About COBRA Self Defense VA
The Gold Standard in Real World Self-Defense Training Anyone Can Do!
COBRA Self-Defense System is the acclaimed reality based system of self defense for real world scenarios anyone can learn regardless of age or gender and it is now available in Lynchburg, Virginia.
C.O.B.R.A.™ Is A Police Academy For Civilians
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 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.
C.O.B.R.A.™ is Self Defense Training for the Real World
The COBRA Self-Defense System is not a martial art. Our students don’t sit cross legged on the floor in their uniform watching their master perform a move. In contrast the COBRA System, has been designed for the real world by a real ex-cop, ex-prison guard, sheriff who has seen criminality at work and has developed a system comprised of tactics and strategies you can quickly learn and will.
This is what we call “Reality Based Training” and it is what makes COBRA effective because the muscle memory you develop as part of your training revolves around what you’ll likely experience when out in the real world.
COBRA Defense Systems Goes International
In 2007 COBRA Self-Defense took a major leap forward when Chris Sutton made the COBRA system and business model available to other fitness and self defense professionals could purchase and become licensed and certified instructors offering the COBRA system in their city and area and COBRA is now available in over 80 different cities in the United States and across the globe.
About C.O.B.R.A.™ Self Defense Virginia
Sidney Burns, Owner Instructor
Sidney is a lifetime student of professional martial arts and self defense training, philosophy and continuous education. He is a member of MATA ( Martial Arts Teacher Association)
- Certified Instructor in COBRA Self Defense
- Certified Instructor in COBRA Fighting Systems
- Certified Instructor in COBRA Active Shooter Response Plan
- Martial Arts Teachers Association (MATA) 2018 Instructor of the Year
- 1st Degree Black Belt in Shorin Ryu Karate
- 5th Degree Black Belt in American Karate
- 5th Degree Black Belt in Senshi Ryu Karate
- Master & Founder of Senshi Ryu Karate
- Studied multiple styles of Martial Arts, such as Kung Fu and Krav Maga
Everyone Deserves to Improve Their Safety
Our mission is to make everyone empowered to take control of their — and their family’s — safety. Everyone deserves to improve their safety. No matter your age, gender, or level of prior experience.
My name is Sidney Burns, Owner and Instructor at C.O.B.R.A. Self Defense Va. Reality based Self Defense/Martial Arts have been an important part of my life for over 40 years.
I hold multiple Black Belts in various Martial Arts disciplines.
Our Academy is 1 of over 80 Certified COBRA Defense System Training Centers in the U.S. and around the world.
Our passion and our focus is to educate and empower young and old with the tools to help defend themselves in the present day and age.
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