COBRA-Defense Training

Easy to Learn Self-Defense

We have over a dozen different self-defense programs for you, your family, and your organization. Plus, we can customize any of them including private self-defense classes.

The Most Powerful, Real World Keynote You May Ever Experience

Do you want more out of life, but not sure how and even less sure you can make those steps?

John Graden will help you get there with his live events, books, and coaching.

Combining lessons from self-defense and self-development, this unique experience will help you to unlock and unleash the forces inside to help you break through to create the life you want to live. 


Protecting Those Who Matter Most

Children are the most vulnerable targets for bullies, sexual assault, and abduction.

Our self-defense for children program comes from many years of study and training to create the ultimate in child safety.

With role-play and scenario repetition, we instill powerful awareness, assertiveness, and self-defense skills that empower children to stand up for themselves or exit a situation without hesitation.


MUST HAVE Safety Training for Young Adults on Their Own

The transition from home to college is one of the most dangerous transitions in a young adults’ life.

Learn how to avoid and defend against the dangers and temptations that arise as the parental safety net ends.

We will arm your teen with specific strategies, tactics, and self-defense skills to avoid problems and deal with them if they arise.

15-Step Plan of Action to Survive

From the first 911 call, it takes 7-15 minutes for law enforcement to arrive. In that time, you must rely on your training to make critical life and death decisions.

This interactive workshop will show you how to make life and death decisions to survive.

This is an interactive workshop, not a boring Powerpoint presentation.

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Crime by Appointment

Real Estate agents have a unique job. They meet strangers in empty properties.

This creates a scenario where bad guys can literally make an appointment to attack you.

This popular self-defense for real estate agents workshop is for real estate agents. This is not a karate class.

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Specialized Private Training

Many executives, celebrities, athletes and other high profile people are targeted on many levels from financial fraud to kidnapping, to robbery.

Frequent travelers not only need training for their own safety but need to train their family to be safe he or she is traveling.

Free Self-Defense Class

In this exciting, customized FREE Self-Defense Class, your group will learn:

✅ How to de-escalate a potentially deadly encounter without violence.
✅ Learn what bad guys want and how they work to get it.
✅ Learn the secret formula that gives bad guys an advantage and how you can take it away from them.
✅ How to seem like a difficult target rather than an easy target.
✅ How to control cyber-bullying.
✅ How to respond to an active shooter.
✅ How to prevent the abduction of children and adults.
✅ How to recognize, avoid, and deal with bullying.
✅ How to strike with deadly force no matter your size.
✅ The common myths of self-defense.
✅ How to turn everyday items into improvised weapons.
✅ The different types of bad guys and the one you need to be most aware of.
✅ How to quickly determine what the criminal really wants and why this is crucial.
✅ Experience for yourself how and why you CAN defend yourself in real-time even when a bad guy is pointing a gun to your head.

No cost. No obligation. Just great information.

Get an overview of what we teach with a free Power Self-Defense class. Just email us or call 727-279-0505.


This no-cost class will increase your self-defense IQ 100% and the concepts will be applicable immediately.

Meet John Graden in 50-seconds

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The Teacher of Teachers

John was dubbed the martial arts Teacher of Teachers by Martial Arts World magazine. 

He created the first widely accepted and respected instructor certification program.

Author, "Unarmed and Dangerous"

Due for release in late 2019, this book approaches success from the inside out. It teaches how to win the battles in you and around you. Self-confidence starts with mental and physical self-defense.

Best Selling Author

  • The Impostor Syndrome
  • How to Stop a Bully
  • Near Death Experiences of Suicide Survivors
  • The Truth About the Martial Arts Business

World Champion Kickboxer and Coach

John Graden has been a fighter, coach, and official for many world champion USA Martial Arts teams competing in London, Italy, Germany, and the USA.

“John Graden is a proven leader and excellent communicator.” Brian Tracy


“I was honored to be a guest on John Graden’s TV show and to keynote his World Conference.”

Tony Robbins

“Why isn’t this standard in every school? Every person needs to learn this. Great class!”

Steven Durnham

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