About Self Defense of Georgia, LLC

 

About Self Self Defense of Georgia:

Self Defense of Georgia is a proud partner of both the USCCA and the NRA. Self Defense of Georgia offers certification programs from the following national organizations: 

  • USCCA

  • NRA

  • American Red Cross

  • American Safety and Health Institute

  • National Safety Council

  • National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians

  • Health and Safety Institute 

  • American Heart Association

  • EMS Safety 

  • Emergency Care and Safety Institute 

  • American Academy of Pediatrics 

  • American Academy of Pediatrics 

  • American College of Emergency Physicians 

  • American Academy of Pediatrics

  • Taser

  • COBRA Self-Defense 

  • Sabrered

  • Texas State University Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training 

 

About our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Instructor:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. J. Hudson Garrett Jr.

President and CEO

Self Defense of Georgia, LLC

Dr. Hudson Garrett is the President and CEO of Self Defense of Georgia, LLC. He is a Training Counselor, Certified Instructor, and Range Safety Officer for the USCCA and a Certified Instructor and Chief Range Safety Officer for the NRA.  He is certified to teach the NRA programs of NRA Basic Pistol, NRA Rifle, NRA Basics of Home Firearm Safety, NRA CCW, NRA Range Safety Officer, NRA Refuse to Be a Victim, NRA Defensive Pistol, NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home, NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home Disciplines and the USCCA programs of USCCA Countering the Mass Shooter Threat, Emergency First Aid Fundamentals, LaserTrain, and Women’s Handgun & Self Defense Fundamentals Disciplines. 

 

Dr. Garrett is a Certified NRA Chief Range Safety Officer and a USCCA Range Safety Officer. He holds graduate certificates in healthcare leadership from Cornell, George Washington University, Yale, and the University of Notre Dame. He is an appointed member of the national advisory committee for the Health and Safety Institute.  Dr. Garrett is a member of the National Faculty Advisory Group for the Emergency Medical Patients: Assessment, Care, and Transport (EMPACT) and Health and Safety Institute. He holds specialty certifications in the areas of Armed Church Security Volunteer, Surviving the Active Shooter/Dangerous Intruder Incident, Reading Body Language, and Verbal and Physical De-escalation. He is a Certified Self-Defense Instructor with the American Sports and Fitness Association. He is a Certified Taser Civilian Trainer and also a COBRA Defense Certified Instructor. He is a Sabrered Personal Safety Academy Instructor. He is a Certified Situation Awareness Specialist and Certified Situation Awareness Specialist-Advanced Practitioner with the Arcuri Group, who is the global leader in situational awareness training and certification. Dr. Garrett is a graduate of The Complete Combatant's Deliberate Coaching and Image Based Decisional Drills Instructor Programs. 

 

Dr. Garrett has over 15 years of teaching experience educating the community, public safety, firearms owners, and medical professionals in various life-saving techniques. He is a Wilderness Certified Emergency Medical Technician, a Licensed Emergency Medical Services Instructor with the Georgia Department Department of Public Health Officer or Emergency Medical Services and Trauma, and is a Nationally Certified Emergency Medical Technician. He is a Board-Certified Tactical Responder by the International Board of Specialty Certifications.

 

Instructor Credentials and Qualifications: 

 

  • USCCA Training Counselor, Instructor # 723355

  • USCCA Certified Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals Instructor, Instructor # 723355

  • USCCA Certified Countering the Mass Shooter Threat Instructor, Instructor # 723355

  • USCCA Certified Emergency First Aid Fundamentals Instructor, Instructor # 723355

  • USCCA Certified Women’s Handgun and Self-Defense Fundamentals Instructor, Instructor # 723355

  • USCCA Range Safety Officer, Instructor # 723355

  • Certified Tactical Responder and Medic

  • Certified Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician 

  • NRA Certified Pistol Instructor, Instructor # 161339611

  • NRA Certified Rifle Instructor, Instructor # 161339611

  • NRA Certified Range Safety Officer, Instructor # 161339611

  • NRA Certified Chief Range Safety Officer, Instructor # 161339611

  • NRA Certified Refuse to Be a Victim Instructor, Instructor # 161339611

  • NRA Certified CCW Instructor, Instructor # 161339611

  • NRA Certified Home Firearm Safety Instructor, Instructor # 161339611

  • NRA Certified Personal Protection Inside the Home Instructor, Instructor # 161339611

  • NRA Certified Personal Protection Outside the Home Instructor, Instructor # 161339611

  • Taser Civilian Trainer and Instructor, Instructor # 1179

  • Glock Certified Armorer

  • Glock Sports Shooting Foundation, ID #: 0G6CQSLKIF 

  • SabreRed Personal Safety Academy Instructor

  • Health and Safety Institute (HSI) Training Center Director and Instructor Trainer

  • Health and Safety Institute (HSI) AVERT Instructor Trainer 

  • Code 4: Public Safety Education Association Verbal De-escalation 

  • Code 4: Public Safety Education Association Reading Body Language: See Danger, Deception, and Disagreement

  • Code 4: Public Safety Education Association Surviving the Active Shooter/Dangerous Intruder Incident

  • Code 4: Public Safety Education Association Armed Church Security Volunteer Basic Certificate 

  • Code 4: Public Safety Education Association Unarmed Church Security Volunteer Basic Certificate 

  • Code 4: Public Safety Education Association Leading a Church Safety and Security Program

  • IAHSS Healthcare Basic Security Certified

  • IAHSS Healthcare Advanced Security Certified

  • IAHSS Healthcare Security Supervisor Certified 

  • Law of Self Defense Instructor Program Graduate

  • Emergency Medical Patients: Assessment, Care, and Transport (EMPACT) National Faculty

  • National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) Instructor 

  • State of Georgia Department of Public Health Licensed Emergency Medical Services Instructor

  • Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services Licensed Emergency Medical Services Instructor

  • Texas Department of State Health Services Licensed Emergency Medical Services Instructor

  • National Registry of Emergency Medical Certifications Board Certified 

  • National Stop the Bleed Instructor and Ambassador

  • Certified Tactical Medic and Responder

  • Medical Reserve Corps, Fulton and Dekalb Boards of Health

  • Georgia Office of Adult Services Certified Adult Crime Tactics Specialist

  • American Red Cross Advanced Life Support Instructor Trainer

  • National Safety Council Instructor Trainer

  • American Heart Association Training Center Faculty

  • TACMED Associate Trainers Program

  • EMS Safety Certified Instructor

  • Emergency Care and Safety Institute Instructor Trainer

  • American Academy of Pediatrics Neonatal Resuscitation Program Instructor Mentor

  • American Academy of Pediatrics PEDSFACTS Instructor

  • American College of Emergency Physicians eACLS Instructor

  • AAP Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals Instructor & Course Coordinator

  • Registered Public Safety Leader

  • Texas State University Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) Instructor

  • COBRA Self Defense Instructor

  • American Sports & Fitness Association Self Defense Instructor, Instructor # 95488

  • Situation Awareness Specialist Certified, Arcuri Group

  • Situation Awareness Specialist-Advanced Practitioner, Arcuri Group 

  • Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Certified Handgun Instructor

  • North Carolina Department of Justice Concealed Handgun Instructor, Certification #: 7000723528195

  • South Carolina Law Enforcement Division Concealed Weapons Permit Instructor, Certification #: 202202818

  • The Complete Combatant Reactionary Zones

  • The Complete Combatant Deliberate Coaching Instructor

  • The Complete Combatant Image Based Decisional Drills Instructor

  • MAG20 – Armed Citizens’ Rules of Engagement:

  • MAG-Use of Deadly Force Instructor 

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Instructor Qualifications
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