Clark’s Self Defense, Inc.

About Clark’s Self Defense, Inc.

Clark's Self Defense was founded and established by Derrick Clark in 1999. Derrick began Martial Arts training more than 25 years ago at the age of 8. He is now a certified fifth degree black belt in Kempo Karate and a certified Pressure Points Instructor with supplemental training in Shotokan Karate, Okinawan and Wu Shu Weaponry, Jujitsu and Kung Fu. At the age of 12 he became one of the youngest black belt instructors in the Northeast. In 1994 Derrick created the S.A.F.A. (Stopping Attacks Safe and Effectively) program for children. It has now been incorporated into the curriculum taut at the studios.
Since our opening, our goal has always been to provide a place for people of all ages to learn practical self defense in a safe and friendly environment. We believe that everyone, regardless of their age and abilities should be able to learn how to defend themselves.

Meet Our Academy School Owner(s) Derrick and Magda Clark

With a passion for helping community members stay safe while teaching what is often categorized as a martial art, our Master Instructor(s) believe(s) that each student can obtain their goals and objectives in life.

Offering training concepts, drills and various skill sets that will get you fit, keep you agile and feeling confident in every day life.

Whether you are seeking a traditional martial arts school or something more modern please reach out to us first and let us show you what we have to offer.

We look forward to showing you what we have to offer to you and your family.

Contact Us Today!

Clark’s Self Defense, Inc.

(941) 225-1065
4952 FRUITVILLE RD., Sarasota, FL 34232, US
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Incredible place and amazing sensei , I am so glad we found them!

Clark’s Self Defense, Inc. Programs

Karate for Kids and Adults, Corporate Seminars, After School Program