You will receive your instruction from some of the most qualified trainers in the industry. Your instructors are a combined team of experienced warfighters with decades of specialized marksmanship and advanced tactical training. They have employed
these skills in real world combat experiences that will ensure that you are provided the most effective realistic training available.
Regardless of your experience, ADC instructors will take your training to the highest level possible.
Marc Pezzella | Instructor Bio
Marc Pezzella is a retired SWAT Team Operator and SWAT Team Commander having over 21 years of tactical experience and more than 24 years serving the public in Law Enforcement. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and an Associate’s
Degree in Criminal Justice. He has extensive and diversified exposure to conducting and supervising high risk critical operations. During his service he has worked with the U.S. Secret Service on dignitary protection teams providing security for
United States Presidents, Vice Presidents and Diplomats. He has experience working as a U.S Customs Blue Lightening Strike Force Agent, and was a Platoon Leader for the joint mobile field force during the Republican National Convention. Marc also
worked for the U.S. Department of State under the Anti- Terrorism Assistance Program (A.T.A.P.). He has received numerous awards including the Combat Cross for his actions during a critical incident and officer involved shooting.
Some of his fields of experience include:
Critical incident management and leadership
Advanced carbine, shotgun and rifle training
Youth services and firearms related courses (Eddie Eagle NRA)
Counter terrorism urban sniper and police sniper (Sniper Team leader)
SWAT Team Trainer
Firearms (state and NRA Certified Instructor)
Range Safety (certified RSO Range Safety Officer)
Defensive Tactics (Instructor)
SCTI Criminal Justice Academy (Instructor)
FDLE Florida Department of Law Enforcement curriculum (Instructor)
Rappelling (Rappel Master)
Mobile field force
Israeli instinctive shooting
James Crosby | Instructor Bio
James (JR) Crosby is a student at St. Leo University with a Bachelors of Crimial Justice and working on a Masters Degree in Business Administration. He has an extensive background in MMA receiving his first professional contract at age 18 and has boxed in professional exhibition fights. In addition to obtaining his black belt in Karate, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Japanese Ju-Jitsu he has also studied Aikido, Kickboxing, and Muay Thai. He is currently the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Lead Intructor for St. Leo University. Here is a list of some of his accomplishments:
2010 ISGA International Advanced Men's Division Grappling International Champion
2010 Kick International Men's Black Belt Continuous Sparring International Champion
2 Years in Law Enforcement (still current)
Law Enforcement Certified in Firearms, Taser, Defensive Tactics, and First Aid
4 Years in Private Security throughout the US (still current)
4 Years at Schroeder Manatee Ranch Security and 3 years as Head of Security
1 Year as JMRC Inc. Head of Security
4 Years in VIP Protection
Possess a D and G Security License in FL
NRA certified Range Safety Officer
2014 SCTI Correctional Officer to Law Enforcement Officer Crossover Academy Top Shot Award winner
Matt Andreadis | Instructor Bio
Matt is a veteran of Naval Special Warfare and has deployments in support of OEF/OIF. He has also trained and worked with many American and Foreign Special Operations Forces, as well as Federal Agencies, and many state and local Law Enforcement agencies.
"The Advanced Defensive Concepts staff are among the most proficient and professional operators in the area that you can train with. Their technical competency and real world experience, coupled with a teaching approach that emphasizes safety first
while still having fun allows them to effectively train folks at all skill levels. Whether learning self-defense techniques, basic firearms proficiency, advanced tactical training, or just improving your knowledge and technique for the enjoyment
of shooting sports, the ADC staff and programs provide great value and impart important skills to their students."
~Patrick Redmond - President and CEO Tervis
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