The Black Belt College was established by Professor Georges Sylvain, 10th Degree Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and the founder of the Can-Ryu Jiu-Jitsu System, the Canadian System of Jiu-Jitsu, in order to provide black belt instructors an opportunity to advance in their martial arts qualifications and rank and become better teachers.


Teacher's Certification Program

The Black Belt College’s “Teacher’s Certification Program” offers Black Belt holders an incentive to become better educated in the Art of Jiu-Jitsu as well as how to teach Jiu-Jitsu.

We recognize the fact that there are many Black Belt individuals who own and operate their own Dojos but have no avenue in which to pursue their advancement in their Black Belt qualifications and Dan ranking. Each and every individual situation has a justifiable explanation.

The Black Belt classes that are held in Ottawa are conducted five times a year on the third Sundays of; September, November, January, March and May (May class date may change because of special holiday weekends). The Black Belt Classes are four hours in duration from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Classes for the 2018-2019 sessions are: 

Sunday, November 18, 2018,

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Additional Black Belt classes are also held in various Provinces across Canada by Shihan Steve Hiscoe and Ed Hiscoe, Hanshi.

Kyoshi Steve Hiscoe hosts an annual Jiu-Jitsu Summer camp and and Jiu-Jitsu Winter Camp.

Once you have attended a series of Black Belt classes, you are offered the opportunity to write examinations to achieve Levels 1, 2 and 3 in the Teacher’s Certification Program and achieve a Canadian Jiu-Jitsu Union Black Belt College Teacher’s License.

Professor Georges Sylvain was adamant that the Black Belt College Program be maintained in the highest quality standards and be made available for the training, teaching and education of martial arts instructors so they would be able to earn a teacher’s license through the Black Belt College program and become qualified teachers.

Professor Sylvain’s legacy has been rigidly maintained and there have been numerous Black Belt holders and Dojo owners from across Canada who have been able to benefit and progress in their martial arts education through the Black Belt College’s Teacher’s Certification Program.

This program is also available through Home Study Courses to those individuals who may not be able to attend classes because of the remote areas or distances in where they reside.

Course Skills




Joint Locking

Ground Defence

Neck Restraints

Become a Better Teacher

You will receive training in both gross and fine motor skill techniques.
You will learn how to teach various techniques with the understanding of why some techniques work and why others don’t.
You will have the opportunity to listen to explanation dialogue and how to break down the techniques so you’ll have a much better understanding of the self defense/protection methods taught in the Can-Ryu curriculum. In turn, you can use this new information to better teach within your own Dojo and classroom using the “3 Minute Rule.”
You’ll learn how to prepare and use lesson plans and how to design and follow your own training program(s) to ensure all of your students are receiving the necessary education for achieving their Kyu rank levels and instruction to achieve Black Belt ranks in a timely manner.
You’ll have plenty of opportunities to practice giving verbal explanations and demonstrating practical technique presentations. This is to prepare you to be able to speak and conduct yourself confidently and think on your feet in front of a group of people.
You’ll participate in practical presentations by selecting a random technique and present a practical teaching scenario in front of the other black belt participants in the class.

  • How to conduct safe and proper warm up exercises that includes high stress sparring drills and training methods.

  • How to use weapons of opportunity.

  • How to defend against multiple attackers.

  • How to defend against weapons.

  • How to use the Persuader Key Holder Self-Defense System.

  • How to use and apply Police Pressure Points System.

  • Understand the basic fundamentals of the “Simple Hold Escape System”.

  • How to teach classes using teaching programs and lesson plans.

  • How to relate and explain the Legalities of Self-Defense under the Criminal Code of Canada

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  • (613) 727-3656
  • Ottawa, Ontario

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