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That Cane Is An Effective Weapon As a 60 year old gentleman I began to suffer from arthritis in my hip. Now I am a Self Defense Company Instuctor and I am always looking to improve my teaching and my own knowledge. So, I began my study of cane and stick fighting. And I love adding new toys to my Read more…


You Have the Responsibility for Your Own Safety Unfortunately, in this crazy world, we live in, you never know when you might become the victim of some random act of violence. But is that attack really random? Here at the Self Defense Company of Greater Boston we teach only the best self-defense classes available. We teach true self-defense. Close Combat Read more…


Start Your Own Self Defense Business from the Comfort of Your Own Home. I have a question for you. Have you ever wanted to start a business of your own, a business that would make a real difference in your community and beyond? Well, we are looking for you. I am sure you have heard the old Marine Recruiting Slogan, Read more…


The SELF DEFENSE COMPANY of GREATER BOSTON hosted its first “Girl’s Night Out Self Defense Training Class” on Thursday, January 17 evening and it was met with enthusiasm from all the ladies that attended. It was an enjoyable night of teaching and learning which started off with a round-table discussion highlighting situational awareness and various self defense techniques that could Read more…


Simply pick up your phone and dial 911 when you are in trouble, right? WRONG. This simple action is not so simple in the stress of the moment. You are being attacked, or about to be attacked. Finding and getting your phone out, never mind being able to dial even the 3 number sequence 911 and pressing send would be Read more…


When I first decided to open the Self Defense Company of Greater Boston and teach self-defense lessons and self-defense classes I needed to be sure to be able to provide my students with the best training, and information that was available regarding real self-defense. There are many forms of martial arts being taught under the subject matter of self-defense, and Read more…


Gift Cards Now Available at theSelf Defense Company of Greater Boston E-Mail For Details: DrCarl@SelfDefenseCompanyGreaterBoston.com


To all our friends, both near and far as we prepare to spend the holidays with our family we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous new year.


PRESS RELEASEStoneham, MassachusettsDecember 19, 2018 Dr. Carl Welliver and Nick Palumbo instructors at the Self Defense Company were today awarded with new rankings. There are six levels of Instructors in the SELF DEFENSE COMPANY with rankings of Probationary then Levels 1 through Level 5. All the various levels within the SELF DEFENSE COMPANY instructor training require the instructor to exhibit Read more…


Dr. Carl Welliver has announced the “Girl’s Night Out Self Defense Class” schedule will be starting up in January at the Stoneham. Mass location located at 38 Montvale Ave * Suite 205. We are conveniently located near the intersections of Routes 93 and 95. This 2-hour course starts off with a roundtable discussion which we will discuss safety concerns for women Read more…