Physical & Mental

Fun, Academy Format

For Everyone


As Seen In

St. Petersburg Times, The Oregonian, Daily Herald, The St Augusta Chronicle

C.O.B.R.A.™ Is A 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.™, self-defense system is a 10 Week Academy designed to be highly effective in real world situations where your survival is on the line.

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. This is not simply a collection of "cool moves," but a complete system covering both the mental and physical aspects of self-defense with a unique emphasis on scenario training.

Our Mission Is To Make EVERYONE Safer

Everyone deserves to improve their security. No matter your age, gender, or level of expertise.

There is no martial protocol. No uniforms. No belts. No bowing. This is a "Police Academy For Civilians."

Avoid conflict in the first place and keep in control when conflict is unavoidable -- when most people mentally and physically shut down. C.O.B.R.A.™ is an eye-opening and rewarding experience for students.

Self-Defense Myth-Busting

Amazingly, from kindergarten through high school and college, we are never required to learn self-defense. We then dedicate ourselves to developing our careers.

Most of us, therefore, go our entire life never considering self-defense until the very moment we need it. And by then it's too late.

The myths we see on tv and in movies make up the core of most people's training. We think having a cell phone or a firearm, for example, is all the protection we need. We are wrong.

C.O.B.R.A.™ is an eye-opening experience.

Included C.O.B.R.A.™ self-defense material.

What's Included

The Training

  • Survival Skills
  • Close Quarter Combat
  • Escapes
  • Strikes
  • Scenario Training
  • Weapons
  • Assertiveness
  • Confidence
  • Deadly Force Situations
  • Psychology of Defense
  • Stranger Awareness
  • Abductions


  • Orientation
  • C.O.B.R.A.™ Training Manual
  • C.O.B.R.A.™ T-Shirt
  • Graduation Certificate
  • C.O.R.E. Classes