SELF-DEFENSE
FOR THE
STREETS
In our ever-more violent world, you won’t have to carry a
weapon. With CNSDS, you’ll learn how to become the weapon.
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SITUATION?
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Classes and Seminars

From day 1 in our program, you’ll build confidence through learning effective self-defense principles that can be used in any situation. The Charles Nelson Self-Defense System (CNSDS) doesn’t teach you how to fight: it teaches you how to end a violent encounter quickly and effectively.
Unlike other programs based in mixed martial arts – which are often unrealistic, dangerous, and prioritize fighting tournaments on the mat versus survival in the street – CNSDS gives you the skills to protect yourself and your loved ones. Your life is your trophy, not a tin cup.
Click below to learn more about the opportunities to take classes or sponsor a seminar for your school or business. CNSDS has also created an innovative self-defense program for the post-coronavirus world: DISTANCE LEARNING

Vanessa Buron

“Other centers offer women’s self defense, but it’s little more than glorified ballet.  CNSDS gave me real self defense skills that I feel like I can use anytime anywhere to protect myself and my loved ones.  I highly recommend this for  anyone – from ages 8 to 80 years old.”

Richard Yuhas

“I was first introduced to Robert Spiegel and the C.N.S.D.S. program about 5 years ago. A friend who is a NJ State Trooper asked if I’d be interested in seeing what the program was about and I accepted. Upon meeting Robert and seeing the program hands on, I was hooked. He asked if I was interested in continuing to take classes and I immediately said “Yes!” Being an Auxiliary Police Officer, my duties are that of a regular full time officer. However, I am not permitted to carry a weapon which means taking on the task of defending myself lies solely on training. The program provided me with the well needed training for me to do that successfully on the street and in any situation. It gives me the confidence that my partner and I will be at an advantage in protecting ourselves in all situations whether it be a punch-grab or the use of any weaponry. With that said, I have now committed to the program by working hand in hand with Robert to get the program out to the public. I am currently in the process of becoming a Tier I Instructor. I believe the program is successful and when trained and executed properly is a benefit to both male and female participants.”

Dana Patterson

“In just one seminar, I learned how to defend myself in almost any situation.  The Charles Nelson Self Defense School is an excellent course for women because it teaches them to quickly react if someone tried to mug or grab you.  Each move that I learned was easy, yet works very effectively when done correctly.  Not only were the techniques simple to learn, but it offered a great workout at the same time!“

Tom Miuccio

“Bob, congratulations on your new school. If anyone wants to learn what really works for self-defense, The Charles Nelson Self-Defense System is it. Continuing the the legendary teaching of Charles Nelson, one of the WWII-H2H close combat pioneers who’s goal it was to bring practical self-defense to the streets of New York City. Self-defense system for the street:-Robert Spiegel who is now the sole representative of the Charles Nelson Self-Defense System has a new school in Edison, NJ. Charles Nelson an ex-U.S Marine Corp hand-to-hand combat instructor taught his method of Self-defense in New York City for more than fifty years. What he taught was made up of ju-jitsu, boxing, Self-defense system for the street:-Robert Spiegel who is now the sole representative of the Charles Nelson Self-Defense System has a new school in Edison, NJ. Charles Nelson an ex-U.S Marine Corp hand-to-hand combat instructor taught his method of Self-defense in New York City for more than fifty years. What he taught was made up of ju-jitsu, boxing, aikido, Mongolian wrestling, and what Charlie called “dirty fighting”. The Charles Nelson System is one of a few that can trace its roots to the practice of authentic World War II Hand to Hand Combat. Robert Spiegel has trained intensely with Charlie since 1987 right up until he passed on in 2003. In December 2000 Charles Nelson designated Mr. Spiegel as the successor to his street proven system.”