Pugh Self-Protection + Combatives

156 McAmbley Ave.
Elmira Heights, NY 14903
(315) 725-9939


At Pugh Self-Protection & Combatives, we are dedicated to making people safer through superior training against a variety of intentional, man-made acts of violence. It was started by Zachary Pugh in 2015 after he realized there is no training company that is able to offer the same style & types of training that he can, based on his training and experiences. Zachary has been studying self-protection since 2002 and is also a firearms expert and New York State Certified Firearms Instructor. He has been a full time police officer since 2011. All of the instructors and role players at Pugh Self-Protection & Combatives have vast knowledge and training specific to their roles. Regardless of the training topic or course, all participants will have a unique experience that is educational & fun, wanting them to learn more!