Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Hojutsu 2019

Defensive Solutions with Mad Duck Training & Premier Shooting & Training Center presents
Hojutsu-Ryu, the Art of Shooting
June 21-23, 2019 Cost: $375.00, West Chester, OH

Firearms have been with us since about 1100 A.D.  Bamboo tubes, wrapped in resin-soaked fibers, gave way to copper, iron, and steel tubes.  Ignition systems have progressed from a hot iron pushed through a hole to electronic triggers.  Bore diameter has ranged from .17 inches to twenty inches.
The use of firearms has always been a martial art.  Martial, or military, usage is the primary reason for the development and improvement of firearms.  Sporting uses, such as hunting and competition, naturally followed, but firearms are primarily weapons for combat.  When developing the art of Hojutsu, we looked at combat-proven techniques of utilizing firearms.
No other firearms training system can claim the combat effectiveness of the Modern Technique.  It is widely used by S.W.A.T. teams from Arizona to Alaska.  Statistics show hit averages over 99% by some agencies using this training system; far above the national average of hits by police officers. 23 practitioners (Hojutsu-ka) have shot 21 men, with a documented hit rate of 99.3%; the 13 who shot pistols had 100% accuracy and 100% fatalities. There are other styles of shooting that work well in competition, but none as well in actual fights. Our arena is the street, not the competition range.
Hojutsu is taking the use of firearms and blending it with “traditional” empty hand techniques.  The true master will know his weapons intimately. He will know by feel and sound the status of his weapon, and if a problem occurs, he will fix it without thought.  He understands that there is no “ultimate” martial art—each has its advantages and its place.  He will be able to dominate the confrontation from flat on his back to 300 meters out. The Hojutsu practitioner will never need to worry what to do in confrontation—it will have already happened.
For more information or to register for this seminar call Norm Hood @ 907.952.4788 or email . A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to hold a spot in the class. Don’t miss the chance to train with Grandmaster Hall.
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Tuesday, July 03, 2018


Coming July 13th-15th  SW Ohio

Only about another week to get signed up for World Class Training!
The Instructors:
soke Jeff Hall
Soke Jeff Hall has been shooting for over 50 years and has been a student of firearms combatives for 40 years. He has over 25 years of military and police experience, with a strong emphasis on SWAT. He has also studied traditional arts for 40 years, holding ranks of 3rd Dan in Kobudo, Ia Tate Do, and Jiu-Jitsu; 5th Dan in Shudokan and and Gosoku-Ryu; and 10th Dan in Hojutsu. He is an NRA Distinguished Shooter, one of 25 Handgun Combat Masters in the world, a law enforcement Master Instructor, and currently studies Iaido and Arnis. Hall is a retired Alaska State Trooper lieutenant who spent nineteen years on the pistol team and 12 years on the SWAT team; he has used the techniques he teaches in combat. Hall travels across the U.S. and teaches nationally for several professional training associations. He has published numerous articles and has written several training manuals. He is an NRA certified instructor in handgun, shotgun, submachine gun, carbine, and precision rifle.
Hall shot competitively for many years and studied many styles and techniques in developing Hojutsu, after finding the military and police training inadequate. However, Hall's focus on shooting is to survive lethal encounters. He prefers the Weaver Stance (the Modern Technique). While some styles of shooting may do well in competition, Hall prefers what is proven in real combat. Additionally, there should be commonality in all training- the way we fight with empty hands should flow to sticks to knives to handguns, long guns, and back to empty hands. In developing Hojutsu, we believe that "He is Best who trains in the Severest school"- we train hard so we can fight easy.
In 2007 he was inducted into the US Martial Arts Hall of fame, recognized as the soke, and recognized as a Ju Dan (10th Dan) and martial arts 

Norman Hood
Sensei, South Bend, IN Dojo
Norman Hood retired as a Command Sergeant Major from the US Army after 24 years of service, and then spent six years with the Alaska State Troopers before entering Government Security Contract positions. Norm has more than 35 years of experience in operational law enforcement, training, logistical and support planning for private security companies, military and state police organizations, as well as 28 plus years conducting rifle, pistol and shotgun training, including Concealed Carry courses as an independent contractor with a private firearms academy in Alaska and as a former adjunct instructor at Blackwater Worldwide, Inc. Norm is an NRA instructor and holds the “NRA Distinguished Expert Pistol” rating. He is a member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) and is certified by the State of Indiana as an Emergency Medical Responder, the State of Illinois as a Certified Firearms Instructor, GLOCK Professional as a GLOCK Armorer, and FEMA as an Active Shooter Responder Trainer. Norm is Shodan, 1st Dan (Black Belt) in Hojutsu-Ryu (the Martial Art of Shooting). Inducted in the Martial Arts Hall of Fame.
Contact Norm at to reserve your spot