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Tampa Quest Self Defense has been Tampa’s top choice for effective self defense training for more than 22 years. Originally in the New Tampa area at Tampa Palms the dojo moved to the Wesley Chapel location over 2 years ago. 


Quest Self-Defense is a clean, safe and professional facility. The school features a fully padded Olympic training floor with clean rest rooms in a replica Japanese training hall. Our facility offers easy parking and is located just east of I-75 at SR 56 (exit 275) next to Strive Athletic Club.


Quest Self-Defense has won numerous awards over the years and most recently received an award for having been voted the best martial arts school in Tampa for the past 10 years.


Senior Master Mark Sentoshi Russo, founder of our school, has been teaching martial arts in the Tampa area since 1977. To learn more about Master Russo click here.


Master Helen Jotoshi Russo, co-founder, has been teaching for over 22 years. To learn more about Master Helen Russo click here

Both Sentoshi and Jotoshi Russo have been inducted into the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame. 

Meet Our Instructors

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