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Hojutsu w/ Sensei Norman Hood

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May 5 & 6, 2018

2 Day Introduction to Hojutsu

New students will learn the Art of Hojutsu with Sensei Norman Hood.  Returning students are encouraged to attend to refine skills and progress through the belt ranks.

In this 2 day seminar with Sensei Norm Hood, we will work on open hand martial arts techniques, such as a proper punch, a proper front kick, a proper knee strike. We will also work on the Hojutsu kata and gun retention techniques.  As we are working in "the Art of Gunnery", no Hojutsu workshop would be complete without some range time with live fire.   During the range portion of this course we will work on learning the modern handgun technique.   We will be teaching the proper grip, stance, presentation from a holster, accurate shooting, accurately shooting multiple shots on target, accurately shooting multiple zones on a target and multiple targets, and finally, malfunction clearance drills.


Course Schedule:

Saturday- Open hand/Handgun

Sunday- Handgun

Lunch will be provided for you each day

Students should arrive at the Dojo (classroom) in comfortable work-out cloths, or a Gi. First time students do not need to have a Gi.  Returning students will be required to show up in the proper attire.  You will also need to have a belt, holster, and blue training gun.  If you do not have a blue training gun or holster, contact Defensive Training Solutions for a special price on them as a Hojutsu student.

Class will begin promptly at 9:00am both days and will continue until approximately 5:00pm.  We will spend a substantial portion of Saturday working on Open Hand Techniques in the Dojo, but be prepared to travel to the range as well.  Sunday will be spent predominately at the range, we will however travel to the Dojo for promotions and and to bow out.


All students will need the following equipment:

  • Safe Handgun
  • Proper Holster
  • 3 magazines
  • 2 magazine pouches
  • Shooting Glasses
  • Ear Protection
  • Ball Cap
  • 500 rounds of Ammunition
  •             Quality Gun Belt

In addition Returning Students will need:

  • Uniform
  • Belt
  •  Student Guide   

There will be opportunities to promote to higher belt rank this weekend, please be prepared to pay testing fees if you wish to promote.  

 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 including being a Field Training Officer before entering Government Security Contract positions. Norm has more than 42 years’ experience in operational law enforcement, training, logistical and support planning for private security companies, military and state police organizations. He is a certified instructor of law enforcement subjects by the Alaska Police Standards Council. He has Extensive “Use of Force” training experience with lethal and less-lethal weapons and 30 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 a NRA instructor certified in Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, Refuse to be a Victim, and Chief Range Safety Officer and holds the “NRA Distinguished Expert Pistol” rating and has been appointed by the NRA as an Advanced Defensive Pistol Instructor. Norm has graduated from the Anchorage Police Department Citizens Academy, the South Bend Citizens Police Academy and the St. Joseph County Citizens Police Academy. Norm is a member of the Church Security Alliance and is an Affiliate Instructor, Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network. He is a member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), Illinois Tactical Officers Association (IOTA), and is certified by the State of Indiana as an Emergency Medical Responder, the State of Illinois as a Certified Firearms Instructor, Illinois Concealed Carry Firearms Instructor, GLOCK Armorer, and FEMA as an Active Shooter Responder Trainer. Norm is Sandan, 3rd Dan (3rd degree Black Belt) in Hojutsu-Ryu (the Martial Art of Shooting) and runs the only Hojutsu-Ryu dojo in the Mid-west. He is also a student of Okinawan Shorin-Ryu karate. Norm is a 2015 inductee in the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame and Hall of Hero’s. Norm is the Regional Master Instructor for the Second Amendment Foundation Training Division covering Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. Defensive Solutions also teaches National Safety Council First Aid/CPR/AED. Norm along with his wife Pat own and operates Defensive Solutions LLC, a Firearms and Use of Force training company since 2011 specializing in firearms, use of force, church, school, business, and personal security.

Upcoming Class 

May 5-6 2018

Defensive Training Solutions

2855 Stone Circle Dr.

Troy, OH 45373 

Cost $120.00


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