A.C.W.A. Self Defense Academy

A.C.W.A. Self Defense Academy

5.0 (4)
1 employee
24 years in business

About this pro


The truth is that most sport/traditional martial arts do little to prepare you for a real world violent confrontation in a timely manner. You need to be safe now, not years from now! This is why our material is instinctual, easy to learn, and addresses the problems we face today. Reality demands practical, no nonsense solutions that can be used by anyone, anytime, anywhere. Come see for yourself why so many people are moving from traditional arts to our reality-based system. No silly outfits, no outdated traditions, no games, just the skills you need to get you home safe.

“Getting you home safe is our #1 Priority”

I enjoy helping others live the life they were ment to without fear.

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Richardson, TX 75081
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4 Reviews


  • Robert Sherard

    A.C.W.A.'s approach is multi-faceted. They address the mindset of both the attacker and the victim and teaches ways to avoid conflict by changing the dynamics. If confrontation is unavoidable, A.C.W.A. will equip you with multiple tools to efficiently defend yourself against one or more attackers. Practical stuff you can use instantly. The confidence you will exhibit after your first class is enough to ward off most attackers. You will learn the good components from every martial art without all of the showy stuff that simply doesn't work in the real world. A.C.W.A. is unique and superior to all other self defense schools.

  • Lauren Hidalgo

    ACWA Self Defense is centered around the goal of getting yourself and your loved ones home safe. I like that it’s not a sport and that the Instructors are always willing to help find a solution to any situation I have questions about. The mechanics themselves are unique to anything I’ve seen before, all based off of natural body mechanics and physics. I found it to be something I could use immediately. Many of the different martial arts I’ve tried almost required you to study the art for years before you could actively defend yourself. At ACWA self-defense I walked out of the first class with mechanics I could use to keep myself safe. I could not recommend them more highly and I want every woman in my life to train here and learn this system.

  • Ricky Henderson

    The experience is what I like most about A.C.W.A. I have been through many types of training through the military and some private training. In all of my previous experiences someone had to be a big shot or always outshine others. Not here, in the A.C.W.A. everyone is treated with mutual respect and love for not only self-defense but the art of training. I have never seen a class that trained so hard due to the motivation of everyone involved. With the common goal of helping everyone attain their best and great programs to fit everyone's needs, this is the perfect place to find camaraderie and kick start your life with positive influence and practical training for real life scenarios. Also if you're a veteran you may seriously consider joining for the mental affects. I cant speak for everyone but it has greatly reduced my stress, anxiety, and given me greater understanding of my PTSD triggers.

  • Destiny

    I've loved every class so far and can't wait to do more! The techniques are practical and logical. I love that the trainers are patient and take the time to work with you one-on-one to go over things again and to answer questions. They work on rewiring your brain to use your natural instincts and turning them to your advantage. I like the personalized attention in each class; it doesn't matter how much experience you have - just join right in at any time.

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

We work with each student in the capacity that is customized for their goals.

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

Over 25 years of teaching reality-based self-defense.

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

Each client has a different need, some come to us, some want us to come to them. Some are one time events, others are ongoing. Please contact us and we will be sure to quote exactly what you need!

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