"In my 30-years of teaching teachers, there is no self-defense business system that is even in the same picture as COBRA."--John Graden

Don’t Just Make a Living.

Save a life.

You can become a full-time self-defense instructor.

No martial arts necessary. No law enforcement experience needed. No athletic skills required.

COBRA-Defense is breaking the mold in the self-defense industry. We are dedicated to keeping the business model simple and the price of entry low.

There are many organizations that will certify you to teach their self-defense. There are not many that will show you how to make a full-time career out of teaching self-defense.


We offer great support 24/7. Our Executive Coaching sessions are more about how to turn a demo into a $5,000 payday than how to get out of a headlock.

As the Official Self-Defense System of the Martial Arts Teachers’ Association, we’re proud to offer MATA members a $400 discount on their initial license fee.

MATA-Pro Members get a $400 discount on the COBRA-Defense license. It's like a free year of MATA.

Get Your COBRA Self-Defense Business in a Box

  • Training Package Mailed to You
  • Complete Marketing System with Media & Social Proof
  • Personal Consultations and Direct Support from Chris Sutton
  • Certification Package Mailed to You
  • Custom COBRA Website for You
  • Get listed as an Official COBRA™ Facility
  • Executive Business Coaching
  • COBRA™ Defense License
  • Exclusive Territory
  • Wholesale Merchandise Discounts

Watch a 10-minute Executive Coaching Session.

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