Mr. Mastison is a professional instructor in the fields of defensive tactics, firearms, and executive protection. He is a reserve police officer and has been training in close quarter combatives for over three decades. He is recognized internationally as one of the top combatives and firearms instructors in the world. He also operates an executive protection division and provides services around the world.
He is a regular instructor at Write-Patterson AFB on OSEC and Personal Security for US embassy personel being deployed world-wide.
Mr. Mastison is a published author on the subject of Defensive Tactics training and firearms. He is a national magazine contributor and has written over 600 articles for national magazines. LEARN MORE
His courses are recognized and certified by several state law enforcement POST agencies and officers receive professional credit for attendance. He currently holds 16 separate POST course certifications around the U.S.
Mr. Mastison is a certifying instructor for law enforcement firearms instructors in handgun, patrol rifle, shotgun and sub machine gun. He is nationally NRA certified instructor in multiple disciplines. He provides training ranging from basic introduction to advanced SWAT courses.
With almost 30 years in the martial arts, Mr. Mastison has trained thousands of students over the years.
In 2002 Mr. Mastison was inducted into the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame for his achievement in the Martial Arts (Aikido) and again in 2004 as the Defensive Tactics Instructor of the Year.
He holds the following ranks:
7th degree Black Belt – Aikijitsu
5th degree Black Belt – Kyusho Jitsu
5th degree Black Belt – Aikido