We insure our homes, our cars, our TVs, and even our cell phones. Yet we don’t invest in our own safety and the safety of our loved ones. Now is the time. See our next class date or 5 week academy in St Pete, Pinellas Park or Clearwater.

C.O.B.R.A.™ Is A Police Academy For Civilians in St Pete & Pinellas Park
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. This course is run world-wide and locally in St Pete, Pinellas Park and Clearwater.


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Our Mission Is To Make EVERYONE Safer in St Pete

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

There is no martial arts 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. Now offered in St Pete and Pinellas Park