Combat Fundamentals

Program Designed For: Beginners 16 years+
Learn and Test: 45 techniques
Program Length: 3-6 months (if training at least 2 times weekly)

A comprehensive self-defense program designed for the beginner. Once certified, the novice student will possess master-level-skills to stop the assault of a much larger person, with relative ease. Combat
Fundamentals is custom composed of 45-techniques. It takes approximately 3-6 months for certification if training at least 2 times weekly.

What will you learn?

  • Learn to fight 
  • Stop a larger, stronger attacker
  • Control a punching assault
  • Learn the self defense mindset
  • Increase your confidence 


When ready, the student will schedule a day to test for certification (approximately 2hrs) and pay a $30 testing fee. To pass, the student must achieve a score no less than 90%. Each critical mistake results in a 1-point deduction. In the unlikely event the student scores below passing, they must wait at least 7 days to re-test. Upon successful completion, the student will receive an official NextGen Combat Fundamentals Self Defense certificate. The following are the 10 focus areas of the NextGen Combat Fundamentals certification curriculum:


Choke Escapes (2) and Choke Attacks (5)

Choking assaults are prevalent. As part of the choke-oriented curriculum, the student will learn to escape and apply various chokes as a means of controlling and stopping an assault.

Stronger Attacker Controls (12)

One of the keys to victory in an assault is learning realistic methods of controlling a stronger and larger combatant. Our Combat Fundamentals program will dramatically increase the odds of your safe escape from a more athletic man, through the application of the combat principles taught in these classes.

Headlock Escapes (4)

Headlocks are prevalent and dangerous in a fight. The four lessons covering headlock escapes are comprehensive and easy to learn. The threat of being trapped in a headlock by an angry person will soon become a distant memory.

Arm Locks (2) and Leg Locks (4)

Joint manipulation is an essential aspect of any useful self-defense program. Through the application of various arm and leg locks taught in this system, the student will learn to easily stop violent aggressors.

Gun Disarming (1)

As an introduction to our more advanced Officer Safety program, this class introduces the student to one of the many weapon disarming techniques that comprise the Officer Safety program.

Mount Escapes (5)

With a heavy attacker mounted on top of you with the objective of punching or choking you unconscious, quickly employing effective counters can prove lifesaving. The mount escape series will teach the student five time-tested ways of escaping being mounted by someone larger.

Takedowns (5)

Understanding the principles of leverage and off-balancing is most important in grounding and controlling an aggressive opponent.

Striking & Kicking (4)

These courses further build the solid self-defense foundation necessary in developing a well-rounded martial artist. In this section of the course, the student will learn foundational defensive and offensive techniques of Western Boxing, Kenpo Karate, and Dirty Boxing.

Our Combat Fundamentals certificate program is designed to turn average people into authentic and peaceful fighters. Contact us today to start this amazing life-changing journey!


      Next Gen Self Defense is a great place to get self defense training. Whatever skill level you're at, you will learn something new here. Coach Sean knows MMA and been in numerous real life hand to hand combat situations as a peace officer. Sean is very skilled in self defense and great at teaching

    thumb David L.

Empower yourself

Martial arts may be intimidating, but we want you to experience firsthand how empowering it can be. Start by taking advantage of one free 60 minute lesson, with no obligations, and leave with 2-4 techniques that can someday save your life.


This price table shows the price per person for a 60 min session. Please contact us for special large group seminar rates.

NextGen Academy Private1-on-1 Small Group2-6 people
Pay as you go 50 30
Pack of 4 sessions 16040 per class 10025 per class
Pack of 8 sessions 24030 per classBest Value 16020 per classBest Value
In-Home Training Private1-on-1 Small Group2-6 people
Pay as you go 75 40
Pack of 4 sessions 26065 per class 14035 per class
Pack of 8 sessions 44055 per classBest Value 24030 per classBest Value

Class Attire

  • Barefoot training on mats
  • Physical contact between participants
  • Wear athletic attire (gym/sports clothes)
  • Women: tie hair up
  • Men: use protective cup
  • No belts, buttons or zippers on clothing
  • Use mouth guard 
  • Don’t wear jewelry or earrings


Is this program good for me if I have no martial arts or fighting experience?

Yes, these classes are designed for beginners and assume no martial arts training. However, if needed, the private and small group sessions can also be customized to varying ranges of marital arts training

What is the certification?

The certification process is a 2 hour hands-on test where the instructor will role-play different attack scenarios, testing the student’s reflexive responses, using techniques learned in the class. 90% is passing. In the rare and unfortunate event of a failed test, the student must wait at least 7 days to retest. The certification fee is $30.
An official NextGen Certificate will be awarded upon successful completion.

Why is the program length a range of time?

People come in with varying levels of martial arts training and athleticism and practice more or less often, so a range of time is more accurate than a set number of sessions. Private sessions are also catered to the client and his/her specific needs.