Clinton Raymond Frieslaar

Global Head of the International South African Institute of Unarmed Combat Owner of CR FRIESLAAR Intellectual Property Consultancy SASSETA and International Training Academy (ITA) accredited Advanced Handgun (pistol), Pump Action, Rifle and Carbine Instructor for Business purposes use, Range Officer, Firearms Instructor, Assessor
Reality Based Training

Reality Based Training

Many law enforcement officers or security personnel often encounter suspects with knives and don’t really know how to deal with it.

The Grappler

The Grappler

It is strange how many requests I receive from other martial artists to train them in the art of grappling…

The Best Fighting System

The Best Fighting System

I am often asked by students, friends and family which martial arts form do I regard as being the best. Is it FMA, BJJ, traditional karate, MMA, judo, boxing, kick boxing, muay thai, etc…

The Glistening Blade

The Glistening Blade

How many times have you not seen or heard of someone being attacked and the choice of weapon was a knife?

Welcome

Welcome to the International South African Institute of Unarmed Combat

Experts in Self Defence, Law Enforcement Training, Hand-to-Hand Combat and the home of South African Atemi-Jujitsu

Official representatives of Soke Ben Mängels in Africa

Soke Ben Mangels

Soke Ben Mangels

Ben Mängels started his career in 1954 as a young police officer in Durban, South Africa. He soon learned that the rough and tough sailors were a force to be reckoned with, so began his training in Kodokwan Jujitsu.

Marine Corp Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) in Focus

The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program was developed by the US Marine Corps to combine existing and new hand-to-hand and Close Quarters Combat (CQC) techniques with morale and team-building functions and instruction.

Knife Defence Workshop

It was great to have Sensei Clinton visit our dojo in Somerset West and share some of his thoughts on knife defences. As an ex-police officer he has had first hand opportunity to see what works and what doesn’t. One of the most important lessons was how an attacker from region or culture attacks very differently than an attacker from another culture, and how knife attacks (shanking) in the prisons cannot be translated as a template for what happens in the street.

Do All Fights Go To Ground?

Do All Fights Go To Ground?

With the emergence of Mixed Martial Arts “cage fighting” in the early 90s and the subsequent domination of Brazillian Jiu Jitsu in this area we began to hear the claim that “all fights go to ground”…

Jujitsu or Jujutsu?

Jujitsu or Jujutsu?

When it comes to deciding whether to use jujitsu or jujutsu in writing on the topic there is always the toss up between what is correct and what is popular.