Tony is a police Sergeant in Southern California for 21 years, and currently a SWAT Team Leader with 16 years SWAT experience. He has supervised his department’s Major Narcotics Team, Detective Bureau, Patrol, Canine Unit, investigations, and other assignments.
Tony is a lifelong martial artist with 33 years of experience, earning 10 black belt rankings, inducted in 2006 into the martial arts Master’s Hall of Fame and in 2011 to the USA martial arts Hall of Fame as Tactical Trainer of the year.
He has taught in Germany, France, and across the United States, and at the West Point Military Academy.
Tony is a California POST firearms, submachine gun, and defensive tactics instructor, and has developed curriculum for arrest & control, and integrated tactical combatives programs. Tony is a publications author, and Use of Force subject matter expert. Qualifications include: