What is C.O.B.R.A.

Police Academy For Civilians

With experience in law enforcement, close quarter combat techniques, martial arts & the psychology of criminal intent C.O.B.R.A.™, is designed to be highly effective in real world situations where your survival is on the line.

Former street cop, sheriff, corrections officer and founder Chris Sutton developed C.O.B.R.A.™ which covers both the mental and physical aspects of self-defense with a unique emphasis on scenario training.

Who We Are

Our Mission Is To Make EVERYONE Safer

No matter your age, gender, or level of expertise, everyone deserves to improve their security. 
No martial arts protocol. No uniforms. No belts. No bowing.
Avoid conflict in the first place and keep in control when conflict is unavoidable
-- when most people mentally and physically shut down.
C.O.B.R.A.™ is an eye-opening and rewarding experience for students.
Mark Ratekin

Owner / Senior Instructor

4th Degree in Taekwondo

17 year Army veteran

2 tours in Afghanistan  

C.O.B.R.A. Gold Certification

Self Defense - 2014 & 2016

Anti-Bullying - 2014

Amy Ratekin

Program Coordinator /

Lead Instructor


5th Degree in Taekwondo

10 year student self-defense

C.O.B.R.A. Gold Certification

Self Defense - 2014 & 2016

Anti-Bullying - 2014


Self-Defense Iowa

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Contact Us:

Tel: 515-202-5287

Email: amy@iowaspirittkd.com


1975 N Ankeny Blvd. Suite 111

Ankeny, IA. 50023