Self Defence Techniques


Black Tiger Karate & Self Defence

Self Defence Technique No. 2 – Avoidance

Avoidance, when we talk about self defence is really all about common sense and some times we have to teach common sense. Our list of Ten “10” self defence items is not in order of importance. However avoidance is likely on most self defence courses, at the top or very near the top in order of importance.

When we speak about avoidance we are specifically talking about avoiding trouble. That old cliche comes to mind,  if you look for trouble you will find it. The inverse holds true, if you look to avoid trouble, you can generally keep away from it and in so doing stay safe.

Avoidance is not paranoia, it is awareness and the ability to avoid trouble before it occurs….  To continue reading please see our article Self Defence – Avoidance at the following link: Self Defence – Avoidance

Rick Hotton 2016 Fall Seminar

Black Tiger Karate & Self Defence, Dynamic Martial Arts & Chouwa Karate with the grateful sponsorship of “The Marguerite Yanuziello Memorial Scholarship” are pleased to present:

***Karate Seminar with Rick Hotton sensei – *** Saturday & Sunday, October 1st. & 2nd, 2016

Location: Black Tiger Karate Dojo – 2450 Finch Av. W. Unit 4. Toronto, Ontario


The class size has been restricted to 30 Adults/Youth  and is open to Black through to Blue belt level, adult & youth students. The course is open to all traditional  karate affiliations.

Cost: $80.00 Advance Payment for full 2 Day Seminar, 2 – sessions (Saturday Oct. 1 and Sunday October 2, 2016.)


$80.00 Advance Payment for both Saturday & Sunday seminar. Payable online or at the Dojo.

(Note: Early Bird Special Pricing Ends August 31st.  or when maximum 30 tickets sold.)

Individual Session – Tickets: $45.00 either Saturday Oct. 1 or Sunday Oct. 2, 2016.

Spaces are limited : Get your tickets at Eventbrite.Ca

Session I,  Saturday Oct. 1 st. 11:00am – 3:00pm  Doors open 10:30 am

Session II, Sunday    Oct. 2nd. 11:00am – 3:00pm Doors open 10:30 am

Rick Hotton Sensei started training in 1970 at the West Wind Dojo in Florida. In 1976 he inherited the dojo and since then has remained its instructor. Originally a member of the USKA, Rick Sensei moved to Richard Kim’s group in 1989 and since that time has endeavoured to train and learn from as many instructors as possible. He is also a long time student of Matsugi Saotome, who is considered to be one of the best Aikido masters in the world today. For the past three years Rick Sensei has been the NSKF representative in North America under the guidance of Pemba Tamang Sensei, who was the first foreigner ever to do the JKA instructors’ course.

Sensei Hotton is a refined technician and an innovative instructor who has a rare mixture of pure form infused with deep-rooted creativity. He has successfully blended his extensive experience in both Karate and Aikido into a truly unique approach. While his technique and his power is clearly impressive, he couples it with sincere and humble teaching, communicating at a high-level in clear and thoughtful ways.

“My way is not the only way. I was always told by my own Sensei’ to go ‘steal’ a little bit that you like from everyone who you train with, so please treat this like a buffet and take what you like from it and discard that which you don’t.”  Rick Hotton 5th Dan Shotokan