About The Academy of Self-Defense

The Academy of Self-Defense specializes in practical street self-defense, with the mixed martial arts style of Minna-Jiu-Jitsu.

At The Academy of Self-Defense we SPECIALIZE IN PRACTICAL STREET SELF-DEFENSE in the art of Minna-Jiu-Jitsu. Our style is founded on the principal that the ability to defend yourself must be quick and effective. We teach our students a variety of techniques from almost any type of physical attack conceivable. This also includes defense techniques from weapons such as gun, knife, bat and chain to name a few. Our classes will help:

  • Gain confidence
  • Learn respect for themselves and others
  • Improve self-esteem
  • Become disciplined

Students will become proficient in their ability to defend themselves as they learn and practice the techniques over and over. Eventually doing a technique becomes second nature, and very little thought will have to be used in a hostile situation, just reaction. Students can join The Academy of Self-Defense at any age or rank from another style. We encourage Black Belts from other styles to join our school and see a different perspective in Martial Arts Training.

The Academy of Self-Defense will teach you how to use your natural abilities in ways you never thought possible, to defend yourself or someone you love. You will also gain new physical abilities that will guide you in your journey through the Martial Arts world. Do you have children that are introverted and do not like to express themselves in front of other people or at school? Martial Arts is a proven way to get your child to open up and express themselves, stop potential bullying and give them the confidence they need to succeed in life. Martial Arts have also been proven to help children with Autism, ADD, and low self-esteem.

The Academy of Self-Defense has highly trained and certified instructors to help your child grow in a friendly, fun and non threatening environment. Be careful who you choose to teach your children do your research first and find out what you are looking for and who is best suited to meet your needs. Master Frank Charlillo has dedicated over 40 years to training and teaching Martial Arts. He will make sure that you and your child have a positive and rewarding experience as you move through the belt ranks learning how to defend yourself.

Minna-Jiu-Jitsu takes the no nonsense approach to self-defense, combining the best strikes and kicks from various styles into practical techniques for street self-defense, such as:

  • Savate
  • Judo
  • Karate
  • Jiu-Jitsu
  • Tai boxing

Our style of Self-Defense was founded over 60 years ago by the late Grand Master Frank F. Kovacs 10thDan. He took the approach that anyone could learn Martial Arts if practicality and a basic need to learn how to defend yourself is desired. At The Academy of Self-Defense you will walk away with more knowledge on defending yourself whether you reach the ultimate goal of Black Belt or not.