Self Defense

Our different SELF-DEFENSE training:

Krav Maga & Muay Thai


Krav Maga is the official hand-to-hand combat system of the Israeli Defense Forces. Created by Imi Lichtenfeld, Krav Maga has become well known for it’s effectiveness.  It is a system of defense, not a traditional martial art. Many civilians around the world have seen positive results from training in Krav Maga. Not only will the training get you in shape, it will empower you while learning new skills.

Proudly affiliated with Elite Training Center in Redondo Beach, we are the only authentic Krav Maga facility in Halifax, N.S.

Our Krav Maga Classes focus on the basic fundamentals of movement, chokes, holds, strikes, defending strikes, kicks, elbows, knees, ground-defense, controlled live-training and Krav-specific conditioning exercises. The mental component of self-defense is often overlooked. We ensure that you have the mental toughness and smarts, to survive a dangerous situation.

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The national sport of Thailand, Muay Thai is referred to as “The Science of Eight Limbs”, as the hands, shins, elbows, and knees are all used extensively in this art. A master practitioner of Muay Thai has the ability to execute strikes using eight points of contact, as opposed to two points (fists) in Western boxing and four points (fists and feet) used in the primarily sport-oriented forms of martial arts. Muay Thai is an especially versatile, practical, straightforward yet challenging martial art that many people find addictively fun and challenging.

At Unik Skills you will learn effective concepts and techniques that will enable you to become proficient in Muay Thai.  Connected to some of the best coaches and competitors in the world, we evolve continuously to improve as we bring quality training to Kingston, Ontario.

Unik Skills Brazilian Jiu-jitsu


Unik Skills offers Self-Defense training which also includes the opportunity for participants to train in authentic BJJ. This component of Unik Skills Self-Defense is very popular and welcomes various ages, genders, levels of experience and fitness levels.

Our intent is to introduce participants to quality BJJ training while implementing an efffective, friendly and safe curriculum. Participants will have the opportunity to train BJJ recreationally or test their skills through local competition circuits.

We offer Kids, Women and Adult Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Classes. All ages and levels of experience are invited to join us for some quality training. Read our testimonials and/or follow us on Facebook. You will see that we are all about the people first.  Our mission is to ensure that each person that steps on to our mats, is treated with respect and given the personal attention that they deserve.

Don’t know what is Jiu-Jitsu? Read here before learning more about our instructor.


Our instructor is a Renzo Gracie 4 stripe Purple Belt under Pat Cooligan from Ottawa, Ontario. Unik Skills Training & Consulting offers high quality authentic BJJ, in Kingston, Ontario. This component of Unik Skills Self-Defense is very popular and we welcome various ages, genders, levels of experience and fitness levels.

Pat Major is a Purple Belt under Renzo Gracie Black Belt Pat Cooligan. He started training with Team Renzo Gracie Ottawa in 2004. As a professional soldier, Pat travelled throughout the world and maintained a strong relationship with Renzo Gracie Jiu-jitsu. He started competing within a few months of training, frequently traveling to the United States to test his abilities.

In 2006 Pat received his Blue Belt from Renzo Gracie. During his Brazilian Jiu-jitsu journey, he has had the opportunity to travel to California where he trained with Nelson Monteiro, Flavio Almeida, Shawn Williams, Calros Gracie Jr., and Fabio Santos. He has also had the pleasure to meet Rickson, Rillion, Relson, Royler, Rener, and Ryron Gracie. In the first 4 years of BJJ, Pat competed at several Grapplers Quest events where he won a medal at every tournament he competed in.  In 2008 Pat competed at the World Jiujitsu Championships which was a big test as a Blue Belt. He has travelled to New York City to visit the main Renzo Gracie Academy and up to date has had the opportunity to train with Renzo Gracie, Carlos Gracie Jr, Fabio Leopoldo, Roger Gracie, Braulio Estima, Ralph Gracie, Kurt Osiander, Guilherme Iunes, Rolles Gracie Jr, Igor Gracie, Gregor Gracie, Mark Collangello, Carl Masaro, Mark Cerrone, Marcio Feitosa, Kyra Gracie, Ricardo Almeida, Shawn Williams, and John Danaher.

On 3 March 2013, Pat was promoted to the rank of Purple Belt from Pat Cooligan.  Five months later, he decided to challenge himself and compete at the IBJJF Master & Senior Championships in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil where he won a Bronze Medal in the Super Heavy Weight Purple Belt Division and a Silver Medal in the Absolute division. While in Brazil he trained at a few top academies and learned new techniques that have helped him develop the BJJ program at Momentum Martial Arts in Saskatoon.

While living and teaching in Saskatoon since 2012, Pat was able to inspire many people which resulted in significant personal changes in many students. In July 2013, the Momentum Martial Arts program was implemented and in a short amount of time, the Momentum BJJ team was ranked 3rd overall team in Saskatchewan and 3rd at the 2014 CBJJF Alberta Championships.

Pat’s true passion is teaching others and it shows in the outcome. With over 20 years of experience in various martial arts and his military experience, Pat strives to bring the best out of everyone. A selfless leader, Pat intends to represent his Instructor and Team to the best of his abilities while ensuring that the students at Unik Skills Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, get the most out of their Brazilian Jiuj-jitsu experience.

– Together we shall conquer!

Our intent is to introduce participants to quality Brazilian Jiu-jitsu training while implementing an efffective, friendly and safe curriculum. Participants will have the opportunity to train BJJ recreationally or test their skills through local competition circuits.

For more information about BJJ please visit the International Brazilian Jiujitsu FederationCheck out this interesting read on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Unik Skills Self-Defense

At Unik Skills Training & Consulting we teach Self-Defense skills that will enable you to survive a dangerous situation. Our instructors are very experienced in martial arts and specifically versed in Self-Defense.We teach techniques that are proven, effective and useful.

Our objective with Unik Skills Self-Defense, is to provide individual and group lessons that will enable each member to learn the skills necessary to defend themselves instinctively, from an attack. We want you to build the essential skills to gain confidence and be prepared to deal with any situation.

We teach realistic and effective techniques that are easy to learn and remember. We do this in a safe and friendly atmosphere.

When you train with Unik Skills Training & Consulting, you will appreciate the professional approach and the knowledge that our instructors demonstrate. Our instructors have travelled the world to train with some of the best in our industry and will selflessly dedicate personal interest to ensure that students achieve their goals.

Most human conflicts at near distances that involve Self-Defense, can and should be avoided. The best defense is your state of mind and level of preparation.

Understanding your weaknesses and strengths will allow you to survive the unexpected. It involves using your mind and reacting instinctively while reducing the level of danger imposed by the situation presented.

We will teach you concepts and skills do assess a threat, then deal with the threat within reasonable force/Self-Defense parameters. Instructors will lead the way. We will demonstrate techniques/drills/live training and participate in each session with you. Our priority is you.


One of the most unique components of any Self-Defense program is Edged Weapons Defense. As the world continues to grow and our populations increase, so do the threats of being attacked, injured or harmed by criminals. It is a harsh reality that many individuals do not know how to defend themselves, should the situation present itself. At Unik Skills Training & Consulting, our objective is to provide you with the necessary skills to effectively defend and protect yourself, from an attack that may involve an Edged Weapon. Our Team hosts or travels to train with world class instructors.

Check out our Testimonials Page to see what some of our students have to say about our Self-Defense Training Sessions.

Unik Skills Combatives

Understanding the inherent risks that soldiers, enforcement officers, correctional workers and/or police officers face in duty, we customize training to address key points of interest.

Our instructors have over 20 years of international experience in high risk environments as professionals. If you are looking for a quality product, we will guide you in your implementation of authentic training at Unik Skills.

Whether it be in an austere environment or confined/restricted area, we will develop training methodologies that will enable everyone in the Team to achieve success.

Affiliated with world class instructors we have trained with Dynamis Alliance and Elite Training Center.


Combatives deals with the element of instinctive and realistic application of techniques. We teach you the fundamentals which are essential for your survivability. Each workshop, course and regular training sessions involve high stress scenarios. We believe that keeping it simple and being able to survive is crucial in a fight. Constantly evolving, you will find that Unik Skills offers exceptional instruction.