Instructor's Bio - Norman Hood
Defensive solutions is led by Norman Hood, who retired from the US Army as Command Sergeant Major after 24 years of service. He spent 6 years with the Alaska State Troopers, time that included being a Field Training Officer. Norm is an experienced combatant who is certified to teach military, law enforcement, and civilian use of force.
Whether you are a realtor who works alone with strangers in strange places, a full time mom who has kids in tow most of the time, or are someone who wants to be ready if danger finds you, Norm has been in bad situations, against bad people, and come out on top. He has dedicated a lifetime of learning, research, study, and certification to give you the best odds of surviving a real world encounter. When you receive training from Norm, you are learning from someone who has literally been there and done that. He knows what works and when it should be used.
In addition to his numerous credentials, Norm is ranked 3rd Degree Black Belt in Hojutsu-ryu (the art of the firearm) and is the exclusive instructor in the mid-west, while also studying traditional Okinawan Shorin-ryu karate.
Simply put, Norm and Defensive Solutions offer 2 things very few others can: knowledge and experience. Most firearm retailers offer NRA courses and / or their own blend of training classes. That doesn't mean they can teach you WHAT you should do and WHY you should (or shouldn't) use lethal force. Get your gear wherever you want. When you’re ready to learn HOW to use it, Defensive Solutions is your best choice!