Why teach unarmed self-defense and armed self-defense under the same roof?
Because people deserve to feel prepared and confident in order to protect themselves and the people they love.
Krav Maga, physical fitness training, and armed self-defense (firearms training and CCW training) come together at Total Defense El Paso to equip you to meet any challenge with confidence.
A brief history of Total Defense El Paso from Richie Hatch, President:
I started the Krav Maga MMA Academy because I’ve alway enjoyed training people in Krav Maga (unarmed self-defense). The positive impact on others has been more than I can describe. The Krav Maga system helps a lot of people.
I’ve seen domestic violence situations ended. I’ve seen women use the confidence they gained from the training to stop a sexual assault. I’ve seen an overall increase in the confidence people need to simply face life. It’s an amazing tool for men, women, and children.
Why do we train both Krav Maga and armed self-defense?
I believe that self-defense is a collection of tools. Most people believe that whatever tool teach have is the be-all, end-all of self-defense. Instead, we combine disciplines to give our clients the set of tools they need and will actually use. We use Krav Maga and armed self-defense to give proven techniques and tools to the largest audience we can.
Some people don’t want to physically train enough to be proficient in unarmed self-defense. Others don’t want to own or carry a firearm. We meet you where you’re at and get you to a place of confidence and skill—with whatever combination of tools you’re most comfortable with.
Richie Hatch was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. He joined the United States Marine Corps as an infantry rifleman in 2004. He completed two tours in Iraq and reenlisted into the intelligence community, where he completed three additional tours, one to Iraq and two to Afghanistan.
His personal awards include four Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, one with Combat Distinguishing Device, and two Combat Action Ribbons. Upon leaving the Marine Corps, Richie found his passion training Krav Maga in California. He returned to El Paso and became a Krav Maga instructor, as well as a National Rifle Association Firearms Instructor, with Total Defense El Paso.
- Krav Maga Level 4
- NRA Basic Pistol
- CPR and First Aid
- Combat Life Saver
- Tactical Sensitive Site Exploitation
- Marine Corps Rifleman
- Department of Public Safety CCW Instructor
Whether you want to gain confidence with Krav Maga or armed self-defense, let us find the right tool for you!
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Total Defense El Paso
1060 Doniphan Park Circle Suite F
El Paso TX 79922