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 2002, 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 - Founder, President, Chief Executive Officer
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 kickboxer 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 lifetime professional martial artist with over 20 years of training and teaching experience.
Mark McKay - Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Mark is a former Martial Arts School owner of multiple locations. He is now Vice President and C.O.O. of the Global brand working with 10 countries and over 100 locations on any given week.
Summary of Professional Experience:
Decorated U.S. Army Veteran
Business Administration Associates in Science Degree (G.I. Bill)
Liberal Arts Associate in Arts Degree (G.I. Bill)
COBRA Certified Instructor
COBRA Fit Co-Author/Instructor
Certified NRA Firearms Instructor
Black Belt in Multiple Styles
2007 U.S.A. Martial Arts Hall Of Fame
Personal Fitness Trainer for nearly 3 decades
Author of 3D Fitness – Desire – Discipline – Dedication