A 2nd degree blackbelt and Police Defensive Tactics Instructor, Rich Nance has fine-tuned the science of weapon disarmament.
Rich's techniques have been selected for use by the American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers and are credited with saving at least one soldier's life in combat.
For the past 9 years, Rich Nance has been employed as a full-time Police Officer.
In addition to his patrol duties, Rich is a Weaponless Defense Instructor, Impact Weapon Instructor, Firearms Instructor, and S.W.A.T. team member.
Rich is a member of the American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers (A.S.L.E.T) and has been selected as a 'primary instructor' at the 2006 ASLET International Conference in New Mexico.
There he and Weapon Acquisition & Retention Tactics (WARTAC) co-founder, David Hallford will teach their Beating the Blade seminar to law enforcement personnel from around the world.
Rich began studying Shudokan Karate at age 12 (over 20 years ago) and holds the rank of Nidan (second-degree blackbelt).
In 2004, Rich and David Hallford founded WARTAC to provide unarmed counter-weapon tactics to citizens, as well as law enforcement, military and security personnel.
Rich helped develop the WARTAC weapon retention system, which enables officers to maintain control of their firearm during close quarter combat.
Through his martial arts training, Rich spent countless hours attempting commonly taught firearm, knife, and club disarm techniques.
He finally concluded... there must be another way!
A simpler, more streamlined system that anyone can learn quickly!
The result of his efforts is WARTAC, a weapon disarm and retention system that you can count on in the chaos of a real-life weapon assault.