MARTIAL ARTS FOR BOTH CHILDREN AND ADULTS!

360, 360 Defense Martial Arts Middletown

360 Defense is proudly serving the Middletown area since 2019!

360 Defense Martial Arts has Classes in Middletown, Perfect for Kids, Teens, and Adults Martial Arts.

Who we are and why you should train here

The goal of 360 Defense is to help families improve themselves, physically and mentally, through martial arts. Even more importantly, to do so in a safe, fun, and supportive environment. We are not about competition and we are not about creating fighters. 360 Defense schools pride themselves on becoming a “Home Away From Home”!

Since we’ve opened, we’ve been dedicated to changing the lives of people one person at a time, through martial arts, education and coaching. We strive to provide a safe, comfortable and welcoming atmosphere for all students and family members. We take pride in creating an environment for individuals to achieve, develop and succeed in their personal goals.

We strongly believe that martial arts can be for everyone, regardless of age, gender or experience levels. Throughout all of our programs, students will not only learn the necessary skill sets to protect themselves, we stand behind our realistic and practical approach, confident it will enable every member to achieve greatness and live their best life.

We also do our best to be a great ally to the LGBTQIA+ community! This is 100% a safe place.

Get To Know Our World Class Instructors

Kayla Stomberg

Owner and Head Instructor

Adult Fitness Kickboxing in Middletown

4th degree Black Belt in the 360 Defense system

1st degree Black Belt in Pyong Hwa Kunin Tang Soo Do

USKMA Level 1 instructor – the highest scoring female!

ALICE Active Shooter Response Instructor

Certified Instructor under Master Paul Garcia

Certified Muay Thai Level One Instructor under Master Hung Tran

Certified CT707 Krav Maga Instructor under Nir Maman

First Aid/CPR/AED Certified

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu student

Range Safety Officer

A Girl & A Gun Central CT “A Team” Member

I have been training in Martial Arts since I was 4 years old, teaching since 2007 and began full time in 2011 at 360 Defense Norwich under Charlie McShane. In 2013 I graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport and Leisure Management and a minor in Business Administration.

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Grace Long

Head Kids Instructor

1st Degree Black Belt in the 360 Defense System

Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Active BJJ Competitor

Can also eat cupcakes and donuts in 1 bite and could be a competitive eater (this part is a joke, kind of!)

Assisted at her church’s children’s ministry


Sharon Hinton

Adult Krav Maga Instructor

1st Degree Black Belt in the 360 Defense System

Adjunct Professor of Psychiatric and Community Health Nursing at Quinnipiac University

Psychiatric Nurse for 40 years and Psych APRN

First Aid/CPR/AED Certified

CEO and founder of “The Fighting Fossils” of 360 Defense – a very elite group of 60+ year old martial artists!!!

A badass 66 year old who is a FORCE to be reckoned with.