B.E.A.R. stands for Basic Efficient Active Response. The BEAR Self Preservation Program focuses on the utilization of the body’s natural mechanical movement and gross motor skills to quickly and effectively create a Basic Efficient Active Response (B.E.A.R) of survival and preservation in any violent or life-threatening situation. Growth is our purpose! BEAR SPS is a Family that strives and pushes each other to be the best version of ourselves we can be!

Kenny Ault

Master Kenny Ault has over 25 years of experience in martial arts. He is the founder of BEAR SPS and has trained with some of the most prestigious martial artists in the state,
military personnel, and law enforcement trainers.

With over 17 years of martial arts, fitness and Reality Based Self Defense Instruction, Master Kenny Ault has a deep understanding of the physiological, psychological, and emotional components of Reality Based Self Defense.

He has been involved in military close quarter combative (CQC) Training programs, Tactical Scenario Creation, and Psychology of Situational Awareness training courses. He is a Professional Martial Arts Instructor, NRA Certified Pistol and
Firearm Instructor, and a National Level Martial Arts Competitor.

He has a passion to help provide you with the tools you need to effectively and efficiently predict, prevent, and protect yourself from unpredictable violence. Master Kenny Ault is committed to
fostering a positive and supportive learning environment and can help tailor the program to fit your needs no matter your experience level.

Matthew Zidbeck

Matthew Zidbeck has a collective 14 years of experience in various martial arts, is a National Level Competitor, and obtained his Bachelors of Science in Health and Exercise Science from Colorado State University

He has conducted fitness classes, martial arts classes, personal training, and Reality Based Self Defense courses with populations
including children, adults, and professional athletes. His teaching and programs uphold the principle that being “Well” means being healthy and safe in all facets of life including the
physical, mental, and emotional states.

“Setting and achieving goals together as a family has really helped my child and me, It is great to spend such precious time together.”

Rainy Hsia - Parent & Student


Basic Efficient Active Response. Our system uses the scientific study of human movement and the nervous system to combine the training of Martial Arts, Fitness, and Self Preservation to its simplest and most efficient form.

Yes! Simply click the link of the system you are interested into schedule your first of 2 Free introductory classes. If you are unsure which program is the best fit, feel free to contact us. 

One of our team members will be more than happy to walk you through our programs in detail.

For your first time, you don’t have to bring much! Just comfortable athletic wear and water. Shoes are removed prior to stepping on the mat. Bare feet or socks are allowed.

Note: All participants must sign release waiver and have a Parent/Guardian present if under the age of 18

Upon enrollment into BEAR SPS, you will receive specific instructions. However, in general, all you need to bring is the system-specific uniform, whether it be the dobok (uniform) for the Taekwondo system or just the BEAR SPS T-Shirt. All materials are made available through BEAR SPS.

After your 2 Free Introductory Lessons, an enrollment meeting will be scheduled to discuss goal setting for yourself or your family!

Yes, we accommodate families of all sizes and competitive prices accordingly.  BEAR SPS is family culture and we encourage families to train together!

Yes of course! While we love when families are in the same class, we understand that different family members may have different interests. As part of our family membership, different members may take part in separate systems.

Any sport or form of exercise comes with a risk of injury. However, there are a few things that make our program very safe.

At the beginning of every class, we go through a series of stretches. These stretches get your muscles and joints ready and warmed up for exercise. Also, Every class is supervised by trained, licensed professionals.

Noting that this is a contact art and there is a risk of injury, we place a tremendous amount of focus on fun and safety.

We advise any participant to consult with their doctor or physician if there is concern prior to beginning any new program.

People come to us of all fitness levels. We get natural-born athletes, and we get people who have a harder time with athletic endeavors. However, everyone gets the same focus and attention.

If you’re not in great shape, don’t worry. Go at your own pace, and we’ll do everything we can to help you learn each and every technique. Soon enough, your physical fitness will improve, and you’ll be in better shape than ever!

Not at all. Martial arts main focus is on peace, harmony, and composure. It teaches both children and adults how to avoid fighting, de-escalate a situation, and then defend yourself if necessary, but never to instigate violence.

BEAR SPS uses the scientific study of human movement and nervous system to combine the training of Martial Arts, Fitness, and Self Preservation to its simplest and most efficient form possible.

BEAR SPS has been developed to train students in a “3-dimensional” fashion. This accounts for the psychological, emotional, and physiological components of development. We understand the balance between these and how to utilize the principles of Martial Arts to foster growth and goal setting in a specific, achievable, and measurable way. 

This method is done through objective result tracking, confidence building, and a culture of positive reinforcement! 

Master Kenny Ault has dedicated himself to developing an environment of Family that is positive and supports each other in personal growth and achievement of goals. He has done this in BEAR Self Preservation Systems!

“Growth through Confidence and Confidence through Experience!” – Master Kenny Ault

The ‘3-Dimensional’ principle refers to the integration of psychological, emotional and physiological components to design and inspire training. 

Unwittingly, most of the industry trains in a one-dimensional arena; commonly called the ‘sport model’ (lets spar to the body/let’s grapple/let’s box/let’s go shoot on the range at a stationary target). While BEAR SPS has great respect, trains, and believes in the value of sport and competition, the balance of reality vs. sport is always considered in the development of students. The ‘sport model’ always involves consent, awareness, focus on good form and proper technique. However, real conflict rarely includes consent, awareness, good form or proper technique! 

This is the greatest paradox of modern self-defense training. Real confrontations occur in the 3-Dimensional world and all fights involve the dimensions of the body/mind system (emotional, psychological & physical). Therefore, all our principles and drills are based on emotional/psychological support or interference with a specific tactic (as would be the case in real life).

Remember; in a real incident, sensory overload accounts for more fear, doubt and hesitation than the actual attack. The punch, tackle, shove is a one-dimensional obstacle that, in a vacuum, is fairly easy to defeat, but overloads the intended recipient with emotions and thoughts outside the studio, the ring, the tournament. This overload causes many to feel the pressure and fail to respond in a way to effectively preserve themselves, their loved ones, or their way of life!

This reality has inspired our development of BEAR Self Preservation Systems and it’s why we have been doing simulations and controlled force-on-force training evolutions for the past 5 years.

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The Primary focus is the Preservation of Self and Loved Ones!