About Coach Andy





The love of "martial science" has been Andy's passion since childhood...

With over 15 years of martial arts experience, Andy discovered through personal experience that most martial arts systems do not prepare people for the harsh realities of real-world violence. As a result he spent years searching out, studying, and analyzing many different "real-world" and "reality-based" systems of combat and self defense, some being better than others. The objective is to discover the truth and, as Bruce Lee put it, "keep what is useful, and discard what is not". As a result Andy has developed a very pragmatic approach to self defense that is easily learned and extremely effective. Pure Self Defence is science and function rather than art or sport. It is purposeful, efficient, and does exactly what it is supposed to. It empowers regular everyday men and women to live confidently, imparting you with a "toolbox" of real-world analytic and physical tools that can be used in any situation, not just at the dojo.

John Locke called self defense the First Law Of Nature and said that, "The rights of law and self defense belong to men as men and not as members of a society". Even though the right to defend yourself from harm is inborn and God given, the practical application of this right is usually something that you must learn from a competent and capable teacher that genuinely cares about your success. As a knowledgeable, caring, and empathetic teacher, Andy will help make your learning experience comfortable, productive, and satisfying. Although some people may find the prospect of learning to protect themselves intimidating or even overwhelming, remember that the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Let your journey into this inspirational, life changing, and necessary life-skill begin today!


Quality, Safety, & Dedication to Our Most Important Asset... YOU!

At Verus Comminus we are absolutely dedicated to bringing you the very best personal and corporate self defense training available. Your safety, enjoyment, and overall development is as important to us as it is to you. We see your success as our success! Please be advised that as with any physical activity, self defense training does have some inherent risks. That being said, in our opinion, the benefits of self defense training far outweigh any risks.


We Are Currently Offering:

• Personal and Corporate on-site consultation / training, workshops, and seminars
• Short and long-term programs including single workshops, multi-class series, or regular ongoing classes / sessions
• Private and group instruction


If you're not 100% sure yet, come check out the Rapid Learning Guarantee to see why you have absolutely nothing to lose! Please call me up today to set up your self defense training consultation at: 778 363 7873 (778-363-PURE) or feel free to use this convenient email contact form to get in touch with me anytime.