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Eric Mayes, Owner, Rocky Mountain Self Defense LLC
I am a lifelong martial artist, who really just wants to “know stuff”. I enjoy the learning, and the discovery of new things, and the camaraderie that you get from associating with your own special type students. I am exceptionally fortunate to have found a niche in the martial arts/ self-defense/tactical world that accepts me. This has allowed me to be a full-time instructor for the last 10 years.
I also truly believe that anything I can do, I can teach someone else to do. This lets me share the amazing stuff that I have been so lucky to learn from the outstanding instructors I’ve been able to train with.
Chad is a NRA Instructor, Range Safety Officer and previously served as an Illinois State Police Firearms and Active Shooter Instructor with over 15 years years of training experience in the shooting sports.
Chad spent 10 years with the Illinois State Police serving as a Trooper and Special Agent, spending the bulk of his career serving in the Counter Terrorism and Intelligence arena and serving as a Team Lead on the Statewide Weapons of Mass Destruction Team. Prior to joining Centennial Gun Club as the Director of Sales, Chad served as the Rocky Mountain Territory Manager for Sig Sauer.