What Is "The Police Academy For Civilians"?
Combining experience in law enforcement, close quarter combat techniques, martial arts & the psychology of criminal intent the Combat Objective Battle Ready Applications, or C.O.B.R.A.™, is a highly effective and completely unique self-defense system for real world situations where your -- and your family's -- survival is on the line.
C.O.B.R.A.™ is growing around the world with training facilities in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Japan and more. Students come away feeling like blinders have been lifted from their eyes.
It's NOT What You're Thinking
No martial protocol. No uniforms. No belts. No bowing. C.O.B.R.A.™ Self-Defense training is not a traditional martial art. It is a Police Academy for Civilians.
EVERYONE Can Be Safer
No matter the student's age, gender, level of fitnes or prior experience, EVERYONE deserves better protection for themselves and their family.
Be MENTALLY Prepared
Know what to look for. Avoid conflict in the first place. Most people mentally shut down under stress. C.O.B.R.A.™ students learn to stay in control.
Be PHYSICALLY Prepared
And when conflict is unavoidable, have the power to stop the threat. C.O.B.R.A.™ scenario training prepares students for real situations.
"WHAT AN AMAZING, LIFE ALTERING CLASS!!!!
We took the C.O.B.R.A. Self-Defense Class due to my being mugged 6 months ago. I never thought I would feel so empowered as I do now. I hope that no one ever has to feel the adrenaline rush of a true mugging or the fear that comes after it. This class gave us the basis for protecting ourselves and our loved ones!! Thank you Chris, C.O.B.R.A. instructors and everyone, including some amazing classmates, for a wonderful, LIFE ALTERING EXPERIENCE!!! We will be taking this class again and again!! Go C.O.B.R.A.!!!"
C.O.B.R.A.™ instructors are dedicated to student success. No egos allowed.
"That is why I'm a C.O.B.R.A. instructor. Those breakthrough moments when the student realizes they don't have to be a victim. They have the power to defend themselves. It's awesome."
The Difference 1:
It's A Complete System
C.O.B.R.A.™ self-defense techniques and concepts have been battle-tested in prisons and streets -- BUT this is not simply a collection of "cool moves."
It is a complete system covering both the mental and physical aspects of self-defense with a unique emphasis on scenario training.
Eye strikes, multiple attackers, edged weapons, firearms… are you prepared for a world with no rule books?
Ex-street cop, sheriff and corrections officer, Joe Lewis-blackbelt, school owner, author and C.O.B.R.A.™ founder Chris Sutton has written the book (literally) on the pyschology of self-defense.
Avoid conflict in the first place and eliminate the threat when confrontation is unavoidable -- when most people mentally and physically shut down. C.O.B.R.A.™ is an eye-opening and rewarding experience for students.
The Difference 2:
Everyone Can Improve Their Safety, NOW
No matter your age, gender, size or level of experience, self-defense is only effective if you can do it!
Sport-based martial arts are great. But what will you do next week when confronted -- before you're able to spend years learning a sport-based art? C.O.B.R.A.™ trains you to use the most effective, not-in-the-rule-books techniques now.
Our Mission: EVERYONE should be safer. Everyone deserves to improve their and their family's security.
Starting with the C.O.B.R.A.™ Orientation, you will come away knowing more about how to protect yourself and more about bad guys, more about real-world "heat of battle" conflict -- and that's just the begining of the training!
And while any training can be improved with continued study, C.O.B.R.A.™ focuses on gross motor skill techniques that can be used now.