Leigh Garczynski

Leigh Garczynski

Certified Instructor


Self defense is about taking control of your own life in a positive way and dominating your life’s circumstances while staying in physically and mentally great shape. From personal experiences, Leigh knows that life is short and precious. In an instant, anyone’s life can change and it is up to each individual to be responsible for themselves.

Leigh, as a mentor, motivator and co-owner of Riddle Defense inspires her vision and mission to share knowledge and teach others real life scenario training for real life situations. Ongoing training in Rape Prevention, Krav Maga, NRA Basic Pistol Shooting, Simunition Tactical Scenario Training, Sabre Pepper Spray, Combat Fitness, and Situational Awareness are some of the programs offered.

Some of Leigh’s accomplishments and certifications include:

Commando Krav Maga Level 2 Instructor under Moni Aizik

Contemporary Jeet Kune Do Apprentice Instructor under Sigung Paul Vunak & Sifu Harinder Singh of Progressive Fighting Systems

Contemporary Jeet Kune Do Edged Weapons Instructor

Contemporary Jeet Kune Do LEO – Police & SWAT Edged Weapons Instructor

CPR / AED & First Aid – adult, child and infant certificate of completion 

Descendant of the Masters: Adapt for Life Instructor

Former Descendant of the Masters: Escape to Gain Safety East Coast Representative Descendant of the Masters: Escape to Gain Safety Women’s Program Instructor

Descendant of the Masters: Escape to Gain Safety Children’s Program Instructor

Escape to Gain Safety Brown Belt

MMA Conditioning Coach Level 1, 2 & 3 under Coach Kevin Kearns of Burn with Kearns

Rape Aggression Defense Instructor

RedMan Instructor certified through TeamOne Network

Simunition Safety Officer – 2018

Instructor, Sabre Law Enforcement Aerosol Projectors

2014 World Head of Family Sokeship Council / Advanced Tactical Instructor of Street Combatives

CRM PT – Basic Instructor Level: Common Sense Self Defense / Street Combat 

Muay Thai Fitness Instructor

TacTix Instructor under Dr. John Spencer Ellis & Scott Gaines

Kids Nutrition Specialist under Christopher R. Mohr, PhD, RD, LDN

Combat Fitness / Kettle Bell – functional fitness & athletic development Instructor

Close Quarter Self Defense Instructor under John Riddle

Edged Weapons User Defender

Half Marathon Fundraiser for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America 

SABRE Pepper Spray End User

Simunition Scenario Certified Training Safety Officer 

Spartan 2013/2014/2015/2016/2017 /2018 & 2019 Team Coach

Women’s Self Defense Instructor under John Riddle

Biggest Loser Fitness Camp Participant in Training, Malibu CA

Member of the National Rifle Association

Member of the Police Friends of Italy

Publication: The Boca Raton Observer Magazine “Wonder Women” – April 2017

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