Personal Defense Training, Inc.
My martial arts career has spanned 40 years. I trained in Karate to become proficient in a system of blocks, strikes, and kicks. I then continued in Ju-jitsu, to round out skills in grappling, throws, and joint locks. I have spent many years teaching Karate and self defense. My students developed defense skills and self confidence. I am a member of the American Okinawan Karate Association, the American Traditional Ju-jitsu Association, and the U.S. Judo Association.
I have been using firearms for about 35 years. As a member of the U.S. Army Reserve / National Guard, I was trained in both rifle and pistol. As a Lieutenant and Captain, I often taught basic marksmanship, firearms safety, and range operations. I worked as Range Safety Officer and as Range Officer-In-Charge during unit firearms qualification. Additionally, I've been in the field of Law Enforcement, both in Corrections and Police work, for over 25 years. I have been trained in the use of rifle, pistol, and shotgun.
I am an NRA Certified Instructor for:
-NRA Basic Pistol Course
-NRA Personal Protection in the Home Course
-NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home Course
and am a NRA Range Safety Officer
NRA Life/Patron Member
I am a Certified Instructor for the Illinois Concealed Carry License (CCL) Courses
I am a Certified Instructor for the Utah Concealed Firearms Permit (CFP) Course
Unarmed self defense, and firearms training for recreation or personal protection