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Who are The Black Berets?
We are the CIVILIAN equivalent of the US Special Forces, the US Navy Seals, the US Rangers, the US Commandos and other elite forces from around the world. We teach ONLY ADULTS the best of the best unarmed defenses that are easy to learn and extremely effective. Our physical training allows our students to lose weight and achieve their optimum physical condition.
Can women participate?
Yes, and women with this knowledge are as effective in defense as men. And they look just as cool wearing their Black Berets as the guys.
Does a person have to be in perfect physical shape?
Students can be overweight and out of shape when they join because our training will get them in fantastic shape in a much shorter time than it takes at a boring health club. If a person has heart problems or other limitations, they should consult their doctor. We will custom design a program for them working directly with their physician at no added cost.
Does the physical training involve machines or weights?
No, our training combines individual and group sessions. The individual training is the unarmed defense portion, and the group training involves isotonic, aerobic and isometric exercises which are meant to get a person in super condition as they lose weight quickly and which coordinates with their individual instruction. The focus of our physical training is the speed advantage – instead of bulk, you’ll develop speed, flexibility and force.
After joining The Black Berets, do I also have to hire a personal trainer?
No. Your membership includes both the individual and group training at no extra cost.
What is the ultimate goal attained by joining The Black Berets?
We make Americans assault-proof in these dangerous times by teaching The Black Beret method of unarmed defense, which is easy to learn and the most effective and proven program in the world. We will get Americans back into the greatest shape of their lives. The Black Berets is an exciting program where students will enjoy and look forward to participating in every class. Since standard exercise is boring and monotonous at health clubs and most martial arts schools are now babysitting services, we stand out because we offer a program for ONLY ADULTS that is just the opposite.
Who teaches the classes and what are the qualifications of the instructors?
Classes are taught by instructors certified by American Black Beret Associates (ABBA). Many of our Black Berets are also black belts in karate with ranks ranging from 1st through 7th Degrees.
What are the ranks to be achieved in the Black Berets?
1ST DEGREE BLACK BERET: DEVILHOUND

2ND DEGREE BLACK BERET: BATTLELORD

3RD DEGREE BLACK BERET: RANGER

4TH DEGREE BLACK BERET: WARRIOR

5TH DEGREE BLACK BERET: SPARTAN

6TH DEGREE BLACK BERET: CHAMPION

7TH DEGREE BLACK BERET: SENTINEL

8TH DEGREE BLACK BERET: TITAN

9TH DEGREE BLACK BERET: COMMANDER

10TH DEGREE BLACK BERET: PRAETORIAN

Each level denotes an elevated degree of knowledge and efficiency. By training at least 3 times per week, each degree can be achieved in as little as 6 weeks. If a student is only able to attend once or twice a week, that’s OK. They will wear their Black Beret with pride several weeks later. And of course, if a student wanted to train 6 days a week, it would be at no additional charge.
How do Black Beret ranks compare to karate ranks?
To become a true black belt in karate can take an average of 3 to 5 years. Students can expect to become a 1ST degree Black Beret in as little as 6 weeks by training at least 3 times per week.
Which one is the most effective method of unarmed defense and physical training: Black Belts or The Black Berets?
By far, The Black Beret training is the most efficient and effective art form. The Black Beret instruction eliminates all the superfluous traditional methods which are redundant and ineffective. The Black Berets teach only the essence of all the major martial arts in the world. In other words, we teach only the techniques that really work and are practical in a modern defense situation. They’re exciting and easy to learn, easy to execute and are effective every time. Black belts in karate learn flying kicks that only work once in a blue moon, as well as other complicated techniques that few ever achieve.
Is the cost less to become a Black Beret than a black belt?
Much less! The cost to become a Black Beret averages only a fraction of what it costs to attain a black belt.