About DCU

DCU is a pioneer in the “science of defense and safety” known as Defenseology. We are dedicated to educating and coaching people to help protect, defend, and safeguard life, property, and valuable assets.

Founded by Dr. Jeffrey Cantor, an international security expert, with the knowledge, research, and "boots on the ground" experience to educate and employ best practices and lessons learned. Dr. Cantor provides DCU the unique ability to construct a curriculum dedicated to personal defense on every level, across a multitude of fields, trades, and jobs.

DCU is not a higher education institution, nor are we overseen by any governing bodies. We are here strictly to help you #StaySafe. Read full disclaimer


What Is Defenseology?

DEFENSEOLOGY is a scientific intelligence-gathering framework for the practical applied discipline of risk mitigation. It was created for application of defense technologies that protect and safeguard life and valuable assets. There are three key components that comprise defenseology: mindset, training and action (MTA).




Live Seminars & Online Programs

More than self-defense, our programs teach you to survive at all costs, no matter if you are on campus, traveling the world, or walking home. DCU-trained people are ready for anything.


become a defense coach

DCU defense coaches lead, inspire, and achieve. Be on the winning team and make a difference in the world. To become a DCU defense coach, contact us.


As a Certified Defense Coach you will significantly impact your clients by coaching and guiding them with the methodologies and principles learned from DCU.


The DCU global community is waiting to meet you! Network with peers, get career support, and learn, bond, collaborate, shop and have fun at DCU Defense Coaching events worldwide.


DCU offers an active support model to assist you in not only achieving your goals as a defense coaching consultant, but in helping you achieve success in your consulting business.


Executive Team

Our experts are here to help protect you and your way of life.

Dr. Jeffery Cantor
Bentley Radcliff


What our customers, clients and colleagues have to say about DCU and our programs.

Isis Racici

Campus Safety Prep

Defense Coach University’s Campus Safety Prep provides an amazing vehicle for mapping out your safety at college. The program was empowering and gave me the tools for personal security that I need to safely and successfully enjoy college life. 

Isis RaciciCollege Student
Karen W.

DCU Certification Training

The Certification Training Program gave me the basics to get started, but DCU support has been fantastic for helping me advance my own knowledge base and build a clientele.

Karen W.Defense Coach
Anatoli Schwartz

Travel Safety

The training I underwent with DCU has helped me negotiate some rough terrain and people and has added tremendous value to the outcome I am trying to achieve in my business. The results I have attained speak immeasurably for Defense Coach University’s guidance and uncovering abilities.

Anatoli SchwartzSales Consultant


Whether you are an individual, corporation or learning institution we have a solution to fit your needs. Contact us by phone or email to set up a free consultation to find the right DCU program for you, your employees, faculty and student body.