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Canton Budo Modern Warrior Training is an exclusive training group open only to Police Officers, Firefighters, Security Personnel and the Military. Training is based on the Instructor’s book The Divine Warrior–Transforming Stress into Vitality and Power.

Located in Canton, Georgia in Cherokee County near North Metropolitan Atlanta, we also have a Southern Georgia Training Group. We are dedicated to training those who protect and serve under the instruction of Frank Luce.

Jihi No Kokoro ( The Benevolent Heart)

“Stronger than love itself, the benevolent heart is capable of encompassing all that constitutes universal justice and all that finds expression in the unfolding of the universal scheme. Born of the insight attained from repeated exposure to the very brink between life and death, the benevolent heart of Ninpo is the key to finding harmony and understanding in the realms of the spiritual and natural material worlds”. Masaaki Hatsumi, 34th Soke of the Togakure Ryu


Tactical Training  This is the martial art training taught by the 34th grandmaster of Tokagure Ninjutsu, Hatsumi Sensei. Although we will train in traditional weapons such as sword, knife, 6 foot staff, hanbo and the chain, a strong emphasis will be put on firearm training, handcuffing and arrest techniques. This includes gun retention, drawing and moving with the weapon in a fluid, stealthy manner based on the postures taught in the training, and firing the weapon while moving. For this type of training we will be using air soft weapons and emphasizing natural point-of-aim shooting.

Since the tactics being taught were used in the battlefield of Feudal Japan, where the warriors wore heavy armor, a lot of emphasis will be placed on low center of gravity stealth walking, running and movement because of the amount of equipment soldiers, police officers and firefighters use. This highly efficient, low center of gravity movement produces the balance and power needed for survival in life and death situations.

In addition, training will be given on how to integrate the tactics into the use of force model used by most police departments. In addition, emphasis will be placed on how to avoid use of force complaints and lawsuits by the use of locks, holds, throws, punches and kicks when arrest situations go bad.  This training is not a substitute for the law enforcement or military training that you received. It is aimed at making the training you received more effective by using natural body movement to increase flexibility, fluidity, awareness, and efficiency in order to produce maximum power while expending the minimal amount of energy needed to perform the tactics.

It is also the aim of the training to increase the mind-body connection, thereby preventing loss of fine motor skills and making the correct tactical response spontaneously, thereby dramatically increasing officer safety and survival. This training also increases the effectiveness and efficiency of the student’s ability to diffuse hostile situations.

PTSD  This training is for people who believe they have post-traumatic stress disorder or have been diagnosed with the illness. Each individual will have a specific program designed for them based on their temperament and the circumstances which brought on their stress and trauma. A variety of techniques will be used, including mind-body science training, acupressure, and Nei Kung in order to help alleviate the symptoms of this disorder.

This is not a substitute for medical or psychological care. This is a program designed to empower the individual to overcome their inner obstacles which created the situation. This is a complement to any medical treatment being received and should be discussed with your physician before participating in this program. In truth, this is a way to take care of our own. We need to do a better job of taking care of each other.

In addition, seminars are available on this topic, which include prominent Long Island Psychologist, Linda Simon, to give the training an in-depth and professional perspective.

Awareness Training  This training is aimed at increasing your sense of perceiving danger in order to preempt hostile attacks and situations. This type of heightened awareness has many aspects and manifests many survival benefits, especially currently, with the rise of terrorism and the escalation of violence in the world.

Nei Kung  Integrated into the training is Shaolin Nei Kung to enhance martial skills both on the physical level and the mental level. This training helps prevent injury by toughening the body and increasing health and well-being as well.  It is a preventative for PTSD and other stress-related conditions and is a key component in purifying and healing the body and mind after combat or firefighting, which is another form of combat.

Nei Kung Class (Stress Management)  This is a separate Nei Kung class available for those who want to train specifically in these techniques. This is the best long-term care program you can invest in. It promotes mental and physical health and enhances combat and firefighting skills by lowering stress levels and harmonizing the mind and body, making for a more efficient means to survive in hostile situations. There is also training with the hand gun to teach the integration of these techniques with a firearm or a fire hose or other firefighting equipment. This is similar to Tai Chi Sword except that this is a modern, practical use of this martial art skill.

S.W.A.T.  Countering hand-to-hand terrorist ambush attacks. This training is only open to active law enforcement officers.

Divine Warrior Principles- “Living to Die”  Due to the esoteric nature of this training, these principles are taught separately. The aim is to deal with your own death and impermanence in order to use your precious human life to overcome ordinary, uncontrolled death. This training uses the principles of protecting and serving others as the basis to seize the power and insight needed for spiritual and psychological transformation as discussed in the book, The Divine Warrior-Healing the Hearts of Those who Protect and Serve. We take an in-depth look at the use of deadly force and how to use it in a manner that accords with Divine principles. It does not matter what your religious belief system is, just that you have one.

Mind/Body Training  Meditation and visualization training based on the three levels of the mind discussed in the book, The Divine Warrior-Healing the Hearts of Those who Protect and Serve. Some of this training is provided in the martial art program, however, this is a more in-depth look at meditation, to include incorporating a “faith factor” in the training.

Ethics and Integrity  This presentation is based on my experience in the Mollen Commission New York City Police Corruption task force, my extensive experience in Federal corruption investigations and the training I provided to Federal agents and Federal employees during my law enforcement career. Ethics and integrity is what defines us as the best of mankind. Ethics are moral principles based on wisdom, and not intelligence as related to IQ. The cultivation of wisdom is not easy, as is evident when looking at our politicians. Wisdom is a virtuous, intelligent mind that dispels ignorance and cultivates the insight needed for faultless decision making. Ethics and integrity are based on pure moral discipline, patience, compassion and generosity. This presentation is for anyone interested in gaining insight into the qualities needed to embody the equanimity of the Declaration of Independence.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”

We also offer Motivational Presentations to Empower and Transform our Modern Day Warriors through E.T.I.


We highly recommend Stephen K. Hayes Ninja Self Defense Online Training at http://www.ninjaselfdefense.com

Frank Stephen Leo

Frank Luce with Stephen K. Hayes who offers Ninja Self Defense Online Training at ninjaselfdefense.com



Email: cantonbudo9@gmail.com

Phone: 770-241-0755

Southern Georgia Training Group Contact: walter5_3@hotmail.com

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