A Chat with Don’t Tread On Me Self-Defense
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Our classes are about learning simplistic, highly effective skills that will keep you and your loved ones safe in a variety of situations. Born out of a desire to give others the tools to defend themselves, all proceeds go toward K9s for Warriors, a charity that provides veterans with aid dogs.
Is your location strictly for adults, or can kids participate as well?
Men and women 16 and up, and anyone under 18 must have a legal guardian present to enroll.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
As a life long martial artist, I have spent my life seeing the benefits of knowing how to defend yourself both first-hand and in others. Beyond keeping you safe, that knowledge brings with it confidence and drive and affects every aspect of people’s lives. This is all about spreading that security.
What do you love most about your job?
Giving others the tools to help themselves. From women in abusive relationships, bullying, mugging victims, rape victims, home invasions, I’ve worked with them all. Seeing a student come in and start to lose that helplessness and learn to stand up for themselves and not be afraid is the greatest feeling.