Our Programs


Reality Self-Defense

Combining experience in law enforcement, close quarter combat techniques, martial arts & the psychology of criminal intent the Combat Objective Battle Ready Applications self-defense program is a 10 week academy designed to be highly effective in real world situations where your survival is on the line.

Jim Graden
"Chris Sutton has really hit a home run with his C.O.B.R.A program. It's the only effective self defense program that I would recommend and I have been in the Industry over 20 years"

- Jim Graden, World Kickboxing Champion &School Owner

Ultimate Body Shaping Course

C.O.B.R.A. Fit

Fitness Kickboxing Course

The C.O.B.R.A. Fit works because it combines intelligent coaching with fitness kickboxing, strength training and a generous and easy-to-follow nutritional program.

We guide you through every aspect of the 10-week course in a step-by-step workbook that has already given thousands of people a new body and all new levels of health, fitness and vitality.

"With the constant support and motivation that the staff at C.O.B.R.A. Fit provide, I was able to surpass all of the goals that I set for myself. After 10 weeks, I am so proud to have finished and see the changes. I would definitely recommend to anyone!”

– Kayla D.

Fitness Kickboxing

Fitness Kickboxing


For people who don't want the coaching and nutritional components of the 10 week UBC fitness kickboxing program, or have graduated from that program, we offer fitness kickboxing courses designed to get you in shape. Fitness members attend unlimited fitness kickboxing and resistance training classes.

Our kickboxing and strength training classes are an exciting and very effective way of getting anyone into shape. With over 33 classes per week, mornings and nights, we have the largest kickboxing schedule in Pinellas county and the Tampa Bay area. Every class is given by a certified instructor and you can start any time no matter what your age or current fitness level.

"The best work out I ever had, this class keeps you motivated and keeps you coming back for more."

- Sylvia Lukas, Parent & Teacher

C.O.B.R.A. Fighting Systems Mixed Martial Arts

Reality Mixed Martial Arts

Based on much the same philosophy as the highly unique & effective C.O.B.R.A.™ reality self-defense 10 week academy, the United Mixed Martial Arts system focuses on techniques that are designed to protect you & your loved ones in real life -- when there are no refs, rules or 3 minute rounds.

United Mixed Martial Arts is a belt system where all ages and experience levels can train without intimidation as they earn their belts on their way to becoming a black belt. This program is for all women and men, no matter what experience level.

"This program is outstanding! My children have learned how to react to situations that 'hopefully' they will never have to encounter. Martial Arts is the program for your child to divert their aggressions in a more positive manner."

Lynn Kloczkowski, Business Owner

After School Karate

After School Karate

Martial Arts For 5-11 Year Olds

Our affordable After School program is #1 in child safety and self defense. We provide free pick from area schools. We also offer summer camps, spring camps & holidays camps. We focus on:

  • Stranger Awareness
  • Life Skills
  • Fitness Training (we get them in shape!)
  • Respect and Manners
  • Discipline and Teamwork
  • Realistic Self-Defense Training
  • Better grades
"Since my children have enrolled, my son has received 2 commitment to character notices and continues to get 100's, E's &V's in school! My daughter has earned 1 commitment to character from school. Also, she attained honor roll for the first time! I also like the additional respect they give me at home!"

- Ellen Holtzman, System Analyst

Media Coverage

Chris Sutton's Martial Arts & Fitness provides martial arts, self-defense and fitness for the Clearwater, Oldsmar, Safety Harbor, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Largo, Tarpon Springs, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Indian Rocks Beach, Seminole, Countryside, Belleair communities in Pinellas and Pasco counties. Our programs have been featured by:
  • St. Petersburg Times
  • Channel 8 NBC
  • Channel 10 ABC
  • Bay News 9
  • Tampa Bay Newspaper
  • Lance Armstrong's Live Strong Foundation, Instructional Videos
  • Moms Day Magazine
  • Beacon Leader News
  • C&N Publications
  • Kids Day America Representative
  • Business Partners Tarpon Total Health
Media Coverage Our C.O.B.R.A.™ System Is Getting Across The Nation

Part 1: "Daytime", NBC, Tampa, Florida
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Chris Sutton

About Chris Sutton

Chris' extensive martial arts training as well as his law enforcement experience dealing with real criminals have given him highly unique insights into the reality of self-defense. Chris has used this expertise to create the acclaimed C.O.B.R.A.™ reality-based self-defense system, as well as influencing his other martial arts programs, fitness programs & books.

Chris trained in the Chinese Martial Art system earning Black Belts in Aikido, Kung Fu, Jujitsu and Karate. After many years in that system Chris began to learn under World Champion Kick Boxer Jim Graden, with further influence from the legendary champion Joe Lewis in the Elite Kickboxing System earning another Black Belt.

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