What a fantastic system, based on principles of movement and mind. The focus being on efficient movement and making efforts for maximum effect. I can’t give a stronger recommendation than I give to Jim Armstrong. His process has led to pretty impressive results in his own training and that of his students.
Brian Ebersole - Former UFC Welterweight Contender Sydney, Australia
In training, Jim showed me how to generate a sickening amount of force, more than I had seen anywhere in my twenty years of experience as a pro kickboxer and full-contact karateka. I have been hit by many of the most powerful fighters both in Australia and the world and Jim is on par with the most powerful of them.
The most remarkable aspect of his approach is the fact that he operates from a basis of genuine care and compassion for other people. When you’re trying to lower yourself into the crucible of a life-and-death situation, you want it to be with someone you trust.
Jim is that person.
Jarrod Boyle - Former super heavyweight professional Kickboxer and owner of Tyger Tyger Fitness Training Melbourne, Australia
Jim Armstrong is without doubt one of the best combatives, martial arts, and self defence instructors in in the industry. Period. Training with Jim is always a pleasure, a challenge, a learning experience, and a brilliant laugh, all at the same time. Jim is one of the best men I have the privilege of knowing. If you have the chance to train with Jim and his team, you will never look back.
Phil Thompson - International Director, Protect Training Systems Aukland, New Zealand
His thirst for knowledge is surpassed only by his desire to improve the lives of those around him and make the world a better place. Asides from his undoubted abilities as a teacher and his unique way of being able to connect with his students so that they might assimilate his approach and methods more easily, he is one of the most honest, passionate and civil minded people I have ever met – and I mean that in the truest sense of the word.
Doug Tucker - Founder of Nasubukang Arnis, Melbourne, Australia
I’ve said this before and I will say it again - Jim Armstrong is the best Combatives instructor in Australia, and of all the instructors/trainers I’ve come across in my 25 year martial journey, Jim ranks right up there with the best of them.
Nox Tauakipulu - Founder of HardNox Dynamics Sydney, Australia
Jim, in my most humble of opinions is world class and should be on the road internationally sharing his wealth of knowledge as he is truly unique and in a league of his own. I have learned much and am continuously learning but I haven't, especially in the last decade if not more, learned something new that would literally change both my training and life from another self defense instructor.
Richard Dimitri - Founder of Senshido International, Canada
I cannot recommend Jim Armstrong enough to anyone, he is worth taking a trip to visit and train with wherever you happen to be in the world! Jimmy is a true warrior and a gentle, funny man
Lee Morrison - Founder of Urban Combatives, UK
Jim is the full package! He teaches the highest quality material, and presents in an unforgettable manner with his humour and charm, BUT can back it up if need be! World class combative instructor who I am proud to say I have trained with and is a friend!
Chris Roberts - Founder of Safe International, Canada
After 27 yrs of training and teaching around the world all I can say is that Jim is one of the best self defence and stick fighting instructors I have ever met. Tough fighter, great teacher, humble person and great human being in one package.
Tuomo – Police officer, Senshido instructor and Demian Maia black belt Oulu, Finland
Jim is one of the best Combatives instructors I have met in my career in this field, but he's way more than that! He's a brilliant human being with the ability to reveal the best in everyone he teaches. If you have the opportunity to train with him, do yourself a favor and go for it!
Eric Lemaire - Founder of 1912 Personal Protection Liege, Belgium
Training with Jim Armstrong is not only a delight, but a journey to the pursuit of excellence. He embodies the belief that anyone can study martial arts, but not everyone can teach it. I am amazed by his ability to see things from new points of view despite the fact that he has been teaching for a long time.
David Bardos - Founder of ARMD, Wagga Wagga, Australia
Jim is simply one of the best in the game, and not just the 'game' of teaching real self defence skills, but the game of life.
Damien Martin - Founder of Southern Cross Martial Arts, Ballarat, Australia
Jim Armstrong is one of the most knowledgeable personal protection instructors around. He has a knack for being able to bring the best out in students and communicating his knowledge and concepts so it’s easily understood & achievable.
Jeff Phillips - Founder Western Combatives and Krav Maga Sydney, Australia
His understanding, comprehension and application of the body and the way it functions and moves is second to none. He has a unique ability to observe a person performing a particular technique or function and immediately see and address what that person is doing wrong and most importantly how to fix it. Once Jim explains something to you it always amazes me how his way is simpler, more direct and more devastating in its effect.
If you want to learn how to become a better person, how to avoid conflict and if it does actually come to it, how to defend yourself in REAL world situations. Then Jim is the best person in Australia to go and see!!!
Tristan Kealy - Self Protection Academy Melbourne, Australia
Jims ability to break down, explain and personalize not only techniques but the principles behind them is second to none.
Dean Howard - Owner of Fit FX and Combat8 Muay Thai, Melbourne Australia
Jim has an astounding amount of knowledge to him and he's really passionate about passing it forward to his students. No holding back.
With years of experience in the field, Jim showed us that there is still much to learn about combatives, and life in general. Never ready, always a student.
Jani Luukkonen – Police officer and founder of Elukkatehdas Helsinki, Finland