S2 Strategic Defense

S2 Strategic Defense

12 employees
15 years in business

About this pro

S2 Strategic Defense is leading source for Personal Defense training. We work with Law Enforcement, Corporate, and Civilian personnel on a variety of topics that include:

- Self Defense Training

- Edged/Impact Weapons

- Firearms

- Active Shooter/Workplace Safety

- Martial Arts programs in Jeet Kune Do and Kali

- And more

Our services have brought us into 16 states and 4 countries, with dozens of international publications, and some of most elite training groups. 

You can view more info on us online at:

www.S2Strategic.com website

www.S2Online.academy online courses

S2 Strategic Defense on Facebook

@S2Strategic on Instagram

I enjoy being able to work with great people and develop lifelong friendships around the globe, while being able to provide something that extremely valuable to each individual. 

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Midlothian, TX 76065
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

-Initial Phone Consultation/Interview

-Schedule Session(s)


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

31 years martial arts training

20 years teaching experience

4 academies owned and operated

250+ seminars taught in 16 states and 4 countries

Multiple Awards including Instructor of the Year, and LE Instructor of the Year

Articles Featured in SWAT Magazine, Black Belt Magazine, RECOIL Magazine 

How did you get started teaching?

I've been in involved with martial arts since I was a young boy. In my late teens I became a protege for very well known martial arts instructor based out of San Diego, CA who also mentored me into teaching the students that were flying in to see him.  In 2000 I started teaching for an academy at 2 locations based out of Chicago, IL. In 2007 I began teaching private lessons, 2008 I opened my first academy and by 2013 I was opening my 4th academy.  

What types of students have you worked with?

I feel very lucky to have encountered a wide variety of amazing people around the globe. With both of my businesses, I have the honor of teaching and training people that include:

- Adults interested in martial arts training

- Adults interested in fitness and want to use martial arts/boxing/kickboxing to get there

- State and Federal Law Enforcement

- Military Personnel

- College students

- Women's Self Defense to over 1500 women

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Recently I moved from Chicago, IL to Dallas, TX. I closed my academies in Chicago as my training contracts for law enforcement and corporate teams allows me to truly live anywhere in the US.  When I moved here, many of the local martial arts academies and law enforcement agencies heard that I was now located outside of Dallas, and immediately offered me their facilities to come teach whenever I would live. I thought this was beyond kind of everyone, to invite me into their business without even knowing me, but knowing my history and reputation in our industry. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

How much time can you commit?

What are your short term and long term goals?

Know your budget and time