About C.O.B.R.A.™

The C.O.B.R.A.™ Self-Defense System was created from on-the-ground experience in law enforcement, in-prison corrections, close quarter combat techniques and martial arts with further extensive study on the psychology of criminal intent and realistic self-defense.

Since 2003, the C.O.B.R.A.™ Self-Defense System has proven to be a powerful and eye-opening experience for students from all walks of life looking for effective real-world self-defense.

C.O.B.R.A.™ training facilities are growing rapidly throughout the U.S. and are even spreading internationally with facilities in Canada, Europe, Australia, Asia and more.

Chris Sutton

Chris’ extensive martial arts training as well as his law enforcement experience dealing with real criminals as a former street cop, sheriff and maximum security prison guard have given him highly unique insights into the reality of self-defense. Chris has used this expertise to create the acclaimed C.O.B.R.A.™ reality-based self-defense system, as well as influencing his other martial arts programs, fitness programs & books.

After many years in the Asian martial arts Chris earned an additional black belt under World Champion kick boxer Jim Graden. Further study with the legendary champion Joe Lewis in the Elite Kickboxing System earned him another black belt.

Chris Sutton is also the author of The Psychology Of Self-Defense and four other books, a full time owner and operator of a 400 student martial arts school, certified A.C.M.A Martial Arts Instructor, MATA Instructor Of The Year and a life-time professional martial artist with over 20 years of training and teaching experience.

John Graden

An eighth-degree black belt and founder of MATA (Martial Arts Teachers' Association), John Graden is known worldwide as the teacher-of-teachers and master motivator. As the founder of the first professional association and trade journal for the martial arts industry, NAPMA (National Association of Professional Martial Artisits), Graden is widely credited for leading the martial arts into the modern age.

Graden has created companies that generated over $35 million in revenue and is the author of six books. Graden has been profiled by hundreds of international publications including over 20 cover stories and a cover page profile in The Wall Street Journal.

By combining the disciplines of success from the martial arts with the practical experiences he’s gained overcoming adversity John Graden is a unique speaker and teacher who truly presents the lessons of a lifetime.

Nat Guy

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