Owner and Chief Instructor
Chris was born and raised in Vancouver, Washington and Beaverton Oregon. The 9/11 terror attacks drove Chris to the nearest recruiting station where he signed up for the Marine Corps Military Police. While attending law enforcement training in Missouri, Chris competed for a spot at the Military Working Dog (K9) Handler School at Lackland Air Force Base. Chris was stationed in San Diego where he pursued the Marine Corps Martial Arts Training and later Krav Maga.
Chris deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004-2005 as a MWD handler where he worked with various units to search out IEDs and weapons cashes.
Chris then became a Deputy Sheriff with a local sheriff’s office where he worked in the patrol division for over 8 years. Chris had the privilege of becoming a defensive tactics instructor and K9 handler for the Sheriff’s Office. Chris has helped teach recruits, reserve deputies, and citizens defensive tactics and other survival skills such as survival mindset, situational awareness, case law, and threat assessment.
Chris has been a certified Krav Maga Global Instructor since July 2012 and has risen to the rank of Expert 1 awarded by Master Eyal Yanilov, and is the owner and chief instructor of Invictus Defense Academy, an Invictus Fighting System and Krav Maga Global Affiliate location. Chris has been selected by Master Eyal Yanilov to serve on the Krav Maga Global USA National Team and was appointed as the Lead Law Enforcement Krav Maga Instructor for the United States. Chris specializes in Combat Fighting and Law Enforcment Krav Maga and brings his 13 years of law enforcement experience to the training floor where he teaches using real world scenarios that he has seen or investigated over his ilustrious career.
Chris actively trains in Muay Thai, Dutch Kickboxing and Western Boxing to improve the striking skills of Krav Maga practitioners.
No one is coming to save you in your time of need. The police get there after everything is done. Society's wolves don't lose sleep over the opinions or hurt feelings of the sheep. So train with a motivation, purpose and intensity that you are the most skilled and confident person a criminal ever tries to F### with and be the freaking Sheepdog that keeps the wolf at bay.