Leigh Riddle

Leigh Riddle

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
  • Operation Underground Railroad Signs of Trafficking Course

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


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