About us

SAARIO ACADEMY

 

DEFENDO ALLIANCE was founded in 2005 by Jyrki Saario. The organization aims at teaching SCANDINAVIAN DEFENDO all around the world. The members DEFENDO ALLIANCE come from Finland, Hungary, Poland, Sweden, Czech Republic, Norway, Ireland, Spain, France adn U.S.A. ...read more >>


JYRKI SAARIO

 

 

Jyrki Saario, the creator of SCANDINAVIAN DEFENDO and founder of Defendo Alliance, dedicated his life to learning teaching about close combat systems. For 40 years he trained kickboxing, muay thai, grappling, judo, box, bjj, krav maga, kapap, various styles of karate, wing chun, kyusho and...read more >>

 


BLACK BELT INSTRUCTORS - DEFENDO RED

Grandmaster Jyrki Saario is the founder of scandinavian Defendo. He established the organisation of Defendo Alliance in 2005. Meet our black belt instructors. The International Division of Defendo Instructors (I.D.D.I.) and the Research and International Developement (R.A.I.D.) teams were set up by Jyrki Saario to answer the need for education of new instructors all over the world...read more >>

 


NATIONAL INSTRUCTORS

Here you can see contact details and a list of instructors in your country. Click on a country to view more informations...read more >>


HOW TO BECOME AN INSTRUCTOR

By becoming an instructor, you will a chance for further development through a training program designed by Jyrki Saario. You will learn how to teach your clients the mentality and skills needed for reliable personal safety. ...read more >>