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Instructor Profiles

Master Instructor Lateif Dickerson

Director and Chief Instructor


Director/Chief Instructor Lateif Dickerson has been shooting for 26 years and began formal firearms training at the age of 19 under retired Vietnam Vet Ron XXXX (last name withheld), acquiring 'Certified Pistol Instructor' and 'Range Safety Officer' in 1998, SDF 'Combat Handgunner' under Rich Altrath (School of Defensive Firearms), Qualified "Distinguished Expert'-handgun (NRA), Agency training - Hudson County Corrections, Completed NRA Law Enforcement Instructor Development School - USMC Weapons training Battalion, Quantico Va., PTC Methods of Instruction, PTC Capture, Contain, Control, in 1999; Certified Training Counselor in 2000. Weapons of Mass Destruction program, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), Glynco Ga.


Instructor Dickerson was introduced to the art of Arnis-Doce Pares (Philipino weapons, stick and knife) by Master Dong Cuestra in 1993, and furthered instruction in Arnis and small-circle JuJitsu under Master Michele Pierre.

Current student of the Vee-Arnis Jitsu system of self defense.

  • CMP Certified Master Instructor
  • Master Shooter classification Conventional Pistol
  • Bullseye '2600 Club'
  • Security Specialist (FEMA)
  • 7 years Corrections Officer
  • Law Enforcement Firearms and Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • Registered EMT
  • NRA Certified Training Counselor (Instructor Trainer) in the disciplines of:
    • Rifle
    • Pistol
    • Shotgun
    • Personal Protection Inside The Home
    • Personal Protection Outside The Home
  • Founder of the KiNETic Defensives Knife Defense system 
  • Chief Range Safety Officer
  • Certified Pistol Coach
  • Certified SIMUNITIONS Supervisor
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR Instructor
  • Film/TV Technical Advisor - Weapons Specialist
  • Domestic Preparedness Instructor
  • Senior Security Administrator
  • Canine trainer/Handler
  • Search And Rescue Technician
  • NADSR Judge
  • Wilderness First Aid Instructor
  • Qualified Expert Witness - Firearms, Weapons, Self Defense

 

Instructor Master Felix Claudio

Level III

Essex County Police Academy Top Gun and Top Academic Award 11/2006

 

2004 Black Belt Hall of Fame inductee.

 
  • 5th Dan, World Taekwondo Federation
  • Vice President NJ-USTU National Tournament Committee
  • TKNY National Team, Head Coach
  • NRA Certified Instructor
    • Pistol
  • Police Academy and Law Enforcement Instructor
  • Defensive Tactics Instructor



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Bob Begley


NRA member for over 40 years.
As a Sergeant in the US Army, enjoyed two government paid vacations in South Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.
Have been shooting for over 50 years.
Chief Range Safety Officer for Shongum Sportsman Association.
I enjoy helping new shooters know that the shooting sports can
be safe and enjoyable.

Trained in:

  • First Aid
  • Range Safety
  • Pistol
  • Rifle
  • Shotgun

 

Lynne

 

BB gun at 12
Rifle team in high school
Shooting pistol for 8 years
Member NYC Women’s Sports Shooting League
NRA Certified Instructor - Basic Pistol and Rifle

 

Elizabeth Greenman

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Elizabeth believes everybody deserves to be safe. She teaches classes focusing entirely on practical, street-ready self defense.
Elizabeth began studying martial arts in 1985. She has trained in Shorin Ryu, Isshin Ryu, Jeet Kune Do, Brazilian Ju Jitsu, and Muay Thai, among others. She holds teaching certifications in four separate reality based systems. Currently, Elizabeth teaches Commando Krav Maga at locations throughout New York City.

  • Women’s Commando Krav Maga – instructor phase 1 & 2.
  • First female Women’s Commando Krav Maga instructor in the United States.
  • Commando Krav Maga – instructor level 4.
  • First female level 4 Commando Krav Maga instructor worldwide.
  • First female Commando Krav Maga instructor in the United States.
  • Reality Based Personal Protection – instructor level 3.
  • First female Reality Based Personal Protection instructor in the United States.
  • Krav Maga – teaching certificate.
  • Senior female IKMA instructor in the United States

 

John A Nicolai

Instructor

Security & Protection Division NRA Certified Senior Training Counselor Pistol Rifle Shotgun Personal Protection (Inside & Outside the Home) Reloading (Metal Cartridge & Shot Shell) Home Firearm Safety Chief Range Safety Officer Shukokai Karate KSI – Sensei & Referee (San Dan) United States Marine Corps NJ League Detachment #434 Military Order of the Devil Dogs #136 Rifle & Pistol Team Captain NRA-ILA E.V.C. – NJ 11th Congressional District

  

Sensei Cory and Professor David James

Our self defense, weapons and weapon defense system.

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Amy Heath

Instructor

 

Amy Heath knows that working in the entertainment industry as a performer and TV Associate Producer, while being a Second Amendment supporter is a great challenge. However, Amy feels that it is her responsibility as an American, and as the granddaughter of legendary shooting icon, Jeff Cooper, to promote the truth behind gun control. In the past, she has appeared on Staten Island, NY Civic Organization's "Viewpoint" cable TV show, Oxygen Media's, "Life In Progress," RNN-TV, and Young Republican Television, debating on behalf of the Second Amendment. Furthermore, Amy's support of firearms' safety and individual responsibility has carried her on safaris to South Africa/Botswana and firearms' training at the American Pistol Institute and Thunder Ranch. Amy has also participated in a Charlton Heston Celebrity Shoot in Los Angeles, CA. She is a member of the Long Island based, pro-Second Amendment organization known as Sportsmen's Association for Firearms Education (S.A.F.E.). Amy is also a Patron Member of the National Rifle Association, where she sits on the "Sports Shooting Committee." She is a NRA certified pistol, rifle, shotgun and "Refuse To Be a Victim" instructor, as well. To help further the Second Amendment cause in her home base of New York City, Amy helps to spearhead NRA Women on Target™ 22-rifle instructional clinics. Furthermore, Amy is the "Director of Women in the Shooting Sports" for the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association. Amy also enjoys working actively as a committee member for the Big Apple Friends of the NRA.

  • NRA Certified Instructor
    • Rifle
    • Pistol
    • Shotgun






Jean

Instructor

  • NRA Certified Instructor
    • Rifle
    • Pistol
    • Shotgun
  • Range Safety Officer
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR Instructor

 

 

Patrick Stubbs

Instructor

For over 20 years Patrick Stubbs has ensured the safety of employees, patrons, and property through enforcement of venue rules, security measures, and specialized protocols at major sites and venues in NYC and elsewhere.  Patrick has proficiently performed a wide range of tasks, including but not limited to: crowd control, searching for drugs, weapons and contraband, roving patrols, perimeter searches, and removal of unwanted or dangerous patrons.   At select venues Patrick has managed teams of security professionals, conducting employee evaluations, payroll distribution, and constructing work schedules.

 

 

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