Wesley Manko, M.P.A.
Certified Systema Instructor
Owner and Chief Instructor
Phone: 414-332-0599

DEFENSEWORKS provides safe and practical self-defense workshops for businesses, non-profits and individuals. DEFENSEWORKS was started by Mr. Wes Manko, one of America's foremost self-defense experts and a Certified Systema - Russian Martial Art Instructor. A nationally published author his work has appeared in such prestigious periodicals as Black Belt Magazine, @LAW, and others. His expertise has been featured on local television and radio news programs. His academic background consists of college degrees in Police Science, Criminal Justice as well as a Master's Degree in Public Administration. This provides him with a well rounded scientific approach to preventing violence and teaching effective self-defense. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Mount Mary University where he teaches a course on woman's self-defense.

Graduates of the International Summer Training Camp in Canada. Mr. Manko is located in the middle of the class.

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Mr. Todd Nilson, Employment Manager, SPR, Inc.
My coworkers and I were tremendously impressed with your semi-private lessons given at our workplace. Your ability to communicate self-defense concepts is truly phenomenal."

State Representative Marlin Schneider
This course should be part of every in service training for every teacher in Wisconsin."

Jan Koloen, Policy Analyst
More fun and useful information than any other self-defense I've ever taken."

Thomas Gualandi, Major, United States Marine Corps
As a Marine Corps Officer I was looking for something to complement our martial arts training, instead I have found a style that in many ways surpasses it! Even if you never expect to fight, I would still recommend Systema for focus and balance."

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