Master Sensei Conrad Woodall

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Conrad Woodall, MAFP

Founder / Master Sensei

Mr. Woodall has a master’s degree in forensic psychology and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy. He spent 10 years as a college professor teaching courses in Criminal Justice, Psychology and Physical Education.  Conrad wrote and designed all of the curriculum for the personal safety course currently taught at Sierra College. Conrad is a retired police officer for the City of Sacramento Police Department where he served 12 years as a patrol and field training officer. He has certifications for law enforcement training instructor, Defensive Tactics, Weaponless Defense instructor, and Ground Fighting Instructor. He has also studied various martial arts continuously for over 33 years.

Conrad began his martial arts career in May of 1990 under Master Sensei Steve Fossum Mr. Fossum was an intense, traditional instructor who did not give out rank lightly Mr. Fossum ran his school(s) for 15 years before promoting his first black belt, Mr. Woodall in 1995. Mr. Woodall went on to become Mr. Fossum’s highest ranking student earning a 4th degree black before Mr. Fossum closed his school to focus on building the International Kickboxing Federation which is now the largest amateur kickboxing & Mauy Thai sanctioning body in the world.

Conrad spent over 25 years working directly with trauma-based Post Traumatic Stress Disorder clients. As part of his graduate school work Conrad researched and developed a self-defense based empowerment program designed to integrate with traditional therapeutic modalities for survivors of violence related trauma. Conrad named this program the R.E.C.O.V.E.R. model of therapeutic self-defense. As a result, he has been referred individual clients from victim service agencies, sex trafficking shelters and the University of California, Davis Medical Center Chronic Pain Clinic.

Conrad offers seminars throughout the Pacific Northwest in addition to serving as the Director of Operations of the Kootenai Classical Academy where he also runs an after school martial arts program. Additionally, Conrad heads up the threat assessment team and the academy’s security team. He conducts the school’s active shooter training, safety drills, and serves as the schools primary armed response member in the event of a critical violent incident.

Conrad has appeared on TV and radio, and as a presenter to private companies, large corporations, and public/private schools as a personal safety expert.

Under his operation, Woodall’s Self-Defense has become a premier school for practical, real-world self-defense skills. Conrad is deeply involved with local victim service agencies in both a preventative and therapeutic capacity.  Since 2007, Conrad and WSD have provided consistent educational training on socialization and gender issues that lead to victimization coupled with physical self-defense skills for both clients and staff of W.E.A.V.E. (Women Escaping a Violent Environment) in Sacramento County, CA and for its Placer County, CA counterpart, Stand Up Placer.

Lastly, Conrad has donated countless free seminars to serve as fundraisers for local victim service agencies and non-profits in his community. He volunteers his time to serve as the Director of Idaho Parents’ Rights in Education, a national organization with chapters in many states that seeks to help parents and educational institutions collaborate effectively in providing a safe and sound educational environment for children.

CEO:  Woodall’s Self Defense
Won Yuen Fa: Founder
System 5 Combat Karate: 4th Degree Black Belt
Shaolin Kempo: 1st Degree Black Belt
Aiki Jiu-Jitsu: Instructor Level
Police Officer Standards and Training Instructor:

Gracie Survival Tactics – Law Enforcement:

ALICE – Active Shooter Response Training:

R.E.C.O.V.E.R Model of Therapeutic Self-Defense & Empowerment Training:

Impact Weapons, Ground Fighting, and Weaponless

Defensive TacticsLevel 1 Instructor



Master’s Degree Forensic Psychology – American School of Professional Psychology, San FranciscoCourse Work Included: Maladaptive Behavior & Psychopathology, Evaluation & Treatment of Offenders, Consultation Triage & Therapy, Psychology of the Victim, Individual Assessment, and Psychology of Criminal Behavior.

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy – CSUS, Sacramento

Director of Operations (Vice Principal): Kootenai Classical Academy K-12 Charter School

Director: Idaho Parent’s Rights in Education

Retired Police Officer for the city Sacramento, California

Retired Criminal Justice and Psychology Instructor at Heald College in Roseville, CA

Retired Adjunct Faculty at Sierra College in Roseville, California

Firearms Training: Police Academy + 12 years LEO experience. / Ranchhood Firearms Training, 2006 to present. / MAG40- 4 day, 40 hour intensive handgun course July 2023.
FEMA Courses: IS 100 – Intro to Incident Command Systems / IS 200 -Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response / IS 907 – Active Shooter: What You Can Do.
First Aid and C.P.R. Certified
Presentations/Keynote Speeches:

Rape Culture: Pomona College, WEAVE Sexual Assault Response Team Certification Course, Damsel in Defense Conference, NW Liberty Symposium, Redeeming the Time Conference, Push Back Idaho, Kootenai County Republican Women Federated, Parents’ Rights in Education: Child Safety Conference, Family Policy Institute of Washington.

CalPERS, Courage Worldwide, Stand Up Placer, WEAVE (Women Escaping a Violent Environment), NorCal Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, UC Davis Medical Center, Sutter Hospital, Sierra College, Loomis Unified School District, Del Oro High School, Newcastle Elementary, Loomis Elementary, Franklin Elementary, SAFTA: Security and Firearms Training Academy, Loomis Girls Scouts, Waldorf, Soroptimists, Kaleidoscope Course taught, Oracle, State Farm Insurance, KPG Healthcare. Child Abuse Prevention Council, St. John’s Shelter, North Sacramento Family Research Center, KPMG Accounting Sacramento, Blue Shield, CSUS Sacramento, Church groups, corporations and private businesses, local law enforcement agencies, and others.

Featured by:

The Sacramento Bee, Loomis News, The Auburn Journal, Black Belt Magazine, Sacramento Life and Style Magazine, Channel 13 News, New 10 with Christina Mendoza, CBS Good Day Sacramento (TV), KSEG (96. The Eagle), KSSJ (94.7 Smooth Jazz), KCTC (1320AM), KDND (107.9 The End), KWOD (106.5), and more.