A life-long student of the Japanese martial arts, holding black belts in Jujitsu, Judo and Karate, Mitchell's unique approach to firearm training and instruction is heavily influenced and characterized by concepts observed in these arts. Much like how the ancient warrior Samurai class regarded the sword, both his practice and instruction, Mitchell embraces methodologies that support and promote the concept that the gun should be regarded as an extension of your body. This ideology not only helps Mitchell's students adopt a more complete and earnest understanding of the gun, but also makes his classes uniquely fun and exciting.
In addition to being a NRA Certified Firearms Instructor and having earned numerous tactical firearm certifications from elite training schools, He's also worked as a private security operator and Close Protection Specialist for nearly 15 years, having guarded Fortune 100 company executives, natural disaster relief workers, and celebrities. He also presently serves as the National Training Director for the National African American Gun Association (NAAGA), responsible for creating and advancing the organization's firearms training and competition programs.
Also a Certified Personal Trainer, Mitchell recognizes the critical importance for firearm owners to also commit to maintaining good health and fitness in order to be truly effective in developing their defensive shooting skills. Therefore, to help his students progress beyond fundamental marksmanship skills to dynamic defensive shooting tactics, Mitchell developed ARCFIT™, a firearm focused, High-Intensity Interval (HIIT) fitness system.
Mitchell also served as the Assistant Director of the Senjokan Dojo, a traditional Japanese martial arts school located in Atlanta, Georgia for over six years, and currently holds the position of acting Assistant Executive Director of Gendai Senjo Bujutsu Kai and is also a member in good-standing with the Koden Bugei Kai Aikijujutsu Association and the USA Judo Association.