Sarah Reed, Owner Instructor
Sarah is passionate about providing effective, practical and realistic self-defense training. She will not minimize or judge any fears or doubts you might have about learning self-defense. Her focus is on you getting the attention and instruction you need to learn the principles and mindset needed for self-defense in a positive, fun and empowering way. Sarah strongly believes that self-defense can be used as a tool to help you connect to your own personal power, that will not only help you exist more safely in this world but will also empower you with confidence to show up powerfully in every area of your life!
Overtime, Sarah found the need to make learning self-defense more approachable for the everyday person. Not everybody has the desire, time, money or energy to spend years and years of training in martial arts, mixed martial arts or a specific self-defense system. She also found that many programs, can come across as intimidating to some. In 2019, Sarah came across C.O.B.R.A.™ Self Defense Systems, a global law enforcement based self-defense system, developed by Chris Sutton, whose mission is to “make everyone safer” and believes “everyone deserves to improve their security. No matter your age, gender, or level of expertise.” Sarah knew this was the program that would greatly make a beneficial impact on people’s lives, so she became a certified licensed C.O.B.R.A. ™ Self Defense Instructor in 2019.
Sarah has been training with and instructing Civilians, Law Enforcement and Military in Krav Maga self-defense, weapon defense, stand up and ground fighting, and fitness since 2001. After working with a Krav Maga Worldwide Regional Training center for fourteen years, in 2015 she became an independent self defense instructor with Anozira Krav Maga and in 2018 founded Grit Fit Self Defense. In 2019 she licensed with C.O.B.R.A.™ Self Defense Systems and is the owner and instructor for COBRA Defense East Valley.
With eighteen years of self-defense experience and as a certified instructor and member of the American Women’s Self Defense Association and certified C.O.B.R.A.™ Self-Defense Instructor, Sarah brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the self-defense community.