BIO

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.

Mr. Mastison is a published author on the subject of Defensive Tactics training and firearms. As a freelance writer and has written over 100 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.

Martial Arts

He holds the following ranks:

7th degree Black Belt – Aikijitsu
5th degree Black Belt – Kyusho Jitsu
5th degree Black Belt – Aikido

Training Cetifications:

  • Reserve Police Officer
  • Arizona Department of Public Safety Certified Firearms Instructor
  • Arizona Department of Public Safety CCW Instructor
  • State of Missouri Dept of Public Safety certifying instructor for law enforcement handgun instructors
  • State of Missouri Dept of Public Safety certifying instructor for law enforcement shotgun instructors
  • State of Missouri Dept of Public Safety certifying instructor for law enforcement rifle instructors
  • State of Missouri Dept of Public Safety certifying instructor for law enforcement sub machine gun instructors
  • Certified Glock Armorer
  • Certified 1911 Armorer
  • NRA Certified Handgun Instructor
  • NRA Certified Shotgun Instructor
  • NRA Certified Rifle Instructor
  • NRA Certified Firearms Safety Instructor
  • NRA Certified Inside the Home Personal Protection Instructor
  • NRA Certified Outside the Home Personal Protection Instructor
  • Graduate – Blackwater Tactical Lifesaver Course
  • Certified Monadnock expandable baton
  • 5th degree Black Belt – Kyusho Jitsu
  • 5th degree Black Belt – Aikido
  • 7th degree Black Belt – Aikijitsu