Your Best Defense, located in Gresham Oregon, is a new and innovative approach to women'sself-defensetraining. We are not a martial arts program guided by sporting competition and a specific set of rules. We are a reality-based mixed martial arts program designed exclusively for women, providing you an opportunity to learn and develop skills which can be effectively utilized when confronted by a violent person. Unwanted contact, whether physical and/or sexual in nature, is violence towards you.
Your Best Defense is owned and operated by a retired Police Officer with over 20 years experience as a Certified Police Defensive Tactics and Use of Force Instructor. The YBD System of self-defense incorporates not only the instructor's extensive knowledge and experience in controlling violent individuals, but his expertise in what is practical, realistic, and effective in stopping a violent threat and providing you an opportunity to escape.
TRUST in EXPERIENCE
Police Officers practice self-defense principals on a daily basis. Constantly diligent and aware of their surroundings, they must continuously perceive and asses threats, taking action to minimize the risk of injury to themselves or others. The mental edge is critical, and at Your Best Defense, you will be taught both the mental and physical skills law enforcement officers throughout the country are trained in extensively for survival.
To enhance participants learning opportunity and provide a more realistic exposure to the difficulties associated with hand-to-hand combat scenarios, the final segment of courses utilize "Force on Force" training exercises whereby instructor wears full impact reduction suit, allowing participants the opportunity to practice striking skills and control techniques against a mobile human target.