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Riddle Defense
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Juli Abraham
Juli Abraham
16:30 26 Feb 20
I’ve been training with John and Leigh for 6 months in Krav Maga, MMA combat fitness, and handgun courses. They are the absolute best at what they do! The... techniques and skills I have learned from John has given me confidence in knowing I can defend myself if ever needed. Leighs fitness classes are challenging and you will never get the same routine. At 45, I’m mentally and physically stronger than I have ever been in my life, dropped 23 pounds, and found real Camaraderie!read more
Leon Sol
Leon Sol
04:16 23 Feb 20
Great School and very knowledgeable instructors. I learned a lot from John! I highly recommend them!
Dustin Suarez
Dustin Suarez
19:05 22 Feb 20
John and Leigh are the real deal. Their training programs are beyond of what one can normally expect. The facilities are clean and safe.
Colin Hoppes
Colin Hoppes
02:36 21 Jan 20
I took 2 hand gun course from Riddle in the past 2 months. I have to say I had not only a lot of fun but I learned quite a bit. I have a law enforcement back... ground and I shoot often but I felt that I learned new techniques and have much more confidence in my firearm abilities. One of the biggest factors that makes me want to come back and take these courses and recommend them to friends is that Riddle never pushes his own beliefs on you. He shows you techniques and what has worked for him and others, but he doesn't try to change your ways if something works well for you. The only thing he wants from you though is to be safe, which is very important during any firearm class. Whether you are a novice or expert, I recommend taking his firearm more
David Kitchin
David Kitchin
02:42 12 Aug 19
Riddle Defense is a an amazing place to train. John and the other trainers are excellent at what they do, and really take the time out to help each individual... get better. The krav maga program is extensive, well taught, and focuses on real life application; and everyone in the class is supportive, friendly, and will help you get better. The fitness classes with Leigh are great as well. It’s a very fun class with lots of interval training, and as a trainer, Leigh will push you to achieve the best results possible. I truly couldn’t think of a better place to train, or better people to train with, and I highly recommend training here!!read more
Derek Gelber
Derek Gelber
01:33 26 Apr 19
I teach high level performers for a living. John is the greatest teacher I've ever met. I studied under him for a short time before moving. Still have yet... to find his ability to instruct elsewhere. I've found people that are experts, but none teach as well as John. If you're thinking about taking any of his courses, just do it. Only thing is, if you move out of town, good luck finding an equal replacement. It just doesn't more
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Open to men and women of all levels and physical ability, who are over the age of 16. No prior experience necessary.

📍Riddle Defense Training Facility
1000 NW 1st Ave # 5
Boca Raton, FL 33432

Program Details

Train to be Your Own Personal Protection Specialist.

Combat “Krav Maga” or “contact combat”, is the Israeli tactical combative system derived and developed from the street-fighting skills of Slovakian-Israeli martial artist, Imi Lichtenfeld.

This discipline consists of a mixture of techniques sourced from boxing, Muay Thai, Wing Chun, Judo, Jiu Jitsu, wrestling, and grappling. It trains for realistic fighting scenarios alongside defenses against physical attack such as knife, gun, blunt objects, head locks, chokes, and ground encounters.

Its philosophy emphasizes threat neutralization as well as simultaneously aggressive, defensive and offensive maneuvers. Known for its focus on real-world situations and extremely efficient and brutal counter-attacks, Krav Maga arms you with the adaptability needed to survive in the most formidable circumstances.

The best way to find out if Combat Krav Maga is right for you is to see it in action, which is why we are inviting you to join us for a free 2-day trial (group sessions). You will be jumping into our regular Combat Krav Maga classes designed for all student levels.

Meet The Instructor

John Riddle is a Retired Sergeant who served with the West Palm Beach Police Department. During his 28 years of service he has worked as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer and Road Patrol Supervisor. John is certified in the State of Florida to teach Defensive Tactics and Firearms to Law Enforcement officers.

In 1989, John tried out and was selected to become a member of the SWAT Team for the West Palm Beach Police Department where he served for 16 years. He instructed the SWAT Team’s defensive tactics program, firearms and tactical entry. He worked for 13 years on the Entry Team and 3 years as a Sniper Team Leader. In 1996, John was selected as a member of the CAT Team; a street level narcotics unit that performed drug buys, wrote search warrants, conducted prostitution stings and worked tactical patrol duties in high risk areas.

John’s teaching career began in the mid 1980’s when he was assigned as a Combat Arms Training Instructor (CATM) in the United States Air Force Marksmanship Unit. During his Air Force career John taught firearm skills to Air Force Security Police, Air Force Base Law Enforcement Personnel, Para Rescue units and Combat Controllers. Click here to view John’s full bio and certifications

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