About Grandmaster Swinford

Grandmaster Swinford started his Martial Arts training in 1982. Since that time, he has trained in several styles with extensive training in Krav Maga and firearms. He is a certified sniper and firearms instructor. In 2007 and 2014, he was inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame. Grandmaster Swinford has over a 19 years experience in Law enforcement. After decades of research, training, and experience, he is determined to empower law-abiding citizens with the skills necessary to protect themselves. Grandmaster Swinford is one of the most sought out public speakers and seminar teachers. Grandmaster Swinford's philosophy and techniques have been proven effective in real life situations. He owns Victory Martial Arts in Norman, OK. He is also the founder, owner, and lead instructor of Self Protection TV. Grandmaster Swinford is also a protection specialist and has provided protection services to well know celebrities including Dr. Ben Carson (Presidential Candidate) and Kay Robertson (Duck Dynasty).

During his law enforcement career he served in a variety of positions to include:

  • Military Police Shift Supervisor (Ft. Riley)
  • K9 Shift Supervisor (Ft. Riley)
  • Shift Supervisor (OUHSC)
  • Field Training Officer (MPD)
  • S.W.A.T. member (MPD)
  • Strength Conditioning Coach for the S.W.A.T (MPD)
  • Master Patrol Officer (MPD)
  • Sniper Team Leader - Cleveland County Sheriff
  • Defensive Tactics Instructor - Cleveland County Sheriff
  • K9 Supervisor - Cleveland County Sheriff
  • Firearms Instructor - Cleveland County Sheriff
He attended the following schools:
  • Military Police Defensive Tactics
  • Military Police K9 School
  • Primary Leadership Development Course
  • Oklahoma Universal Restraint System (Police Defensive Tactics)
  • Police Defensive Tactics Instructor (Maryland)
  • DEA Air Assault
  • Sub Machine Gun Operator School
  • Rifle Operator School
  • Long Range Precision Rifle (Sniper) School
  • Advanced Sniper School
  • Taser Instructor Certification Course
  • Certified Personal Fitness Trainer
  • Certified Speed, Agility, and Quickness Coach
  • Certified Sports Nutrition Coach
  • Certified Peak Performance Coach
  • Krav Maga Law Enforcement Instructor Certification (Force Division)
  • G.R.A.C.I.E. Certification
  • Firearms Instructor - CLEET
  • Henley-Putnam University - Strategic Security and Protection Management

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