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Tip of Spear

11217 149 Avenue Northwest
Edmonton Alberta , T5M 1W6
Canada
(780) 469-8787
info@tipofspear.ca
https://www.tipofspear.ca/

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Took my firearms course there. Facility was clean, well laid out, and suitable. Instructors were excellent, really enjoyed my 3 evenings here. 5 stars, highly recommended!

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Kathie was an absolutely incredible instructor for the ABST training course. Her teaching methods were a breathe of fresh air, especially compared to online learning. She takes the time to understand the needs of her students, and learns each of them by name. TLDR; long class, it was awesome

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I took an online course for Alberta Basic Security Training at Tip of Spear Inc. They have a very good course. The presentation needs a review as it has some missing links, but the content is accurate. Their team is very responsive and the review class before the exam was very helpful in refreshing the contents and clearing any doubts. They also helped me with my license application. Overall, the course is helpful and the team is very professional and cooperative!

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Friendly, professional service, and incredibly accomadating during these difficult times. I initially was worried about taking the 40 hour Alberta Basic Security Training course online, but the content was very well laid out, and easy to follow. Coupled with a physical copy of the course booklet, I was able to easily grasp all the concepts, and review at my own pace. I even managed to get a 98% on my Proctored Exam! I would highly recommend Tip of Spear Inc to anyone looking to start their Alberta Basic Security Training! Especially if you're a little hesitant to attend a classroom setting during COVID-19, the online delivery is consistently high quality, with lots of extra info and practical knowledge you might not get with other courses. 5 Stars!

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Great Experience with great stuff members.

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My husband and I have been taking Krav Maga classes at Tip of Spear for 2 years now and we love every minute. Dave and Andrea are so friendly, knowledgeable and inclusive. It’s been the best work out that also teaches you solid, practical, approachable life skills. Krav Maga has increased my confidence, my awareness and my upper body strength!

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My experience for the online ABST program was good with the detailed information provided in the module.

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Completed my Alberta Basic Security Training with the best Instructor in the industry Kathie B. and I am really satisfied with the quality, delivery and overall value of this course. Learned so much critical information on the security profession in Alberta, my rights and the rights of others and how to handle relevant situations in the most effective manner. My sincere thanks goes out to Kathie and the team at Tip of Spear the preparation and training! Highly recommend others to visit and support this business.

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Positive place. Great educators.

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I feel great about the ABST course because it's helping me to be a better person and people around me. Thank you!

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Awesome service .......... Thank you so much tip of spear team ....

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Having worked in the security industry, everyone I've spoke with has held Tip of Spear in very high regard. The Krav Maga classes are fun, interesting, and practical. If you want to learn self defense that you can actually use, then this is the place to take it. Dave is a fun, humorous, and extremely experienced person that I would listen to all day if he would let me. I only wish that I could spend more of my time learning from everyone, and I regret taking security training through my old company and not through Tip.

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Dave at Tip of Spear is the real deal!!! He is a very effective and professional instructor. Andrea is always on top of things and replies to emails in a timely manner, very reliable and informative. They also offer strength and conditioning classes too with another Dave on the TIP team that knows exactly what he is doing.I would recommend Tip a of Spear 100%!

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Learning Krav Maga from Tip of Spear has been life changing. The cardio that goes with the class is exilerating and keeps the heart rate up and healthy. The techniques learned from Dave regarding Krav are laid out step by step, then drilled, and each part always leads into the next move or step. The confidence gained by learning such skills is motivation to keep going. Dave makes learning Krav fun yet always keeping a serious note to make sure you learn correctly. I would recommend Tip of Spear to anyone who wants to try something different to keep in shape, to walk in peace or to add enjoyment to their life.

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I came here for my security license a couple years ago and Dave taught me my course. He was great, I really enjoyed learning from him!

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They are doing very well in their sector. I highly reccomend their services. Moreover, they are also very helpful after and before the examm Lastly, they properly address our problems and calls, which shows their elite customer service. Thanks you for elegant service.

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Excellent place to learn self defense. Its fun, good atmosphere, and you dont feel embarassed lol. I have been admitting my 3 kids since last 10 years in different karate, ju jitsu clubs, recreation place, etc. - they never learnt ANYTHING. All the schools focused on a fee and ofcourse Uniform fees etc. I found this place on Groupon, checked reviews and thought 'ok, lets try one last time'. So I sat in the waiting room for my teens to come out and they came out all red faced and breathing hard, they looked excited. To my surprise not only class was focused on excercises, scenarios of attack, but also tactics of how to defend oneself in a fun environment. Dave is no doubt excellent teacher. My kids have continued learning Krav Maga.

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Dave is absolute master of self defense. I took his PPCT course and attended some krav Maga classes. Let just say that the 5 day course was an absolute pleasure. It exceeded the standards for PPCT and also gave you very real, usable techniques on how to protect yourself. After I attended his Krav classes and not only is Dave a student where he let's you have a voice but gives very practical and useful skills to deal with any situation that you may come across. My only regret is that I was not able to continue to learn and go to more classes. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to learn a self defense. Or wants to improve what they already know.

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Honestly the best instruction I’ve ever had the honour of receiving in any combative. The instructor and his assistants are extremely knowledgeable and very good at teaching the theory and how to put it to use in the real world. My wife and I have both been taking the courses together since October and always look forward to going.

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David Suffern is highly skilled and knowledgeable. His classes develop real skills. He is a great Krav Maga instructor and an expert in firearm. He has a military/Security background and is very smart.

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I recommend all of it. There are many situations you may encounter where you can use all of this training. In my 80 year career I could have used heavy duty training a few times. There are bullies everywhere.

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Take every opportunity to ask questions and practices the skills and even use the experienced students to help. try to challenge yourself by working with most experienced person in the class cause you learn quickly what industry standards are within the best skilled people. Also the instructor does push you to your limits!!

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I Took the CFSC there. Dave really went the extra mile to teach us. He is very experienced, and passionate, and the training was very practical.

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I have been wanting to write a review for awhile now but didn't know quite how to express how truely awesome being a member of Tip of the Spear is. Dave isn't just knowelegeable, he's funny and friendly and most importantly passionate about giving the tools needed to defend yourself in a less then desirable situation. Once you try a class or too I guarantee you will be hooked. The whole atmosphere of the classes are amazing. Everyone goes out of the way to help and encourage you to learn and rise to the challenges put in front of you. Tip of the Spear doesn't just give you self defense skills it gives you life skills. A never give up attitude that you can apply to all areas of your life building your confidence and determination. I highly recommend coming out to try a few classes and judge for yourself. You won't be disappointed.

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I have been a cop in the US for years including swat. This is far the most realistic and best training I have been to yet for defensive tactics.

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For training of self defense or work, Tip of Spear is by far the best choice. This is because of the foundation that it was built upon from Dave. Foundation of helping others to succeed. If you take any class or training through them this will be displayed through out the course of your time. Whether you have no experience or you are already seasoned, when you show up you will be welcomed and given 100% effort in making you better. Training now days with proven success in the field can be hazy sometimes. Having a place like Tip of Spear where you can feel confident walking in and out of those doors, not only with skill set but of mind as well. That is a value to be truly thankful for. Thank you Dave for the time, patience and commitment you displayed.

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Amazing instruction and atmosphere!

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Dave and his staff are awesome! Thank you for a fun, informative and sweaty Self Defense class today! Highly Recommend!

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I just had an amazing one hour self-defense class at Tip of Spear: Krav Maga. The generosity to give a free lesson on International Women’s Self-Defense Day speaks volumes of Tip of Spear’s character. I found the facility clean and welcoming. The staff and volunteers were helpful, kind, friendly and knowledgeable. I recommend anyone to go check it out!

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Dave and Tim are great instructors. Very knowledgeable and friendly. I highly reccomend taking thier course if you are getting into the industry.

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went for my ABST exam this morning with pre study, dave was awesome helped me realise alot of things with the course and I'm positive I passed the course all because of his awesome teaching skills. me and old lady are going for are restricted and non restricted end of the month and I wouldn't recommend any one but this place amazing teacher very helpful and attentive. all and all amazing experience

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Ive tried a couple other krav maga and martial arts places but tip of the spear are the Best self defence classes in the city. I always enjoy coming to class. Dave is a great insturctor very professional and friendly. I highly recommend tip of the spear to anyone looking to get into self defence!

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Bought some Tip of Spear Krav Maga classes from groupon. The instructor, David, is very knowledgable and welcoming. The classes are a lot of fun, while being useful and a great workout! I liked it so much I'm buying a punch pass for 10 more classes. Thanks, David!

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Our instructor Dave was excellent. He kept the course moving along nicely and provided plenty of time for in class review and study.I would highly recommend his in class training to anyone.

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I have always enjoyed combat fitness but this class is different than any class I’ve ever taken. You learn defence manoeuvres for specific real life situations and play games that improve your reaction time and help you feel more comfortable using them. It’s also a great work out and Dave is an amazing instructor! I’m always looking forward to my next class! You’ll feel empowered, fitter, and just have tons of fun.

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I highly recommend taking these courses if you want to get into the Security industry. Dave not only makes sure you receive the knowledge that you need he makes the courses fun. I have taken a few course with him. A fun & memorable awesome time.

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Tip of Spear provides a first rate PAL course that I would highly recommend for anyone interested in firearms safety. David delievers very thorough instruction, but in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Absolutely enjoyed the experience, and looking forward to my next class with them!

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Technical and passionate Dave brings invaluable real world experience to the training and has an energy while teaching that many aspire to. Keep up the awesome work Dave

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Not only are you learning to defend yourself in real life situations, you are gaining a group of great people (family) who will stand behind you every step of the way! This is the place to be, don't wait any longer to start!!

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I joined Tip of Spear after hearing my manager rave about it for months. I was instantly welcomed by the whole group. Dave goes above and beyond for everyone and brings such an amazing energy to the class. Each class is different, super informative and relevant to real-life situations. You leave every class feeling empowered and energized. Highly recommend this class to anyone! Don't wait any longer to give it a shot, I wish I knew about this years ago!

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Great Trainer and after training support. Dave comes with many years of experience both as an Instructor and somone who has worked in the field in several Capacities!! Dave philosophy is to give you the tools not just techniques to keep you safe on and off the Job. I appreciate his emphasis on mind set which is often neglected in the industry. Jean-G.

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Learning how to defend myself in a safe and supportive environment is amazing! Dave is such a great instructor who somehow always finds the time to work with everyone individually to help them improve. Getting fit is fun at Tip of Spear and I really feel like I am part of a community. Would recommend this class to everyone!

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KRAV KRAV KRAV. Your authority in this art form! Get fit, learn great self defense skills, all in a SUPER comfortable and welcoming environment.

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This is the best studio in the city to learn practical self defense and is the ONLY studio that teaches authentic, certified IKMF Krav Maga. As a single female, I was looking for a safe place to learn some great life skills to keep me and my loved ones safe, and Tip of Spear has proven to be that place. I learned skills in my first class that I can use right away! The environment is fun, safe, friendly, and you get an awesome workout too. Dave is an incredible instructor - kind, humble, and breaks concepts down so they are easy to understand. He has decades of experience in security so he is able to explain why and where you would apply a lesson.

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This is the best studio in the city to learn practical self defense and is the ONLY studio that teaches authentic, certified IKMF Krav Maga! As a single female, I was looking for a safe place to learn some great life skills to keep me and my loved ones safe, and Tip of Spear has proven to be that place. I learned skills in my very first class that I can use right away! The environment is fun, safe, friendly, and you get an awesome workout too. Dave is an incredible instructor - he is kind, humble, and breaks concepts down so they are easy to understand. He has decades of experience in security so he is able to explain why and where you would apply a lesson.

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Attending Krav Maga classes with TIP OF SPEAR has changed my life in so many positive ways. This does not only support fitness, but teaches practical self-defense, something I can actually use to protect myself. I feel like I am accomplishing something; building a skill I am proud of. The class environment is supportive and welcoming. David Suffern is amazing at what he does. He is positive, brings in humour, and fun into the class. David challenges his students, but is supportive. He is flexible, working with a variety of different body types and abilities. He clearly breaks down technique, supports, and adapts as necessary to ensure his students are grasping the material. He not only explains why we do something, but also demonstrates context to further understanding. On a personal level, I have seen improvements in all aspects of my life. My confidence, fitness, mental health, and quality of life have improved greatly. No matter how terrible my day is, I am determined to go to class, because when I get there, I am smiling, laughing, and ready to go. As someone with anxiety and PTSD, Krav Maga with David and the Krav Maga family has been a safe and incredible place to be. No matter how anxious I am before class, my anxiety disappears after walking in. It has taken some of my PTSD symptoms and redirected them into a skill, given them a focus, so much so, that my family has noticed a difference. I can’t imagine my life without Krav Maga, and more importantly the people at Tip Of Spear who I have grown to respect and care for.

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The Krav Maga classes offered at Tip of Spear are fantastic. You get a work out, learn some defensive and situational awareness skills, as well as having fun. Dave Suffern is an excellent, patient instructor, and his long term students are welcoming, inclusive and passionate about Krav Maga. I highly recommend checking it out if you are at all curious. This isn't your typical martial art/self defense.

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I took an online ABST course and it is so much difficult to find the office to talk to someome merely to ask about a few questions re scheduling the exam and the like. The lady was not rude at all but she could not tell me the office location. She just advised me to email Dave which I did and left the place. Still dont know if I am writing the licensing exam or not this Friday the 10th.

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I'm very happy with and impressed with everyone at Tip of Spear, especially Dave. He has supported and trained my son, who is 14, to excel at what he loves. His entire life has found balance since he started training here. I've attended classes and have felt very welcomed by everyone and comfortable.

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Very empowering. It's quite the work out and gratifying too. Thank you Dave.

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The way that the tactics and theory are conveyed to students is amazing, safest way to be in the moment without actually being in the moment the lives are changed for the better or worse. They give you the tools to make it as much your choice as you can safely do.

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Excellent training provided, Dave goes above and beyond to not only teach you what you need to know to pass the exams but also what you need to know to keep you safe on the job. I’ve been training through Dave for years. There’s no one else I will go through for security training or advice.

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I had previously trained in MMA before switching into Krav Maga. Krav Maga is what I strongly believe to be the most effective self defense program out there. Dave Suffern, is an outstanding teacher. He keeps the class fun while learning the techniques of the art. He is very focused on keeping people safe on the streets and also doing what ever is required to prevent injuries while training. Each class is always riddled full of new skill sets to work on. I would highly recommend anyone to train at Tip Of Spear, regardless of age, gender, or any physical barriers they might have.

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Training in Krav Maga at Tip of Spear has been a life changer for me. The class options and facility location are ideal, allowing me to attend classes at my convenience. This is the only school in Edmonton offering IKMF Krav Maga, the original and leading organization for Krav Maga worldwide. Krav Maga is an easy to learn, practical, and effective system of personal protection that teaches prevention, recognizing risk and counter combat. Most importantly instructor David Suffern is the best this city has to offer. Of all the classes, workshops, and courses I have ever attended, Dave has an instruction style second to none. He pushes his students to their personal best with respect, humor, humility, and a wealth of experience he relates back to real-world application. I have found comfort, encouragement, and a sense of belonging with my fellow students. Being confident in my ability to defend myself gives me a sense of peace and security that is priceless! I can walk down the street, go out at night or travel in a foreign country with confidence. Thank you Tip of Spear and Dave for encouraging my personal growth in every aspect… mentally, emotionally and physically I am becoming a stronger person as a result of these classes and am forever grateful.

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Training in Krav Maga at Tip of Spear has been a life changer for me. The class options and facility location are ideal, allowing me to attend classes at my convenience. This is the only school in Edmonton offering IKMF Krav Maga, the original and leading organization for Krav Maga worldwide. Krav Maga is an easy to learn, practical, and effective system of personal protection that teaches prevention, recognizing risk and counter combat. Most importantly instructor David Suffern is the best this city has to offer. Of all the classes, workshops, and courses I have ever attended, Dave has an instruction style second to none. He pushes his students to their personal best with respect, humor, humility, and a wealth of experience he relates back to real-world application. I have found comfort, encouragement, and a sense of belonging with my fellow students. Being confident in my ability to defend myself gives me a sense of peace and security that is priceless! I can walk down the street, go out at night or travel in a foreign country with confidence. Thank you Tip of Spear and Dave for encouraging my personal growth in every aspect… mentally, emotionally and physically I am becoming a stronger person as a result of these classes and am forever grateful.

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Dave always goes above and beyond when it comes to teaching these courses. From classroom to field you cannot go wrong with any of the courses provided, easy to follow, and lots of hands on instruction. 10 out of 10 would recommend every time!

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Whenever I think of security training Tip of Spear is my go to every time. From classroom to the field you cannot go wrong with any of the courses provided. In the classroom Dave’s method of teaching gives you the best results whether you’re new to the field or returning to re-cert. 10 out of 10 would recommend every time!

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By far the most up to date training great vibes every hands on training and great confidence booster. Dave is an A++++++ instructor I highly recommend TIP OF SPEAR to everyone

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I have taken many courses through Tip of Spear, and with Dave. He and his team have gone above and beyond preparing me for my career. Through the training I have gained tools and skills that provide me with the confidence needed to perform at my best. I have and will continue to recommend Tip of Spear to anyone.

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Classes are straight forward and also fun

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Absolutely love training with Dave! Great atmosphere, training and dedication from the trainers. Highly recommend Tip of the Spear for Krav Maga!

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I love it here. I've trained at a couple of martial art schools and though this is something very different, I am addicted. Dave is one of the best instructors I've trained under, his ability to adapt to each student is impressive and effective. Most gyms make you pay for a month just to see if its for you. The groupon allowed me to check this place out for a steal of deal. Not a walk through the park though, you will sweat. All in all, you get what you put it , but a great environment and a wicked teacher defiantly helps. I'd defiantly recommend.

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Great place for security training, you get every cent worth from the instructor Dave.

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Great class. Dave has now become one of my most favorite humans on earth with his humour. Really great teacher and very patient. Highly recommended!!

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I love how he really dose help you out. I now can Handcuff a person. And wow! Thanks Dave for the Help!!! I would for sure get people to go.

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First class was hard but very informative and I can't wait till next class!!

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The training was excellent. Dave made everything make sense and put the techniques into real world scenarios. He kept it enjoyable and pertinent. This was my first time at T.O.S. and was an excellent refresher with new skills added. Thanks for the great training Dave!!

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I wish I had taken Dave's ABST course a long time ago!

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Best training school I've ever seen.. from the basics of security to Krav Maga, tip of spear will truly help u in the security field.

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I highly recommend Tip of Spear to anyone new or Grandfathered. Dave is extremely professional, knows his stuff, is highly trained and has years of experience in the industry. He is the man behind the spear and his staff is just as sharp. Karen will most likely be your first contact and first smiling face you see when you walk through the door. She will help set you up for success from beginning to end, she makes the application process a breeze and will make sure you know what you need to do next. Im going back for more. See you there!!

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I really enjoy the classes. It is fun but intense. The instructor takes the time to explain the technic and to correct you.

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I have figured out how today was so different from every other training session on difficult customers. Having someone watch how you handle situations and inadvertently escalate is an invaluable tool. For the first time I feel that I can enter a negative situation with a framework and tools to get what I need from customers with minimal pushback. There is such a difference between theory and practice and this was the perfect balance. This is what our staff have been asking for. Thank you.

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First rate training that combines classroom teaching with 'real life' situations that security professionals and peace officers could face while on duty.

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I loved the PPCT course Dave. I couldn't imagine having a better instructor. Thanks.

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He a great trainer and pushes you and answer all your question

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Absolutely fantastic. The best place to go for self defence and Krav Maga training facility in ALBERTA. Dave is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects and I highly recommend him and his facility.

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I took my training as a security guard from one of Dave' s courses. Dave's training was always delivered in a straightforward manner with lots of good experience and insight into the security industry to back it. I did my Alberta Basic Security Training here, eventually moving on to my Pressure Pressure Points and Control Tactics and Alberta Investigative Training. Dave's instruction and clarity of teaching has allowed me to excel in the security industry, because I was given the skills I needed to deliver awesome service and results while on-duty. I now own my own security company, I am continuing my training with the Tip of Spear personally, and I also use it as our go-to training school for all our new and senior level guards. I trust this school to not only provide the most knowledgeable guards, but give them the best chance at a future in the security industry by continually expanding their skillsets to include higher professions, such as: being a private investigator.

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The level of professional provided here goes way and beyond what I expected. I'm new to the business of security but both receptionist and teacher (Dave) did a great job teaching out the material needed to pass and to feel comfortable in doing your duty as a citizen and as a professional security guard. Big thanks to Dave and receptionist for a professional and respectful treatment. I got my money's worth going here to learn and absorbe the new career change of mine. Thanks for everything... God bless =]

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The staff at Tip of Spear are great. The lady at the front is very professional. The owner and teacher is great, the knowledge and experience is by far the best I have seen in the business. I would recommend Tip of Spear to anyone across Canada, to take the training. You will not be disappointed at all.

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Great Instructor. Wealth of knowledge, training and experience. Highly recommend any/all his courses!!!!