Street Smarts

Learn effective self-defense techniques.

Montclair State University Police Deputy Chief Boyd Lyons has over 30 years of law enforcement experience, is a certified Senior Defensive Tactics and Firearms Instructor and he's ready to help you up your Street Smarts!

What Is the Street Smarts Self-Defense Program?

The Program teaches a practical and effective method of street-smart self-defense. It uses training techniques that are geared towards a real-world approach that will help you gain confidence and the tools you need to survive and escape a realistic encounter.

In addition to physical techniques, you learn about crime prevention, and situational and environmental awareness. The class is taught in an open relaxed environment by expert instructors.

How Can I Sign Up?

The program is FREE, and all students, faculty and staff are welcome.  No registration is required.

Where and When?

  • Tuesday nights (during the fall and spring semesters)
  • Starts: Tuesday, September 19
  • 6:45 - 8 p.m.
  • Student Recreation Center
  • Multipurpose Room #2

This Program teaches a practical and effective method of street-smart self-defense. We use training techniques that are geared towards a real world approach that help the student to gain confidence and the tools they need to survive and escape a realistic encounter. In addition to physical techniques, topics discussed and taught are crime prevention issues as well as situational and environmental awareness. The class is taught in an open relaxed environment by expert instructors. All Montclair State students and faculty/staff are welcome to attend. The program is sponsored by the Montclair State University Police Department.

For more information, contact Deputy Chief Boyd Lyons at:  lyonsb@mail.montclair.edu

More About Deputy Chief Lyons

Deputy Chief Lyons is certified with the New Jersey police training commission as a Senior Defensive Tactics Instructor and Firearms Instructor with the Passaic County and Essex County Police Academies and has instructed numerous in-service and academy classes. He has 41 years of martial arts experience and is a certified Master level instructor in Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate holding the rank of 6th  Degree Black Belt and 5th Degree Black Belt in Okinawan Kobudo (Weaponry) and an Instructor in Iai Jutsu ( Japanese Samurai Swordsmanship) 1st Degree Black Belt.  Deputy Chief Lyons has taught many classes and given seminars for public as well as private institutions on street safety and self defense. Assisting with the program are other certified expert Martial Artists and Trained Law Enforcement officers.