The Self Defense Company is proud to announce that NEW Instructor Robert Canlas is teaching the Self Defense Training System™ in Maryland

To contact Instructor Canlas GO HERE <<<

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Self Defense Company Instructor Robert Canlas

         Instructor Canlas began training in the martial arts in the early 70’s. With over  40 years as a martial artist he has trained in many styles including Karate, Judo, Wing Chun Kung Fu, Jeet Kune Do, Kali, Brazillian Jiu Jitsu and Close Quarter Combat, achieving Black Belt rank or equivalent in many.

After years of teaching, hundreds of men and women and children he realized the martial arts provided a wide range of benefits, but when it came to self defense the process was too long and too complicated.

He spent years trying to simplify what he was teaching and that’s when he discovered The Self Defense Company and The Self Defense Training System. This program fell in line with his desire to teach ANYONE how to protect and defend themselves in a very short amount of time. 

That’s when Instructor Canlas decided to go ALL IN and partner with the Self Defense Company to become an official Self Defense Company Instructor.


To learn more about Instructor Canlas go here:


For more information about becoming a Self Defense Company Instructor go here:


  1. grhutchings 5 months ago
    Member Since: 08/04/13

    Welcome to the team.

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    theselfdefenseco 5 months ago
    Member Since: 10/10/18

    Congratulations Robert!

  3. Mario Karam Jr. 5 months ago

    Congratulations Robert! Welcome to the best team in the world.

  4. Ed Kizun 5 months ago
    Member Since: 02/23/16

    Congratulations Robert! I welcome your many years of experience and wisdom to SDTS.

  5. edan timos 5 months ago

    i want to get those skills

  6. Bernie McPherson 5 months ago
    Member Since: 02/19/18

    Dear Robert: I am Bernie McPherson. Like you, I explored many martial arts and systems. I can verify your choice: SDTS is the best self defense system ever!! And we have the confidence of combat veterans, like me, that confirm the integrity of a system based on combat experience. SDTS is based on the works of Fairbairn, Applegate and Cestari. This is a rock solid foundation! Welcome!

  7. Mario Karam Jr. 5 months ago

    I couldn’t have said it any better, Bernie!

  8. Stephen Webster 2 months ago
    Member Since: 08/17/18

    Congratulations Robert!

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