This Free to join Self Defense Meetup of West Palm is for anyone interested in meeting other local men and women who are interested in learning how to defend themselves with or without weapons... while enjoying the "group" experience.

I realize firearms are a sensitive topic for some people. I know some would say, “Well I don’t like guns.” “I would never use guns.” “My spouse would never let me have a gun.” or “I live in New York so I’d need a permit to say the word ‘gun’...” and I do understand. Not everybody has decided to incorporate a firearm into their personal self defense strategy. It’s a personal choice.

The truth is that even if you carry a firearm you may not have the time to get it out. This is why "Empty Hand" or Unarmed Defense training is so vital. You will find that the events on this site include both Armed and Unarmed Defense subjects.

Many self defense training schools are regimented and physically demanding. This Meetup experience offers both a relaxed environment, as well as the more structured training if desired.  

Each month there will be one or two events on various self defense topics.  A qualified instructor will be on hand at every event.

After the event, everyone is invited to join us for dinner.

For those interested in expanding their skills further, the Defense Offense Academy offers a variety of  Unarmed and Armed training.    

Call me at 561-601-2355 or email  We look forward to meeting you soon!

Don Cannato

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