Online Women's Self-Defense safety security classes training Seminars

The Truth About Self Defense

Charlie, Tough Mark in Montgomery, TX
Instructor- Charlie Strack in the fully padded suit.



About Us

President- Peter Van Beek, MS, CFSD

Peter Van Beek, author and nationally recognized personal security and transportation safety/security expert for 28 years, founded Tough Mark in 2005. His goal is to bring critical personal security information to everyday people in the hope of making them a harder target for an attack. "It's more than just self defense, it's all about attack and assault prevention".


Offered Expert Testimony Before:

  • The U.S. Senate Transportation Sub Committee- Senators Breaux, McCain and Rockefeller
  • Federal Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
  • National Transportation Safety Board.

Most notably, he was contracted by the Department of Homeland Security to write and produce 3 of our nation's first terrorism prevention training programs after September 11, 2001.


  • Certified Personal Protection Specialist
  • Black Belt (Jo Kyo Nim) in Kuk Sool Won
  • Holds a Master's of Science Degree in Safety Engineering.
  • CFSD- certified Fleet safety Director
  • CHCM- Certified Hazard Control Manager


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