THE SQUAD

Honor First. Selflessness. Humility.
 

We are charged to pursue outside training while carrying the sword of excellence each time we redevelop or enhance our curriculum. With well over 50 years of Fighting Arts, Military and Law Enforcement experience combined, our instructors humbly share their secret ingredients to ensure your personal training success.  We all possess a beginner's student mindset which means we seek new information, knowledge, and wisdom as we push each other to higher mountain tops.  We are accountable and responsible. We represent that rare beacon of light that keeps learning, growing, and teaching other to be at their best.  That is our habitual habit.

 

Our Vision
We aim to safeguard humanity by fostering a safer, more alert society for our children, loved ones and future generations to come.

 

Our Modus Operandi
"Freedom of movement: Move immediately (with the seeds of faith). Respond decisively. Free the oppressed.


Hasan

 

Hasan specializes in firearm training, hand-to-hand combat training, weapons training, and functional fitness. With over 25 years of experience, Hasan has developed a practical, comprehensive, and efficient approach to self-defense that is reality-based and effective for men, women, and children of all ages. Hasan continues his evolution as an instructor, public speaker, personal & home defense consultant, and industry expert. 

Hasan's professional credentials include:

  • Certified Systema Russian Martial Art Instructor

  • Black Belt in Goju Ryu Karate

  • Blackstone Shooting Sports Firearm Instructor 

  • NRA Certified Rifle Instructor

  • NRA Certified Pistol Instructor

  • NRA Chief Range Safety Officer

  • NRA Range Safety Officer

  • NC DOJ Concealed Carry Handgun Instructor

  • Blackstone Shooting Sports Concealed Carry Instructor

  • Blackstone Competitive Shooting Series Instructor

  • Glock Armorers training and certified as a Glock Armorer

  • Certified Defensive Pistol and Strategic Fundamentals

  • Certified Simunition Instructor

  • Certified Ultimate Training Munitions Instructor
     

Professional Associations:

  • Lifetime NRA Member

  • Glock Sport Shooting Foundation Member

  • United States Concealed Carry Association Member  

 

 

 


Askia

 

For over 25 years Askia has been an avid shooting enthusiast since being introduced to firearms by his Uncle. He went on to become a Public Safety officer in the city of Buffalo New York for the Buffalo Municipal Housing (B.M.H.A.) before transferring laterally to the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington DC. Throughout his career, Askia has continued to strive to improve his skills in assisting the public through firearms education as well as maintaining his passion and personal commitment to his community.

 

 

Askia’s professional credentials include:

  • NRA Certified Rifle Instructor

  • NRA Certified Pistol Instructor

  • NRA Certified Personal Protection Instructor 

  • Glock Armorers training and certified as a Glock Armorer   

  • Tactical Defense Institute in West Union, Ohio: (John Benner)

  • Combat Handgun training levels I-III, level IV and level V. 

  • Completed The New York State Police Training Academy

  • Completed The Washington, DC Police Training Academy

  • Certified by the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services - Municipal Police Training Counsel as a certified Police Instructor

  • Certified by the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services as a Firearms Instructor.

  • Mental Preparation for Armed Confrontation by U.S. Border Patrol

  • Rapid Deployment Training for responding to Active Shooter situations.

  • Conflict Resolution training with the Better Business Bureau.

  • United States Amateur Boxing Association Coach/Referee/Judge   

  • Served as the Captain of the pistol shooting team for The Buffalo Housing Authority Public Safety Department for 3 years. 

  • Served in the Resident Officer program in the City of Buffalo from 1998-2002

  • Volunteer Boxing Coach Northwest Community Center Buffalo NY 2001-2004

  • Volunteer Boxing Coach Charlotte Boxing Academy 2008

  • North Carolina Private Protective Services Board: Unarmed Certification training 2016 (Melvin K. Burns)

  • North Carolina Private Protective Services Board: Armed Certification training 2016  (David Bailey)

 
 Professional Associations:

  • NRA Member

  • United States Concealed Carry Association Member  

  • United States Amateur Boxing Association Member 

     

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