About – Self-Defense Global KC


Kansas City, Missouri

Martial Arts & Krav Maga


1522C NW Vivion Rd

Kansas City, MO  64118

Conveniently located 15 minutes from Kansas City International airport, providing Krav Maga, Mixed Martial Arts, Kickboxing, Youth Karate, and Submission Grappling, and modern weapons training to the KC Northland for ten years. Serving Downtown, Northeast, North Kansas City, Parkville, Gladstone, Riverside, Platte City, Smithville, Liberty, Kansas City Kansas, and all of KC North.

Easy to access from the I-29, I-35, I-635, and 169 Highway corridors.


Our Promise

To provide the most complete martial arts training programs available - training that works in the real world.

To integrate martial arts with ethics, philosophy, and personal growth - and model what we teach.

To offer effective training programs appropriate to people of any age, ability or profession. We train 3 year olds, teachers, police officers, and special forces operators - and all feel welcome.

About chief instructor eric siley

Eric Siley is the owner and chief instructor and is entering his 32nd year of martial arts and self-defense training. He started Karate training in the mid-80s, as soon as he was old enough to drive himself to lessons. He’s never stopped learning, and there is always more to learn.

Eric has a background in Korean, Japanese, and Filipino martial arts. He’s competed and coached as a boxer, kick boxer and MMA athlete.

In the mid 90’s, he wanted to take the next step in his training began to explore “reality-based self-defense” and began training with seminar instructors such as W. Hock Hochheim, since there weren’t regional schools teaching modern combatives.

In 2001, he attended the first Krav Maga seminar offered at the Jewish Community Center in Kansas City, MO, and has been training and later teaching Krav Maga ever since.

For the next 15 years, Mr. Siley spent most of his vacation time attending Krav Maga instructor certification with Krav Maga Worldwide in Los Angeles, California. Eric gained experience teaching practical self-defense at one of the largest Krav Maga schools in the Midwest. He earned his civilian Krav Maga Black Belt in 2010, and is currently a second degree Krav Maga black belt and founder of Self-Defense Global.

Eric’s original Krav Maga instructors in the early 2000s were the first-generation U.S. black belts under Darren Levine. He’s studied every branch of the Krav Maga tree available - the curriculum taught by mainstream U.S.-based organizations, as well as what is taught to the IDF in Israel under Nir Maman’s CT707 organization.

For over 10 years, Mr. Siley has owned a successful martial arts and Krav Maga school in the Kansas City, Missouri area, and still actively teaches and trains as much as possible.

In 2015, Eric partnered with Readyman.com founder and Navy SEAL instructor Chad Wade, and designed the EDC - the most effective keyring self-defense tool available, as well as the Buckler Pad for Krav Maga combatives training. 

He is a graduate of the University of Kansas, and spent 15 years in the technology sector as a consultant and executive. Eric made a serious career change because he’s happiest when he’s teaching and training.

Eric is passionate about helping good people learn to be stronger and safer. This training can change lives… and save lives. And it can do that for you too.