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About Absolute Self Defense

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Our focus is street combat survival, personal protection and enhancing the quality of life through balanced physical and mental training. The curriculum is effectively designed to successfully meet individual needs, abilities and goals in the areas of protection and fitness.



We strive to offer the most current, highest quality of training and realistic results in a beginner friendly and  family environment.  No experience is necessary and all practitioners will gain immediate benefits.   


No Hype, Just Results!



About Absolute Self Defense and Fitness


What makes us different?  We are not a sports oriented school, and focus on realistic self defense, personal and family protection, and proven street combat.  Not all personal protection, martial arts and fitness programs have the same training objectives or high quality standards. Our certified instructors are professionally trained,  earned university graduate degrees and have decades of experience in street oriented mixed martial arts, fitness, firearms, weapons, law enforcement and military defensive tactics. We continually research the changing threat and relevant defense tactics, maintain professional education, certification, and teach street combat tactics at national level seminars on a regular basis.  


Our comprehensive  approach is more combat science, street survival and personal protection methodology than just martial arts. Our instructors and trainers have solid training in proven systems of street survival, mixed martial science and tactical combat. Many martial arts schools have a different focus, often sport oriented only or they market trendy and quick certification programs without transferring the depth of experience, tactical understanding and realistic skill application to practitioiners.   


Constant research and evolution of techniques and approaches meet the constant changing threat to personal safety.  Whether the threats are active shooters, stalkers, sexual predators, child abductors, bullies, terrorists or common criminals, our streets are often violent and challenging.  This no nonsense training provides valid and tough solutions when your world turns hostile.  


No Experience is Necessary to learn this proven street combat system designed to protect individuals, families and third parties


Get started Today! Find out more by calling us at (706) 825-4308/4312 

or request information online. 


Our Mission


Our mission is to train, motivate and inspire individuals to survive and reach a life of balance, faith and total freedom; physically, mentally, and spiritually. Our comprehensive methods focus on effective personal and family protection, fitness and street combat survival skills where individuals can reach their full potential.  


This mission is achieved through teaching realistic self defense, optimal performance fitness training, improving self discipline and character, contributing to individual success by coaching, on-going support, motivation and positive energy. 


Nothing less than total commitment and the right mindset will suffice during violent encounters. When it comes to violence, bullying, criminal attacks and sexual assault, national statistics indicate a clear need for preparation when citizens may face a hostile encounter.  


Train effectively and get prepared when overall circumstances and reaction time are not enough to get to safety, access a weapon and mitigate a hostile attack. Our accelerated methods develop the total warrior mindset and effective skills to escape, control and stop a threat when it comes.    



TonyKettlebellChief Instructor Tony Price


With over 30 years experience, Instructor Price has studied and cross trained in numerous martial arts and defensive combat systems, along with a diverse law enforcement, security and military background.  Instructor Price manages the Absolute Self Defense school along with Nancy Price.  Instructor Price has taught martial arts in multiple locations in the nation.  He has earned advanced Black Belt rankings and instructor certifications in various martial arts and realistic defense disciplines, including: Israeli Krav Maga, Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics, VIP/Executive Protection, Chinese Hawaiian Kempo (Kajukenbo), Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai Kick Boxing, Shaolin Kempo, Kali & Escrima, Women’s Rape Defense, various military and law enforcement defensive tactics, fitness, and multiple firearms. In June 2014, Instructor Price was inducted into the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame as Self Defense Instructor of the Year.  



Instructor Price is a certified National Rifle Association Pistol Instructor, Israeli Combat Handgun and AR15 Instructor and provides basic and tactical firearms training. Instructor Price also provides Church Security Seminars to enhance the security pand threat mitigation capabilities of houses of worship. 


Instructor Price has a Masters Degree in Education from Boston University and a B.S. in Psychology from the College of William and Mary. His fitness background as a certified Corrective Exercise Specialist and Trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine, MMA Conditioning Coach, qualifications in Myofascial Compression Techniques, TRX, Rip Trainers, Kettlebells  and other leading methods produce realistic and excellent results for members. Challenging combat fitness training is integrated into every class to improve overall conditioning and anerobic thresholds to prepare for potentially violent threats. Practitioners will become more fit to fight to protect themselves and others against an evolving threat. 


Instructor Price has a diverse background in the military, counterterrorism, training operations, state and federal law enforcement. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, biking, firearms, hunting, fishing and training dogs. His passion is helping others to train with focus and reach their potential mentally, physically and spritually.   


Instructor Price is the creator and Chief Instructor of the Absolute Tactical Defense (ATD) System. He recognized a great need for professionals and individuals with busy lifestyles to quickly learn effective real world defense methods and in a safe and positive environment. ATD tactics are intergrated into a powerful street focused personal and family protection system designed for real world survival.  ATD methods are hard core, easy to learn, easy to retain and easy to execute under stress. The ATD system is a comprehensive method of street combat tactics, techniques, drills and exercises which compliment any martial arts system or style to elevate practitioners to advanced skill levels in a short time. Results are real and measurable without all the hype.


Instructor Price and a team of talented Instructors are available for specialized seminars, private training and consultation at the Absolute Self Defense and Fitness location, firearms ranges, in schools, businesses, churches or private residences. Call or email to inquire or schedule training.  




Nancy Price


Nancy is a Black Belt in Shaolin Kempo and specializes in Women's Self Defense.  Nancy has a college degree in Accounting and is the Absolute Self Defense School Executive Director and Manager. Nancy enjoys spending time with family. 








Amaris Price


Amaris is an advanced practitioner in Chinese Hawaiian Kempo, Mixed Martial Arts and specializes in Women's Self Defense and working with Youth.  Amaris is a gifted artist and designs artwork projects for the school.  She also works on private art commissions.













Mark Winkler


Mark is a certified Israeli Krav Maga Instructor, a Black Belt in the Absolute Tactical Defense System, an advanced practitioner in Chinese Hawaiian Kempo, Mixed Martial Arts, and specializes in weapons tactics and defense. Mark assists with Women's Rape Defense and Church Security seminars. Mark has a Bachelors Degree in Sociology, a Masters Degree in Special Education and is a seasoned school teacher.  Mark enjoys shooting, hunting, fishing, working with wood, restoring weapons and making training weapons for the school. Mark especially enjoys training with his wife, Angela, and participating with her in runs for charity.  



Lt. Dan Hendricks


Dan provides church security seminars and firearms training. Dan is a Lieutenant and trainer with the Columbia County Sheriffs Department, a Black Belt in Judo, is cross trained in Israeli Krav Maga, an advanced practitioner in Chinese Hawaiian Kempo, Mixed Martial Arts, and specializes in weapons tactics and defense. Dan has a B.S. in Education and over 30 years of combined experience in the military, paramiitary, law enforcement operations and training. Dan continues to pursue fitness, martial arts profiency, firearms mastery and personal protecton operations.  Dan enjoys training others to improve their lives physically, morally and spiritually to make a positive difference.



Originally developed for the Israeli military, Krav Maga is now the preferred system for the U.S. military and law enforcement. Krav Maga is also taught to men, women and children throughout the world and is one of the most effective forms of self defense and reality martial arts training in the world. Krav Maga is used daily by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), including Special Forces Units, Israeli Police and Security Branches, and by many other elite units in North America, South America, Europe and around the world. 



Faced with warfare and terrorism, Imi Lichtenfeld (Sde-Or) and the Israeli military developed Krav Maga combat systems in a hostile environment where combatants could not devote many hours with hand-to-hand combat training.  Krav Maga was created to bring students to a high level of proficiency in a short period of time. Krav Maga continues to advance and be modified by the top instructors of the IDF.



Krav Maga is a hardcore system of self defense techniques, including multiple attacker defenses and defense against clubs, knives and guns. Realistic scenarios are always emphasized in training as an important part of the curriculum. 


Krav Maga is a practical and realistic self defense system that teaches how to prevent, deal with and overcome all kinds of violence and attacks.  Krav Maga prepares trainees in the subjects of self defense, self protection, fighting, combat skills and skills to defend others, through unique and comprehensive training methods.  Krav Maga was developed Israel under realistic demands and conditions for the battlefield.  


We are professionally certified under the International Association of Krav Maga, the most updated Krav Maga Association in the nation.  Association Instructors regularly train in Israel with the Chief Commanders and Head Instructors of the IDF.  Our school's lineage is directly aligned with Professor Marty Cale and under the techinical advisement of  Ran Nakash, the former Chief Comander of the IDF.   


Professor Cale is certified as the U.S. Representative and Head of Krav Maga Instruction for Nakash Krav Maga by the Chief Commanders and Head Instructors of the IDF, Ran Nakash, Danny Netzer and Itay Danenberg. They are the highest authority of Krav Maga in Israel for the IDF.



The Absolute Self Defense (ATD) System forges the proven combative aspects of many  protection methods throughout the world. The ATD system is a comprehensive method of street combat tactics, techniques, drills and exercises that results in a dynamic system of street combat. These proven tactics provide a powerful personal and third party protection system designed for real world survival. The tactical defense methods are hard core and taught in a safe and positive environment.


ATD tactics are designed for busy professionals and lifestyles to gain more results in less time. Accelerated learning methods merged with the most effective defensive tactics methods available provide exceptional results and effective threat mitigation. The Street Combat Defense curriculum is a no nonsense in your face program where practitioners can learn in hours and weeks concepts and skills that can take months and years to accomplish in other martial arts styles and systems.


ATD tactics are a proven Street Combat Defense and Mixed Martial Arts methods designed for the streets, where there are; 


No Rings, No Rules, No Referees.


This tactical approach is a comprehensive synthesis of combative concepts and survival techniques from the most effective martial arts and defensive tactical systems throughout the world including:

  • Krav Maga
  • Military and Law Enforcement Close Quarter Tactics
  • VIP/Executive Protection
  • Muay Thai Kickboxing
  • Kali and Escrima
  • Jiu Jitsu
  • Chinese Hawaiian Kempo [evolved from Kajukenbo; the proven effective street system and original Mixed Martial Arts of Chinese Kempo, Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Chinese & Western Boxing, Escrima, Tang Soo Do]
  • Shaolin Kempo (Kung Fu, Jiu Jitsu, Boxing)
  • Jeet Kune Do
  • Womens Rape Defense Systems (Women's Defense Institute, Rape Aggression Defense, etc.)


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