Real world experience can certainly be a key part of helping a teacher to teach, but does your definition of real world experience match what you think it does? Do you mean real world experience in the subject, or real world experience teaching the subject?
Out of the blue I got an email that asked a loaded question: what did I think was the most important achievement for a defensive shooting instructor? I’m sure he wanted me to say a minimum score on a popular shooting drill, or a particular ranking in the world of competitive shooting, or some number
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
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
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
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
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