About Us

Dave Frank is the Owner and Instructor for C.O.B.R.A.™ Defense Mentor. He has 36 years of experience in the Law Enforcement field from a patrol officer to a police administrator. Dave has served as a trainer for the departments he has served and specialized in the areas of firearms, defensive driving, active shooter response training, and 1st aid / CPR. He also teaches police cadets in three different police academies since 1992.

Dave became interested in C.O.B.R.A.™ Self Defense through his wife Cindi. She began selling Damsel in Defense personal protection products in 2016. Through her business, and after talking to hundreds of people, we realized there was a need for self defense training that goes beyond stun guns and pepper spray. As a police officer, Dave was continuously asked by his wife’s customers to share his knowledge and advise on safety. Dave began researching self defense organizations to affiliate his experience and knowledge with. He found that C.O.B.R.A.™ Self Defense was the very best program on the market.

C.O.B.R.A.™ Self Defense is a International organization located in Clearwater Florida that trains individuals to be instructors. Combining experience in law enforcement, close quarter combat techniques, martial arts & the psychology of criminal intent, the Combat Objective Battle Ready Applications, or C.O.B.R.A.™ Self Defense system is designed to be highly effective in real world situations where your survival is on the line. Everyone deserves to improve their security, no matter your age, gender, or level of expertise. There is no martial protocol. No uniforms. No belts. No bowing. This is a “Police Academy For Civilians.” 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.