The Gold Standard in Real World Self-Defense Training Anyone Can Do!


About c.o.b.r.a.™ self-defense system creator chris Sutton

Chris’ extensive martial arts training as well as his law enforcement experience dealing with real criminals have given him highly unique insights into the reality of self-defense. Chris has used this expertise to create the acclaimed C.O.B.R.A.™ reality-based self-defense system, as well as influencing his other martial arts programs, fitness programs & books.

Chris is a Joe Lewis Fighting Systems Black Belt and has trained in numerous Asian/ American Martial Art systems earning multiple ranks. After many years in the Asian arts Chris studied under Heavy weight World Champion Kick Boxer Jim Graden, with further influence from the legendary champion Joe Lewis in the Elite Kickboxing System earning another Black Belt.

named to prestigious martial arts teachers'association board of advisors

Chris Sutton has recently joined such well known martial arts stars like Frank Shamrock, Jhoon Rhee, and Joe Lewis as a Martial Arts Teachers’ Association (MATA) board member.

MATA founder John Graden says, “Adding Chris Sutton to the board puts him in some big time company. I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t feel he has earned it. Together, we are going to bring the unique information in C.O.B.R.A.™ defense to the martial arts teachers worldwide.” 

a.c.m.a. accreditation

Chris Sutton is a certified A.C.M.A. Martial Arts Instructor and a life-time Professional Martial Artist with over 20 years of training and teaching experience.

The A.C.M.A. (American Council on Martial Arts Education) certification is given and endorsed through the Coopers Research Institute and N.A.P.M.A. (National Association of Professional Martial Artist).

In the field of martial arts and self-defense education these accreditation’s are recognized as one of the highest and most professional certifications.

Chris has become a lifetime student of professional martial arts and self-defense training, philosophy and continuous education. He is a member of M.A.T.A., the Martial Arts Teachers Association. Chris has also trained and collaborated with Hall of Fame Martial Artist Sifu Brian Spiegel.

summary of additional professinal experience
  • Certified and Experienced Law Enforcement Officer, City and County

  •  Deputy Sheriff – Patrol Operations

  • Corrections Officer – Maximum Security / Special Operations Division

  • Boot Camp Drill Instructor- Law Enforcement Division

  • Founder – COBRA-DEFENSE International / COBRA Fighting Systems

  • Creator COBRA Fit Kickboxing

  • Joe Lewis Fighting Systems Black Belt

  • Elite Kickboxing Blackbelt – Jim Graden

  • World Championship Martial Arts Black Belt – Jim Graden

  • Founder Self-Defense Professional Magazine

  • Creator of The Active Shooter Response Plan & Bully Response Plan

  • Head Instructor United MA Academy

  • 15 Time Gold Medalist in the I.L.E.G. Olympic Games

  • Self-defense Representative at AT & T Stadium , Kids Day America

  • Author, The Psychology of Self Defense & The Fight For Success Series

  • Author, You Can’t Tap Out in Real Life

Mark McKay- Chief Operating officer and Vice-President 

Mark is a former Martial Arts School owner of multiple locations. He is now Vice President of the Global brand C.O.B.R.A.™ working with 10 countries and over 150 locations on any given week

Summary of Professional Experience:

  • Decorated U.S. Army Veteran

  • Business Administration Associates Degree

  • COBRA Certified Instructor

  • COBRA Fit Instructor

  • Black Belt in Multiple Styles

  • U.S.A. Martial Arts Hall Of Fame

  • Author of 3D Fitness – Desire – Discipline-Dedication

  • Read More About Mark McKay

regional directors

GLEN STEVENS - C.O.B.R.A.™ Defense Australia


Glenn has been a professional educator and self defense instructor for over 30 years. He is the COBRA Defence Regional Director for Australia and runs his own full time centre in Queensland.

He teaches simple, effective skills to schools, community groups, regional councils, kindergartens and on public courses.
 He has also authored two books:

Please Keep Me Safe, An Expert’s Guide To Protecting Your Child From Predators, Bullying And Sexual Abuse,
Don’t Be a Victim; The Secrets That Predators Don’t Want You To Know

Glenn Stevens: Australia Regional Director


LEON MYBURGH- C.O.B.R.A.™ Defense South Africa


Leon is a full-time self-defense instructor and facility owner with over 25 years of training and teaching experience. As a former Military Counter Intelligence Officer and Corporate Security Manager for various Blue-Chip Companies, he is well versed in all aspects of crime prevention and risk mitigation in high crime risk environments. Leon holds a BA Degree and completed tertiary courses in Security & Safety Risk Management. He trained in Goju Ryu and Shotokan Karate. He holds a Black Belt in C.O.B.R.A. Fighting Systems and is a Certified C.O.B.R.A. Self-Defense, C.O.B.R.A. Fighting Systems and COBRA Fit Instructor.

Leon Myburgh: South Africa Regional Director

PHONE: 082 299 9117



JOE ROBAINA- C.O.B.R.A.™ Defense Miami


Joe Robaina is an internationally recognized corporate trainer, advisor, speaker and overall authority on Self Defense and Personal Protection. As C.O.B.R.A. Defense International Regional Director he’s helped countless individuals all over the world experience the empowerment and peace of mind that comes from being trained in reality based self-defense. He’s been featured on ABC, CBS, RT International media, and is a corporate self-defense trainer for global and multi-national companies, including Royal Caribbean, Verizon, and MTV. He is the Founder of the “Don’t Be A Victim: Women’s Self Defense Group and the internationally acclaimed American Cane Self Defense system. 

Joe Robaina: Regional Director 

PHONE: 800-289-8188



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It Will Never Happen to You.  Right?

The amount of violence in our culture is shocking and it doesn’t matter where you are! You could be in church like the 76 year old woman mugged by a couple of thugs. Anyone can get targeted anywhere, anytime you, your husband, your wife, or children and if you’re not prepared you could be  victim.

Don’t Be a Victim! Be Smart. Be Safe. Be Empowered


Our motto is “Training Saves Lives!” This no-cost class will increase your self defense IQ 200% and all the concepts and skills we’ll teach you in are immediately applicable. You’ll learn…

– Why self defense is a must, no other skill set will do.
– The specific formula bad guys use to target  you and what you can do about it.
– Why you’re an easy target and how to to change that.
– The different types of bad guys & the one you need to be aware of.
– How to quickly determine what a criminal wants & why this is crucial.
– Experience how you CAN defend yourself in real time when a criminal points a gun to your head.
– What to say and do and absolutely not say or do under the stress of an attack-PLUS MUCH MORE!

Reserve your spot in our next no cost C.O.B.R.A. Power class & learn all of this and more by clicking the button below.


Martin Noble
Co-Owner C.O.B.R.A. Self Defense Bucks County, PA 

Monique Dufresne
Co-Owner C.O.B.R.A. Self Defense Bucks County, PA 

Christopher Sutton
Founder of 

C.O.B.R.A. Self

Defense Systems 

Mark McKay
Vice President

C.O.B.R.A. Self

Defense Systems


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