The founding instructor, Chris Ewens, was trained and certified by the State of California during 1986 as a state SWAT team member, as a state SWAT team sniper, and to instruct state peace officers in the use of handguns, rifles, shotguns, batons, and tear gas. During 1988, Chris received additional state certification in the use of state SWAT team machine guns. He was the primary tactical instructor for his SWAT team from 1986 to 1990, including instruction in close quarters battle, searching buildings, and team tactics. Chris also qualified and instructed officers of his agency for many years. Chris has been a member of the National Tactical Officers Association since 1986, and he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from California State University, Sacramento, in 1990.
For the past 30 years, Chris has instructed thousands of students in the use of handguns, rifles, shotguns, machine guns, as well as close quarters battle, searching buildings, and team tactics. During those years, Chris has written articles for trade magazines and internet sources. Chris supplemented his extensive law enforcement training by completing courses at nationally recognized training facilities. Chris is certified by the FBI, California Peace Officers Standards and Training, California Department of Justice, California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services, and the National Rifle Association to instruct handgun, rifle, shotgun, and personal protection courses.
Chris earned his Kung Fu San Soo black belt in 2005, adding his first through eighth(Master) degree black belts from 2006 to 2015. He utilizes these martial arts skills when he instructs retention and disarming techniques that are included in BullsEye advanced courses. BullsEye advanced handgun courses include retention instruction that is based on martial arts techniques taught by Kung Fu San Soo masters. This martial art is very effective and is designed to be used in street fighting, not sport tournaments or matches. The instruction helps prepare BullsEye students for situations when they are confronted by armed assailants, and are forced to prevent the assailant from obtaining their personal defense firearms.
Chris is a Christian, and attributes his full life to the personal relationship he has with God through God’s son, Jesus Christ. His decision to accept the grace of God was the most important decision he has made in his life.
Nick Ewens is Chris’ son, and has been training with Chris for much of his life. Nick has completed all the BullsEye advanced handgun, rifle, and shotgun courses, and has the skills to prove it. When he assists with instruction, he is always willing to demonstrate his abilities during classes.
Nick earned his black belt in Kung Fu San Soo in 2011, and assists with retention and force-on-force instruction in BullsEye classes. One of these days, Nick may shame his old man dad with his shooting abilities! On a lucky day of practice, at least!
Nick graduated from California State University, Long Beach in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He is currently employed as a law enforcement officer by a major California city law enforcement agency. Nick is a Christian as well. God has worked miracles in Nick’s life.
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