GM Self-Protection Instruction

GM Self-Protection Instruction

5.0 (5)
1 employee
8 years in business

About this pro

I will teach you simple, effective techniques to PROTECT yourself - vital targeting, and proper weaponization and use of your body.  You will NOT learn fancy, fine motor skills techniques that require compliance from your attacker, or take years to master.  Real life attacks are NOT what you see in John Wick movies or in the UFC.

I was a recurring hand to hand combat instructor to the United States Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) Instructors Program, and I have earned black belt and above in 4 different systems of martial art.  I have extensive experience working security, personal protection, and private sector work.  The majority of martial arts and combat sports are not applicable to real world survival.  I CAN teach you cool, flashy stuff for  film/TV if you need it for your acting/stunt career.

I also have multiple fitness certifications including: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Personal Trainer, Sports Conditioning, MMA Conditioning, Sports Nutrition

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Knowing that I have trained someone to be able to effectively protect themselves and loved ones.

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West Hollywood, CA 90046
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5 Reviews


  • Greg Forshay

    I have had several martial arts instructors, all of them good, but none better than Geoff Meed. Geoff has studied multiple disciplines, and has "real world" experience that he passes on to his students. Geoff teaches effective self defense that will work if you are ever forced to use it. Unfortunately I now live in a different state and am no longer able to study with Geoff, but I would in a heartbeat if the opportunity ever arises. I could not reccomend Geoff any higher!

  • Dennis Bukovcan

    Great instructor with real world experience. He teaches practical self defense in probable applications. Love the seminar he was at in Northern Wisconsin.

  • TJ Martin

    Techniques were broken down as to fully understand the mechanics behind them. Very knowledgeable.

  • Grandmaster Dr.Jeff Borchardt / Beyond Martial Arts

    As a school owner myself , I had the privilege of having Geoff teach his seminar at our school . He is very Knowledgeable, straight forward teacher . I would highly recommend him .

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

To help them understand exactly what it is they really want from martial arts training with me, then design the appropriate regimen.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Guest recurring hand to hand combat instructor for A3 Tactical to United States Marine Corps; 5th Degree Black Belt Kempo; 3rd Degree Black Belt Hap Ki Do; Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and Karate; over a decade of working security at bars and rock concerts, and personal protection detail; inductee into 4 different martial art hall of fames

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Yes.  $100/hour (1 or 2 clients).  Multiple sessions are slightly discounted.

How did you get started teaching?

I was always asked to help out in classes.  In 2005, I was heavily recruited to become an instructor, and never looked back.

What types of students have you worked with?

General population, but also: Autistic, ADHD, disabled, previous injury, elderly.  I do not teach younger than 8 years old.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

One of my corporate accounts is East Los Angeles College, where I taught over 30 faculty how to protect themselves.  Several of the staff were very timid and nervous at first, but by the end of the seminar, they were confident Warriors.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Understand what they want from training.  Martial Arts take a very long time to become proficient at, and often are not applicable to real world survival.  MMA, BJJ, and other combat sports are just that - SPORTS.  Sports have protective gear, rules, padded floors, etc.  Street survival has none of those factors.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Know exactly what it is they want from training in martial arts.  It's okay to say, "I want to learn the real stuff, but would also like to learn some cool techniques and forms for the "art" side, as well film/TV."

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