The Spartan Army & Spartan Training Gear – Strategic Corporate Alliance

January 9, 2011

We’re extremely pleased and honored to announce a strategic corporate alliance with The Spartan Army and Spartan Training Gear.


The Hoplite Training Armour is now the official gear of Project Safe Girls, The Realistic Female Self-Defense Company and Anny Jacoby’s entire training team.

Our instructors only use Hoplite Training Armour by Spartan Training Gear for training to provide true “active/dynamic” scenarios where speed, mobility and realistic tactics must be present.  Hoplite Training Armourallow our instructors while role-playing to move with natural movement and the “actual size” of the attacker is proportional to a real man, the result: what you do in training replicates what you must do in a real confrontation.

Spartan Training Gear is a warrior lifestyle brand designed and engineered for fighters. It was created for the modern-day warriors who fight on the battlefield. In the streets. In the cage. It’s for anyone that embraces combat or training as a visceral part of their life. It’s for the unconquerable spirit of men and women who can look into the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, dig in their heels and yell ‘Come get some!’.
It’s that attitude that drove the founders of Spartan Training Gear to look beyond industry standards. To look beyond what was ‘good enough’. We looked at the list of usual suspects and decided you deserved better. So our design engineers, with over 50 years of combined manufacturing and military/law enforcement sales experience, set out to create the ultimate in warrior-styled training gear. We set out to make a product unlike any other. Something worthy of the name ‘Spartan’. Something that would not only protect, but that would invoke strength and authority. The result: Hoplite Training Armour. The world’s preeminent Multi-Purpose Combat Training Equipment.
At Spartan, our goal is to unleash your inner warrior through the synthesis of combat, science and style. The soul of our brand is embodied in the soldiers, officers and martial artists who trust Spartan Training products to provide them with the best protective training gear ever developed.

Spartan Training Gear also provides our instructors with realistic information about a student’s psycho-physical response time and reactions under true pressure.  Spartan Training Gear does not interfere with the students technical or tactical choices; the ability to make contact with a realistic target while in motion is a byproduct of the Spartan Training Gear design.

The Hoplite Training Armour line of products represent our commitment to quality and excellence.

The Hoplite Training Armouris not bulky nor heavy.  The Hoplite Training Armour allows an instructor to move realistically rather than standing in place. Without this ability the student is not capable of obtaining necessary mental blueprints of real-life reactions. The Hoplite Training Armour does not distort realistic targets for the student allowing training to simulate as the same as in the street.

Tony Torres, the founder of Functional Edge Combat Sports & Fitness, provided an impromptu video testimonial for the new Hoplite Training Armour.

Oversize suits for instructors do not allow for important closure of the close quarter struggle.   Spartan Training Gear is designed so that scenarios can be taken to another level of reality.  Oversize suits do not allow training in realistic environments like vehicles, elevators, small rooms, corridors, etc.; Spartan Training Gear allows our creative instructors to take the gear into realistic environments.

REDMAN, FIST, etc. suits are excellent suits for training students in technique and power but their applications for dynamic and realistic situations are limited and any qualified trainer can identify the pro’s and con’s of each suit. Professionally, we do not consider them to be true “active/dynamic” scenario suits, where speed, mobility and realistic tactics must be present. They are not force-on-force suits.  This is not a put down, merely a distinction.  Many products are designed for completely different applications and functions.

You can find out more information about The Spartan Army and Spartan Training gear here:

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