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There are times when females have specific fears and problems which need specific solutions.  Our classes can show any female how to protect herself against bigger and stronger attackers, while gaining the self-confidence she needs.  At the same time, our self-defense classes are built to be the best workout you’ve ever experienced!

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Men don’t need the traditional martial arts that focus on kids, and why should they train with sport arts which won’t protect them out on the street?  Our self-defense classes are the challenge you need in to succeed in your family, at your job, and in life.  Learn the most cutting edge self-defense system ever created!

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There are two parts to our youth martial arts program.  The self-defense part teaches them how to protect themselves and gives them exercise and then there’s the character building part that gives them confidence, self-control, discipline, and a whole lot more!

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Matt Numrich

Matt Numrich

Sifu Matt Numrich is one of only a few people in the world with Full Certification in Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do and the Filipino Martial Arts.

Julia Pettee - EDS Instructor

Julia Pettee

Julia was first exposed to martial arts the same way many other people were, through the movies.  She has always wanted to learn  martial arts and is so glad that she is finally doing it.   Julia loves learning new things, setting new goals for herself and helping others to obtain their goals.  Every time she learns something new, she […]

Dave Walker - EDS Instructor

Dave Walker

David has been training at Elite Defense Systems since 2010. Before EDS he had no previous martial art or self-defense experience. He took some classes at EDS through encouragement from his family which were students, and I found that he enjoyed learning the techniques and strategies, and working on improving myself physically and mentally in […]

Jeremy Miles

Jeremy Miles

Jeremy has been with EDS since 2008. He started his training after an uncomfortable situation at work. One class and he was hooked! Having completed the Graduate level…Jeremy is a certified instructor under Sifu Matt Numrich. Jeremy has assisted Sifu Matt as he has worked with various groups such as the ATF and the United […]



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