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District Combatives is a veteran-operated small business specializing in reality-based personal protection & self-defense training. 

Founder & Chief Instructor

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. 

 

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

Functional Movement Screen - Level 1, Functional Movement Systems