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Practical Defense Solutions (Jody Box - Lead Instructor & Owner)

Jody became a Rangemaster certified instructor in 2016, and teaches classes based out of Northwest Arkansas.  He began instructing at MAG-40/MAG-20 Range classes in 2013, and became an official Massad Ayoob Group staff instructor in 2014 after completing MAG-IC (Instructor Course).  His training & instructor certification resume includes completion of:

 

  • Extreme Close Quarters Concepts (ECQC) - Shivworks (Craig Douglas/Paul Sharp) - 2016
  • Law of Self Defense Instructor - Andrew Branca - 2016
  • Deadly Force Instructor - Massad Ayoob Group (Massad Ayoob & Marty Hayes) - 2016
  • Beyond Concealed Carry/Critical Trauma Care - Modern Self Protection (Ben Branam) & Ken Kowalski - 2016
  • Rangemaster Instructor Development - Rangemaster (Tom Givens) - 2016
  • Polite Society Tactical Conference - Memphis - 2016
  • MAG-IC (instructor course) - Massad Ayoob Group (David Maglio) - 2014
  • MAG-30 - Massad Ayoob Group (David Maglio) - 2014
  • Beyond Concealed Carry Enhanced - Modern Self Protection (Ben Branam) - 2014
  • 3-day Carbine - Scott Lewis (Nighthawk Custom Training) - 2014
  • MAG-80 - Massad Ayoob Group (Massad Ayoob) - 2013
  • Combative Pistol - Rangemaster (Tom Givens) - 2013
  • MAG-40 - Massad Ayoob Group (Massad Ayoob) - 2012
  • 3-day Carbine - US Shooting Academy - 2011

 

Jody has carried concealed a handgun daily since 2010.  He also regularly competes in IDPA and USPSA pistol competitions with local clubs in Northwest Arkansas, in regional matches, and is a certified range safety officer for IDPA.  Jody also works as a software architect and lives with his wife Amanda and their three daughters in Northwest Arkansas.  Jody can be contacted at practicaldefensesolutions@gmail.com.

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