That depends on where you train. If you enroll in a martial arts school, your goals and objectives are not that of a real-world self-defense program. That’s because martial arts schools have lots of traditional requirements, sport skills, techniques, and forms that are not self-defense oriented. In contrast, COBRA only teaches self-defense, so you can streamline your training in an hour of COBRA, a 10-week academy, or any of our formats. This is a more effective and efficient way to train.