Teaching Staff

Our Combatives/Self Defense Instructors


James Anderson

Kickboxing Instructor/Striking Concepts Instructor



Darrell Minyard

Level 2 Commando Krav Maga Instructor / 

Level 1 Creative Defense Systems Kali Instructor



Coty Lowery

Level 2 Commando Krav Maga Instructor



 Master Sergeant  Will Hamilton

U.S. Army

Level 2 Commando Krav Maga Instructor



Matt Logan

Third Degree Black Belt Yoshukai Karate under Sensei Ray Nichols of Boaz Al.

Combat Survival of Alabama Striking Concepts Instructor


Abe Gonzalez
Threat & Security Consultant  /  Firearms Instructor

I have spent the last 20 years protecting people, places and things. I served and was honorably discharged from the US Marine Corps. I operated in the field of private security management before embarking on my career in law enforcement. My experience in law enforcement consists of police, corrections and investigations. My studies in self defense vary between street fighting and traditional martial arts. I studied traditional martial arts under Tim Morgan, Shihan Endurance Martial Arts Pelham, Alabama and Ray Wise, Instructor C.S.O.A. I have my Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice and am pursuing my Masters of Science in Human Environmental Science. I am the Owner & Founder of Darmis, LLC.

-Lead Firearms Instructor,FLETC

-Firearms Instructor,
FLETC-Certified General Education Instructor, US-Firearms Instructor, NRA-Member, International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI) -Force Protection Specialist 2003-2008-Certified Trainer 2, Alabama Security Regulatory Board(2010-2012)



Gage Wise

Level  2  Assistant Instructor Commando Krav Maga

Level 1 Creative Defense Systems Kali Instructor

Drill and Training Concept Director


Ray Wise

Owner of Combat Survival of Alabama LLC /

Level 3 Commando Krav Maga Instructor

Level 1 Creative Defense Systems Kali Instructor

Alabama Krav Maga Associate Instructor

I have been primarily a healthcare provider for the last 20 years. I am a Surgical Technologist Contractor for Trauma Surgery. I have helped repair many vicious injuries to the human body. I have countless hours exposure to anatomy and have a great understanding of human physiology. This gives me an above average understanding of sensitive areas to focus on during conflict. Paired with my 5 years as a Reserve Deputy for Etowah County Sheriffs Office and my training through Boondock Survival,  Alabama Krav Maga, Combat Survival International and Creative Defense Systems in association with Filipino Combat Systems, I have the skills necessary to train you to defend yourself.  I have been a Martial Arts practitioner for over 10 years and I love teaching my students to become better than what they think is possible.

 Commando Krav Maga Credentials at commandokravmaga.com

Associate Instructor of Alabama Krav Maga

Under Instructor Aaron Tucker

@ alabamakravmaga.com

Level 1  Kali Instructor

Under Guro Stanley Tippins


Guro Leon Slappey of Creative Defense Systems.

Many thanks to Andrew Clough  owner of Boondock Survival/ OpenEdge Tactical Self Defense who has been my Sensei and has refined all my martial arts experience, showing me by example what a true martial artist is made of.

God Bless you all for your patience and time with me.