Awareness, Physical Skill, Mindset:

-the three pillars of our functional self protection and personal safety classes.

We have a variety of self defense training formats to help you develop the awareness, physical skills and mindset that could save your life.

Our mission is to provide a safe, fun environment where you can learn and ingrain effective and realistic self defense skills.  

Learn how to be aware and what to do!

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Background: Our program was originally created by Guro Rick Faye in the early 1980s. Over the last 26 years Guro Diana Rathborne has enhanced and customized the initial material. In addition to creating a great self defense product, she has built an outstanding self defense instructors program for the curriculum.

Sourced from the Filipino Martial Arts, the Jun Fan Martial Arts, Muay Thai and the Jeet Kune Do Concepts, curriculum is paired with knowledge on the anatomy, science and the study of the human body's responses to threat to life stress as taught by Marcus Wynne. As the knowledge base on human combat, physiology and psychology is continuously evolving, our mission is to keep our curriculum current and on the leading edge of self defense training. Ongoing education from related experts in the fields of study that impact effective self defense and combative skill is a primary focus of the Rathborne Training’s Self Defense program.

Tailored to your needs, private lessons, workshops and seminars on self defense topics range from 60 minutes to 8 hours.  General pricing for your customized self defense training can be found on our “Booking” page.


Reality based Self Defense Training tailored to the needs of corporate, group and private training.


"There’s only one basic principle of self-defense - you must apply the most effective weapon, as soon as possible, to the most vulnerable target."

- Bruce Lee