Does this school / students participate in competitions?

No. We teach self defense martial arts, not sport arts. As a school we do not compete in sporting events. Our philosophy is that protecting one’s life, liberty and property are fundamental God-given rights. The curriculum we teach is to enhance your ability by providing training designed to help you develop the mindset and skills to survive a deadly encounter.

Is there a dress code at Urban Defense Academy?

Traditional Martial Arts classes (Adults and Kids)

  • Full Urban Defense Academy uniform (Gi top, Gi pants, belt, black t-shirt, socks) is required to be worn at all times during training. This uniform is included in Registration price.
  • No tank tops, sport bras, or bare chest with Gi top. 
  • Urban Defense Academy t-shirt or any plain black t-shirt maybe worn under the Gi top.
  • Clean socks are required for all classes on the mats. No bare feet.

Firearms courses

  • Long pants
  • Shoes/boots that provide support
  • Appropriate clothing for outdoor conditions when classes are outside.

Workshops & Seminars

  • Ground fighting – street clothes or any Gi maybe worn. If you wear a Gi: t-shirt under the Gi top is required. 
  • Defensive Knife class – street clothes
  • Women’s Self Defense – street clothes or athletic wear with t-shirt
  • Clean socks are required for all classes on the mats. No bare feet.

Are there pre-requisites?

Yes, there are pre-requisites for some classes. Contact us for details.

What if I need to re-schedule or cancel a class?

We do our best to accommodate schedule changes. If you need to cancel, please contact us as soon as possible.