The focus of Philly Self Defense is to provide students with concepts and techniques for real life survival and practical self defense.

Throughout our 35+ years of training in martial arts we have found that most, if not all arts lack techniques and theory for real life violence. While learning a martial art has countless benefits, often when the time arrives to use the learned techniques in a real world situation they fail. The individual cannot respond, they are caught off guard, and often in unfamiliar territory. The problem is that the techniques taught in the gym are usually at a set pace and with a predetermined set of rules, on cushy matted floors. None of these things are conducive to learning what a real attack is like or how to respond to it.

Our goal is to equip students with the necessary tools to survive an attack at close range. We provide a curriculum for practical self defense in real world applications. Emphasis is on the full range of Self Defense, which includes concepts and techniques for both standing and ground fighting.

Most importantly our curriculum accommodates individuals with a variety of experience and fitness levels and teaches them efficient lifesaving techniques that are easy to learn, remember and replicate. This enables individuals of any size, strength or athletic ability to quickly learn. This makes our curriculum a perfect fit for all ages including women, men and children.

We realize that it is important to not just learn how to ‘fight” but to learn responsible and practical ways to defend yourself. There is no reason why everyone should not possess that ability.

Thank you for visiting our website. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. We offer Group Classes, Private Lessons, and Seminars that include Self Defense, Bully Prevention, Jeet Kune Do (JKD), Combat Submission Wrestling (CSW), Rape Prevention, LEO Tactical Training, Survival Combatives, Catch Wrestling, Filipino Kali (FMA) and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu ( BJJ ).