Master Fred Mastison
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 also a published author on the subject of Defensive Tactics training and instruction. As a freelance writer and has written over 30 articles for national magazines. 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. With almost 40 years in the martial arts, Mr. Mastison has trained thousands of students over the years. He holds the following ranks:
• 7th degree Black Belt - Aikijitsu
• 5th degree Black Belt - Kyusho Jitsu
• 5th degree Black Belt - Aikido
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. In the firearms realm, Mr. Mastison is equally is equally as well known. He 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. As with his martial arts courses, Mr. Mastison teaches firearms as a budo.