About us

About Us

Elite Self-Defense Academy is the community leader in martial arts for children, men and women. We teach cutting edge classes in Self-Defense. The goal of our self-defense classes is to survive an attack, not to stay and fight with attackers. A place where you, the community, get together with other like minded people to get fit and learn martial arts.

Beyond the physical aspects of martial arts training, there is the mental side of the equation. Like dance, going through training for martial arts  at Elite Self-Defense Academy will bring about discipline, responsibility, and dedication.

Although these Martial Arts techniques are centuries old, our programs are always evolving to keep pace with the rapidly changing world. Through our life skills, you will develop a positive mental attitude and achieve high goal setting to become successful in life.

Some useful links:

Martial and healing arts of Professor Henry Seishiro Okazaki
Redding JuJitsu Academy
Split Second Survival

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meet the


John Pfund

John Pfund

5th degree Black Belt,
40 years of experience

After being assaulted by a group of older children on a school playground, Sensei John Pfund entered the junior program of Amador Judo and Jujitsu school in January of 1978. Looking for revenge he quickly realized that Jujitsu was not about that, but about leading a happy and successful life instead.

He received his Shodan (first degree black belt) April 24, 1984, abd currently hold the rank of Godan 5th (5th degree black belt). Sensei Pfund has held numerous tournament titles including the prestigious AAU National championship. He has also studied and competed in MMA, Brazilian Jiujitsu, Tae Kwon Do, Shotolan Karate, Wrestling and Kodokan Judo. Sensei is certified in teaching impact weapons, defensive tactics and Alaskan Split Second Survival.