Hanshi Ed Hiscoe
10th Degree Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt
President of the Canadian Jiu-Jitsu Union
Sensei Ed Hiscoe was the owner and chief instructor of the Hiscoe School of Jiu-Jitsu located in Ottawa, Ontario. On May 5, 2008 O’Sensei Georges Sylvain promoted him to 9th degree black belt. Upon the retirement of O’Sensei Sylvain, Sensei Ed became the heir to the Can-Ryu system.
Sensei Hiscoe started his Jiu-Jitsu career in the mid-70s with his two sons, James and Steve, when they were five and six years old. On the January 23, 1983 he was promoted to 1st degree black belt with his son Steve. This was the first father and son black belt promotion for Jiu-Jitsu in Canada.
Widely acknowledged for his comprehensive knowledge of self-protection, on March 27, 1999 Sensei Hiscoe was inducted into the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame as the Master Jiu-Jitsu Instructor of the Year.
While Professor Georges Sylvain was still active in the martial arts, Sensei Hiscoe worked with him extensively. Together they produced instructional videos including: The Persuader Key Holder Self-Defense System, Police Pressure Point Techniques and The Use and Application of Pepper Spray against Dogs
On December 31 2020 Hanshi was promoted to 10th degree JiuJitsu Black Belt. This was requested by O’Sensei George Sylvain a few years ago when he stepped down as president. He requested that when he died that Ed Hiscoe would be promoted to this rank.