About Action Self-Defense

The Best Women's Self-Defense in Plano

About Our Business

Action Self Defense provides efficient, effective, quality 1-4 hr self defense courses in Plano, TX for women, people who travel, or anyone who wants to feel more self confident when threatened or actually assaulted. Programs are excellent for team-building corporate seminars. Our courses prepare women, teens, corporate groups, and seniors to be situationally aware, less fearful and more confident. Plus, the classes taught by Ninth degree Black Belt Diane Reeve Kirby are fun.

Why Choose Action Self Defense?


  • Three independent studies concluded that women who completed a self-defense course are 60% less likely to be sexually assaulted and 33% less likely to report an attempted assault.


  • Many women are uncomfortable being grabbed by a man even in a classroom setting
  • A woman instructor provides less likelihood of triggering survivors of assault or abuse


  • Diane Kirby is one of the most respected Self Defense expert professionals in the nation
  • For over 35 years she has taught thousands of men, women and children how to defend themselves against a bigger, stronger assailant. Even police or military individuals rarely have to defend themselves in the same way that a woman does.


  • You’ve heard “you get what you pay for” a lot because it’s true. Free is rarely better. Action Self Defense tuition is perfectly reasonable, especially given the value of knowing you can effectively protect yourself.


  • Most people are not looking for a martial arts program requiring a long-term commitment. Action Self Defense offers a basic one-time two-hour class for beginners. Follow up classes are available at your convenience.
  • And if our Sunday afternoon classes don’t work for you, get four or more of your friends together, and have a party! Your time, date, and location (or ours).
  • For that extra measure of attention, Action Self Defense offers private lessons to maximize training time and enhance technique effectiveness.Get way better, way faster!


Simplicity and intensity is the trademark of our Texas brand self-defense. Our history predates Krav Maga by 10 to 15 years and is equal or superior to any other system.


Overall, Action Self Defense IS THE BEST self-defense program in Texas for effective, convenient, affordable, and world-class instruction by a woman instructor, who is passionate about empowerment for all her students.

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Meet Our Instructors

  • Diane Reeve Kirby Instructor of Women's Self Defense In Plano Near Me

    Grandmaster Diane Reeve Kirby

    Instructor / Owner

    9th degree black belt / self defense expert and multiple karate Hall of Fame member
  • Tim Kirby Instructor of Self Defense In Plano

    Grandmaster Tim Kirby


    9th Degree Black Belt / self defense expert and winner of multiple state and national karate championships and grand championships

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