Hanshi 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 Hanshi to 9th degree black belt.  Upon the retirement of O’Sensei Sylvain, Hanshi Hiscoe as per the instructions of O'Sensei took over responsibility for the Canadian System of Jiu-Jitsu. 


Hanshi Hiscoe started his Jiu-Jitsu career in the mid-70s with his two sons, Steven and James.  On the January 23, 1983 he was promoted to 1st degree black belt along 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 Master Jiu-Jitsu Instructor of the Year. 


While Professor Georges Sylvain was still active in the martial arts, Hanshi 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 Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt. This promotion was presented by O'Sensei Sylvain's daughter Lynn.  The promotion was a written last wish of O'Sensei's and was to be authorized upon his death.   O'Sensei Sylvain passed away on December 6th, 2020. 

Hanshi Ed Hiscoe
10th Degree Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt
President of the Canadian Jiu-Jitsu Union