Professor Tammy Yard-McCracken, Psy.D., LPC

Professor Tammy Yard-McCracken
  • Kore Self-Defense & Krav Maga
  • Eisner Institute for Professional Studies
Training experiences introducing people to their own adrenaline so they learn they can be afraid and still find ways to access their human brain.

Dr. Tammy Yard-McCracken is the owner and chief instructor of Kore Self-Defense & Krav Maga, a training center in Northern Virginia. She is a certified expert Krav Maga instructor with Krav Maga Global (KMG), and she holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Illinois State University, a Master of Science in Professional Counseling (LPC) from the University of Houston-Clear Lake, and a Doctorate in Psychology (PsyD) from the Eisner Institute for Professional Studies.

Dr. Yard-McCracken has been established as an expert witness in Virginia and Texas civil and criminal proceedings and has served as a professional consultant to legal counsel on issues of human behavior and violence. She has also served as an adjunct faculty member for Argosy University and Houston Community College, and she has authored numerous articles on conflict management, instructor development, and gender issues in self-defense.

In addition to having more than 25 years as a practicing psychotherapist, Dr. Yard-McCracken is a certified conflict communication instructor and is credentialed as a self-defense instructor with Chiron Training. She is a board member for Conflict Research Group International and a core instructor with Violence Dynamics, which teaches seminars on self-defense. She has also provided training and instruction for private companies, international safety and security organizations, and nonprofit groups serving populations at high risk for violence.

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6 Courses and Sets

  1. Understanding and Applying Self-Defense Strategies

    Understanding and Applying Self-Defense Strategies

    Tammy Yard-McCracken
    4.3 out of 5
    76% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Starting at $234.95 Starting at $234.95 $269.95 $234.95$269.95
    Understanding and Applying Self-Defense Strategies is a comprehensive introduction to self-defense, and will change the way you look at the world and think about yourself. Taught by acclaimed self-defense instructor, Krav Maga expert, and psychotherapist Dr. Tammy Yard-McCracken, these 24 interactive lessons will give you an arsenal of physical and mental strategies to prepare you to defend yourself and your loved...
  2. Understanding and Applying Self-Defense Strategies & Martial Arts for Your Mind and Body Set

    Understanding and Applying Self-Defense Strategies & Martial Arts for Your Mind and Body

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Gain new physical skills and mental awareness of your surroundings with this two-course set. Start by getting “tactically ready” for a potential conflict and learn to de-escalate situations with Understanding and Applying Self-Defense Strategies. Then, experience an immersive introduction to nine leading examples of martial arts with Martial Arts for Your Mind and Body.
  3. Understanding and Applying Self-Defense Strategies & The Psychology of Performance: How to Be Your Best in Life Set

    Understanding and Applying Self-Defense Strategies & The Psychology of Performance: How to Be Your Best in Life

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Learn how to face whatever is out there—and to live a fuller, more confident life with this two-course set. Study strategies to protect yourself and your loved ones with Understanding and Applying Self-Defense Strategies. Then, discover how to practice and identify the mental and emotional approaches that will best support your performance goals over the long term with The Psychology of Performance: How to Be Your...
  4. Understanding and Applying Self-Defense Strategies & Mastering Tai Chi Set

    Understanding and Applying Self-Defense Strategies & Mastering Tai Chi

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Empower yourself with new skills and self-awareness with this two-course set. Understanding and Applying Self-Defense Strategies provides you with a series of interactive lessons about the body and its environment, while Mastering Tai Chi is your invitation to step onto the path of greater health, strength, wisdom, and compassion. 
  5. Understanding and Applying Self-Defense Strategies & Essentials of Tai Chi and Qigong Set

    Understanding and Applying Self-Defense Strategies & Essentials of Tai Chi and Qigong

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Discover how defense is about more than flashy kicks and punches with this two-course set. Gain new physical skills and mental awareness of your surroundings with Understanding and Applying Self-Defense Strategies. Then, get a complete introduction to the practice, history, benefits, and philosophy of an immensely rewarding practice with Essentials of Tai Chi and Qigong.
  6. Understanding and Applying Self-Defense Strategies & Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body Set

    Understanding and Applying Self-Defense Strategies & Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
    Explore your body and mind with this two-course set. Learn strategies to protect yourself and your loved ones with Understanding and Applying Self-Defense Strategies. Then, take the first step with a course that makes yoga accessible and the poses doable with Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body.