Reviews – The Self Defense Company


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“We featured Damian and the SDTS on our world famous TV show “Penn and Teller’s Bullsh!t”. We tried to prove he was full of it… but we FAILED! Damian and the SDTS are the real deal. In fact, we got two programs ourselves. No Sh**! Check out the episode yourself!”

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“I’m a Black Belt and I’ve been in my share of fights. The SDTS taught me things I never even conceived. It’s an awesome program and there is nothing out there like it. Trust me, give it a shot and you won’t be disappointed.”

Danny Bonaduce – Television and Radio Personality, Martial Artist and Former Child star

“I checked out his program The Self Defense Training System and was blown away. I carry a firearm and now I carry a firearm and do the Self Defense Training System.”

Pat Campbell – Radio and Podcast Host, KFAQ, Tulsa

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  • Your hate mail senders
    Leonard Urban Your hate mail senders
    01:12 am, Mon, 11 April 2022
    Howdy, Damian! I hope that if ever the guys sending you hate mail show up to "teach you a lesson" that you'll share their humiliating defeat video with us...
  • Most effective and practical system out there!!!
    Chris Sanford Most effective and practical system out there!!!
    05:58 pm, Mon, 4 October 2021
    I've been training in martial arts for over 30 years. I am also a LE Defensive Tactics and Arrest and Control Instructor with over three decades of LE experience. The Self Defense Company System is by far the most practical and effective system there is. I like the fact it is based on gross motor skills, not fine motor skills like martial art systems. The Self Defense System will not fail you under stress, and is easy to perform and retain.
    Gary ONeill BEST EVER
    03:18 pm, Tue, 28 September 2021
    I have studied Martial Arts, especially Krav Maga and Damian's program is the BEST EVER.
  • David Murray
    07:53 pm, Sun, 12 September 2021
    From the very start of the 60 minute self defense training pack , I knew I finally found the system I was looking for . I've bought a small fortune of DVD instructional courses . I've looked at SCARS , Target Focus Training , courses and DVDS from Marc MacYoung , Peyton Quinn , Paul Vunak who trained with Bruce Lee . I've bought courses like , it used to be called Split Second Survival by Larry Wick and much more . Right off the bat Mr . Ross impressed me with his Commandments of the Self Defense Training System . Things like action is better than reaction - he who strikes first has the advantage , use skills that you can do under SNS activation in other words when your adrenaline is on overdrive and you may be scared out of your mind , like when there's more than one attacker or when weapons are involved .But in all the courses I looked at no one ever stressed to have an edge on you anything from a firearm to pepper spray to tactical light , etc . . No one of those other courses ever really said that ,. That you should begin with tools and techniques that provide the least amount of physical contact . You're taught in a way that makes things absolutely clear . That's fascinating and it will keep you interested and motivated because you know you can make this work . The courses are easy to understand , you can learn at your own pace , it's great . Look I've seen a lot of instructional DVDs have taken a couple of martial arts and have been in a few really bad fights where my life was on the line . I would take the self defense training system over them all . Everything I learned so far was realistic and could effectively be applied . This is the best I've ever seen and I know how hard it is to find something you can really believe in .So good luck and give it a try you'll be glad you did .
  • Self Defense Company Training Excellence Experience.
    Self Defense Company Training Excellence Experience.
    11:53 am, Tue, 29 June 2021
    Damian Ross teaches no nonsense simple techniques that prepare you to defend your self in beginning 60 Minute Self Defense Program thru awareness that action beats reaction. My instructor Jim Nichols showed me how basic techniques defend against weapons without complicated moves.. The Elite Program and Operation Phoenix build on the basics and condition the body. The Self Defense Company doesn't waste your time and money on worthless results that give you false confidence.
  • Can't recommend this enough!
    Cameron Doelling Can't recommend this enough!
    04:40 pm, Sat, 29 May 2021
    I'll start by mentioning that I have about 18 years of martial arts training in Tae Kwon Do, Krav Maga, MMA, and BJJ. However, the SDTS will give you more real-world self defense training in a handful of modules and trainings that a decade studying martial arts. I just tested for my Grade 1 Certification with Instructor George Hutchings and I can't say enough good things about George as an instructor. He gave some of the best no-nonsense advice for training and preparing for a real situations that I have ever heard. Highly recommend him as an instructor.
  • So simple... yet game changing for me
    So simple... yet game changing for me
    05:50 pm, Thu, 15 April 2021
    Even as a fit guy, I didn't REALLY know how to defend myself beyond some stuff I learned in a dozen or so boxing classes. This program has given me the confidence to know what to do in just about any situation that could arise. Damain and his training is the real deal.
  • experience beginner
    experience beginner
    07:25 pm, Mon, 29 March 2021
    I started collecting SDC videos in 2006, now that I am retired I can really take the time and get into it. In the beginning the videos were really bad lighting and now that Damian has taken charge and equipment has improved, it has really made a difference. . Long story short I like the way the material is presented, no BS and straight forward. I was in the first group to use safety punch and safety kick gear fighting in the Omni Building, in Atlanta, that night Joe Corey was fighting Bill Wallace. So at the age of 69 I am here to learn and develop.
  • The Very Best Self Defence System from the Very Neginner to the Elite
    Ola Østhus The Very Best Self Defence System from the Very Neginner to the Elite
    03:06 am, Mon, 1 March 2021
    This is the"Big Apple" among other Systems/Schools in this field. Also the teaching method is Big and easy to learn from
  • Tactical Instructor/Israeli Technical Security Services AS
    Ola Osthus Tactical Instructor/Israeli Technical Security Services AS
    09:13 am, Sat, 27 February 2021
    The last five years I have dived down to, and studied different forms of self defence systems and martial arts. Compited and trained judo since 1980 1. Dan from 1995. Plan to create my own system that works from the streets to rouge terrain in the nature. The Self Defence Company offer the very best reality self defence system in all aspect of what I mean with "best". I have been searching for a long time. I have not found anything that in full satisfied me, until now. The Self Defence Company shows that they have professionalism, structure, and knowledge in all parts of their programs The teaching is fenomenal and understandable. In front of all that the students learn the concept of to have the right Mind Set, when approaching dangerous situations. REALITY To learn and actual be aware of when you are or will be in danger, and from there take a decision to act with use of skills that can injure or even kill an attacker. I will name as to have the right Mind Set. This if you want to SURVIVE. The SDF company goes for it. From open hand to edged weapons, and guns Thx for open my eyes
  • Very Happy and fill more confident.
    Larry Kerner Very Happy and fill more confident.
    01:05 am, Fri, 8 January 2021
    40 years ago I studied martial arts and even received a black belt in American Karate. Now I am 62 years old and decided to get myself back to being able to defend myself because the way the world is today. I don't want to waist my time learning katas, or any of the sport aspects of Martial arts. The Self Defense System is just what I was looking for and needed. Real self defense for real life situations. I am loving what I am learning, and feeling more confident in my ability to protect myself. Also I feel so good about this system that I have become an affiliate, and also plan on going all the way to being an instructor.