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Modern Self-Defense Center

Modern Self-Defense Center

Middletown, CT

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About Modern Self-Defense Center

30 Days free! Free uniform, free private lesson.

MSDC offers you 30 days free to try out any of our programs: brazilian Jiu-jitsu, jeet kune do, mixed martial arts, kickboxing, or self-defense!

Test drive the programs on our dime, at no risk to yourself!

Come check out our comfortable atmosphere, friendly instructors, and fun and exciting classes.

MSDC is the only school that will offer you a free 30 days of training, free uniform, free consultation and private lesson to get started, and then back it up with an iron-clad 60-day money back guarantee (if you're not satisfied, we'll refund every penny!).

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180 Johnson Street
Middletown, CT 06457

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. MSDC offers three primary services:

1) Group classes. We presently offer group classes in Jeet Kune Do, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kickboxing, Self-Defense, and Mixed Martial Arts. Our more experienced clients are also given the opportunity to train & compete in grappling, MMA, Boxe Francaise Savate, and Filipino Martial Arts.

2) Private lessons. Some clients have very specific needs (or schedules), and require 1-on-1 instruction. We're pleased to offer private instruction in any of the above areas, as well as a few others. Private clients can hand-pick what they'll work on, and how often (whether it's one-time-only or regularly).

3) Workshops & Other Events. MSDC's staff is often invited to teach seminars, workshops, and other events at schools, hospitals, colleges, workplaces, and other locations up and down the East Coast. Please contact us if you or your organization would like to have an instructor visit.

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Check out as many schools & instructors as possible. It's very important that you're comfortable with the way that things are run wherever you choose, so be absolutely sure that it's the one for you. Lots of schools will seem "pretty good", but is that really what you're settling for? Find the BEST fit -- after all, you might be spending a lot of time there, working towards your goals. So try out different options.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. There is NO other facility in Connecticut that matches the breadth, depth, and effectiveness of our programs. Our instructors travel far and wide to train with the world's best -- or we bring those experts here to our clients! No matter what type of Martial Arts or Self-Defense training you're looking for, you've found elite instruction right here in Middletown, Connecticut!

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. People come to us with expectations. Whether they want to lose weight & get in shape, or they want to learn practical, real-world self-defense skills, or they want to develop the mental focus & discipline to start something that they can develop for years, these needs are REAL and they need SOLUTIONS. I love that our students see measurable progress towards their goals, often as soon as a couple weeks into the program! I've had men AND women lose over 50lbs in our classes. I've had police, military, and health care workers report back that they protected themselves in real-world situations. And nothing could give me more satisfaction than knowing that we've made such a huge, positive difference in their lives.

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. Many people don't know what kinds of programs are right for them. If they want to lose weight & get in shape, should they join a kickboxing class or go to the gym? If they're worried about safety, should they take classes or buy a gun or pepper spray? What about a home security system or a big dog?

We recognize here at MSDC that every individual (and his or her situation) is unique. We meet with every new student, before they start classes, to find out what needs they're hoping to address, and to learn more about them so we can help them find the best answer. For some folks, self-defense lessons are NOT the answer! And even for folks who want lessons--MSDC won't always be the place that provides for them. And we're OK with that. We'll meet with you to address YOUR individual needs, and then we'll use our experience to point you towards the solutions that offer the best fit--whether that's us, or someone else.

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