John Valentine
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Deeds Of Arms

John Valentine

BACKGROUND: Civilian, Military, Law Enforcement, Instructor, Gov’t Employee / Contractor

15 Years Instructing

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Defensive Pistol Combatives
An opportunity to Defensive Shooting and…
Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Concealed Carry Training, Women's Only Courses, LEO / MIL / SEC Courses, Specialty Other, Combatives / Less Lethal Basic
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Knife Combatives
Pratical use of a knife for self defense
Concealed Carry Training, Scenario Based Training, Specialty Other, Seminars / Lectures, Scenario Based Training (Simunitions, Man Marking Cartridge), Combatives / Less Lethal N/A target icon

About Deeds Of Arms

John Valentine is a master-rated firearms instructor, a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Modern Army Combatives under the "Father of Modern Combatives," Matt Larsen. He served as an assistant instructor to Matt Larsen for several years.

He also served as a primary and assistant instructor for premiere private training companies such as Green Ops, Hill Country Combatives, and Sheepdog Response.

John has years of coaching experience training service members, law enforcement, and everyday Americans.

He began training in 2007 and has attended hundreds of hours of formal training in firearms and combatives to go along with over a decade of active military service. John has been deployed to OEF and OIF as well.

Courses Taught

Concealed Carry Training, Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Scenario Based Training, Scenario Based Training (Simunitions, Man Marking Cartridge), LEO / MIL / SEC Courses, Combatives / Less Lethal, Specialty Other certification icon


Relevant Instructor Certifications are

  1. Rangemaster Master Instructor (top gun graduate)
  2. Army Combatives instructor certified by Matt Larsen
  3. RDS Instructor instructor certified by the Modern Samurai Project
  4. Red Zone Empty Hand Knife Defense Instructor
  5. UTM LE Instructor
  1. Shivworks (EWO & ECQC)
  2. Redbeard Combatives (EDC, EWC, & GBC)
  3. Hill Country Combatives (EDC Combatives Course review icon

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