Patrick Wengler has been
selected by me as the Reality-Based Personal Protection Director of Luxembourg.
At 17 years-old Patrick enlisted in the Luxemburgish army and served for four years attached to an instructing unit. In 2005 he joined Police Grand-Ducale of Luxemburg and remains a police officer to this day.
Patrick’s interest in the martial arts began in 1995 with Shotokan Karate, and later on Ju-Jitsu and Tai-Jitsu. When he became a police officer he felt that the systems that he was studying were insufficient when it came to actual self-defense in the streets, and so he joined the self-defense club at the police department. Around the same time he also started studied the art of Wing Chun that gaining popularity in Europe at that time.
In 2007 Patrick graduated as a sport instructor from the National School of Physical Education and Sports (Ecole Nationale de l’Education Physique et Sportive). Soon afterwards he decided to combine his military, police, and martial arts experience and education and start teaching "street self-defense."
When Patrick heard about the Reality-Based Personal Protection system he immediately knew that was the direction he wanted to take his martial arts career in. After studying under me there was no doubt in my mind that Patrick would make a good director. He originally came to me asking me if I would teach some tactical courses to police and NATO military units, and then after some talking we delved into the subject of coordinator or director. After sleeping on it for a night Patrick came back with wanting the director position, which means exclusively teaching the Reality-Based Personal Protection system. He said to me, "It has everything in it. I’ve looked at everything else out there. This is what I want to teach." Of course, Patrick’s own impressive background will be an asset to the RBPP system, and he will add to its expansion.
Welcome aboard Patrick.
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