“A harmless man is not a good man. A good man is a very, very dangerous man who has that under voluntary control.”

― Jordan B. Peterson


In 1999 Stephen, The EDC Expert, started working at a local gun range/ training center/ tactical shop. He went from working in the warehouse unloading pallets of ammo, bags of birdshot by hand, and moving safes, working the range desk and helping new shooters learn gun safety, gun sales where he became the #1 sales associate, firearms instructor, Sales Manager, and finally the Director of Training. “I got paid to travel, train with some of the best instructors around, I wrote and taught all the advanced classes at the center, and set up as a dealer with all the best companies so I could get all the cool gear I wanted at wholesale!”

Stephen was recruited and went on to work for a private contracting company, helping teach military, law enforcement, GOV agencies, and of course freedom loving American citizens!

NRA, CCW, Taser, Surefire Low-Light, CQB, Edged weapon defense, Edged weapon, Improvised weapons certified instructor.

Martial arts student for more than half his life, several years of BJJ exp, aiki/ken jitsu, and Sayoc Associate instructor Guro ranking.

I came into the class with a little bit of background in self defense and tactical training. I’m a former U.S. Marine Sergeant with a black belt in Shito-Ryu Karate under 9th degree black belt Sensei Fumio Demura and fairly extensive grappling/wrestling experience. But I saw some of the stuff Stephen could do and I was amazed… The bottom line is that if you care AT ALL about protecting your family or your loved ones, you NEED to take this class or find a way to train with Stephen. As someone who went into this with a little experience already, it was downright humbling to see how much Stephen knows and how effective of a trainer he is.- Darren


I’ve been doing martial arts for over thirty years. In that time I’ve seen a lot of really good stuff and a lot of garbage. One of the many things I loved about this course is that everything taught was something that not only works, but has been tested by real people in life threatening conditions. The tactics are realistic and applicable. As a result, I feel much more able to protect myself and my loved ones. Even more importantly, I feel more able to prevent these things from happening by being prepared, having a plan, and eliminating vulnerable areas.
After 30 years of studying martial arts, he showed me a lot that I hadn’t known. – Patrick