COBRA Self Defense is NOT a martial art. Martial arts tend to approach training with the goal of teaching a long-term, complex system. COBRA prepares students to be able to handle multiple types of real-world criminal encounters. It’s not a sport, game, competition, or traditional martial art. While that can be valuable training, it leaves little time and focus on realistic self-defense. COBRA Self-Defense is 100% realistic law enforcement-based self-defense. There is no bowing, belts, or ritual. Just learning.
When picking a self-defense program, choose quality and professionalism over everything else. If you were going to jump out of an airplane, would you want the free parachute or the top of the line? While we will never discourage you from learning, generally you get what you pay for. As certified COBRA Self-Defense instructors, we are professionals. This is what we do and have done since 2002.