My name is Don Cannato and I am the owner of the Defense Offense Academy.
This is a mobile training school based in West Palm Beach, Florida. I offer the convenience of coming to your home, office, or organization and render the Firearm and Self Defense Training you’re looking for.
Offered are easy to understand self defense classes with or without a firearm.​

I am a Former retired Military Police Veteran, and an NRA certified firearms instructor. I have trained extensively at Tea Kwon Do while stationed on the DMZ in Korea.

​Since I left service, I have been helping civilian students find the most practical way to deal with violent threats and attacks.

My method of self-defense instruction is neither traditional nor ordinary. I discovered, from actual experiences, that most typical training would not be effective while under the stress of a real attack.

I now know that for self-defense to be effective on the street, the inevitable adrenaline rush caused by fear had to be addressed.

In the event of an attack outside the home, which will almost always be fast and close, you will not have the time to THINK…you can only act.

​​Until you learn to control this fear and act instinctively, all the popular Firearm and  Martial Arts skill training you've had or will seek, falls far short.

I also offer a comprehensive "Personal Protection In The Home Course" to deal with a home invasion.​​

Please check "Classes" page for some of the training I offer.​​

                    I like to say, "Don't Defend, Attack!"​