Meet The Experts

Rafael Velez Rivera

Raphael Velez Rivera, M.A., QMHP

Your Instructor in Florida

Meet Raphael Velez Rivera, a highly qualified and experienced instructor with multiple certifications under his belt. In addition to being a certified USCCA firearm and self-defense instructor, he is also a Grand Master in Tang Soo Do (Korean Martial Arts) and KunTao (Filipino Martial Arts). He has competed professionally under the International Sport Karate Association (IKSA) with 7 National and world titles. He has been inducted into the Action Martial Arts Hall of Honor and Masters of the Martial Arts HOF. He is a professional Dive Master with SSI with over 400 dives. Raphael has worked as a mental health counselor for 25 years. He is the founder of Lake Ridge Family Martial Arts, LLC and Alliance Firearms Defensive Concepts, LLC. He is dedicated to helping individuals and families learn how to protect themselves and their loved ones through the use of firearms, martial arts, and other self-defense tactics. With his extensive knowledge, personalized approach, and commitment to safety, Raphael is the ideal instructor for anyone looking to improve their self-defense skills.


Sheepdog Response

 Raphael has completed training with Sheepdog Response, a provider of self-defense and firearms instruction. Through this training, he has learned self-defense tactics, striking skills, weapons retention, situational awareness, and more.

Firearms Instructor with United States Concealed Carry Association

As a USCCA-certified firearms instructor, Raphael is well-versed in the fundamentals of firearms safety and marksmanship. He is qualified to teach courses on defensive shooting concepts, emergency first-aid fundamentals, concealed carry and home defense, and more.

Owner of Alliance Firearms Defensive Concepts, LLC

As the owner of Alliance Firearms Defensive Concepts, LLC, Raphael has extensive experience in firearms instruction and education. He is committed to providing high-quality training to individuals who want to learn how to protect themselves and their loved ones with firearms.

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Rafael Velez Rivera

Jamey Wyman, USMMC

Jamey Wyman is a highly decorated veteran who has been awarded the Navy Achievement Medal, 2-Armed Forces Expeditionary Medals, the Good Conduct Medal, and 2 Sea Service Deployment Ribbons. He is a proud husband and father of two children. As a fully-vetted USCCA certified instructor, Jamye is qualified to teach CCW and home defense courses.

Jamey is an exceptional firearms instructor with a technical teaching style that makes learning easy to grasp. His classes are highly recommended, safe, professional, and well-organized. Jamye’s commitment to firearms safety and responsible gun ownership is evident in his teaching, and his passion for helping others become proficient with firearms is contagious.

If you’re looking for a knowledgeable and experienced firearms instructor who will take the time to teach you the proper techniques and safety protocols, look no further than Jamye Wyman. With his expertise, dedication, and friendly approach, you’ll become a confident and responsible gun owner in no time.

Learn more from our FAQ

Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section. We understand that you may have questions about our firearms instruction business and the classes we offer. To help you find the answers you need, we have compiled a list of some of the most commonly asked questions and their answers. If you have any other questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our experienced instructors are always here to help you.

 Do I need to bring my own firearm to the class?

No, you do not need to bring your own firearm to the class. We provide firearms for students to use during the training.

What if I have never handled a firearm before?

 Our classes are designed to be beginner-friendly and our instructors will provide you with all the necessary instruction and guidance to ensure your safety and success. We welcome students of all skill levels and experience.

How can I sign up for a class?

You can sign up for a class by contacting us through our website or by phone. We will provide you with all the necessary information and help you choose the best class for your needs.

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