About Us

Why Choose Us?

Our programs were developed through sheer dedication to one principle; Practical, effective self-defence. It works because it was born “On the mats” and “In the streets” by the professionals that make up our clientele, including members currently/ formerly of Manitoba Justice: Corrections, Corrections Canada, Winnipeg Police Service, Retail Loss Prevention, various Bar/Nightclub Staff, including those experienced professionals that make up our instructional core. These Professionals will shows students how to employ Going With and Non-Resistance principles to overcome larger, stronger, or more skilled opponents, as well as advanced teaching methods like Stress inoculation Techniques and Initial Response Conditioning, to ensure the best chances of successfully Avoiding, Managing, and Surviving violent confrontation.
Shihan Bissett has been involved in JIU-JITSU and TAI-JITSU since 1970. He is an author and recognised authority in the fields of Protective Services and Combat Arts. Shihan Bissett has served as a Military Pilot with the Canadian Forces and with the United Nations, including tours in Europe, the Middle East, and Central America. He has field-tested our Jiu-Jitsu system in some of the worst environments, with outstanding results. Beyond his own personal projects, Shihan Bissett continues to be an author, mentor, and source of inspiration as an enthusiastic teacher, training and developing solid Black-Belts who represent the high standards of our Jiu-Jitsu system.
In the 80's we were considered brutal, in the 90's we were considered excessive, in the 00's we considered extreme, today we are considered essential - If you want to be truly reliant in your own Self-Defence and Personal Protection...

C.D. BISSETT

9th Degree Black Belt Jiu-Jitsu
9th Degree Black Belt Tai-Jitsu
Founder - Bissett Jiu-Jitsu 
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1978

ESTABLISHED

Celebrating 40+ years in operation Providing the very best in Self-Defence and Personal Protection
Goal

ACHIEVED

We are the premiere provider of the most practical and effective system of self defence available anywhere
Community

BASED

We are proud of our Community & actively support awareness, access, and availability for all members of it
Purpose

DRIVEN

Achieving any goal worth having is challenging, but achieving a  higher purpose is an everyday pursuit...
Sensei Kummerfield is a use of force specialist with 25+ years in the Martial Arts and Security & Law Enforcement, including High Risk Escort & Close Quarter Protection experience. Sensei Kummerfield is the Lead Instructor for Bissett Jiu-Jitsu Winnipeg, and started his Jiu-Jitsu career in 1993. He has been a Correctional Officer, High Risk Escort Officer and Staff Facilitator for the Manitoba Department of Justice, as well as the Security Manager for Greenroom and Sound Republic. Sensei Kummerfield is also recognised by the Manitoba Department of Justice as a facilitator for the Manitoba Security Guard Training Program, Life Safety Facilitator by the Manitoba Emergency Services College, and is honoured to serve The Manitoba Legislative Assembly, reporting to the Sargent at Arms and attending to the Gallery & Legislative Sessions, and currently is the Director for Active Security Training Manitoba
Being prepared is a lot more than just having a plan, most plans fail the moment they make contact with reality. We live in the real-world, and help you prepare for it

KEVIN KUMMERFIELD

3rd Degree Black Belt Jiu-Jitsu
1st Degree Black Belt Tai-Jitsu
Founder - B-LINE Self-Defence
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