Alex C. Padovan

With a varied background and seasoned experience, Alex has worked in most any area of Labour:  As a surveyor’s Crew Chief, retail and hospitality, construction, vending machine route management, telemarketing, logging, mining, certified union steward, bar assistant manager, human resources experienced, film projectionist, film and training DVD maker and action choreographer and published writer, Alex is the choice for a direct, forthright and innovative approach to your business.


In addition Alex has been an invited instructor at the OPP Block Training Unit in the Northwest Region and at the Ministry of Natural Resources Enforcement Unit; presenting from medium to large scale groups, or, on private, one to one training.


As a Training Coordinator and Anti-Piracy Supervisor, he is able to conduct most any customized training or consultations with administrators, clients, managers and property ownership.  Innovative approaches to creating profits, marketing strategies and needs assessments are all part of Alex’s repertoire and can add great value to your business.

Alex actively instructs the 40 hour mandated Ministry Security Guard Course, WHIMIS, PPCT Defensive Tactics, Edged Weapons Defence and is also certified to instruct the British Columbia 40 hour Guard Course.  Other courses available:

  • Ministry mandated 40 hour program (PSISA)
  • Private Investigator
  • British Columbia Ministry mandated course (BST)
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Self Defence                                   
  • Pressure Points                             
  • Handcuffing                                  
  • Joint Locks                                   
  • Defensive Counterstrikes
  • Baton Management
  • Weapon Retention and Disarming
  • Edged Weapon Defence
  • Executive and Corporate Protection
  • Risk Assessments
  • 1st Aid/CPR/AED
  • Non Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI)
  • Staff Safety Seminar Series (4-S program)
  • Security WorkCraft©
  • Women’s Self Defence
  • Private Investigator Licensing
  • Workplace Health and Safety
  • Effective Communications
  • Courtroom Survival
  • Report Writing
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Race Relations/Sensitivity
  • Career Path Planning
  • Custom Driven Projects
  • Consulting and Risk Assessments
  • Security and Enforcement Professional since 1989
  • 12 years Lakehead University Campus Security Officer
  • 20 years Private Investigator
  • 7 years Provincial Liquor Inspector AGCO
  • 10 years Bargaining Chairperson, Steward and Labour Relations Negotiator
  • 20 years  Certified Defensive Tactics Trainer
  • 5+ years Training Coordinator and Manager – Training/Development and Anti-Piracy Supervisor
  • 2 years Military Service– Lake Superior Scottish Regiment (Reservist)
  • Qualified Instructor – Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities.
  • 20+ years martial arts; 5 years full contact kickboxing and stickfighting, Filipino Martial Arts, Jeet Kune Do, edged Weapons, etc.

Additional Certifications:

  • Certified Red Cross First Aid Instructor
  • Counterfeiting Recognition Workshops
  • Certified Effective Leadership Seminar Series (EL-101)
  • Certified Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • Certified Protection Officer – IFPO
  • G.I.T. Certification (Ontario Police College)
  • Certified BST – Justice Institute British Columbia
  • Certified BST Instructor – JIBCCertified Close Protection Specialist (Globe Risk)
  • Licensed Private Investigator/Security Guard
  • 1st Aid/CPR certified
  • VHF Marine Radio Operators License
  • Smart Serve Certification
  • Race Relations and Diversity Trainer
  • Hostage Crisis and Recovery Training
  • Military Service – Lake Superior Scottish Regiment – 2 LT.
  • Mid-Atlantic Great Lakes Organized Crime Law Enforcement (MAGLOCLEN)Interview/Interrogation Certification
  • Certified Union Steward
  • Advanced Weapon Instructor (Hock Hochheim)
  • Advanced Filipino Martial Arts Instructor
  • Basic Police Judo Instructor (First in Canada)
  • Courtroom Procedure Certification
  • Crime Scene Management Certification
  • Use of Force/Handcuffing Certification
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (CPI) Certification
  • Certified WHIMIS
  • Certified H2S = Hydrogen Sulphide
  • Certified 1st Aid/CPR/AED/HCP
  • International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety Certification
  • Risk Assessment and Consulting

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Al Bargen regularly writes on the topics of fat loss, fitness and the martial arts. His articles, reports, videos, and now books help you achieve not only your fat loss and fitness goals, but also in areas of self defense, and personal protection. With over 25 years of experience in these areas, Al is a genuine expert.

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