• Instructors

  • Owner | Chief Self Protection Instructor

    Jelendo Wallace

    Certified Self Defense Coach

    Healthy Lifestyle & Fitness Coach

    Jelendo has over 20 years of martial arts experience and is best described as an eclectic martial artist, known for his ability to mix ideas, concepts, strategies, and training methods from various martial arts disciplines.

    He started his martial arts career by training in Tang Soo Do and wrestling while in high school. He continued this training while serving in the military (USAF) and was fortunate to train Tang Soo Do in both Osan Korea and Okinawa Japan. During this time he was also exposed and cross trained in  other combative arts. He is certified in Tang Soo Do under the Best Martial Arts Institute.

    He maintains certification and holds rank in Jeet Kune Do (JKD) Concepts under both, Progressive Fighting Systems (PFS) and Tactical Solutions for Defense (TSD). Also, he holds rank in Brazilian Jujitsu/ grappling under the Academi Garcia/ Andre of Brazil, and The Asian Arts Club of CT.

    He continually researches and seeks outs other Self defense, Kickboxing, and/or Combative Systems that are focused on practical real world applications for the everyday citizen. He believes that awareness, avoidance, and verbal de-escalation are critical skills to have when it comes to self protection. As he puts it, "Self Defense Is Not Fighting, It Is High Speed Problem Solving"!

    His primary mission is to help people protect themselves and their loved ones.  He strives to improve people’s lives by empowering them, ridding them of the victim mentality, and offering them researched behavioral tactics that are applicable to any confrontation whether violent or nonviolent in nature.

    Finally, he prefers to coach vs. instruct. Coaching is unlocking a person’s potential to maximize their own performance.  It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them. – “That is what he does”!

  • Self Defense Instructor


    Certified Martial Arts Instructor

    Specializing in JKD Concepts & Kali

    Bio/ Information to be added soon......

  • NRA Certified Firearms Instructor (Pistol & Long)


    Specializing in Firearm Safety & Grappling Concepts

    BIO / Information to be added....



    Monroe, CT

    They offer Tang Soo Do Karate programs for Kids, Teens, and Adults. They also have an Akido program. This is now the primary location for Self Defense Solutions CT's Self Defense and Combative program! - Kickboxing | Self Defense| Kali|Combatives| & Fitness Concepts!!!!


    Orange, CT

    They offer small group exercise classes of typically 8-12 participants. Think Fitness Boxing! Their goal is to celebrate the action, fun,and excitement of the boxing world! This is a secondary location for Self Defense Solutions CT's seminars, workshops, and special events!!!


    You and your fitness, martial arts, or other business/ community center could be our next location. If you would like to have your own kickboxing, unarmed self defense, combatives, weapons based self defense (stick, knives, improvised weapons), or Women's and Teen Girls only self protection class/ seminar, please contact us. We will work with you to make your next event, class, or discussion a success!!