam Bennett.

Self Defense for EMS Seminar – Cancelled

Sunday, October 10th, 2010
November 15th, 2010 - Etobicok, ON

November 15th, 2010 - Etobicok, ON

Due to unforeseen circumstances the EMS Seminar had to be cancelled.  Thanks to all who showed interest.  We will let you know when a date is set for the reschedule.

Nov 5, 2010

LondonBJJ has teamed up with to bring you a Self Defense seminar specifically geared towards the needs of the paramedic, featuring none other than Master Sylvio Behring of the Franco Behring Jiu Jitsu Alliance.  From the website:

Every paramedic knows that their job has many dangers.  The one aspect of the job that is most over looked is personal safety. Paramedics are routinely called into violent scenes, or even more frequently into scenes that have the potential for violence, with little to no training to deal with it.  Every paramedic needs to be prepared for what is on the other side of the door. OntarioMedic has worked with Master Sylvio Behring and the Franco Behring Jiu-Jitsu Association to bring to you a Self Defense program designed specifically for paramedics.  He is a 7th Degree Red/Black Belt in the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, is known the world over as a leader in creating Defensive Tactics and Personal Protection programs for the Military, Police and Security companies and, for the first time ever, he will be bringing his experience and knowledge to the world of EMS through a program designed specifically for paramedics.

Master Behring, along with some of the Franco Behring Jiu-Jitsu Alliance’s most respected instructors, have worked with OntarioMedic to design a program of self defense and personal safety that meets the specific needs of the paramedic.  Focus is based on paramedic safety without causing harm or injury to an attacker or aggressive patient.

If you are a paramedic, or care about one, please pass this on to them.  Seminar is November 15th, 2010 at the Etobicoke Dojo, 78 Six Points Rd, Etobicoke, ON.  Check out for further details and to reserve your spot.

See you on the mats!

Master Berhing’s Visit to LondonBJJ

Sunday, October 10th, 2010
LondonBJJ members are honoured to have Master Berhing visit their dojo.  Ousssssssss!

LondonBJJ members are honoured to have Master Berhing visit their dojo. Ousssssssss!

Being  in Canada for Arashi Do/Franco Behring’s fall symposium, Master Behring stopped in Toronto for a few extra days for some private lessons and classes before heading home to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  A last minute inquiry to when LondonBJJ had a class turned into Master making the trip to London on a Tuesday night.  This was his first trip to London to visit one of the newest schools in the Franco Behring Association. It was a pleasure to have him come to our dojo and teach a class. Thanks to Professor Marco Costa, again, for making the trip to London to support our club, and also to the Orangeville Dojo clan who always make the trip down to join in. Ousssssssss!  Follow the link below for a few photos from the evening class.