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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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Instructors

Matt Numrich

Matt Numrich

Elite Defense Systems (EDS) was founded by Matthew J. Numrich. Mr. Numrich was certified as one of only a handful of Full Instructor of Jeet Kune Do (JKD) and the Filipino Martial Arts by Sifu Paul Vunak (under Guru Dan Inosanto). He is currently 1 of only 12 which hold this level in the Midwest. […]

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Dave Walker

I had never taken any sort of martial art before coming to EDS many years ago.  I’m continuing my training with the people I’ve been fortunate enough to meet through EDS; I also enjoy assisting new students who are jumping into classes and helping them see that they can have fun, be fit and learn some cool, useful things.  I have […]

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Jon Bond

I started at EDS with no martial arts background, only an interest in Bruce Lee movies.  I had heard from a friend of mine that if I was going to start training I should look for a school that teaches a progressive martial art, which is exactly what EDS has to offer.  I like the […]

Andy Hoffman

Andy Hoffman

Andy has been in Shoryn-Ru style Karate in his hometown in PA for 3 1/2 years. He liked the Friday night sessions with contact bouts for 3 minutes, but disliked the artificial nature of the points being awarded. He chose EDS after reading and agreeing with the multiple ranges.  He found the training VERY practical minded, unlike […]

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Julia Mothkovich

I joined EDS because I wanted to find a fun way to get in better shape and stay active. I have always been curious about martial arts and enjoyed watching martial arts movies so I thought I’d give it a try and see where it took me.  Since joining, I have found that it is […]

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Max Aumann

Prior to being a student I served in the United States Navy.  I love to learn new techniques and strategies, and working on improving myself though the classes at EDS, my favorite cycle is the ground fighting cycle.  Recently I have fought off cancer, and classes have not only give me a motivating force to continue […]

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Paul Vespa

I have never had any martial arts training in the past. I have sent the last couple years growing and training at EDS and have seen massive changes in my life. My overall confidence has been boosted because of the focus on not only training with techniques, but also because of the focus on physical […]

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