Instructors and Training Gear
WHAT WE DO
We provide students with expert educational about domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, sexting, abductions, stalking, victimization and ultimately physically personal safety training with certified instructors that are trained exclusively in female personal safety/self-defense mentally, emotionally and physically.
Jake Jacoby is the Lead Instructor for The Realistic Female Self-Defense Company and Project Safe Girls.
Jake has been involved with the fight to end domestic violence and a voice in communities advocating to end violence against females since his senior year of high school. He was first introduced to the field in 2005 as an Assistant Instructor teaching personal safety/self-defense classes to females only with a local law enforcement officer in North Carolina.
Jake received his P.D.R. (Personal Defense Readiness) Instructor Certification in 2007. He has vigorously been teaching females from ages 5 to 65, Senior’s and those with disabilities how to effectively defend and protect themselves when they are in a harmful situation.
Jake is a graduate of North Carolina Central University where he achieved his Bachelor of Science Degree, Cum Laude in Criminal Justice and his Bachelor of Arts Degree, Cum Laude in Psychology in May, 2011. Jake plans on attending graduate school to obtain his Masters and Doctorate in Clinical Research Psychology or Forensic Psychology.
Passionately, Jake is also the director of video and media operations for a youth spoken word organization, the Sacrificial Poets. Their mission is to inspire, foster, and promote artistic expression, personal growth, and social justice for youth in their collective communities through the use of the spoken and written word.
The system taught IS NOT martial arts. In short, it is “hand-to-hand combat” training which we have tailored and designed for females only.
We have strict policies and procedures in accepting male instructors to represent our company and divisions. Every training session has at least one female instructor and only male instructors role play as an assailant as it is not realistic for females to hit other females, bags or pads. Instructors are either current or former law enforcement officers; military experience and/or they may have a martial arts background. All female instructors must be Certified Advocates as well.
Every instructor MUST adhere to our policies and pass an extensive background investigation.
SPARTAN TRAINING GEAR
Our instructors only use Hoplite Training Armour™ by Spartan Training Gear for training to provide true “active/dynamic” scenarios where speed, mobility and realistic tactics must be present. Hoplite Training Armour™ allow our instructors while role-playing to move with natural movement and the “actual size” of the attacker is proportional to a real man, the result: what you do in training replicates what you must do in a real confrontation.
Spartan Training Gear™ is a warrior lifestyle brand designed and engineered for fighters. It was created for the modern-day warriors who fight on the battlefield. In the streets. In the cage. It’s for anyone that embraces combat as a visceral part of their life. It’s for the unconquerable spirit of men and women who can look into the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, dig in their heels and yell ‘Come get some!’.It’s that attitude that drove the founders of Spartan Training Gear™ to look beyond industry standards. To look beyond what was ‘good enough’. We looked at the list of usual suspects and decided you deserved better. So our design engineers, with over 50 years of combined manufacturing and military/law enforcement sales experience, set out to create the ultimate in warrior-styled training gear. We set out to make a product unlike any other. Something worthy of the name ‘Spartan’. Something that would not only protect, but that would invoke strength and authority. The result: Hoplite Training Armour™. The world’s preeminent Multi-Purpose Combat Training Equipment.At Spartan, our goal is to unleash your inner warrior through the synthesis of combat, science and style. The soul of our brand is embodied in the soldiers, officers and martial artists who trust Spartan Training products to provide them with the best protective training gear ever developed.
Spartan Training Gear also provides our instructors with realistic information about a student’s psycho-physical response time and reactions under true pressure. Spartan Training Gear does not interfere with the students technical or tactical choices; the ability to make contact with a realistic target while in motion is a byproduct of the Spartan Training Gear design.
The Hoplite Training Armour™ line of products represent our commitment to quality and excellence.
The Hoplite Training Armour™ is not bulky nor heavy. The Hoplite Training Armour™ allows an instructor to move realistically rather than standing in place. Without this ability the student is not capable of obtaining necessary mental blueprints of real-life reactions. The Hoplite Training Armour™ does not distort realistic targets for the student allowing training to simulate as the same as in the street.
Oversize suits for instructors do not allow for important closure of the close quarter struggle. Spartan Training Gear is designed so that scenarios can be taken to another level of reality. Oversize suits do not allow training in realistic environments like vehicles, elevators, small rooms, corridors, etc.; Spartan Training Gear allows our creative instructors to take the gear into realistic environments.
REDMAN, FIST, etc. suits are excellent suits for training students in technique and power but their applications for dynamic and realistic situations are limited and any qualified trainer can identify the pro’s and con’s of each suit. Professionally, we do not consider them to be true “active/dynamic” scenario suits, where speed, mobility and realistic tactics must be present. They are not force-on-force suits. This is not a put down, merely a distinction. Many products are designed for completely different applications and functions.
Jason Jacoby spearheads the Administrative side of our company assisting in organization, scheduling, working with Project Coordinators, director of video and media operations for our organization and carries the role of Anny’s right hand in so many areas (way too many to list but of mighty importance).
Jason has been involved with his advocacy and involvement to end domestic violence and advocating to end violence against females since 2005 and then stepping into the company Admin role in 2006.
Jason became a Building Inspector for the state of North Carolina in 2004. He currently holds a position with the State Employee’s Credit Union of NC.
Interested in becoming part of the Team:
- Become a Project Coordinator in your community.
- Become an Assistant Instructor