Instructor Profile Series

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Mike Seeklander

Mike Seeklander has extensive experience behind the gun in a variety of arenas, including as a combat veteran of Desert Shield and Desert Storm with the U.S. Marine Corps, a law enforcement officer, senior instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, lead instructor for the Federal Air Marshal Service firearms division, and a champion… Read more »


Andy Loeffler

One characteristic our instructors/contributors here at PDN have in common is that they started early and have never given up on what they’re passionate about: training others, whether it be with firearms, knives or hand-to-hand, and for professionals or civilians. Andy Loeffler took his youthful interest in guns and shooting and enlisted in the U.S…. Read more »


David L. Williams

David L. Williams began his almost 20-year career in law enforcement as a street officer with the Dayton, Ohio Police Department. He rose through the ranks and became known as an expert on criminal gang and occult activity. After retiring from the force as a lieutenant, he founded Miami Valley Law Enforcement Training, which has… Read more »


Justin White

Here at the Personal Defense Network, we’re proud to have a diverse group of trainers contributing video material and articles. Justin White is the first of our hand-to-hand combatives experts to take part in the Instructor Profile Series. Justin White has studied the fighting arts for over 15 years. While a cadet at the Texas… Read more »


Chris Fry

Training and teaching have been major parts of Chris Fry’s life since he was a teenager, starting with martial arts and progressing into other styles of unarmed combatives, then edged weapons and firearms. With over 1,000 hours of training in various disciplines logged, he embodies the credo that there is always something more to learn…. Read more »


Rob Pincus

When talking to people who’ve worked with Rob Pincus, words like “unstoppable,” “consummate professional,” “expert,” “intense/inspiring/innovative/outstanding/amazing,” and “extraordinary” come up. A look at his age-to-accomplishments ratio gives a clue as to why he’s described in this manner. Pincus built his foundation with years on the ground as a full-time law enforcement officer and executive protection… Read more »


Claude Werner

Claude Werner brings a lifetime of experience behind the gun to every course he teaches. A retired U.S. Army officer, he served in Airborne, Ranger, Special Forces, and Mechanized Infantry units and commanded a Special Forces A-Team and Bradley Infantry Company. He was the Chief Instructor at the elite Rogers Shooting School for five years… Read more »


Grant Cunningham

Renowned gunsmith Grant Cunningham has worked on precision machinery since he was a teenager. So when his first revolver needed work and he couldn’t find a gunsmith who would take the job, he did it himself. He progressed from working on his own revolvers to helping others, and today is one of the most sought-after… Read more »


Michael Janich

At an age when most people are just starting to train in martial arts, Michael Janich was already an instructor. Also while in his teens, he studied a wide variety of self-defense and edged-weapons systems. During his nine years in the U.S. Army and several years of working on the government’s POW/MIA recovery efforts, he… Read more »