Dustin Silzer is the Lead Instructor and Owner for Defence Lab Saskatoon SK Canada, also the Defence Lab Headquarters -Valencia Spain designated Canadian National Director of Personnel & CREW member.


He also remains active within the industry of Security, Investigation and Protective Services. Mr Silzer has also served as the Head of Security for Saskatoon's largest nightclubs. With his long career he has developed extensive experience and an in-depth understanding of the realities of violence. 

Mr Silzer is a passionate and knowledgeable Instructor who has been involved in the martial arts world throughout his entire life. His passion for the study of and defences against violence has led him to be a Human Factor Science - PPCT Use of Force / Defensive Tactics Instructor, Certified DEF-TAC Instructor through The Saskatchewan Police College, Associate Instructor in IFC - Integrated Fighting Concepts (Jeet-Kune-Do Filipino Martial arts & Integrated Grappling) & IFC ICE Edged Weapon Program Instructor, Progressive Fighting Systems Inc. - Rapid Assault Tactics Instructor, Instructed Aikikai Aikido (Ni Dan Rank) and Lead Instructor in Defence Lab - DNA Fight Science, DL TACTICAL & Warrior D.Lab Krav.


He has also developed the 3RT - Rapid Response Ready Tactics courses for professionals, as well as worked to format our DNA - Women's Self-defence seminar.

He is a recognized Instructor in use of force, defensive tactics and self-defence by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Corrections, Policing & Public Safety. A member of ILEETA -International Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers Association, as well as a Private Investigator & Security Guard Course provider. He has been responsible for developing and teaching courses and seminars to multiple government organizations, private security firms and public groups.

Mr Silzer has additional certifications in Excited Delirium Syndrome, Naloxone Nasal Spray Administration, Crisis Intervention & De-escalation, Terrorist Event Pre-incident Indicators, Terrorism: A New Dimension in Front Line Policing, Fighting Fraud on the Front Lines, Cooperative Policing Program Training Course and in 2009 received a Letter of Commendation from Saskatoon Chief of Police.



What's your training doing for you? : Article by Dustin Silzer