Self Defense


Self Defense


Burg Fitness Self Defense™

Clients Say:

I spent some time with Dan last weekend, and what I learned in ONE HOUR could save my life, if an unfortunate situation ever presents itself. Don't wait for something to happen before you invest in yourself and your safety! No matter your age / gender / fitness level, EVERYONE should know how to protect themselves! - Sarah S.

I just completed the self defense course. I learned so much in this intense interactive training. Coach Dan brought so much more awareness into my reality. We got to see first hand how application of these techniques is effective and possible.  I was skeptical, but when I was playing the attacker role and my partner used the technique that Coach Dan taught, I ended up on the ground despite my best efforts. This was at the hands of someone smaller than me.

This course could truly save your life.

    - Geri W

Led by 2nd degree black belt and certified taekwondo instructor, Dan Miller,  the Burg Fitness Self Defense Course™ is a reality-based self-defense system, effective at preparing you for the real world. It’s easy to learn regardless of your previous experience.

The clinic is held over the course of a weekend  (a Friday night, Saturday afternoon and Sunday Morning). Each class will run between 2-3 hours, and will cover self-defense techniques including: situational awareness, striking, blocking, escapes, weapons defense, ground defense, and real life scenario training. 

Unlike most self-defense systems that rely on strength, speed, and coordination, the techniques in the Burg Fitness Self Defense program build upon the functional movements you’re already performing at the Burg Fitness studio. You’ll learn how to employ body position, technique, and timing, so regardless of age or athletic ability, you can make them work against larger opponents.  


Each session will be broken into several segments focusing on the psychology and motivation of attackers, primal responses to threatening situations, stances, kicks, strikes, blocks, immobilization techniques and technical self-defense skills, and then application of those skills in real life scenarios. Each session will review and build upon previous sessions.

In addition to technical self-defense skills, we will work on situational awareness, self-confidence, and “finding your voice”.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Recognition and development of your primal responses to a violent attack  
  • Self-confidence in real-world situations and in defending yourself
  • Situational Awareness to avoid becoming a victim 
  • Blocks, Strikes and immobilization holds
  • How to strike vulnerable attacker targets (head, face, throat, groin, etc.)

Don’t be a victim. Take control!

New Clinic Schedule - Starting June 22, 2018


Three (3) - two to three hour classes as follows: 

  • Friday, June 22nd -  from 6-8pm
  • Saturday, June 23rd - from 2-5pm
  • Sunday, June 24th-from 12pm-3pm

Please arrive 15 minutes before class time. All classes are conducted in athletic clothes.


Burg Fitness - 227 14th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33705

What’s Included:

  • Three Day Reality Self-Defense Training
  • Self Defense Training Guide
  • Official Burg Fitness Self-Defense™ Graduation Certificate

For More Information, contact Coach Dan:


Non-Member Price: $250.00

Member Price: $99.00

* Only 20 spots available. First come. first served.

227 14th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33705