GӓRD Defense Solutions LLC was formed by two full time police officers who developed an instant friendship in 2007. Shortly after they met, Kevin introduced Dan to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and the idea of starting their own company followed. Over the next few years, both of their families grew and so did their responsibilities. The dream of starting their own business never went away, but grew stronger as the two of them continued to gain experience on the job, in the gym and in classrooms.  They taught independent of one another for various law enforcement and civilian organizations and continually received positive feedback on their instruction. They realized in Summer of 2018 that the dream had waited long enough, and GӓRD Defense Solutions was born.  

Our Mission

GӓRD Defense Solutions mission is to educate, encourage and empower students at all experience levels to reduce the fear(s) associated with the growing threats to personal safety. Our instructors will blend their law enforcement, martial arts and real-life experiences to provide students with knowledge and skills to GӓRD what’s important.