District Combatives is a veteran-operated small business specializing in reality-based personal protection & self-defense training.
Founder & Chief Instructor Benjamin Drader has almost 20-years experience in martial arts, self-defense, and combatives. He holds a Black Belt in Krav Maga and has studied Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Spontaneous Protection Enabling Accelerated Response (SPEAR, and Special Combat Aggressive Reactionary System (SCARs. Concurrently, he is a contributor to The Loadout Room, part of Hurricane Group Inc., which was started by former Navy SEAL Brandon Webb and to Spy Escape & Evasion, featured on ABC's Shark Tank, and started by former CIA officer Jason Hanson.
Ben was trained By the legendary tom brown jr., former survival instructor to seal team 6 of The Tracker School in basic and advanced wilderness survival, tracking, and awareness. He is a member of the Office of Strategic services society, special operations Medical association, association of the U.S. Army, National defense Industrial association, and Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association.
Ben served honorably in the U.S. Army, he has operated on every continent but Antartica and Australia, And has earned numerous awards and commendations. At the Direction of the Director of National Intelligence, Ben led teams to test and report on the vulnerability of U.S. Critical infrastructure. He studied at Harvard University and has worked directly for two National Security Advisors, a Secretary of State, a Director of CIA, and HRh The Prince of Wales.
In addition, Ben holds the following certifications
Remote Emergency Medical Technician, Remote Medical International
Medical Person-In-Charge, U.S. Coast Guard
Law of Self Defense, Instructor
Military Tactical Analysis, Basic & Advanced
urban-wilderness Tracking, Basic And advanced, Tracker School
urban-wilderness survival, basic and advanced, Tracker School
Health Care Provider CPR & AED, Emergency Care & Safety Institute
Medical Exercise Specialist, American Academy of Health, Fitness, and Rehabilitation
Postural ALignment Specialist, The Egoscue Method
Sports Fitness Specialist, National Academy of Sports Medicine
Integrated Flexibility Specialist, National Academy of Sports Medicine
Certified Personal Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine
Additionally, Ben has taken Continuing Education Courses from
The Gray Institute
National Athletic Trainers Association
Functional Movement Systems
LTC Dave Grossman