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1847 NW Vivion Rd., Riverside, MO 64150

About Self-Defense Global KC
in Riverside, MO

Meet Eric Siley

Owner and Chief Instructor at
Self-Defense Global KC in Riverside
2nd Degree Black Belt, Krav Maga

Empowering Lives Through the Martial Arts is What We do Best at Self-Defense Global KC!

We opened our doors in June 2010 with one instructor and no students, and have grown to the point that we now serve over 200 families in the Kansas City area!

We teach functional martial arts systems - meaning training methods that work against a resisting opponent. We specialize in Krav Maga, while kickboxing and submission grappling are other examples of functional martial arts.

Our adult self-defense program is the LARGEST in the area, and most of our adult members are women 25-45 years old, primary decision makers and Moms who want to get fit, feel empowered and learn self-defense. More women train here than any other school in the metro area.

Self Defense Global KC is the ONLY school that teaches the entire, authentic Krav Maga curriculum and offers advanced seminars and instructor development programs. Our advanced training groups are very diverse in terms of ability, and we have many 30+ year olds that do stand-up, grappling, and weapons rather than looking like a Mixed Martial Arts school that primarily has fighters in the classes.

Family Friendly and Beginners Welcome! Youth classes are a 50% split between martial arts and Krav Maga - realistic self-defense. Whether you’re a kid or adult, you’ll LOVE what our training does for your body, mind and spirit…

  • Mind blowing fitness gains & lots of good energy
  • An amazing workout with those “feel good” feelings
  • Mentally focused and a lot less stressed
  • Tremendous confidence & empowerment
  • Self-control, discipline and perseverance

Enjoy the GREAT SAVINGS with the Web special that’s being offered! Don’t miss it and use it now! Instant savings… and instant gratification!

Training in Krav Maga isn’t just about the strikes, kicks grappling and escapes. It’s WAY more than that! You’ll also learn about proper diet, fitness maintenance and physical/mental conditioning.

That means you’ll be super fit, strong and quick. Your child will be BULLY-PROOF everywhere they go and adults will be more aware of people and their surroundings. The self-defense skills you’ll learn are highly effective in case you ever need to use them in a potentially harmful situation.   

Our instructors are simply awesome and they’re here to empower you to set high goals and reach them in a super FUN, CLEAN, SAFE environment. You’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish in every class as you work toward reaching your fullest potential.

It doesn’t matter what age, shape or fitness level you are because we’ll train you at your level, help you meet your goals and give you lots of high fives along the way.

Read below to get a feel for the leadership here at Self-Defense Global KC… that way you can feel comfortable and ask us any questions that pop up about our amazing curriculum.

Eric Siley is the owner and chief instructor and is entering his 30th year of martial arts and self-defense training. He started Karate training in the mid 80s, as soon as he was old enough to drive himself to lessons. He’s never stopped learning, and there is always more to learn.

Eric has a background in Korean, Japanese, and Filipino martial arts. He’s competed and coached as a boxer, kickboxer and MMA athlete.

In 2000, he wanted to take the next step in his training began to explore “reality-based self-defense.” In 2001, he attended the first Krav Maga seminar offered at the Jewish Community Center in Kansas City, MO, and has been training and later teaching Krav Maga ever since.

For the next 10 years, Mr. Siley spent most of his vacation time attending Krav Maga instructor certification courses, and gained experience teaching practical self-defense at one of the largest Krav Maga schools in the Midwest. He earned his civilian Krav Maga Black Belt in 2010.

Eric’s original Krav Maga instructors in the early 2000s were the first-generation U.S. black belts. He’s studied every branch of the Krav Maga tree available - the curriculum taught by mainstream U.S.-based organizations, as well as what is taught to the IDF in Israel.

For over 6 years, Mr. Siley has owned a successful martial arts and Krav Maga school in the Kansas City, Missouri area, and still actively teaches and trains as much as possible.

He is a graduate of the University of Kansas, and spent 15 years in the technology sector as a consultant and executive. Eric made a serious career change because he’s happiest when he’s teaching and training.

Eric is passionate about helping good people learn to be stronger and safer. This training can change lives… and save lives. And it can do that for you too.

See you soon!

How to Get Started

Come join our Riverside, MO Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Birthday Parties, Kids Martial Arts, and Krav Maga. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (816) 746-5728 if you have any further questions. Self-Defense Global KC hopes to speak with you soon!

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