The key disciplines of our unique self-defense programs:
AWARENESS + SAFETY + PROTECTION
Practical skills for urban defense – for situations that people encounter everyday in their lives.
Practical defense skills that people encounter everyday.
One-on-one training based on science and philosophical disciplines that provide practical skills for urban defense.
Self-defense group training programs built on the same foundational disciplines: Awareness, Safety and Protection.
PROFESSIONAL SELF-DEFENSE TRAINING
Professional self-defense training and consultation services for law enforcement agencies, security personnel and corrections officers.
CUSTOMIZED SELF-DEFENSE CONSULTATION & SERVICES
Customized consultation and self-defense programs for corporations, school and university campuses, hospitals and hospital systems and non-profit organizations.
URBAN DEFENSE LLC
Founded in 1996 by Lawrence Whitaker, Urban Defense LLC is the leading provider of self-defense programs within the Philadelphia region. Urban Defense provides its clients with customized self-defense programs – tailored to the specific requirements of the client’s environment. Self-defense is a core element of Urban Defense. Its core foundation is built upon three key principles: Awareness, Safety and Protection. At Urban Defense, we aren’t merely focused on the physical aspects of defense but on the development of life skills that can be applied every day.LEARN MORE
Rob Fazio / Owner of OnPoint Advising, An Executive Coaching Firm
Urban Defense offered the best fit for practical self-defense skills. Lawrence Whitaker’s expertise and passion for providing people with something that could save their life sets him apart. He is extremely genuine and wants people to have these skills. He’s remarkably focused on what happens on the streets and analyzes how his clients can deal with situations when they’re faced with them.