C.O.B.R.A.™ Self Defense System

Don't be an easy target.

What Is C.O.B.R.A.™?

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 program is a 10 week academy designed to be highly effective in real world situations where your survival is on the line.

1 Day Survival Camps & C.O.B.R.A.™ For Kids also available.

The Training

  • Survival Skills
  • Close Quarter Combat
  • Escapes
  • Strikes
  • Scenario Training Drills
  • Weapons


  • Orientation
  • C.O.B.R.A. Training Manual
  • C.O.B.R.A. T-Shirt


  • Assertiveness
  • Confidence
  • Deadly Force Situations
  • Psychology of Defense
  • Stranger Awareness
  • Abductions


  • Graduation Certificate
  • C.O.R.E. Classes

Reality Self Defense

In the world of self defense, the only thing that matters is your survival! You, your family and your friends should not be the victims of violence or crime. However in today's world that is not always the case.

It is a fact that everyday there are many acts of violence committed upon innocent individuals who thought it could and would never happen to them. There are many people that become mentally and physically brutalized because they were at the mercy of another.

The only thing that will protect us is the knowledge and training we have in the areas of self defense and the reality of crime.

MATA Founder John Graden's thoughts on C.O.B.R.A.™ More videos.

Who Is C.O.B.R.A.™ For?

The program has been designed to benefit everyone regardless of their age, sex, experience or current physical condition. There is an emphasis put on safety, structure and effective self defense. C.O.B.R.A has been created with one purpose in mind: the student. A program that's safe, exciting and effective is a program that everyone can do.

C.O.B.R.A is NOT structured like a martial art system. The training and structure is in an Academy format. This program and its approach to self defense is cutting edge and like nothing you have ever seen before. It's an empowering program for those who desire to learn real world self defense.

What Students Say.
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Media Coverage

C.O.B.R.A.™ Featured By:

  • St. Petersburg Times
  • Channel 8 NBC
  • Channel 10 ABC
  • Bay News 9
  • Tampa Bay Newspaper
  • Moms Day Magazine
  • Beacon Leader News
  • C&N Publications
  • Kids Day America Representative
  • Business Partners Tarpon Total Health

"Daytime", NBC 8 in Tampa, Florida, Part 1

What People Are Saying

Jim Graden

"Chris Sutton has really hit a home run with his C.O.B.R.A program. It's the only effective self defense program that I would recommend and I have been in the Industry over 20 years."

Jim Graden, World Kickboxing Champion, School Owner