Weapon Brand (Self-Defense And Firearm Training)

Weapon Brand (Self-Defense And Firearm Training)

5.0(4 reviews)
Offers online services
Offers online services


"The ability to protect yourself or a loved one is inarguably the single most important skill you hope you’ll never need”

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Learn to protect yourself, your family, and your employees to BECOME THEIR OWN WEAPON! Whether you're fighting advances from a predator or attack, a bully, or a physical or mental illness, Weapon Brand is here to help.

Weapon Brand corporate, group, and private training programs include:

- Self-Defense (Basic and Advanced)

- Got a Firearm…Now What (Weapon Safety and Fundamentals)

- Weapon Retention

- Concealed Carry Permit Class

- Realtor Safety (CE APPROVED)

- Personal Threat and Safety Awareness (Creating a Weapon Mindset)

- Active Shooter/Aggressor Response

- Business and Home Vulnerability Assessments

- Bullying Prevention and Tactics

- Conquering Trauma and PTSD Through Self-Defense

- Knife Attack and Ground Defense

- Combat Action Pistol Prep

- Law, Military and Security Personnel Training

- Adaptive Training for Individuals With Disabilities

- And more!

Does your company prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion? Want to foster a healthier, more empowered workforce with enhanced job performance, satisfaction, and commitment? Let's chat and plan a team-building event that aligns with these values! Book today for an engaging and transformative experience!

Bio - Brian's career is nothing short of impressive, having served as a US Marine with a decorated background that instilled in him invaluable leadership skills and a deep sense of bravery. As a Sniper, Platoon Sergeant, and Route Recon Forward Operator, Brian led critical missions with a steadfast determination and unwavering commitment to safeguarding America's freedom.

Brian's exceptional dedication to service did not end with his military career. For over twenty years, he held various positions with the State of Ohio, including as a Hostage Negotiator, Violent Fugitive Task Force Specialist, and Defensive Training Specialist. Drawing on his extensive expertise in firearms, hand-to-hand combat, and de-escalation techniques, Brian was tasked by the state to develop a highly regarded state-wide training program for law enforcement agencies, parole and corrections departments. The program was so successful that it has been adopted by agencies throughout the country and sold by the State of Ohio for their own training purposes over the past two decades. Today, we continue to offer some of the same programs that Brian created, providing invaluable training to law enforcement agencies and other organizations.

Over the years, Brian has trained over 50,000 law enforcement, probation, and corrections officers, and now takes pride in training individuals, groups, and corporate clients who prioritize safety and the importance of getting home to their families every night. Brian also owns Combat Athlete Performance Academy in Warren, OH, which serves as a Weapon Brand’s mid-west training facility.

Outside of work, Brian enjoys spending time with his family and supporting his son, who is currently a US Marine. He also finds joy in training, boxing, competitive fighting, church functions, traveling, and riding his motorcycle. His passion for helping people become better and safer individuals is at the forefront of everything he does.


10 employees
3 years in business
Serves St. Petersburg , FL
Offers online services

Payment methods

Credit Card, Cash, Check, Paypal, Zelle

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Student's age

14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

Disciplines interested in

I can make a recommendation, Mixed Martial Arts, Boxing, Jiu Jitsu, Karate, Kickboxing or Muay Thai, Tai Chi Chuan, Krav Maga, Kung Fu, Judo, Aikido

Experience level

No experience, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


For self defense, Building strength and confidence, Developing discipline, Improving physical health

Class type

Private training, Group classes

Number of students

1 person, 2 people, 3 - 4 people, 5 or more people

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  • Self Defense / Firearms Training St. Petersburg
  • Self Defense / Firearms Training St. Petersburg
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  • Self Defense / Firearms Training St. Petersburg
  • Self Defense / Firearms Training St. Petersburg
  • Self Defense / Firearms Training St. Petersburg

  • Reviews

    0 reviews


    kevin B.

    Straight forward, practical approach to situational awareness, threat awareness and self defense. Easy to remember and highly effective.
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    April 22, 2024


    chris H.

    Instructors are incredibly knowledgeable and are able to simplify it down so everyone is able to learn to protect themselves
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    April 22, 2024


    Jamie A.

    I recently completed a series of self-defense courses with Weapon Brand, and I cant recommend them highly enough. Each session was expertly taught, combining practical skills with empowering knowledge that has genuinely transformed the way I approach personal safety. The instructors were not only highly skilled but also incredibly supportive, ensuring that each participant understood the techniques and felt confident in their abilities. The Got a Firearm…Now What? course was particularly enlightening, providing crucial safety and handling skills that every gun owner should have. Weapon Brand’s approach to self-defense is unique; they teach you how to be your own weapon, enhancing your innate ability to protect yourself without relying on external tools. This training isn’t just about learning to defend yourself—it’s about becoming a more aware, confident, and prepared individual. If youre considering self-defense training, Weapon Brand is the absolute best out there!
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    April 22, 2024


    leisa C.

    The knowledge of the trainer and it made me aware of how unsafe you are without this training to protect yourself and your family.
    It’s awesome!!!
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    April 22, 2024

    Services offered

    Mixed Martial Arts
    Knife Skills
    Gun Safety