Self defense is not about muscle, hurting people, playing a game of egos or living paranoid. It 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 my personal experiences I know that life is short and precious. In an instant anyone’s life can change and it is up to each of us to be responsible for ourselves.

As a mentor, motivator and co-owner of Progressive Self Defense Systems it is our mission to share our knowledge and teach others real life scenario training for real life situations. Our experiences and ongoing training in Rape Prevention, Krav Maga, NRA Basic Pistol Shooting, Simunition Tactical Scenario Training, Sabre Pepper Spray, Kombat Fitness, and Situational Awareness are some of the knowledge that we want to contribute in order to help build a strong and safe community in South Florida.

 

Leigh was featured in the April 2017 edition of the Boca Raton Observer! To check out the article, click HERE (page 107)

Certifications

  • 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
  • Descendant of the Masters: Adapt for Life Instructor
  • 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
  • Instructor, Sabre Law Enforcement Aerosol Projectors
  • 2014 World Head of Family Sokeship Council/ Advanced Tactical Instructor of Street Combatives for Progressive Self Defense Systems
  • CRM PT – Basic Instructor Level: Common Sense Self Defense / Street Combat. View >>
  • Muay Thai Fitness Instructor. View >>
  • TacTix Instructor under Dr. John Spencer Ellis & Scott Gaines
  • Kids Nutrition Specialist under Christopher R. Mohr, PhD, RD, LDN

Training

  • Kombat Fitness / Kettle Bell – functional fitness & athletic development
  • Close Quarter Self Defense
  • Contemporary Jeet Kune Do under Sigung Paul Vunak & Sifu Harinder Singh
  • Edged Weapons User Defender
  • Filipino Martial Arts
  • Half Marathon – fundraising event for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America
  • Max Interval Fitness
  • SABRE Pepper Spray End User
  • Simunition Scenario Training
  • Spartan 2013/2014/2015/2016 & 2017 Team Coach for PSDS
  • Women’s Self Defense
  • T’ai Chi & Indian Breath Control
  • Biggest Loser Fitness Camp, Malibu CA

Awards

  • World Head of Family Sokeship Council- Advanced Tactical Instructor of Street Combatives for Progressive Self Defense Systems. June 21, 2014

Affiliations

  • Burn with Kearns MMA Conditioning
  • Commando Krav Maga
  • Doc and Chef – Dr. Laurie Marbas
  • National Rifle Association
  • Police Friends of Italy
  • Progressive Fighting Systems / Descendants of the Masters
  • Rape Aggression Defense
  • RedMan
  • Simunition
  • TacTix
  • TeamOne Network
  • Team Challenge – Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America
  • The Oasis – Dr. Joel Fuhrman & Dr. Laurie Marbas
  • 2014 World Head of Family Sokeship Council