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Prepare the Civilian or Professional “Sheepdog” to successfully defeat an assailant within their reactionary gap during a truly violent encounter and stressing a 360′ awareness level.   An Offensive/Preemptive striking mindset is encouraged upon assault cue. Once the imminent danger is identified, it is dealt with in the most effective & efficient manner possible, considering the situation at hand. 


The teaching platform covers a seamless approach to rounding out the Sheepdog's "Self Preservation" skill set by addressing empty hand and armed combative, firearms as well as first aid. Our compressed curriculum is for those Sheepdogs who have a "short fuse" training time-frame, which is SIMPLE, DIRECT, and EFFECTIVE.  


About John Bailie


Mr. Bailie recently returned to the Western New York area after a very rewarding career as a Criminal Investigator within the Federal and Local Law Enforcement Community. 

After his stint in NYC, Mr. Bailie was recruited by the Intelligence community. They selected him among a highly competitive candidate pool to attend the highly coveted training program known years ago as the Protective Operations Cadre,  today it is known as the Global Response Staff. Specialized training opportunities and recognition for his knowledge, physical skills, abilities, and dedication to the trade-craft continued in the years ahead.


Mr. Bailie was selected to attend various specialized defensive tactics and weapon courses over his law enforcement career. These specialized courses included but were not limited to such topics as Mental Preparation for Armed Encounters taught by the B.A.T.F., Officer Safety & Survival Tactics at F.L.E.T.C., Clandestine Laboratory Investigations, Street Crimes, Dignitary Protection, Motorcade Operations & Counter Surveillance, Undercover Operation courses. 


Mr. Bailie is especially proud of being the only local law enforcement instructor to be chosen to attend and graduate from the Drug Enforcement Administration Defensive Tactics Instructor Course in Quantico, Virginia. 


Over his law enforcement career, Mr. Bailie has had the opportunity to attend “The Bulletproof Mind: Mental Preparation for Combat“ lecture/presentation by (Ret.) Lt. Col. Dave Grossman. He is an internationally recognized scholar, author, soldier, and lecturer who is one of the world's foremost experts in the field of human aggression and the roots of violence and violent crime.  Lt. Col. Grossman is truly an inspiration to all Professional and Civilian Sheepdogs alike.


Since 2008 Mr. Bailie and "the Sheepdog Cadre", have been teaching at the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy.

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