Hired 23 times
7 years in business
(Central Time Zone)
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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Vianca W.Oct 17, 2018Verified
Peter was wonderful to work with. He was responsive, prompt, and a great instructor. Everyone loved the class. I would highly recommend him and we do another one of these, I will reach out to Peter.Nov 18, 2017Verified
I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Peter. I learned a lot and am much better prepared to defend myself.Sep 26, 2017VerifiedBest Defense Concepts's reply
Thanks Michael, I appreciate your kind words.
Peter is a great Instructor. I look forward to working with him moreMay 22, 2017Verified
This was a great experience and customized for our family's needs. We learned a lot about basic self defense without having to commit to a martial arts program. Peter is an excellent and patient teacher.Mar 21, 2017Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I offer very reasonable rates, which will depend on the number of students (from individuals, families to small groups of friends) how often the student wants to train, the length of the training session, if the student is seeking beginner or advanced training, and whether the student wants to pay per class or pay in advance for a number of sessions. I also offer reasonably priced seminar training (from 1 to 8 hour sessions) for groups and corporations. Please contact me with the specifics of what you are looking for and I will respond quickly with a personalized quote.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I like to talk with my students regarding their background in martial arts and self-defense (if any), and then discuss their goals. I believe that tailoring the class to meet a client's needs is the most effective way to teach self-defense.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have been involved in martial arts since I was 15. Over the past 30 years I have trained extensively in kenpo karate under three different instructors, had several years of krav maga training, as well as several years learning escrima/kali/arnis. Along the way I have also spent time training in boxing, aikido, and muay thai. I continue to train with different high level instructors in kali, hapkido and practical street combatives so that I can hone my own skills. I am very interested in defenses against weapon based attacks (knives, guns and clubs), since they are used so often in street attacks. Defending against weapons is one of the most difficult skills a person can learn, but I teach simple defenses that can be readily learned through regular practice.