Do you feel confident you can defend yourself in a violent situation?

We've created an online or in-person curriculum to train you in self-defense.

Our system will ensure you are prepared to defend yourself and those you care about.


3 Easy Steps to Start Training

Step 1: Click on SIGN UP NOW and select online or resident course. 

Step 2: Choose your school. Decide which school is your best option:

School of R.A.I.D.

School of Applied Kinetic Diplomacy

School of Fighting Arts

Step 3: Log in and start following the training videos in your program. You can log into the university through your web browser or you can download the Kajabi app on your mobile device and START TRAINING!


What is The Combat University?

The Combat University is an institution dedicated to training people just like you with different methods to defend yourself in any situation. By training at The Combat University you will learn self-defense using your hands, impact weapons, edged weapons, and firearms. Additionally you will learn the knowledge to survive the encounter. We welcome all levels of students with different goals, from beginners to advanced students; basic firearm training to hand on hand combatives. Everyone can find the suitable program that fits his or her goal.  

The school of R.A.I.D is the most innovative and comprehensive program we offer. Two of our professors combined their 40 plus years of special operation experience and created the program. Students will learn the knowledge of medical skills, self defense theory, tactical engagement, firearm handling, combatives, and cyber security, etc. When students pass their tests, they will continue their study with more in-depth learning and knowledge to perfect their skills. 

There are four levels of R.A.I.D. Warriors. R.A.I.D. Warriors are the students who get recognized with their excellent performance in their skills and knowledge. They will be awarded by their accomplishments along with their journey.  

Our online school provides all the training of the resident course without the in-person sessions at our North Carolina locations. Just like any other online college, you will review the classes in your chosen school and practice the techniques presented. The Combat University is unique in its training by requiring minimal space and equipment. This program, even the firearms training, can take place anywhere.

The Combat University is comprised of two campuses and 3 schools. We offer a resident campus for those located near us in North Carolina and an online program. The resident campus has a low restriction firing range and Combatives Dojo for all firearms-related fighting training in Bunnlevel, NC, and the School of Fighting Arts is our martial arts studio in Aberdeen, NC. Both locations are just a short distance from Raleigh/Durham, Fayetteville, and the surrounding Eastern Carolina area. By selecting to train at our resident campus, you receive the online training lessons and you will also train in person with our elite instructors at the two locations listed.

No matter which campus you choose, you will receive the best training in self-defense anywhere. Our training system is intended for anyone. Whether you are young or old, male or female, experienced or brand new to self-defense, our system will provide you the necessary training to confidently protect yourself and those around you.

 Each school provides a list of any equipment that will enhance your training experience. This equipment can be acquired as you progress through the lessons.


Frankie McRae

Frankie McRae is the former head of the US Army Special Forces Advanced Reconnaissance Target Analysis and Exploitation Techniques Course (SFARTAETC) at Ft. Bragg N.C. He served in the 1st Special Forces Group (ABN) Okinawa Japan, in Cco 1st Bn. 1st SFG(A) (C-1-1) where he was an assault team leader for F team,Troop 1. He also served as a Troop SGM Troop 1 and Team SGT ODA-354 in B co 2nd Bn 3rd SFG(A) CIF in IRAQ as an Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Force (ICTF) Company SGM advisor and combat leader on many missions in Iraq and also attended the Israeli Counter-Terrorism Course as an exchange instructor. Frankie McRae is a Blackbelt in the U.R.B.A.N combatives system, a certified Special Forces Hand to Hand Combat Instructor, and Level 4 certified in Krav Maga

Sean O'Dowd

Sean O'Dowd

Sean O’Dowd is a retired Master Sergeant from the United States Army Special Operations Command. He is a Master Army Combatives Instructor,  Krav Maga Level 5 Instructor, Muay Thai Practitioner, BLS Instructor, and ASFA Certified Personal Trainer. He holds 3 Black Belts and is a North Carolina State Champion. He has used his training in the real world as a Purple Heart Combat Veteran. He holds a degree in Emergency Management and Leadership Management.


A training and education program that utilizes a combination of knowledgeskills, and equipment, employing correct tactical responses and integrated fighting disciplines in a violent situation. This course integrates both firearms and hand-to-hand curriculum. Go to SIGN UP NOW and choose distance or resident classes to learn more.



Training in marksmanship for kinetic engagement of pistolrifle, and shotgun. This curriculum covers the employment of firearms in a number of self-defense situations based on techniques taught to U.S. Army Special Forces Operators. Go to SIGN UP NOW and choose distance or resident classes to learn more. 



Learn a variety of offensive techniques which include turning defense into counter-offense. Students will learn to neutralize multiple assailants, defend against firearmsedge weapons, or blunt objects. Students will apply these principles in a multitude of situations. Go to SIGN UP NOW and choose distance or resident classes to learn more. 



Don't wait until it's too late. A violent situation could present itself at any time. Start your training now and begin the path to confidence in your ability to protect yourself and those you care about.