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Help more students in more effective ways using the Instructor Development Portal!

If you're like most self-defense and firearms instructors, you battle two significant hurdles in your business:

  1. Helping your students know and appreciate what they will face in real encounters so that they take their training seriously.
  2. Getting enough students in class!

I struggled with the same two hurdles, so I feel your pain!

In order to break through those hurdles, you need to know how to use the very best materials for your students, and how to leverage the power of social media to help you meet as many students as possible!

Students don't have time for fluff; you need to give them real-life examples of why the skills you teach are so important!

Today's self-defense and firearms students are very wary of wasting their time and money on training that is outdated, ineffective, and out of touch with reality. They want results!

One of the best ways that you can help your business thrive and your students succeed is by showing them real-life examples of the principles you are teaching. 

Transferring knowledge to your students and helping them improve can't stop at the end of your course.

We don't live in a day and age where students will take copious notes in a classroom and then drill them on their own in their home. The 24-hour access to information and training resources means they are open to learning, and they are open to a trusted advisor like you helping them. But you have to be able to actually reach them to do that! 

You also need a way to differentiate yourself from others and attract more students

If your area is anything like mine, there are bunches of new instructors setting up shop because of the gun boom and the 24-hour news cycle, and many of those instructors are practically giving away their courses. You know that people get what they pay for, and that those fly-by-night classes aren't worth a thing, but convincing potential students that your courses are worth what you're asking is not always easy!

Having someone stand behind you as a business of integrity, with quality content and good principles, is a great step in showing potential students that you're not a run of the mill instructor. You're an honest-to-goodness teacher who offers incredible value. That's how to get more students in class.

​You've got to differentiate yourself in your marketplace if you're going to succeed in your market.

Have you got all three?

  • Real-life examples, broken down for your students to learn
    This will help them internalize the lesson as they see the story unfold. It's also a lot of work to do. (ask me how I know!)
  • Additional knowledge and learning for your students before and after the course
    You've got to connect with them regularly, and in ways they are ready for!
  • Differentiated content and methods
    If you look just like everyone else, you're impossible to pick out of the herd.

If those three needs sound a little daunting, I get it because I have been there!

I started teaching self-defense and firearms in early 2011, and I quickly found myself battling all three problems. I couldn't find enough students to fill classes after my friends and family took a class with me. Once I did have a class, I found that my impact was not as large as I would like because the students eventually forgot what I had taught them. And bringing them back for new classes got harder and harder when other instructors were offering ridiculously priced classes and I couldn't show why mine were different and worth their time and money.

That's when I started really getting serious about my business

To make it in the defensive instruction world, I finally had to get serious about being excellent and getting after building my business. I have done so, and I want to help you carve out your niche as well.

I started by diving into real-life defensive encounters caught on surveillance video. I have narrated almost 700 real defensive encounters, and upload a new one for students and instructors to use every single day. 

I've combined that with learning how to leverage my mission, vision, and values to build my particular message and then spent a TON of time learning how to use social media to bring that to students in highly effective and highly efficient ways. I want to help you do the same for your students, because in helping you help your students, I get to help them as well and we all win. That's the goal! 

That's the heart behind


The Instructor Development Portal is designed to help you be more effective as a teacher and more effective at building your business using social media, particularly Facebook.

The Instructor Development Portal puts several significant tools at your disposal to help you:

  1.  The rights to use all 700 narrated self-defense encounters on the ASP website in your courses.
  2. Access to instructor-only content: Every lesson comes with additional material for you as an instructor to use in classes and build classes from to help your students.
  3. Help with social media, particularly Facebook: I have Facebook on lock down (228k fans and 1 million plus weekly reach), and will teach you how to build your presence in effective, moral, time-efficient ways.
  4. Listing on the Active Self Protection website as an affiliated instructor: Once you agree to our Professional Code of Conduct, you'll be listed for our 228,000+ fans who are looking for courses in their area. When students need to find an instructor, you'll show up in their neighborhood!
  5. An instructor forum to help you bounce ideas off of other instructors, learn, swap curriculum, etc

What People Are Saying About Our Narrated Videos

John Doe UI/UX Designer

“Real-life lessons help our officers stay safe"

"When training our security officers, the lessons of Active Self Protection give us real scenarios and common sense answers in how to deal with those scenarios. Thanks for covering our ASP and helping keep our first responders safe, John!"

Dustin Shorter
- District Manager, Strider Security

“His videos and commentary give instructors the answers they need”

"John's research into the back stories for countless videos provide names to faces we have all seen wondering what led up to that point where things went so violently wrong. His videos and commentary gives instructors the answers they need to inform students how an ordinary day with typical behavior can suddenly turn south in a hurry to drive awareness home to the students. He pulls back the blind fold that so many students simply chalk up to being in the wrong place at the wrong time."

David Laird
- Director of Training, C2 Tactical, Tempe AZ
John Doe UI/UX Designer
John Doe UI/UX Designer

"Helps my classes understand the reality of defensive situations"

"Active Self Protection videos help my classes understand the reality of defensive situations instead of the main stream media portrayals. John give valid points for the students to grasp without a lot of bravado, or tactical jargon. The videos allow the student to make their own informed decisions regarding defensive encounters and awareness."

Robert Neil
- Owner, Threefold Defensive Training, Aurora, CO

Enroll in the Instructor Development Portal Today!

​All of the benefits of the Instructor Development Portal are yours for only $99 per year for plank holders. That price won't last forever, but for our first instructors, we want to make it very affordable!

As always, there is a no-question 30 day money back guarantee. If you're unsatisfied with the Instructor Development Portal, you'll receive a full refund.

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John Correia

About the Author

John Correia is the founder and owner of Active Self Protection. He was a member of the US Navy for 8 years before transitioning out of the military and pursuing self-defense and firearms training. He has multiple certifications in firearms instruction, a 10-year earned black belt in a defensive martial art, and a Masters Degree in a communications-related field.

John and his family live in Phoenix, Arizona. John pastors a church in the Phoenix area and is passionate about helping people in all walks of life to protect themselves and their loved ones from all types of harm.

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You are fully protected by our 100% Satisfaction-Guarantee. If you don't like what you get in the Instructor Development Portal within the first 30 days, just let us know and we'll send you a prompt refund.