GNA Training Academy

Mark Villafane

BACKGROUND: Civilian, Instructor

10 Years Instructing

PH: 40788363633


Available Courses

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Active Shooter
Protect you, your family and people arou…
Active Shooter Response Training N/A
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Arizona Concealed Weapon Course
Get a license that allows you to carry i…
Basic Basic
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Basic Florida CCW Course
Know the laws!
Basic, CCW Basic
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Holster Drawing Course
Go beyond shooting at a standard range
Basic, Intermediate, Advanced Basic
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Non-Lethal Self Defense
You don’t have to use a gun to defend yo…
Basic Basic
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About GNA Training Academy

Mark A. Villafane, Lead Instructor, has over 18 years experience with training in the self defense. He is the lead instructor of GNA Training Academy LLC, and a avid shooter/competitor as well as passionate about protection dogs and all things defensive. He  has a passion of sharing his knowledge to anyone who are not familiar with their self defensive.
Mark A. Villafane is an Instructor in several different disciplines and  has successfully completed several training classes including basic and advance training at Bull Dog Tactical, Rieg’s Security Training Center and Gander Mountain Training Academy. He is also an NRA approved instructor, USCCA Instructor, and Glock Instructor. He is currently the ONLY instructor in the United States with all 3 certifications, making him a Master Instructor. His passion for guns and safety is second to none, and his favorite saying if a responsible firearm owner is always learning. He has no military, security or law enforcement background, but has taken plenty of courses for both of them, and still takes several classes a year, some basic and some advanced. This is something he will always do till the day he can’t hold a f. He thinks anyone who stops taking classes and stops learning are doing a disservice to themselves as well as to their students; if they are a self defense instructor.

Courses Taught

CCW, Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Rifle, Shotgun, Long Range Precision, NRA Courses, USCCA Courses, USA Carry Courses, Active Shooter Response Training, In Home Defense Training, Scenario Based Training, Scenario Based Training (Simunitions, Man Marking Cartridge), Women's Only Courses, Instructor Training Courses, Instructor Coach Training Courses, LEO / MIL / SEC Courses, Virtual Simulation, Seminars / Lectures, Tactical Casualty Care (TCCC / TECC), Security Training & Certification, Other


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Certifications

Courses Completed:

  • NRA Basic Pistol Instructor Course
  • NRA Basic outside the home Instructor Course
  • NRA Basic Pistol
  • Bulldog Tactical
  • Riegs Training Academy
  • Gander Mountain Training Academy
  • Gander Mountain Advance Training Academy
  • Be Safe Training Academy
  • United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA)
  • Bart Bellon Seminar
  • Top Tier Training
  • Southern Coast K9
  • K9 Cop Continuing Education Course
  • Police Magazine Continuing Eduaction Course


Major Training Certificates Obtained
  • NRA Certified Trainer
  • NRA Basic Pistol Instructor
  • NRA Inside The Home Instructor
  • NRA outside The Home Instructor
  • Active Shooter Specialist
  • Official Glock Certified Instructor
  • Glock Armorer
  • Sabre Civilian Safety Awareness Program (CSAP) Instrutor
  • Sabre College Safety Program Instructor
  • United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) Instructor
  • United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) Training Counselor
  • Master Gunsmith
Affiliations:
  • National Rifle Association (NRA)
  • National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF)
  • International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA)
  • Glock Sport Shooting Foundation (GSSF)
  • International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSCA)
  • United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA)

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