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American Defense Tactics

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Since being established in 2000, American Defense Tactics has been known for an unparalleled commitment to help our clients achieve their full potential with firearms and personal security.

We believe that the customer always comes first - and that means molding the training to the particular capabilities of each individual. Get in touch today to learn more about what we have to offer.

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  • ​​Illinois Certified Concealed Carry Instructor

  • NRA Certified Firearms Instructor

  • Applegate Instinctive Point Shooting Instructor

  • American Combatives Instructor / Black Belt

  • Goju-Ryu 2nd Degree Black Belt

  • Kyuso-Jitsu 2nd Degree Black Belt

  • Emergency Medical Technician

  • IL. State Certified Fire Fighter III

  • Rope Rescue Technician



     Adam served in the United States Marine Corps from 1994 through 2008. Some of his specialties included Chemical Warfare, Small Unit Infantry Tactics, Urban Combat, and Surveillance and Target Acquisition.

     He also served as a Chief Scout Sniper, where he was in charge of planning, training for, and executing successful missions during the Global War On Terror.

     After the military, Adam began immersing himself into the world of Combatives, where he sought out and trained alongside the top practitioners in the field, including Kelly McCann and Lee Morrison.

     Additional experience includes working as an EMT, as well as contracting for several Private Security Companies in various hostile environments.

     He is currently a Wilderness Living Skills Instructor and a NRA certified Pistol, Rifle and Shotgun Instructor.

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