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Pathfinder Combatives
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 6 reviews
 by Geoffrey Smigun
excellent personal safety instructor

Erik is an excellent personal safety instructor. It was very rewarding to receive his firearms and self-defense training on multiple occasions. He knows how to tailor his training to the audience, and connects with each student personally. Erik is friendly, social, experienced, disarming, and conversational. Without a doubt, he knows the intricacies of his material (hand-to-hand, non-lethal, small arms, and rifle). With good reason, he is a confident and competent firearms and self-defense instructor. He helped me to improve my skills in self-defense and marksmanship, and I would recommend him to anyone who was seeking to do the same. I trust his judgment and knowledge, and look forward to working with him again in the future.

 by Jason Kehr
professional yet approachable

I’ve had the pleasure of benefiting from Erik’s knowledge and experience on multiple occasions. He has an extensive arsenal of tools to call on when instructing. He is professional yet approachable which makes it easy for him to explain a concept or technique in a manner that cements it into place for me. If you are looking for someone to advise you in personal defense and safety then Erik is your man. He has been an excellent asset outside of just Defensive Tactics and Firearms Instruction.

 by Neil Kaethler
Very Professional

“I had several opportunities to receive firearms training from Erik. On all these occasions Erik was very professional and maintained a very safe environment. Erik was also very creative in tailoring the training environment to address the skills that I needed to develop and improve on. Despite the class sizes, I always felt Erik gave each student the attention appropriate to their needs. I’d highly recommend anybody who is interested in firearms to seek some time with Erik.

 by Bruce Williams-Burden

Erik is a well-disciplined, highly trained professional who has keen situational awareness

 by Lisa Castaneda
an incredible experience

Working on defensive tactics with Erik has been an incredible experience. His thorough explanations and demonstrations, vast knowledge of the martial arts and defensive techniques, and his ability to make all of these accessible to everyday people is fantastic. He is a great resource and an excellent instructor.

 by Lily Lawson
great self defense and firearms training instructor

“Erik is a great self defense and firearms training instructor. He brings you up to speed quickly and always provides positive motivation to keep you engaged. He’s creative and tailors his teachings to you so you learn most effectively. I highly recommend training with him if you want to be alert of your surroundings and be able to quickly learn to fire a weapon accurately and safely”