Preparing for the Collapse


World War III and Social Collapse –You Don’t Have to Die

FORTUNE — More and more Americans are spending money to get ready for an uncertain future — gathering food, water, tools, and skills to help them weather anything from a hurricane to a pandemic. Contrary to images of deluded or gun-obsessed “lone wolves,” many preppers are average consumers reacting to concrete worries, and their way of thinking is spreading, fueling an emerging lifestyle trend. That lifestyle is generating demand for a broad spectrum of products offering survival — or even comfort — when large-scale systems go down.

“Our core audience is 40-75 years old. Eighty percent have college degrees. Twenty percent of those have advanced degrees,”

Urban Self Defense  (USD) was developed by Stefan Verstappen, who created the self defense techniques taught to the blind, women, and children.Canada’s most experienced and knowlagable martial arts instruct


Who the course is for?
– people wanting to start prepping
– people interested in develop a systematic and logical approach to prepping
– people interested in preparing for a range of emergencies and collapse scenarios
– people concerned we might be facing a collapse scenario and want to learn more



Disasters come in all sorts of shapes and sizes: fires, floods, power failures and earthquakes are In the spring of 2007, we officially launched SmartStart: Personal Disaster Preparedness.  In 2009, over 50 SmartStart: Personal Disaster Preparedness workshops were delivered by volunteers in one of 18 languages to over 1,800 participants.

By attending this workshop, newcomers and others who don’t speak English can learn:

In this 2.5 hour workshop, participants learn practical skills in their own language or in ESL and in a culturally appropriate manner to help their families. This workshop is particularly relevant to parents and caregivers of children and the elderly.

Personal Disaster Preparedness is available to community groups, ESL classes, caregivers or a group of friends who want to learn together.  Trained Red Cross instructors, with materials provided in partnership with municipal emergency services, will teach in one of the following languages:

* Currently available in Afrikaans, Amharic, Arabic, Cantonese, Dutch, ESL, Farsi, French, German, Hindi, Korean, Mandarin, Punjabi, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Tamil, Taiwanese, and Vietnamese

Some of the people we have trained include:

  • The elderly living on their own
  • Women and single mothers who do not speak English
  • New immigrants and refugees facing financial challenges
  • Child care providers
  • Those facing additional challenges within the non-English speaking community, such as isolation, disabilities and drug or alcohol addictions

How to arrange a Personal Disaster Preparedness workshop

Workshops will be provided on a by donation basis to groups who speak one of the languages listed or are enrolled in an ESL class or group. The classes are conducted at YOUR meeting place and instructors will try to fit into your schedule as much as possible.




zik to show you how to survive in situations like these. CKM is a reality based self-defense system, built on the foundation of Krav Maga—the world famous Israeli Defense System.


All participants will receive an autographed copy of Stefan’s book: The Art of Urban Survival! 

Participants will learn:

  • The three most dangerous anatomical weapons
  • How to escape from 12 different attacks and holds
  • The three stages of an attack


Stefan Verstappen is one of the first westerners to study martial arts in China. In 1987 he moved to Hong Kong and later Taipei where he spent four years traveling throughout Asia studying oriental culture and martial arts.

He studied with several renowned Kung Fu teachers, from hill tribe Shamans of the Golden Triangle, to back alley street fighters in Hong Kong.  His adventures have been featured on Taiwan TV, on radio interviews, and several newspaper and magazine articles.

He has trained in dozens of martial arts and was head ‘Survival’ instructor for former Israeli commando Moni Aizik’s Samurai school. He also trained with Jim Bremner, chief instructor for Toronto’s Emergency Task Force.

Stefan is also an author and published his first book, The Thirty-Six Strategies of Ancient China, China Books & Periodicals, SF, in 1999.

He has written numerous articles for various publications and is a regular contributor to Black Belt, Jade Dragon, and Inside Kung Fu magazines

Stefan has taught thousands of students including the handicapped. He wrote a book on his teaching the blind called “ Blind Zen, Martial Arts and Zen for the Blind and Vision Impaired.


Stefan H. Verstappen is a Canadian author, researcher, and adventurer. He has written dozens of articles for various magazines and newspapers and is the author of 8 books including; The Way of the WarriorThe Thirty-Six Strategies of Ancient China, and The Art of Urban Survival.


He has worked as an instructor for St John Ambulance, a wilderness guide, a community organizer, and a martial arts instructor with over thirty-five years’ experience in the martial arts including five years spent studying in China

He is the creator of the viral YouTube documentary, Defense Against the Psychopath, and the Paradise Stolen series and numerous other videos.


Stefan Verstappen
(647) 349-0319
Skype: shaolinmountainbike


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