More training… Less fear.
Have a plan… Fear less.

ASD provides instruction to individuals and groups who want to develop safety and rescue skills to prepare their homes and workplaces. We teach our students how to defend themselves and their loved ones against threats in the home, office and public environments. From daily safety routines to intense defensive weapons training, we’ve got you covered.

Mark LoDico

MRL Defense Resume/Credentials

Massad Ayoob’s Lethal Force Institute

  • LFI I 1994
  • LFI II 1996
  • LFI I weak side (left handed) 1998

Peter Georgiades, Pennsylvania Firearms Development Corp.

  • Intermediate Tactical Carbine 1998

John Farnam’s Defense Training International

  • Basic/Intermediate Defensive Rifle 1995
  • Basic/Intermediate defensive Handgun 1997
  • Advanced Defensive Handgun 1999
  • Advanced Defensive Rifle/Shotgun 2001, 2003

Instructor’s Course 2001

  • Instruction of Female Students 2001

Senior Staff Instructor, 28 hrs over 3 days annually 2001 – present

  • Defensive Handgun, all levels
  • Defensive Rifle and Shotgun, all levels
  • Armed Response to Terrorist Attack
  • Tactical Treatment of Gunshot Wounds

Ken Hackathorn

  • Intermediate Pistol 1996

Manny Kapelsohn

  • Tactical Shotgun 1998

William Chessman

  • Certified NRA Instructor 2010
  • Certified NRA Pistol Instructor 2010

Dave Gemperle

  • Certified NRA Range Safety Officer 2016

US Training Academy

  • Barrett 50 Cal Long Range 2012

James Yeager’s Tactical Response

  • Fighting Pistol 2014
  • Force on Force training w/simmunitions 2015

Reid Hendrichs Valor Ridge

  • Rifle Immersion 50 hrs over 4 days 2015
  • Rifle Immersion, Neighborhood Defense 50+ hours over 4 days 2017

USKMA Level I Instructor Training 2014, including handgun disarming

Krav Maga Instructor for HB Krav Maga 2014 – present (HBKrav.com)

Massad Ayoob Group

  • MAG 40 2016
  • MAG 30 2016
  • MAG Instructor Course 2017

Med-Tact School of Tactical Medicine

  • TCCC – Tactical Combat Casualty Care 2016


ASD provides services to Individuals, Teachers, Real Estate Agents, Church Groups, and Families, among others. We can easily arrange training for you and any group with which you are affiliated.



ASD offers professional safety education services in a flexible environment. You can choose to train at our martial art studio and gun range, or we can cater to you on-site in your home or workplace. Whichever environment best accommodates our students is best for us, too. This is a great way to bring your family or co-workers together for a fun, educational experience that will surely benefit your future well-being.