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Owners - Instructors

at Total Self Defense

Sensei Herb Blue has accomplished many things over his many years on the planet.  What he is most proud of is not the belts or the awards, but the students that have achieved a Black Belt.  Sensei Blue is about action and a man of few words, those words are used to empower his students.  Each student has grown as an individual, working on their goals and making themselves a success.  It all happens with Sensei Blue's positive leadership.

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Sensei Blue
  • Modern Arnis, Black Belt 2nd degree

  • Wu Ying Tao, Black Belt 2nd degree

  • Wado Kai, Black Belt 3rd degree

  • Tae Kwon Do, Black Belt 1st degree

  • Arnis Jitsu, Black Belt

Sensei Betsy

Sensei Betsy Rawlins 

As a Registered Nurse, Sensei Rawlins prides herself on giving the best care possible to those in need.  She caries this dedication when she worked as an Adjuct Instructor at NWTC, where she empowers new nurses to embrace that same level of dedication and exceptionalism. Guro Rawlins Has been studying Martial Arts since 1998 and has enjoyed the opportunity to work with great people throughout Northeastern Wisconsin.


After nursing, Family, and a Martial Arts studio, she likes to take a little time off to test the limits of her endurance.  With over a dozen competitive races (including the Door County Half Ironman) under her black belt, Sensei Rawlins is a person always on the go.  


"I believe in TSD because it's a wonderful place where a person has the opportunity to empower themselves, to create a vision to strive for and to achieve the result they want" - Sensei Rawlins

  • Modern Arnis, Black Belt

  • Wu Ying Tao, Black Belt

  • Arnis Jitsu, Black Belt

  • Tae Kwon Do, Black Belt

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Sensei Aaron
  • Modern Arnis, Black Belt

  • Wu Ying Tao, Black Belt

  • Arnis Jitsu, Black Belt

Sensei Aaron Maternowski

At 6 foot 5 inches and 325 pounds, Sensei Aaron as he likes to be called, can seem like an intimidating figure.  Those at the school know he is committed to helping students achieve their goals.  In facing his fears and challenges he is an excellent example for those in the school and the community.  

Sensei Jim
  • Modern Arnis, Black Belt

  • Wu Ying Tao, Black Belt

  • Arnis Jitsu, Black Belt

Sensei Jim Doperalski

Sensei Jim is a lifelong learner.  He enjoys teaching and training.  Most of all he likes to see the growth in his students when the "light bulb turns on" for them.  He is very involved with our online classes and Arnis classes.

Sensei Kris
  • Modern Arnis, Black Belt

  • Wu Ying Tao, Black Belt

  • Tae Kwon Do,  4th dan Black Belt

  • Karate, Black Belt

Sensei Kris VanderMuss

Sensei Kris has an amazing ability to help students understand.  With her wide variety of experiences she can relate to almost everyone that walks through the door.  

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