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JAY McB

FIREARMS, TACTICAL AND MEDICAL INSTRUCTOR

A NATIVE MICHIGANDER, JAY IS A RETIRED US ARMY SPECIAL FORCES OPERATOR ( GREEN BERET ) WITH EXPERIENCE IN OPERATIONS, INTELLIGENCE, MEDICAL & TACTICAL COMBAT CASUALTY CARE, CLOSE - QUARTERS & HAND - TO - HAND COMBAT, TACTICAL OPERATIONS, SECURITY, AND CRISIS MANAGEMENT WITHIN THE US ARMY'S SPECIAL FORCES, NATIONAL GROUND INTELLIGENCE CENTER, JOINT SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND, AND AIRBORNE INFANTRY.


HE SERVED OVER 20 YEARS OF INTENSE COMBAT DEPLOYMENTS TO IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN, EAST AFRICA, AND EUROPE IN SOME OF THE MOST AUSTERE AND HOSTILE COMBAT ENVIRONMENTS FOUND.

 

JAY LEARNED HOW TO BE AN OPERATOR AND NAVIGATE THESE ENVIRONMENTS, SURVIVING REMARKABLE CIRCUMSTANCES. MOST NOTABLY HE IS A TEACHER, MENTOR, AND LEADER THAT IS PROFICIENT, ACCOUNTABLE, AND TRUSTWORTHY.


HE IS NOW USING HIS UNIQUE KNOWLEDGE, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE TO BRING AWARENESS TO THE MODERN CITIZEN; HIS GOAL IS TO TRANSLATE THESE UNIQUE SKILLS TO THE CIVILIAN WORLD – WHERE HE CAN CONTINUE TO HELP AND SERVE OTHERS.

RYAN V

V.P. OF FIREARMS & OPERATIONS
INSTRUCTOR & FIREARMS EXPERT

RYAN BRINGS A VAST OF ARRAY OF KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL TO THIRD COAST AS AN EXPERT MARKSMAN WITH OVER 25 YEARS OF PERSONAL EXPERIENCE. 

 

AN AVID COLLECTOR AND SHOOTER, RYAN HAS FOSTERED HIS PASSION FROM A YOUNG AGE TO BECOME PROFICIENT IN THE USE OF ALL TYPES OF FIREARMS.

HE HAS SERVED AS A RESERVE DEPUTY FOR A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY IN MICHIGAN FOR THE PAST 8 YEARS AND IS CURRENTLY PURSUING A DEGREE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE.

RYAN LOVES TEACHING AND SHARING HIS KNOWLEDGE AND IT IS HIS HOPE TO INSTILL THESE SAME PASSIONS IN OTHERS.

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BRANDON G

FIREARMS &
SELF DEFENSE INSTRUCTOR

BRANDON BRINGS A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE TO THIRD COAST. HE IS AN ACTIVE DUTY POLICE OFFICER WITH OVER 8 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, SERVING AS A DEFENSIVE TACTICS INSTRUCTOR FOR NEARLY HALF OF HIS TIME ON THE FORCE.

PRIOR TO BECOMING A POLICE OFFICER, BRANDON ENLISTED IN THE UNITED STATES ARMY AND SERVED IN OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM ( OEF ) IN 2003 AND AGAIN IN OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM ( OIF ) IN 2005. OVER THE COURSE OF HIS DEPLOYMENTS, HE OBTAINED THE RANK OF SERGEANT ( E5 ), SERVED AS PLATOON SERGEANT, RADIO-TELEPHONE OPERATOR SERGEANT, AND RECEIVED A PURPLE HEART COMMENDATION.

BRANDON ALSO HAS A PASSION FOR MARTIAL ARTS AND SELF DEFENSE TRAINING. IN 1992, HE STARTED TRAINING IN THE FIGHTING STYLE OF TAE KWON DO. HE QUICKLY EXCELLED IN THIS DISCIPLINE AND PROGRESSED TO SHORIN RYU KARATE WHERE HE OBTAINED A 1ST DEGREE BLACK BELT. IN 1994, HE ALSO BEGAN STUDYING JOW GA KUNG FU, LATER ADDING WING CHUN, TAI CHI, JUDO, SAN SHOU AND FINALLY JIU JITSU.

QUALIFICATIONS:

TAE KWON DO  ( GREEN BELT )
SHORIN RYU  ( 1ST DEGREE )
JOW GA KUNG FU   ( RED SASH )
WING CHUN  ( RED SASH )
TAI CHI ( INSTRUCTOR LEVEL )
JUDO  ( 3RD DEGREE )