5631 California Ave SW

Seattle, WA 98136

P: (206) 931-5853

E: masterelmore@evergreen-tsd.com


Self-defense programs for all ages and abilities

Taught by Senior Master Instructor Steven Elmore

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  • 5th Degree Black Belt in Karate
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt
  • 35 years Martial arts training
  • 25 years teaching self-defense all over the world
  • World Champion Karate Competitor and Coach

Our self-defense programs are perfect for...

Restaurant Workers

College Students

Medical Professionals

Service Industry Workers

First Responders


Corporate Professionals

Why you NEED self-defense training...

You've probably seen it or read it in the news that violent crimes are on the rise. Not having at least an introduction to self-protection training can literally be the difference between life and death.

Before going any further, let me set the record straight. Taking a self-defense class will NOT guarantee you will never be attacked or if you are attacked that you will be unharmed. If anyone ever claims their self-defense class will guarantee success, run away as fast as you can.

However, with the correct mindset, even a little bit of knowledge can increase your odds of survival dramatically. And you know what? The more experience, knowledge, practice, and training you accumulate will increase those odds even further. It will never be 100% though. Even after 30+ years of training, I cannot guarantee that if I was attacked I would go unharmed. I'd like to think my odds are pretty good but nothing in life is certain.

For a very reasonable price, I can give you the essential skills necessary to drastically increase your odds of success in a self-defense situation. I can only give you the skills, I can't force you to practice or implement what you learn, that is up to you.

So, are you ready to take the first step towards being the confident person an attacker avoids or regrets confronting? If so, read on...

Hello...I am Master Steven Elmore

I have trained in karate for over 30 years and taught martial arts and self-defense for over 20 years

Prior to becoming full-time karate instructor, I earned a graduate degree in aerospace engineering and worked as, you guessed it...a rocket scientist.

After several years of being a super nerd, I decided to make the leap and teach karate for a living. That was 15 years ago and I have never looked back.

Over the years I have taught 1000s of students from as young as 3 years old to those in their 70s. I have promoted over 100 students to black belt, had 50 national champions, 11 world champions, and one student become a 5-time world champion.

I traveled the world teaching technical skills, teaching methods, and studio management.

I started teaching karate in 1999 and have not stopped since. I have been teaching 10-20 hours of classes per week continuously over the last 20+ years. To say I have experience is an understatement.

I have taught self-defense specific seminars for girl scout troops, corporations, community senior centers, small businesses, and individual private lessons. On more than one occasion, a student from one of my classes has come back to tell me that they successfully used what they learned from my seminars in a real life self-defense situation.

After all this time, I still have a passion for teaching and have dedicated my life to it. I hope you will join me and see for yourself how you can make yourself, your family, your coworkers, and your friends safer and more secure.

What programs do you offer?

Level 1 - In the first level, I teach students how to be aware of their surroundings and avoid potentially dangerous situations. We also learn how to present ourselves with confidence in order to deter potential attackers from engaging.

Duration: 2 hours

Prerequisites: None

Cost: $399 for up to 15 people

Level 2 - In the next level, we take it up a notch and learn how to avoid being struck or grabbed through blocking and footwork. We also learn simple, effective, and high percentage strikes to vital targets to ensure the attacker does not decide to continue advancing.

Duration: 2 hours

Prerequisites: Level 1

Cost: $399 for up to 15 people

Level 3 - In level 3 our attacker is able to get a hold of us. We learn effective escapes and counter techniques to the most common types of grabs one would face if attacked.

Duration: 2 hours

Prerequisites: Level 1 and Level 2

Cost: $399 for up to 15 people

Level 4 - In this level, things really start to get serious. We learn how to get free if we are pinned to the ground or up against a wall. Our goal is not to get to this point since we learned techniques in levels 1-3 to avoid this situation but if those techniques fail, we need additional skills.

Duration: 2 hours

Prerequisites: Levels 1, 2, and 3

Cost: $399 for up to 15 people

Level 5 - The final level in the series involves attacks using weapons such as knives, guns, and bats/sticks. The stakes are extremely high at this point and a different mindset altogether is required. In some regards, this is a separate course completely and is only taught if students complete all previous levels satisfactorily.

Duration: 2 hours

Prerequisites: Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4

Cost: $399 for up to 15 people

Refresher Course - Have you taken one or more of my courses? If so, practice makes perfect and if you don't use it, you'll lose it. Take a 1 hour refresher course from time to time to keep your skills sharp.

Duration: 1 hour

Prerequisites: Completion of any other course

Cost: $250 for up to 15 people

Introductory - If you're not sure my courses are right for you, then this one hour introduction to self-defense is right for you. You'll get a taste of Levels 1, 2, and 3 in this fast paced session.

Duration: 1 hour

Prerequisites: None

Cost: $299 for up to 15 people

Bully Prevention - School age bullying is an epidemic right now. In this class, kids ages 7-14 learn non-aggressive, non-physical techniques to help them combat bullying. Parents are welcome to attend with their child free of charge.

Duration: 1.5 hours

Prerequisites: None

Cost: $350 for up to 15 people (not including parents)

Discounts apply for scheduling multiple sessions in advance or having your session(s) at our facility.

Interested in learning more about our services? Schedule a Free consultation.

FREE BONUS - The Self-Defense Mindset

As an added bonus, I will give you my guide on how to develop the self-defense mindset. This concept alone will help you survive a potential attack using zero physical techniques!