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INSTRUCTORS: LAS VEGAS

Chad Lyman
is in his 21st year of  policing and currently serves full time  for a major metropolitan police department in Southern Nevada. Chad has served in patrol, as an FTO, in full time tactical units, in advanced training, and currently is a firearms instructor, an advanced DTI, and a court recognized SME regarding LEO use of force.
Chad has trained BJJ and MMA since 1999, and has been coaching BJJ/MMA in Vegas since 2006. Chad has competed and coached for some of the top teams in the world and currently oversees the BJJ program and coaches at Xtreme Couture MMA and Las Vegas Krav Maga and MMA teams in Las Vegas.  Chad is the Director of Code 4 Concepts, the combatives wing of Progressive Force Concepts.  Chad’s greatest passions is developing and sharing an LEO specific combatives curriculum that inspires officers to train and overcome challenges physically, with time, or financially.
More info on Chad at:
www.PFCTraining.com
Ari Knazan
worked for 18 years in the private security sector and moved to policing 5 years ago. He is  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt as well as a 5th degree black belt in Japanese Jiu Jitsu. Ari has spent over 30 years in the martial arts and has been instructing since 2003. He is the Owner of Torvus Tactical, Fierce Jiu Jitsu Academy and creator of the original Submissions 101 video site. His focus is self protection using Jiu Jitsu as the application. He is the co-founder of Invictus, a collective that aims on getting police officers and agencies to adopt Jiu Jitsu as their primary use of force training modality.
More info on Ari at:
www.fiercejiujitsu.com
Jerry Hallert

Jerry Hallert is a 12 year veteran in law enforcement. Currently a Sergeant for a specialty unit, Jerry has spent time in patrol, academy staff, downtown enforcement, under cover, and as the lead defensive tactics instructor. In 2009, Jerry collaborated with other bjj practicioners who were also law enforcement and created LEO Defense Systems which is a combatives based system that is POST certified in multiple states.

 

Jerry also owns/operates two gyms in Northern Nevada; Komainu-Yemaso Reno and The Komainu Collective which primarily cater to first responders and active competitors. He holds a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Marcos Torregrosa and is an active professional grappler. Jerry has medaled/won at the black belt level at Fight2Win, IBJJF, NAGA, and Grapplers Quest in both Gi and No Gi competition.

Jay Wadsworth
is an 18 year veteran of law enforcement has 11 of those as a tactical operator. A 2011 medal of valor recipient, Jay is a a defensive tactics instructor at DCJS, C4C/PFC, NY TOA and Tacops East/West. A retired Pro MMA fighter, BJJ black belt and avid competitor, Jay is an instructor at Kinetix Combat in Jamestown NY.