C.O.B.R.A. ™ Fighting Systems is a revolutionary reality based self-defense training system developed in the United States by Chris Sutton based on his experience as a former Police Officer, Maximum Security Corrections Officer and Black Belt Martial Artist. C.O.B.R.A.™ Fighting Systems forms part of the internationally recognized C.O.B.R.A.™ Self-Defense Systems brand which is represented globally.
C.O.B.R.A. ™ Fighting Systems allow ongoing training on a weekly basis. This is not a traditional martial art; it is a law enforcement based training system. There are thus no traditional martial arts uniforms, formalities, protocol or foreign languages used. There are no katas, no competitions, medals or trophies. C.O.B.R.A.™ Fighting Systems is presented in United States Police Academy format with emphasis on scenario based training.
Training uniforms consist of a branded C.O.B.R.A. ™ Fighting Systems t-shirt and black pants/shorts. Rank is awarded by means of coloured wrist bands. Students earn credits for training completed, including for the shorter C.O.B.R.A. ™ self-defense courses completed prior to starting with C.O.B.R.A. ™ Fighting Systems. Beginners start with a white belt and may progress up to black belt.