Iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.

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bio

Jonathan Willis is the creator and lead instructor of Real-World Trauma, a staff instructor at the ​Tactical Defense Institute, and lead instructor of shotgun and trauma/medical programming with ​Gunset Training Group. He is a veteran of the United States Navy and spent 20 years as ​professional Firefighter/Paramedic Lieutenant. When not training or teaching, Jonathan runs a ​thriving real estate investing company with his business partner in Ohio.


Jonathan’s present certifications include:


  • Rangemaster Master Firearms Instructor
  • Rangemaster Advanced Pistol Instructor
  • Rangemaster Firearms Instructor (Top Gun)
  • Apache Solutions Instructor Enrichment Program graduate with Certificate of Achievement
  • Rangemaster Shotgun Instructor
  • Paramedic
  • Paramedic Instructor
  • CPR/AED/Basic Life Support Instructor
  • Stop The Bleed Instructor
  • NRA Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun Instructor
  • Modern Samurai Project Red Dot Pistol Instructor


Jonathan has trained with many leading training groups throughout the country including ​Tactical Defense Institute, Active Response Training, Rangemaster, Apache Solutions, CSAT, VIGR ​Training, 360 Performance, Wartac, Handgun Combatives, Modern Samurai Project, Tactical Skills ​Development, Sentinel Concepts, among others. Jonathan’s Instructional background includes ​various disciplines including multiple firearms disciplines, technical rescue, Incident Response to ​Terrorist Bombing, Active Shooter EMS Integrated Response, Planning and Response to Suicide ​Bombing, Basic Trauma Life Support, Advance Cardiac Life Support and many others. His ​certifications in defensive disciplines include Defensive Pistol, Tactical Shotgun, Defensive ​Carbine, Pistol Caliber Carbine, Close Quarters Pistol, Active Shooter Response, Vehicle ​Combatives, Snubby Revolver, Precision Rifle, Rogers System Reactive Shooting, Extreme Close ​Quarters, and Knife Skills for Concealed Carry.


Jonathan resides in Southwestern Ohio with his wife, a son, and their cat Birdie. Their second son ​is presently serving (active duty) in the United States Air Force.

training

Real World Trauma

If you drive a car, enjoy the occasional outdoor adventure, do yard work, or simply leave your home on a regular basis, this class is made for you.


This one day, 8-hour offering was created specifically to address the most common traumatic injuries and emergency situations everyday citizens face. Real World Trauma will cover a wide range of topics including tourniquet selection, bleeding control techniques, airway and respiratory injuries, trauma kit components, CPR, vehicle characteristics, seatbelt cutting and vehicle glass breaking and many more. All training modules include specific hands-on skills exercises designed to tailor professional techniques to a civilian “everyday” context.


In Real World Trauma, we drive home the understanding that EVERYONE can develop these skills to positively impact the outcome of emergencies and traumatic injury. We bridge the gap from the teachings of the EMS and “tactical” worlds to something more applicable to the everyday citizen.


Defensive Shotgun Essentials

Dates:

September 28, 2024 - Xenia Police Department Training Center

It is commonly accepted the shotgun represents one of the most powerful defensive tools available. This is our first level course in helping you to build the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to employ it.


The focus of this 8-hour, one day course is to assist students in developing the proficiency necessary to operate the shotgun in a home based, defensive context. Topics covered will include:


  • Shotgun selection and set up
  • Shotgun history, types, and nomenclature
  • Ammunition types and selection
  • Safe loading/unloading methods
  • Ready positions and target engagement
  • Recoil management
  • Defensive buckshot selection and patterning


Segments of the course will be sent in video format to be viewed by all participants prior to class day. There will be a brief review prior to range activities. This allows each student to ensure their chosen shotgun will be properly set up upon arrival, allows students to receive (and keep) the classroom content as a resource to revisit if needed, and allows us to enjoy maximized time on the range to build skills. You will have adequate time to run any questions or concerns by Jonathan prior to class day.


Equipment requirements:


  • Reliable pump or semi-automatic shotgun. (No shotgun? No problem! Rentals available)
  • Eye protection and hearing protection (electronic preferably)
  • Clothing appropriate for potential weather conditions, Sunscreen, Brimmed hat
  • Hydration, snacks, lunch (restaurants are available in area)
  • Sidesaddle shotgun mounted shell carrier (all drills will be based upon what’s on or in shotgun)
  • 150 rounds of birdshot (LEAD SHOT ONLY, cheap is fine if it cycles)
  • 40 rounds of 00 buckshot. (5 ROUNDS at least of your chosen defensive buckshot for patterning. The rest can be any generic 00 buckshot)
  • 10 shotgun slugs

Defensive Shotgun Applications

Dates:

August 24, 2024 - Xenia Police Department Training Center

This is considered our “next steps” shotgun course, as you’ve had time to practice the skills covered in Defensive Shotgun Foundations. This course requires the completion of Gunset’s Defensive Shotgun Foundations. (Other vetted shotgun courses may be approved as prerequisite)

The focus of this 8-hour, one day course is to allow students who’ve built a foundational proficiency in the operation of their shotgun to expand their ability to operate in a more dynamic context. This course will feature:

  • Foundational skills review
  • Multi-target engagements
  • Sling utilization
  • Negotiating angles/barriers
  • Timed drills and student vs. student competitions
  • Pattern confirmation
  • Gunset Shotgun patch standards


Segments of the course will be sent in video format to, and viewed by, all participants prior to class day. There will be a brief review prior to range activities. This allows each student to ensure their chosen shotgun will be properly set up upon arrival, allows students to receive (and keep) the classroom content as a resource to revisit if needed, and allows us to enjoy maximized time on the range to build skills. You will have adequate time to run any questions or concerns by Jonathan prior to class day.

Equipment requirements:


  • Reliable pump or semi-automatic shotgun
  • Eye protection and hearing protection (electronic preferably)
  • Clothing appropriate for weather conditions, sunscreen, brimmed hat
  • Hydration, snacks, lunch (restaurants are available in the area)
  • Appropriate tactical TWO POINT sling for all day wear. E.g., Blue Force Gear, Magpul etc. Padded will make you happy.
  • Sidesaddle shotgun mounted shell carrier
  • Preferred method to carry extra ammo on person. E.g., dump pouch, fanny pack, extra shell cards, etc. (NO SHELL CARRYING SLINGS)
  • 150 rounds of birdshot (LEAD SHOT ONLY, cheap is fine if it cycles)
  • 40 Rounds of 00 buckshot. (5 ROUNDS at least of your chosen defensive buckshot for patterning. The rest can be any generic 00 buckshot)
  • 10 shotgun slugs

contact

Jonathan Willis, instructor

6077 Far Hills Ave #114

Centerville, OH 45459

doworklt.jon@gmail.com

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