Street Tested, No Theory
There is a lot of BAD information out there when it comes to self-defense. Many self-defense programs are based entirely off of conjecture and theory... techniques that were thought up in a dojo a long time ago... techniques that you won't see being used successfully in any video... ever. These are the programs which teach specific techniques for every place a person could grab you. This stuff is not real.
Another common problem, particularly with the rise in popularity of mixed martial arts, is programs teaching techniques which are absolutely, 100% effective, techniques which have been proven in combat sports... and calling it self-defense. The biggest problem with these programs is that they are not teaching self-defense; they are teaching fighting. The goals, principles, tactics and legal ramifications between self-defense and fighting are very different. Professional fighters may disagree... but investigating officers, prosecuting attorneys, judges and juries do not. The truth is the overwhelming majority of physical conflicts can be easily avoided entirely. Many people have ridden to jail, or to the morgue, who were absolutely positive that they were "right."
The other largest, most common misconception about self-defense is that size, strength and gender don't matter so long as you are technically proficient. This is false. This is really false. If you do not train your body as hard as you train your mind, you can (and perhaps will) be smashed by a bigger, stronger person who does not know what they are doing.
Our self-defense program blends the defensive tactics used by police and military units with techniques borrowed from the world of modern mixed martial arts: boxing, Muay Thai, wrestling and jiu-jitsu. We teach and drill a handful of high-percentage principles rather than hundreds of individual techniques, which will be forgotten under stress.
We train self-defense to individuals or very small groups only in private lesson format. Use the form below and tell us about your background, as well as what you hope to learn from a self-defense program.