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Private Lessons

A Message from Derek Bindner, Director and Head Instructor

If I could help you reduce your stress and worries, get extremely healthy and fit, cultivate a stronger and more positive spirit, even learn how to be centered in everyday life – wouldn’t you want to learn more about what the Aikido Network has to offer?

Imagine what your life will be like when you attain these benefits:

  • Improved mental clarity and focus
  • Confidence to stand up for yourself
  • A more positive spirit and outlook on life
  • Reduction or elimination of chronic ailments
  • Greater feelings of wellness and centeredness
  • Reduction or elimination of negative thought patterns and habits
  • Increased flexibility, mobility, stability, balance, energy, vitality and endurance

For New Students

Occasionally, for some students new to the martial arts, and the idea of personal protection safety, private lessons are a way to learn in a more controlled setting. Often, an individual will have slightly different goals than that of a group class. Perhaps you are an executive wanting more personalized attention. Or you have a physical parameter that you want to learn to work around, meanwhile requiring your training partners to take extra care and attention. Or you just want to get a head start before you train in a group class. Whatever the reason, some students prefer to learn in private (1-on-1) or semi-private (small groups of 2-6) lessons which are tailored specifically to their pace, schedule, fitness level, and personalities.

Experienced Martial Artists

Private Lessons are also a popular way for other martial artists to supplement their training. Often, instructors or advanced students from other martial art styles wish to learn particular aspects of the arts that we teach at Aikido Network. During private lessons, they often can learn much faster than during a regular class due to their foundation in other martial arts.

Current Students

Private Lessons are an effective way to expedite your training. During private lessons, an instructor can spend one-on-one time with you to fine tune your techniques and improve your performance. It is a popular way for students to accelerate their progress.

Benefits of Private Lessons


Personal Attention

The techniques taught in group classes and private classes are the same. The difference is that when you are training one-on-one with an instructor you will receive immediate feedback regarding your technical execution since he knows precisely how it is supposed to feel

Linear Learning

Although the group classes require no previous experience, a proven fact is that the order in which you learn the techniques greatly affects the time it takes you to master the technique. In private lessons your instructor will present the techniques in the optimum order.

Flexible Schedule

In general, private lessons can be scheduled at any time, day or night, no matter how busy your schedule may be, you will always be able to get your weekly dose.

Minimum Time, Maximum Results

Whether you only have 30 days to train and prepare, or you are traveling from afar, private lessons will enable you to get the greatest amount of knowledge in the least amount of time.

Quick Boost

If you regularly attend our group classes and want to tighten up on a few techniques or get ready for a test, then you can schedule private lessons to give yourself a boost.

Why Private Lessons?


Reason #1

Private lessons are the quickest way to street readiness, weather your goals and aspirations are to be great at defending yourself in a verbal or physical attack, achieving your black belt, or enhancing your confidence levels in everyday life. Private lessons will get you there 7 to 10 times faster than any other vehicle available on the market today.

Reason #2

You may be a busy person, and not have the time in your schedule to train at the regular class times.

Reason #3

You may not feel comfortable training with other people in the same class, as your needs are always different than others

Reason #4

Your reasons for training are unique and your situation is different than everyone else’s, and you need some time on your own with a coach.

Reason #5

You are a shift worker, and the classes do not match up with your work schedule.

Reason #6

You work during the day, and want to spend your evenings with your family.

Reason #7

You experience unparalleled motivation and increased self-esteem, while receiving professional guidance and expertise.

Extra Benefits


It’s nice to have someone who cares about you, motivates you, and is your “coach”. It’s great to have someone pat you on the back; it’s great to have someone look out for your self-defense, self-improvement, fitness and health. Do yourself a favour, treat yourself to personal training. Even if it requires cutting something else out of your budget, this is absolutely one of the best things you can do for yourself. It’ll be one of the best investments you ever make.

The Advantage


Through private lessons with Chief instructor Derek Bindner, you will be receiving a wealth of knowledge from his decades of martial arts, self-defense and defensive tactics training, years as an executive and close protection professional, and twelve years as a doorperson. Not to mention the life experiences as a former kick-boxer and grappler, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach.

If you are interested in private lessons,

please give us a call (519) 660-0992 or

email us at instructor@aikidonetwork.com.

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