The Principles of Martial Arts at Work

At Toronto’s Sutherland Models, young women study poise, manners and make-up application to prepare for a career in modeling. Yet, one of the classes isn’t about style or fashion photography. For three hours a week the models gather in the runway room, not to practice their walk, but to learn how to protect themselves through the art of self-defense.

The instructor is Ron Brass, founder of Bodyguard Self Improvement Seminars. Brass holds a 5th degree black belt in karate and a black sash in Kung Fu. He uses his martial arts training as a foundation to develop self-defense seminars, life skills coaching and specialized workshops for companies and non-profit organizations. Brass is a strong proponent of the belief that the principles behind martial arts are universal — including applications in the workplace. In fact, these principles are being incorporated into training programs to help people become more effective personally and in the workplace.

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