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Larry Stevenson (Bearded Black Cowboy)

Larry photoLarry is a Former Denver Police Department Gang Unit, SWAT/K9 Officer and Law Enforcement Officer Survival Skills Trainer, and specializes in Close Quarter Combat, Weapon Retention, Tactical Firearms and Hand-to-Hand Combat instruction. 

IADLEST (International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training) Nationally Certified Instructor. Specializing in Officer Survival Skills through hand-to-hand close quarters combat and in-fight firearms retention and access 

  NRA Certified Instructor

In the field of Martial Arts Larry is Considered amongst his peers as “a teacher’s-teacher” or simply put SiGung, a Chinese term meaning, “a master’s master.” A multiple-time State, National and International Karate Champion in bare-knuckle full-contact, no pads-no gloves competition. Larry is a full-contact (bare-knuckle) kick-boxing, international kick-boxing, professional boxing and mixed martial arts Champion and Coach. 

Larry is a JKD Black Belt under MMA Legend and Martial Arts Master Clarence Thatch. 

Larry is also an active Instructor and member of Progressive Fighting Systems and student of Sifu Paul Vunak who is widely known around the world and in law enforcement and military combat communities as “one of the greatest martial artist ever known”. Under Sifu Paul Vunak, Larry is a senior level instructor of the closely guarded R.A.T. System and certified as a Contemporary Jeet Kune Do Instructor.

Larry and his wife are the creators and developers of the #Skilledatviolence movement in which the Science of Violence training systems; training and curriculum has been developed.

  • Former Police Officer
  • Former Gang Unit Officer
  • Former SWAT/K-9 Officer
  • Officer Survival Skills Trainer
  • Verbal De-escalation and Tactical Communications Trainer
  • 1994 First to introduce and train a major metropolitan police department (Denver Police Department) to Ground Fighting Techniques Utilizing Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, while combining Robert Koga arrest control techniques both on compliant and resistant individuals.
  • Expert at Close Quarters Combat Survival techniques
  • Defense Against Edged Weapons Trainer
  • Specializes is Weapons Retention and Weapons Access
  • Specializes in Drawing and Accessing Weapon (handgun) from Unorthodox Positions
  • Specializes in In-Fight Access, Control and Retention of Weapons
  •  Specializes in Active Shooter Response with a niche in: Empty Hand Weapons and Suspect Forced Malfunction and Subduing Techniques
  • Former National Lead CQC, weapons retention Instructor for Battleline Tactical, Hand picked by Both Kris “Tanto” Paronto and Dave “Boon” Benton the Heros of the Benghazi Terrorist Attacks, to teach the Combatives portions of classes on a National scale.
  • Counter Terrorism Education Learning Lab Instructor
  • Specializes in Active Shooter Response with a niche in: Empty Hand Weapons and Suspect Forced Malfunction and Subduing Techniques
  • Specializes in Hostage and Abduction escape survival techniques 
  •   Co-Owner & CO-Founder of 3D Martial Arts & Tactical Defense School .
  • Creator/Developer of 3D Martial Arts & Tactical Defense’s “OSS” (Officer Survival Skills) Program.