Hi, I’m Marty Noble
Owner of C.O.B.R.A.™
Self Defense Bucks County, PA
I grew up in Southampton, Bucks County, PA, where I was captain of the football and baseball teams. I've always hated bullies, and often found myself protecting other kids from physical confrontation. I went on to study kinesiology (the science and study of human movement) at West Chester University.
I played sports my entire life until 1995, when a broken neck ended my athletic endeavors. Determined not to let injury slow me down, I began experimenting with mixed martial arts - starting with Jiu-Jitsu then additional training in striking styles from Muay Thai, boxing, and kickboxing. I was fortunate to train at some of the best schools in the tri-state area, including Balance Studios, Cool Hearts Muay Thai, and Stay Fly Muay Thai.
In my 25+ year career in the hospitality industry, I’ve experienced nightly real-life self-defense scenarios and share insights from these personal experiences with my students.
Seeing my students gain confidence in their abilities is my favorite part of what I do.
After hours I enjoy coaching football and mentoring teen boys with absentee fathers.
C.O.B.R.A.™ Is A Police Academy For Civilians
Our Mission Is To Make EVERYONE Safer
The C.O.B.R.A. self-defense program has been created from years of real-life experience and training in the areas of law enforcement, corrections, martial arts and military close quarters combat techniques. An exclusive program that would provide realistic - and more importantly effective - self-defense for anyone who participated was a huge inspiration in the creation of C.O.B.R.A.
It seems that the more complicated and crazy society becomes the less we pay attention to our personal safety and security. The average person who wants to learn self-defense shouldn’t have to become a police officer or even a black belt in martial arts. There is nothing wrong with either of those, but if it’s not what you choose to do and you just want to learn to defend yourself like those individuals would in a short amount of time, then C.O.B.R.A. is the program for you. Everything in this program has a genuine function and purpose. Every minute is packed with verbal, physical and mental self-defense techniques. It’s a fact that when stress is put on your body you may shut down physically and mentally if you panic.
The training you receive in the program breaks down those mental barriers so you can function through a stressful situation. This is a must in the real world where consequences could be devastating. You will be training in a highly structured and safe environment utilizing scenarios, drills, seminars, and a wide variety of offensive and defensive techniques. To drive it home we will review classes and you will track your techniques in your student training manual. You will be writing, reviewing and practicing the techniques taught in class to help you retain the material.
Remember, we are all working together and everyone will be moving at the same pace. You will need to stay focused, stay motivated, ask questions, and come to class. If you can do that you will get the most out of this program.