We don’t like to admit it but there are some streets in Park Rapids that we would rather not walk down alone at night. Usually, the thing to do is just avoid these places, but sometimes trouble comes to you. When it does, it is best to be prepared. Bretz Tae Kwon Do and Self- Defense Safety Solutions is here to give the people of Park Rapids the tools they need to protect themselves when they need to.

Protect yourself

When the adrenaline is pumping it can be very hard to think clearly. This is the primary focus we have when teaching. We are going to teach you something that you hopefully will never have to use, but if you do, then we want you be able to pull out this new skill set with ease. That is why we created a course specifically to prepare you in case of an assault.

Self Defense Safety Solutions has designed its self-defense course by boiling down different techniques into their key components that build on one another . These components are then connected with specific situations so that you gain the necessary knowledge to handle almost any circumstance. Our goal is that when situation X arises, you will counter with Y.

Meet new people

Self-defense is a serious subject but this is not the army, it is a classroom and we try to have fun while learning. Even the strongest building can’t stand on a weak foundation. That is why we support each other in class; to create a solid foundation for our students to stand upon. Come and meet likeminded individuals, engage with other members of your community, and have some fun. If you have any questions about the self-defense classes we provided the people of Park Rapids then please feel free to contact us.


The SELF DEFENSE SAFETY SOLUTIONS course is intended to give you a good BASE from which to grow your basic self-defense skills with more practice.  When finished with the course you should know the theory of this self defense technique and should understand that without continued practice, it will decrease in effectiveness.  

You need NO previous Martial Arts training to participate in this program.  Prior training is not a bad thing; however you need to be open to new theories and new techniques.  There are MANY more self defense techniques than the ones taught in this course.  The techniques taught in this class highlight each other well and are very simple to learn and practice.

The intent of this course is NOT to work on your physical fitness, however there will be time taken during each class to warm up and stretch to decrease the chances of injury.  You should wear sturdy clothing that will not be missed if/when it gets torn or stretched.  You will also need to remove any exposed piercings.  Even small post style earrings can get torn out.

The course is organized to be taught in 24 one hour classes.  Knowing that EVERYONE is busy, there may be an occasion when you will be unable to make it to class, however if you intend on being certified you must complete at least 20 hours.  If you miss more than the allowed 4 classes the instructor(s) may, at their discretion, offer extra “makeup” classes to catch you up with the rest of the class.  Attendance will be monitored during each class.  

Self Defense Fee Schedule:
$125.00 Per Level per student ( includes certification upon completion ) 

  • New students can receive a $10.00 discount, per pre-paid level. Other levels can be bought at the end of students current level. Some exclusions apply . 20%  discount for certified returning students.

  • Ask about additional savings for referrals and group rates. 

  • Class fees are due the first of each month.   

  • Fees not paid by the 10th of each month will incur a $10.00 late fee.

If you have any further questions, please contact: 
 Shane Kirlin  - 218-616-2864 or Master Nick  - 218-237-4tkd (4853)