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​Tony Combest
Tony Combest is a civilian combatives, emergency medical services, law enforcement, and military instructor with over 35 years of combined combatives, martial arts, defensive tactics, non-lethal weapons, and firearms instructor experience. 

Certifications include: 

Missouri P.O.S.T (Peace Officer Standards and Training) Approved Instructor in the following disciplines

Tactical Pistol, Combative Pistol, Patrol Rifle, Precision Rifle, Sub-Gun, Shotgun,
 Combatives, Use Of Force, Defensive Tactics, Spontaneous Knife Defense,
 Straight Baton, Collapsible Baton, PR-24, Oleoresin Capsicum Aerosol Training (O.C.A.T),
 Arrest And Control Tactics, Structural Clearing, Special Tactics And Response (S.T.A.R),
 High Risk Warrant Service, Land Navigation, Outdoor Search And Rescue.

Department Of Defense Approved Contract Instructor in the following disciplines

Warrior Integrated Combatives System, Combat Lifesaver, 9 Line Medevac, M4 Simulator, Call for Fire.

FEMA/EMI Emergency Response To Terrorism Instructor

DHS (Department Of Homeland Security) Law Enforcement Active Shooter Emergency Response Instructor

National Rifle Association Firearm Instructor (Basic Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, Home Firearm Safety, Personal Protection Inside The Home, Personal Protection Outside The Home)

Association Of Defensive Shooting Instructors “Intuitive Sighted Fire” Instructor

Association Of Defensive Shooting Instructors “Defensive Shooting” Instructor

Tony is the CEO/Senior Firearms and Combatives Instructor for Self Defense Concepts LLC. and maintains his commission as a law enforcement officer, he is also an adjunct instructor for Ozark Technical College where Tony conducts training on EMT/EMS skills, emergency driving simulation, and scenario based instruction.

Tony has served as served previously as the training officer for the Indian Point City Police Department, 
Everton City Police Department, Hurley City Police Department, Galena City Police Department,
Fugitive Apprehension Search Team (F.A.S.T), Mutual Aid Medical Agency, WEB-TAC, and the H. Graham Clark Airfield (Point Lookout) Aircraft Rescue Firefighting Department.

Tony has operated as an tactical law enforcement officer and "Tactical Medic" for the Douglas County Sheriff's Emergency Response Team, Fugitive Apprehension Search Team (F.A.S.T), Mutual Aid Medical Agency, and WEB-TAC.  

Tony has also taught Firearms, Workplace Violence/Active Shooter "Train the Trainer" course for CoxHealth Systems, and student personal defensive measures instructor for Cox College.