Private Training


Whether due to past trauma or a perceived lack of fitness, Melee Defense Strategies understands that classroom or large group environments may not be an ideal place for some to receive self-defense training. Others may simply want an added push or more specific training. For these reasons among others, Melee Defense Strategies is pleased to offer private one-on-one or small group sessions for those interested. We will meet you where you are and will customize curriculums in order to maximize training effectiveness. Contact us to schedule.

Instructor: Scott Warren- Mongo

Scott Warren is an honorably discharged military veteran with several deployments under his belt; including, the far and middle east. He is a graduate of the US Military’s Ground Combat School and spent additional time at the Warfare Center. Since, Scott has dedicated much of his adult life to further honing skills in order to positively impact and empower the communities in which he serves.

He currently holds a blackbelt in Krav Maga and is an advanced certified instructor in the discipline across multiple curriculums. He frequently seeks training within the US and also travels to Israel in order to further his skill-sets under some of Israel’s most elite Military Krav Maga Instructors. As a result, he is recognized as a Worldwide Affiliate Instructor for Krav Maga Israel in Tel-Aviv, Israel. In the USA, Scott continues to be a leading combat tactics/hand-to-hand combat instructor and is the instructor of choice for the elite tactical training company Ghost Ring Tactical in San Antonio, New Mexico. Here, Scott has had the opportunity to train members of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, active US military personnel and members of critical corporate security teams.

This extensive list of clients includes among others, members of:

  • Secret Service
  • Bernalillo County Sheriff’s
  • Orange County Sheriff’s
  • Jemez Springs Police Department
  • Calgary Police Department
  • Bell Gardens Police Department
  • Ruidoso Police Department
  • El Centro Police Department
  • Law Security and Investigations
  • Border Patrol 
  • Sandia Labs
  • Mexican Federal Police
  • US Army
  • Multiple US Air Force Units
  • Multiple Marine Corps Units
  • Multiple Overseas Police Departments 

Currently, Scott holds memberships and is recognized by the following

  • Federation of Israeli Martial Arts
  • Israeli Combative Tactics Association
  • International Weapons Association
  • Security and Law Enforcement Training Association
  • International Military Combatives Organization
  • National Rifle Association
  • Warrior Krav Maga
  • Krav Maga Israel
  • CT-707

Melee Defense Strategies was built to empower the vulnerable to stand against the evil of the world. Scott’s passion for this endeavor is self-evident and ever-growing. Not all self-defense classes are equal. Scott understands violence. He understands the dynamics associated with violent encounters and offers real-world, battle-tested, practical solutions for dealing with them.

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