Akrish Academy of Self-Defense


After over 40 years of martial art experience, Sifu Akrish has developed a close-quarter combat system based on advanced scientific concepts serving the Greater Seattle and Eastside area. Sifu Akrish has studied Tai Kwon Do, Karate, Kung Fu, Filipino and Chinese Martial Arts. This includes systems such as: Kali, Arnis, Escrima, Choy-Li-Fut, Wing Chun, Tai Chi Chuan and Thai Boxing.

Realistic Combat Strategies Teach YOU Practical & Effective Self-Defense Skills.

Contact & Flow Drills Will Apply YOUR Knowledge From The Start.

Begin With Weapon Training To Accelerate YOUR Speed, Strength & Endurance. Self-Defense Training Will Increase YOUR Confidence, Health & Concentration With Any Circumstance.

The concepts taught within the Akrish Academy of Self-Defense can be understood and applied even after a few lessons. Yet…it is important for to emphasize that we believe for any person to develop effective self-defense skills time, dedication and a proper curriculum must be adhered to. A false sense of confidence must not be created through ranking or improper training.

“Only through the scientific breakdown of distance, timing and angles of attack can one begin to understand and gain skill in close quarter-combat. It takes practice to be precise, powerful and masterful in distance closing under stressful situations. It must become second nature.”

-Sifu David Akrish



Akrish Academy of Self-Defense

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