John Borter

The Modern Self-Defense Academy
1237 Central Ave / Suite 210
12205 Albany, NY
USA (United States of America)

Tel: 518-755-3475


  • Panantukan Concept (Study Group Leader)
  • Knife Concept (Study Group Leader)


The MODERN SELF-DEFENSE ACADEMY is an innovative and eclectic self-defense training center. Teaching an effective blend of various martial arts and self-defense systems and styles, our motto "A Hundred Styles-ONE SYSTEM" defines our approach to teaching and training. We believe that everything has value and that ALL martial arts and self-defense systems have something to offer.

The MSDA combines martial arts, self-defense, fitness, natural physiology, psychology, and cutting edge street-smarts to teach you the most efficient, effective, and comprehensive self-defense system available in the area.

The MSDA offers a number of different programs for practical self-defense training for men, women, students, law enforcement, military, security personnel, bouncers and professionals of all types. It is the final answer for Upstate NY and Capital Region residents looking for effective martial arts and self-defense training.

Located in the old, historic, Roessleville School, the Modern Self-Defense Academy is conveniently located on Central Ave in Colonie, only about 1 mile from Wolf Rd/Colonie Center.

The Modern Self-Defense Academy
1237 Central Ave, Suite 210
Akbany, NY 12205
(518) 755-3475

Upcoming Seminars