Mike is a firearm professional whose father was an avid gun collector and instilled in Mike a life-long fascination with the history and mechanics of firearms. Serving as an Infantry Soldier, Mike also gained an appreciation of firearms as weapons, historical artifacts and even works of art. He has been teaching CCW classes for more than 15 years. Mike also has been a trainer for more than 20 years as a martial arts and professional fighting coach. Foremost, Mike believes in empowering students to protect themselves.