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C.O.B.R.A. Self-Defense for Everyone


C.O.B.R.A.™ is an international self-defense program specializing in teaching real life self-defense to ANYONE.  Border State Security, located 159B East Main Street in Newport, Vermont, is a licensed C.O.B.R.A.™ Self-Defense training center.  

C.O.B.R.A.™ is a reality based self-defense program.  You may participate in programs at our training facility or we can come to you to deliver a specialized program.  You will participate in real-life scenario training and drills, and learn how to handle a real life attack or situation.

Whether you are a teen, a college student, a parent, a grandparent, a company executive, or a business owner, C.O.B.R.A.™ training was designed for you. If you would like to learn how to defend yourself or your loved ones in a threatening situation then C.O.B.R.A.™ training will empower you.

Trainings Offered

Corporate & Group Training

This is a customizable program to meet the needs of your organization.  We offer corporate or group training at either your location or the Border State Security Training Center.

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Active Shooter

The C.O.B.R.A. Defense Active Shooter Response Plan™ (ASRP) for active shooter situations in schools, in businesses, and in the home offered at your location or the Border State Security Training Center.

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Private & Semi-Private Training

Personal self-defense training 

at your location or at the

Border State Security Training Center.

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Realtor Safety & Self Defense

C.O.B.R.A. Defense offers specialized training for Real Estate agents and agencies

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Senior Safety & Self Defense

C.O.B.R.A. Defense offers specialized training for Seniors!

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Online Training

If in-person training is not an option for you, we have several online training programs designed just for you.

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Meet Your Instructor

Vincent Lewis, CHSS

President | Border State Security

Vincent Lewis, President & Founder of Border State Security, has been involved in self-defense training since 2014 when he began his career as a law enforcement officer while pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice.

He founded Border State Security in 2016 to provide highly trained security officers for healthcare facilities.  He has since grown the company to provide security services for all types of businesses.  In addition, he provides Workplace Violence Prevention training to Vermont hospitals.  Most recently, he has become a licensed C.O.B.R.A.™ Self-Defense System instructor to provide self-defense training to anyone who desires it.

Vinny would welcome the opportunity to talk with you and discuss your needs for self-defense training and is happy to customize a program specifically for you or your organization.  Please don't hesitate to contact him.

C.O.B.R.A.™ Instructor

What Customers are Saying about C.O.B.R.A. Training

"C.O.B.R.A.™ was actually better than the training I received in the police academy."

Meg C.

Law Enforcement Officer

"The techniques taught in C.O.B.R.A.™ are quick. They are gross motor skills... It was that quick, that effective and I was able to maintain control of the situation which otherwise would have been chaotic."

John W.

Law Enforcement Officer

U.S. Marine

"I can honestly say that this is without a doubt the best way to bring functional, realistic and useful self-defense to the public. I have been involved in the martial arts and self-defense industry for close to 30 years and have not seen anything like the C.O.B.R.A.™ program."

Manny G.


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Cancellation Policy

For a complete refund, cancellations must occur at least 72 hours prior to the start of your first scheduled class of the month. 

For cancellations less than 72 hours from the start of the first class, a class credit will be applied and available to be used at a later date.