GAINESVILLE DEFENSE

Prepare for a fearless life.

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Live safely, with confidence through self defense training.

 
 

4000 W. Newberry Road, Suite F, Gainesville
352-371-1007

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Take the Power Back.

Gainesville Defense provides effective, safe, and realistic self defense training to individuals and groups. We have more than a decade of experience training military, law enforcement, families, and students for practical self defense. Take your power back and live fearlessly through self defense training.

We offer group class memberships, personal training, and group classes.

 
 

 

PINK BELT PROGRAM

program length: 24 classes | Ages 12+

Our comprehensive Pink Belt training program takes all of the self defense techniques of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and teaches program participants effective, safe, and well-rounded skills in a non-sport environment.

This program is best for students interested in consistently training to a proficient level of ability to defend against unarmed violent attackers.

(Additional training is available for armed scenarios.)

 
 
 

INDEPENDENT WOMAN SAFETY COURSE

COURSE LENGTH: 4 HOURS | Ages 16+

Transitioning to adulthood and living alone is journey full of preparation and personal growth. We're here to help you along the way to prepare you for living a fearless life. This 4-hour course is open to high school juniors and seniors, college women, and women living alone.

This course includes group discussion and self defense practical training.

 
 

BASIC GRAB AND CHOKE DEFENSE CLASS

CLASS LENGTH: 2 HOURS | Ages 10+

This class makes for a fun and empowering event of learning self defense, focusing on effective techniques to escape a variety of chokes and grabs. We'll cover these movements in an approachable way, and show you options that you can use in your every day life.

This class is focused primarily on self defense practical training.

 
 
 

FIXED BLADE SPECIALTY CLASS

CLASS LENGTH: 1 HOUR | AGES 16+

We offer a variety of classes for fixed blade-style weapons, including metal cat keychains, tactical pens, kubatons, knives, and more.

This class is focused primarily on self defense practical training with a safe training weapon.

 
 
 

INTRO TO SELF DEFENSE

CLASS LENGTH: 1 HOUR | ALL AGES

Our introductory self defense class covers basics of movement and counter movement, self defense stance, punch defense, and more.

 
 
 

LUNCH AND LEARN

CLASS LENGTH: 1 HOUR | CUSTOM

From safety for property managers and realtors to anti-bullying for school children, we offer pop up training in a variety of settings and customize our programs to suit your needs.

 
 

 

Our Coaching Team

It takes a village to instruct a community. We’re always thankful for the people who show up for our students day in and day out to teach them the way of the warrior.

 
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JASON DODD, director

With 4 black belts, 30 years training on the mat, and 20 years of teaching combined, Jason is one of our area's most accomplished professional martial artists.

[Professional Credentials: 1st Degree Black Belt, Brazilian Jiu JItsu; Advanced Master Black Belt, Japanese Ju Jutsu; 5th Degree Black Belt/Renshi Shihan, Yushinmon Shorinji-ryu Karate; Black/Red Prijiad, Muay Thai Kickboxing; Gracie Self Defense Certified]

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carly barnes dodd, instructor

After more than 10 years in executive management, Carly left the office behind and never looked back. Her passion is empowering women and families through martial arts.

[Professional Credentials: M.S. in Agricultural Education; Blue Belt, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu; Purple Belt, Yushinmon Shorinji-Ryu Karate; Yellow Prijiad, Muay Thai Kickboxing; Gracie Self Defense Certified]

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Justin White, instructor

Justin has 15 years of experience in multiple martial arts, and is a seasoned professional fighter.

[Professional Credentials: Black Belt, Japanese Ju Jutsu; Brown Belt, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu; Army Combatives Instructor; Concealed Carry and NRA Pistol Instructor]


Contact Us

We are conveniently located on West Newberry Road between 34th and 43rd Streets.

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 6 am to 10 pm
Friday: 6 am to 9 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 12 pm to 2 pm
By Appointment

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gainesville defense

4000 W. Newberry Road
Suite F
Gainesville, FL 32607

352-371-1007
defense@trainmatlife.com

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