Rick Wigginton – Defensive Tactics

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Rick Wigginton

Professor Rick Wigginton is one of the nation’s highest ranked martial arts masters and one of the foremost weapons and defensive tactics trainers. As a consultant and trainer of unarmed and armed defensive tactics, non-lethal and lethal force, security and executive protection consultant, operative and trainer, his clientele reads like a who’s who and has included members of:

  • U.S Treasury Dept. Firearms Instructors
  • U.S. Secret Service Training Director & Presidential Security Detail
  • Drug Enforcement Administration
  • U.S. Justice Department U.S. Border Patrol
  • Bureau of Immigration & Naturalization Service Special Agents, Defensive Tactics & Firearms Instructors
  • U.S.M.C. Inspectors & Instructor Staff
  • U.S. Army Special Forces
  • International Police Training Association
  • International Practical Shooting Co-federation
  • Federal Firearms Instructors
  • State & Municipal Police, Correctional, Parole & Court Officers
  • U.S. Army Intelligence: Office of Naval Intelligence.

As a lecturer and demonstrator Rick Wigginton personal appearance include:

  • Madison Square Garden
  • The Felt Forum
  • The Manhattan Center
  • Sunnyside Gardens
  • Nassau Coliseum
  • The Philadelphia Civic Center
  • The Spectrum
  • Center for the Performing Arts
  • The Berean Institute
  • The Haranbi Institute
  • University of Illinois
  • Temple University
  • Villanova University
  • U.S. Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, PA.
  • U.S. Army Hospital, Valley Forge, PA.
  • Veterans Administration Hospital, Coatesville, PA.
  • Philadelphia Center for Gymnastics and Martial Arts

Rick Wigginton appearance include numerous events hosted by:

Rick Wigginton Television appearances include:

  • ABC’s Wide World of Sports
  • Hudson Valley Today
  • The Way of the Warrior
  • and various news features.

Professor Rick Wigginton has been a professional published author and contributing editor since 1973. Rick Wigginton has articles, commentaries and interviews that span seven publishing groups, numerous magazine titles, specials and various newspapers.

Professor Rick Wigginton has a background in martial arts and related fields that spans 47 years. Rick Wigginton has served as Executive Vice President for a major martial arts organization, National Director of a second and Founder-Director of a third.

  • 1992: Designed, engineered & developed “The Liberator” defensive flashlight adapter & training programs.
  • 1988: Defense Science Institute (DSI) Established.
  • 1983: Founder & Director: American Asian Martial Arts Federation (AAMAF) Dai-Nippon Ju-Jitsu Kai.
  • 1983: Mokuroku Shihan: Koga-Ryu Shinobi-No-Jutsu (Ninjutsu)
  • 3/9/82: Kyoju (Professor) Japanese Martial Arts/Ways Bugei/Budo
  • 5/5/82: Doctor of Philosophy: University of Oriental Philosophy of the Asian Martial Arts
  • 1/24/83: Mokuroku Kaiden: Daiken Kempo
  • 1/24/83: Mokuroku Kaiden: Okugi Ryu Aiki-Jutsu
  • 1/5/82: Menkyo Shihan: Oikiru Ryu Kobu-Jutsu
  • 2/1/82: Hachidan Hanshi 8th Degree Black Belt: Oikiru Ryu Aiki-Ju-Jutsu: Hombu Division Head: Senior International Master Instructor
  • 5/5/82: Shichidan Shihan 7th Degree Black Belt: Oikiru Ryu Kempo Jutsu
  • 2/18/82: Godan Shihan 5th Degree Black Belt: Oikiru Ryu Kempo Jutsu
  • 3/9/82: Godan Shihan 5th Degree Black Belt: Goju Kempo Karate-Do
  • 9/11/82: 1st Master’s Seminar: International Police Academy Monadnock PR-24 baton certified
  • 8/30/82: Hanshi Master Teacher United Kenpo Association
  • 7/11/74: Godan Renshi 5th Degree Black Belt: American Bushido Martial Arts Federation: Executive Vice President
  • 1974: Gold Medal Weapons Grand Champion: All Japan Karate-Do Federation Tournament: Students captured Silver & Bronze
  • 6/1/72: Yondan Renshi 4th Degree Black Belt: American Bushido Martial Arts Federation
  • 5/23/71: Sandan 3rd Degree Black Belt: American Bushido Martial Arts Federation
  • 1970-71: Kyokushinkai-kan Karate-Do Nakamura Sensei
  • 1971: Chito-Ryu Karate-Do All Japan Karate-Do Federation: Dometrich Sensei
  • 1969-70: Shotokan Karate-Do Shuto Karate Club: Rabouin Sensei: East Coast Karate Association-Okazaki Sensei:
  • 1971: Shodan 1st Degree Black Belt: Nihon Honbu Aikido McGuire AFB Aiki-Kai: McGuire AFB Judo Club: Decker Sensei
  • 1969: USMC Representative National Open Karate Championships USMC Close Combat Instructor Judo: Aikido: Kempo: Chen-Na: Chi-Chi-Ssu: Troi Sensei Hakkoryu Ju-Jutsu: Kondei: Gakko Kempo: Kobu-Jutsu: Koga Ryu Nin-Jutsu: Duncan Sensei
  • 1966: Shodan: Combat Ju-Jutsu: Williams Shoto-Kai & Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do: Sergeant B.J. Wall & R.P. Best Sensei(s)
  • 1958: Began Ju-Jutsu, Close Combat & Weapons training: Williams Sensei

Rick Wigginton is a member of:

  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • American Legion
  • A Former Marine Corps League Officer
  • Legion of Honor Recipient Chapel of The Four Chaplains
  • National Rifle Association
  • Veterans Administration Voluntary Services

Rick Wigginton has received numerous awards for contributions to veterans:

  • 1996: Detective’s Endowment Association Police Department City of New York
  • 1995: 1996: The Honor Legion Police Departments State of New Jersey Honorary
  • 1995: The Honor Legion Police Department City of New York
  • 1995: New York State Fraternal Order of Police Empire State Lodge, Inc.

Rick Wigginton Sanctions by members of the:

  • National Association of Chiefs of Police
  • International Training Commission for Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics
  • International Board of Criminology.

Rick Wigginton Military Service:

  • U.S. Marine Corps 1966-70: Rank: Sergeant
  • U.S. Marine Corps Reserve 1970-75: Rank: Permanent Staff Sergeant
  • Acting Gunnery Sergeant

Rick Wigginton Marine Corps Institute Graduate in:

  • Tactics of the Marine Rifle Squad
  • Infantry Battalion Organization, Communication & Crew Served Weapons
  • Individual Protective Measures
  • Operations Against Guerrilla Units
  • Counter Insurgency & Counter Terrorism
  • Land Mines & Booby Traps
  • The Marine NCO
  • Nuclear, Biological & Chemical Warfare

Rick Wigginton Small Arms Expert in:

  • U.S. Pistol .45 Cal.
  • M1911A1
  • U.S. Rifle 7.62 MM M-14
  • U.S. Rifle 5.56 MM M-16
  • U.S. Rifle .30 Cal. M-1

Rick Wigginton Graduate of:

  • Hackathorn’s Advanced Tactical Handgun June 1988
  • PPS Select Fire Submachine Guns Sept. 1988

Rick Wigginton Firearms Specialist:

  • Defensive Handgun
  • NRA law enforcement pistol & shotgun expert
  • Close Quarter Lethal Force Survival & Application

Rick Wigginton Security & Executive Protection Consultant, Operative, Trainer Clients Have Included:

  • Grammy Award Winner Grover Washington, Jr.
  • Disco Star Evelyn “Champagne” King
  • Celebrity Manager Lloyd Zane Remick
  • Record Producers & Music Publishers Bunny Sigler & Theodore Life
  • Excalibur Associates
  • Zane Management Corp.
  • Falcone Motors
  • Franklin Contractors

Rick Wigginton trained personnel have served in a variety of security & executive protection capacities for such celebrities as:

  • Frank Sinatra
  • George C. Scott
  • John Travolta
  • The Osmonds

Rick Wigginton various corporate accounts include:

  • General Electric
  • Mac Neil Laboratories

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