Meet the Founders2018-11-12T13:18:44+00:00

Meet the Founders

David and Krissie DiBella

David and Krissie DiBella

David and Krissie DiBella created Mindful Defense™ in order to provide easy-to-learn, yet highly effective, self-defense training to people of all ages and physical abilities.

David is a full-time self-defense and martial arts instructor who has been training and teaching since 1983. David and Krissie operate Overland Park Karate in Overland Park, Kansas, a martial arts and self-defense studio.

The DiBella’s are passionate about self-defense and educating the community. David and Krissie publish weekly self-defense articles for the Mindful Defense™ blog. Seminars are held throughout the year for local schools and youth organizations.

A 5th degree black belt, David has been training in and teaching the martial arts since 1983. David hold’s a bachelor’s degree in Crime and Delinquency Studies from the University of Kansas and an MBA with a concentration in Management Information Systems from Avila University.

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