The term "HAVOC" is an acronym, as well as a paradigm. As an acronym it stands for "Hostile Aggressive Violent Offender Combatives" - which represent the three types of confrontation one may encounter. It also refers to the very nature of combat itself, which is fast, chaotic and very unpredictable.
It is important to realize that most Martial Artists are not always qualified or capable of delivering such specialized training. Most rarely encounter any real world violence and are instead limited to dojo sparring and sport environments. With Jay you get a PROVEN methodology that has been utilized and developed PERSONALLY over nearly 2 decades of experience in some of the most dangerous confrontations imaginable.
The founder of HAVOC JKD - Sifu Jay - is a serving Police Officer with the City of Calgary, and has been an active Police Officer for over 19 years. He is recognized by Canadian and UK courts as a "Use of Force" subject matter expert, and has given testimony numerous times in this capacity. Jay has also lectured internationally on Post-Conflict Articulation and Situational Awareness
Jay's extensive Law Enforcement and Martial Arts experience gives him a unique insight into the world of Personal Security services. He offers unparalleled training that is not just focused on the physical aspects of interpersonal conflict, but the legal and moral considerations. As Jay himself says "Most combat training gives you a series of weapons to use....I prefer to give you a box of tools"
What is Jeet Kune Do?
Bruce Lee developed Jeet Kune Do (JKD) after a life of exposure to a plethora different disciplines of martial arts, ranging from western boxing to fencing to Wing Chun to Wrestling and many, many more. Drawing from the useful portions of each art, Lee produced an ever-evolving system that teaches the student to use every aspect of his or her body in a fight. Indeed JKD can be described as "the search for the common thread among arts".
In short, JKD is taught to students not only for the deep discipline it takes to learn them, but to train the student for what we all hope never happens: An attack or physical altercation ("fight") on the street.
This is probably a good point to address the word "fight", and what is meant by the term. You may be thinking, "Well, I won't have any problem, because I don't get in street fights, and I don't go into areas of town where I could run into problems." If you are a parent, you have no doubt spent hours with your children telling them to stop "fighting" (if they have a brother or sister) or else you have lectured your child on why it is bad to fight. Those are not the type of fights you train to "win"
"Winning" an altercation on the street means being able to safely return home.
Hopefully, you will never be faced with a situation where your life, or the life of a family member, is in danger. But, bad things happen to good people all the time -- we see news reports about it almost daily.
No matter what part of town you live in, or where you work, you have undoubtedly heard reports of robberies, rapes, and gang violence in your city. Not one person who was mugged or assaulted woke up that morning, got ready for school or work, and just knew he or she was going to be physically assaulted later that day. It just doesn't happen that way. Problem is, one never knows what will happen or when it will happen. In this respect, the skills of JKD are like the spare tire in your car, or the lock on your front door - you may never have a flat tire, or burglar test your door, but if you do you are prepared for the situation.