About Us

Why are we here?
We believe in our inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness articulated in the Declaration of Independence. Unfortunately, belief is not enough. We must be prepared to deal with human predators often at a time of their choosing.

What do we do?
We offer the responsible American training to help them see, assess, avoid and if necessary, survive a violent encounter forced on them by a human predator.

How do we do it?
We provide tested, effective, reality-based personal defense mental, physical, medical, and firearms training to help you protect yourself and those you care about.

We believe in:  

  1. Honor – which is obtained by living a life of integrity.
  2. Education (thinking) and training (doing) in personal defense because, on the “X”, you don’t rise to the occasion, you sink to the level of your training.
  3. Adding value – If touch it – make it better.
  4. Humility – Check your ego at the door. There is ALWAYS a bigger bear.
  5. Honoring our country and our warriors – We believe our form of representative government is the best the world has to offer. Our country and those who defend her deserve our respect and support.
  6. Momento Mori – Living aware that one day we will leave this earth and must account to our creator.
  7. The Guardian Life – Living aware and meeting unavoidable threats with appropriate, proportional, and precise neutralizing force.

Vincent (Vinny) Maida

Principal Instructor

Instructor Certifications:

  • MSP Qualified Handgun Instructor.
  • USCCA Certified Instructor (Handguns/Home Defense/Children’s Firearm Safety/Countering the Mass Shooter Threat).
  • Health Safety Institute Instructor and Center Manager.
  • Black Belt Combatives Instructor.
  • NRA Range Safety Officer.

Affiliates / Partners