Our Story

Mission: Personalized Approach

The Tailored Defense Training Group was founded for one reason: To mitigate the effects of violent crimes through the delivery of awareness and self-defense training programs tailored to the Law-Abiding Citizen.

Excellence, Professionalism, Passion  

Each of our Teammates and Instructors have been vetted and proven to possess the knowledge, skills and passion required to deliver the sensitive information expected by our law-abiding clients. We truly believe licensing and certification without the passion and drive to deliver the product is counter-productive and misaligned with our mission statement.

Insured and Guaranteed

Our mission statement is written above and our competency, professionalism and passion to assist Law-Abiding Citizens drive the success we as a Team achieve on a daily basis. All of our training programs are backed by our lifetime attendance guarantee. That means Clients are welcome to attend any previously attended course for life; free of charge*. We offer this because we understand self-defense skills are perishable and understand that your safety and success equates to a safer environment.

*Pre-registration required, minus equipment and administrative fees.

Our team

Aquil Bey, Founder


Aquil is a retired Master Sergeant and US Army Green Beret with over 22 years of service. Upon retirement, he was recruited as the Director of Global Security and Safety for Under Armour, Inc., developing and implementing a global emergency action and communications strategy for over 15,000 employees. He continues to advise, train and assist individuals, churches and businesses in the development of crisis management and emergency action planning. Aquil is a Department of Defense trained Anti-Terrorism Officer and Nationally Registered Paramedic. He also maintains both civilian and law-enforcement crime prevention, less-lethal device, firearms instructor-trainer and emergency medical instructor certifications. He leverages his leadership, experience and skill sets obtained within the US Special Operations Community and corporate environments to channel his passion to guide the company's service to others.

Brittany Seldon, Business Development


Brittany Seldon joined our Team in October 2017 and assists in our business development strategy within the State of Maryland. She holds a B.S. in Psychology and is an advocate for the welfare and safety of both women and children. When not working directly with our company's programs, you can find her in the water, teaching children's swim classes or even training for her own triathlon. Brittany is the graduate of several courses including the Self-Defense Workshop and the Handgun Safety Course.

Alex Gunnerson, Adjunct Instructor, Tactical/High Threat Medical Programs


Alex joined our team in October 2018 and has been involved in the Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in the National Capital Region for over nine years. He currently works as a Firefighter/Paramedic for a metropolitan fire department in the Washington, District of Columbia area, where he serves as a clinical skills instructor and field preceptor in the Paramedic training program. He has extensive experience in practicing and teaching the management of traumatic injuries, as well as designing training programs for active assailant incidents. Alex holds international certifications as a Flight/Critical Care Paramedic and Tactical Paramedic and serves as an adjunct instructor for our Tactical/High Threat Medical Instructor for our tactical medicine courses.

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