Derek brings a diverse skill set and wide range
of experience to his clients and business. He is a former Kansas City Police and SWAT team officer and designated marksman with experience in the area of dynamic entry, hostage / barricaded subjects as well as primary response for presidential and dignitary motorcade details.
Derek is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Leo Pecahna as well as a 3rd degree black belt in Tae Kwan Do / Hapkido. He has served as an ACCT defensive tactics instructor for the National Law Enforcement Training Center, teaching law enforcement /security officers nationwide and from around the globe.
Derek currently works as a RN-BSN in a metro area emergency department as well as a supervisor in
an acute psych trauma hospital. Both settings have provided exposure to high level traumas and rapid responses to traumatic medical crisis as well as dealing with combative patients under the influence of alcohol, drugs, psychosis.
Derek also owns a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu/Self defense gym that teaches a wide variety of techniques, pulling from many different martial arts.
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