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Meet Robert Webre of Silverback Self Defense in Cypress

Today we’d like to introduce you to Robert Webre.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Robert. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I have been doing martial arts for over 20 years. Through my years of training, I have come to the realization that I have a passion for self-defense. I have owned a martial arts studio for the past 14 years and have been fortunate to train many children, teens and adults on how to defend themselves through TaeKwon-Do and Krav Maga training. For years, I was holding self defense seminars as part of what we offered at our martial arts studio. As the world we live in has continued to change and violence has become more prevalent, we saw a need to have a company that teaches Self Defense training for different audiences. More and more people were having a desire to learn to defend themselves and doors began to open.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Starting the company was fairly smooth since our new endeavor was an extension of what we were already doing. We simply had to land on some branding and start getting the word out. We had early success in 2017 until the summer when Hurricane Harvey hit our community. Unfortunately, like most of Houston our business struggled and the seminars that we had on the books for the late summer and fall

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Silverback Self Defense – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Silverback Self Defense offers customized Self Defense Seminars to individuals, groups and corporations, Tactical Firearms Training and Personal Protection Products. We create a unique seminar based on our client’s needs. We teach self-defense in three phases, think of it as a beginner, intermediate and advanced, plus we offer several specialized seminars like Active Shooter, Anti-Car Jacking, Anti-Kidnapping, Parking Lot Safety, STAND up to Bullying, Sexual Assault Avoidance and Real Estate Safety and Self Defense. We have had the opportunity to do so many different types of seminars from groups like National Charity League and MOPS to corporations like Willowbrook Methodist Hospital, Thyssennkrupp Elevator, Stress Engineering and Centerpoint Energy. Corporate training has become a large part of what we offer with Wellness Departments looking to give their employees training that enhances their overall well-being. Our corporate events are offered as hands-on seminars or as a Lunch & Learn where our goal is to raise awareness and offer best personal safety practices.

Our Tactical Firearms Training focuses on conceal carry skills. We know that most people who receive their LTC don’t feel comfortable with their firearm so our goal is provide training that will build their confidence and equip them with the skills they need if they ever had to use their weapon. We train from private lesson to groups, from basic firearms handling and safety to advanced shooting and moving skills. We also provide a wide array of Personal Protection Products for individuals.

What we are most proud of is that we offer free Active Shooter Training to teachers, staff and administrators. In the wake of all the school shootings, we feel that if we can save one student or teachers life through proper training in- what to do if you have no choice but to engage the active shooter, we will have served our purpose. We are also very proud of our STAND up to Bullying program. We have been fortunate to work with many children and teens to help them to gain the confidence they need to deal with bullies. We had a huge success at a local Kipp school and had great feedback from the staff and parents. We love hearing stories from past students about how the training they have received has saved them from becoming a victim of a self-defense situation.

What makes us different is that our sole purpose is learning, training and teaching Self Defense. Most people that teach self-defense are martial arts instructors who train only in one discipline and their techniques have not changed or evolved. Our instructors are continually training and learning the most effective techniques available to provide our clients with the most current, effective and easy to learn self-defense techniques available.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
As we look to the future, we will continue to offer the highest standards in the self-defense industry. We will continue to grow the seminars that we offer to provide people in every aspect of life the training they need to feel safe in the world we live.

Contact Info:

  • Address: 11688 Barker Cypress B1
    Cypress, TX 77433
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