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Meet the Trainers

Robert DaLessio – Director of Training

Hello my name is Robert DaLessio and I am the Director of Training at Second Amendment Sports. In the early years, which laid the foundation for what was to come, I was intrigued with defensive and tactical marksmanship training. I imagine this was greatly due to my martial arts training which started when I was 11 and has continued ever since. I sent myself to some of the top shooting schools from around the country, excelling as I continued from course to course, school to school (to include Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor Courses), I’ve been an active member of I.A.L.E.F.I. (International Association Of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors) both as a participant and as an instructor. At one point I was sanctioned as the West Coast division of the American Small Arms Academy (Mr. Chuck Taylor). Since then I have moved forward by starting “Street Concepts” which is the training division of Second Amendment Sports. My goal is to bring to you what I have learned along the way in both my education and practical application. I’m also the head instructor at the Goju Ryu Karate-do Seiwakai Bakersfield Dojo where I teach Goju Ryu Karate-do, one of the 4 original Japanese Karate Styles.

Please see below for a listing of some of my education and experience.

Objective:

To teach defensive and tactical marksmanship along with realistic hand to hand self-defense options so that students who might find themselves in harm’s way would have a better chance of survival. To continue my education so I can provide students with state of the science instruction.

Experience:

• Director of Training, “Street Concepts”- The Training Division of Second Amendment Sports

• Head Instructor, Goju Ryu Karate-Do Seiwakai Bakersfield (Karate)

• Director of Training, Second Amendment Sports (Chuck Taylor’s A.S.A.A. West Coast Division)

• Firearms Instructor, Chuck Taylor’s American Small Arms Academy

• H.S.C. Instructor, State of California D.O.J.

• Senior Firearms Instructor, Martial Arms/Second Amendment Sports, Inc.

• California Carry Concealed Weapons License Instructor, K.C. Sheriff’s Dept./Bakersfield City Police Dept.

• Firearms Instructor, Martial Arms/Second Amendment Sports, Inc.

• Firearms Instructor – Pistol – Rifle – Shotgun, N.R.A.

• Range Safety Officer – N.R.A.

• Range Safety Officer, Martial Arms/Second Amendment Sports, Inc.

• Force on Force Scenario Instructor, Martial Arms/Second Amendment Sports, Inc.

Education:

• Go-Dan (5th Degree Black Belt) Karate-Do, Certified in Japan

• Ni-Dan ( 2nd Degree Black Belt) Japanese Jujutsu

• Hornady Wound Ballistics Class, Bakersfield City Police Dept.

• Instructor Training Course, Chuck Taylor’s American Small Arms Academy

• Advanced Tactical Handgun Course, American Small Arms Academy

• California Handgun Safety Course (Instructor Course), Martial Arms/Second Amendment Sports, Inc.

• Tactical Precision Rifle Course, American Small Arms Academy

• Advanced Defensive Handgun Course, American Small Arms Academy

• Urban Tactical Precision Rifle Course, American Small Arms Academy

• Instructor Development Course, Martial Arms/Second Amendment Sports, Inc.

• California Carry Concealed Weapons Instructor Course, Martial Arms/Second Amendment Sports, Inc.

• Law Enforcement Instructors Training Conference, International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors, Inc.

• Law Enforcement Shoothouse Instructor Development Course, Pro-Active Training Institute, Inc.

• Law Enforcement Shotgun Instructor Course, Morrigan Consulting (K.C.S.O.)

• Range Safety Officer, Martial Arms/Second Amendment Sports, Inc

• Law Enforcement Scenario Training Instructor Course, Simmunitions

• California Handgun Safety Course (Instructor Course), Martial Arms/Second Amendment Sports, Inc.

• Firearms Instructor Course – Pistol – Rifle – Shotgun, N.R.A.

• Range Safety Officer Course – N.R.A.

• Advanced Defensive Handgun Course (Distinguished Graduate), American Small Arms Academy

• Martial Arms V Defensive Handgun Course, Martial Arms/Second Amendment Sports, Inc.

• Martial Arms IV Scenario Training Course, Martial Arms/Second Amendment Sports, Inc.

• Martial Arms III Defensive Handgun Course (Distinguished Graduate), Martial Arms/Second Amendment Sports, Inc.

• Martial Arms II Defensive Handgun Course (Distinguished Graduate), Martial Arms/Second Amendment Sports, Inc.

• Martial Arms I Defensive Handgun Course (Top Gun), Martial Arms/Second Amendment Sports, Inc.

• Tactics Course, Martial Arms/Second Amendment Sports, Inc.

• Precision Rifle Course, Martial Arms/Second Amendment Sports, Inc.

• Tactical Rifle Course, Martial Arms/Second Amendment Sports, Inc.

• Tactical Pistol Course, Martial Arms/Second Amendment Sports, Inc.

• Defensive Shotgun Course, Martial Arms/Second Amendment Sports, Inc.

• AR-15 Clinic, Martial Arms/Second Amendment Sports, Inc.

• Defensive Knife Course, Martial Arms/Second Amendment Sports, Inc.

Present/Past Associations:

• Dai Nippon Butoku Kai

• Goju Ryu Karate-Do Seiwa Kai, U.S.A.

• Chuck Taylor’s American Small Arms Academy

• International Association of Law Enforcement Instructors (I. A.E.F.I.)

• N.R.A.

• C.R.P.A.

Phil Gonzales

 

Hello, My Name is Phil. I became interested in the defensive use of firearms because I saw a growing trend in rising crime. I wanted to be the best I could be so I could protect my family at all times. I sent myself to Defensive handgun training. I trained hard and excelled. After making Distinguished Graduate (90%+) in the Advanced Defensive Handgun Level 3 Course I was asked to come on board, first as an Assistant Instructor, and, later as an Instructor.

Objective:

To share the knowledge I’ve accumulated of the years with others so that they too can become proficient in both the sporting aspect and defensive aspects of firearms.

Education:

  • Advanced Defensive Handgun 5 (Masters Course)
  • Advanced Defensive Handgun 4 (Force on Force Scenario Training)
  • Advanced Defensive Handgun 3 (Distinguished Graduate, multiple times)
  • Advanced Defensive Handgun 2 (Distinguished Graduate)
  • Advanced Defensive Handgun 1 (Distinguished Graduate)
  • Home Defensive Shotgun Course
  • 2-Day Tactical Rifle Course
  • Tactics Course
  • Handgun Retention Course
  • Defensive Knife Course
  • R.A. Pistol Instructor Course

Affiliations:

N.R.A.

Active Shooter Prepardness

4 Hours - $75.00

Our Active Shooter/Emergency Preparedness Course is designed to increase one's chances of survival. It seems like everyone agrees that during an active shooter situation there are the four options of; Run, Hide, Barricade and Fight. Unfortunately simply just  discussing these options wont be enough. In our reality based training we wont just discuss these options, student will be taught how to most effectively apply each one. Our hands on training will give students the confidence and skills necessary to survive during an active shooter, or other violent situation. Learning how to take control with a hands on approach when one must fight, along with being able to learn how to recruit others to help, during a paralyzing situation is the key to survival.

Needs Active Shooter Preparedness Course

Advanced Defensive Handgun 1

8 hour/3-Day Sessions - $225.00

These comprehensive handgun courses are our most popular to date. Come to class for 3 days, 8 hours per session and learn the modern technique of the pistol under the best of learning conditions. In our 3-Day courses we are able to teach in a building block style. Learning new techniques in every class with the opportunity to practice during the week, which maximizes each students chance to be the best that he/she can be. If you are serious about your self defense or the defense of others, then these courses are for you!

Needs ADH I, II, III Course

Advanced Defensive Handgun 2

8 hour/3-Day Sessions - $275.00

These comprehensive handgun courses are our most popular to date. Come to class for 3 days, 8 hours per session and learn the modern technique of the pistol under the best of learning conditions. In our 3-Day courses we are able to teach in a building block style. Learning new techniques in every class with the opportunity to practice during the week, which maximizes each students chance to be the best that he/she can be. If you are serious about your self defense or the defense of others, then these courses are for you!

Needs ADH I, II, III Course

Advanced Defensive Handgun 3

8 hour/3-Day Sessions - $295.00

These comprehensive handgun courses are our most popular to date. Come to class for 3 days, 8 hours per session and learn the modern technique of the pistol under the best of learning conditions. In our 3-Day courses we are able to teach in a building block style. Learning new techniques in every class with the opportunity to practice during the week, which maximizes each students chance to be the best that he/she can be. If you are serious about your self defense or the defense of others, then these courses are for you!

Needs ADH I, II, III Course

Advanced Defensive Handgun 4

8 hour/3-Day Sessions - $395.00

These comprehensive handgun courses are our most popular to date. Come to class for 3 days, 8 hours per session and learn the modern technique of the pistol under the best of learning conditions. In our 3-Day courses we are able to teach in a building block style. Learning new techniques in every class with the opportunity to practice during the week, which maximizes each students chance to be the best that he/she can be. If you are serious about your self defense or the defense of others, then these courses are for you!

Needs ADH IV Course

Advanced Defensive Handgun 5

8 hour/3-Day Sessions - $395.00

These comprehensive handgun courses are our most popular to date. Come to class for 3 days, 8 hours per session and learn the modern technique of the pistol under the best of learning conditions. In our 3-Day courses we are able to teach in a building block style. Learning new techniques in every class with the opportunity to practice during the week, which maximizes each students chance to be the best that he/she can be. If you are serious about your self defense or the defense of others, then these courses are for you!

Needs ADH V Course

AR15 Clinic

3 Hours - $35.00

The AR-15 Clinic includes a discussion on the history of the AR-15 rifle, accessories, ammunition selection, marksmanship, and proper zeroing of your AR-15. At the end of class, we will also learn to properly clean and maintain our AR-15s, so bring your cleaning gear!

Needs AR-15 Clinic

Basic Handgun Course

3 Hours - $45.00

This is a great first course of professional instruction for either target shooting or defensive shooting. It has been designed for beginners who are looking to make their first steps toward a greater level of proficiency in both firearms safety and basic marksmanship with handguns. While the course is set for target or bulls-eye shooting, it will permit the student to develop quickly into an accomplished defensive shooter, because of development of solid marksmanship abilities.
Student needs include a handgun, holster, magazine or speedloader, 50 rounds of ammunition, muff type ear protection, eye protection, and a notebook and pen.

This is a great first course of professional instruction for either target shooting or defensive shooting.

Needs Basic Handgun

Basic Rifle Course

3 Hours - $45.00

This course is designed to familiarize the novice in proper safety, general functionality, and marksmanship with their long gun.

Lecture on;

  • safety
  • ammunition
  • load/chamber check/unload
  • Marksmanship
  • range time

Needs Basic Rifle

CCW Initial Course - 8 Hour

8 Hour - $150.00

This course is mandatory for obtaining your initial CCW (Concealed Carry Weapon) License. Topics include safety, marksmanship, liabilities, stance, statistics, the path to choosing a defensive handgun and caliber combination, and much more. This course includes a written and shooting evaluation and is our basic level defensive handgun course. This is offered at least twice a month. Class time will allow for 1 Handgun to be qualified. To qualify additional handguns, please look to the CCW Handgun Qualification Class.

Needs CCW Cali Course

C.C.W. Handgun Qualification Class - 2 Gun

3 Hours - $25.00

In accordance to Governor Jerry Brown signing AB2103 all handguns carried by way of C.C.W. must be qualified with, showing minimum proficiency in marksmanship for each. Each class will have a refresher in safety and marksmanship along with range time for qualification. Qualification cards will be issued at time of qualification.

Needs CCW Handgun Qualification

C.C.W. Handgun Qualification Class - 3-6 Guns

3 Hours - $35.00

In accordance to Governor Jerry Brown signing AB2103 all handguns carried by way of C.C.W. must be qualified with, showing minimum proficiency in marksmanship for each. Each class will have a refresher in safety and marksmanship along with range time for qualification. Qualification cards will be issued at time of qualification.

Needs CCW Handgun Qualification

CCW Renewal Course - 4 Hour

4 Hours - $90.00

This course certificate is mandatory for renewing your CCW. It presents you with a modern perspective not found in many other institutions. The course is roughly 2/3 lecture, 1/3 range time, and includes written and shooting evaluations. Class time will allow for 1 Handgun to be qualified. To qualify additional handguns, please look to the CCW Handgun Qualification Class.

Needs CCW Cali Course

Basic Shotgun Class

2 Hours - $60.00

Learn the basics of the shotgun and how to use it. This is an excellent pre-requisite to the Home Defense Shotgun Course.

Needs Basic Shotgun Course

Defensive Handgun Course - 4 Hour

4 Hours - $60.00

This course will qualify you to present (draw) from the holster in our range. Learn; Safety, Marksmanship, Presentations (Draw) of the handgun from the holster, presentations of a handgun from a concealed holster and build increased marksmanship abilities. Learn when and what to do if you have a failure to stop.

NeedS 4HR. Defensive Handgun Course

Defensive Handgun Course - 1 Day

1 Day - $95.00

Learn defensive techniques to include presentations from the holster, single target engagements to 10m, failure to stop drills, how to negotiate multiple targets (2), tactical reloads, malfunction 1 & 2 clearances, and more! We take beginners and move them in a direction of proficiency in regards to defensive marksmanship to improve survivability chances on the street.​

Needs 1-Day Defensive Handgun Course

Defensive Knife 1

4 Hours - $75.00

An intro course in the self-defense use of the blade. Stance, presentation, counter moves, and more are taught in this course.

Needs Defensive Knife I

Defensive Knife 2

4 Hours - $75.00

Building on the techniques from the Knife I Course, Students will learn more techniques enabling them to become even more proficient with the blade. Prerequisite — Knife I

Needs Defensive Knife II

Glock/Springfield/S&W MP Maintenance Course

2 Hours - $25.00

We will go over proper cleaning and maintenance aspects of your handgun. We will also go over some common misconceptions of this firearms along with basic function hecks and techniques for diagnosis in the chance your handgun is not functioning properly. Bring your own cleaning gear. Cameras are suggested so you can make your own “personal maintenance manual”.

Needs Glock Maintenance Course

Handgun Presentation

2 Hours - $25.00

This course may be the best two hours spent in regards to your defensive training, realizing, it's one thing to carry a handgun but another to be able t access it in a timely manner. This course will cover; safety, marksmanship, open and concealed carry handgun presentations. This course will also satisfy the necessary training to continue to present from the holster during regular range operations for our members.

Needs Handgun Presentation Course

Handgun Retention Class

4 Hours - $90.00

Ever consider what would happen if someone tried to make a “GRAB” for your handgun? For those who carry a handgun on their person, whether professionally or as a self defense practitioner, this is a viable concern.

In this course, students will learn straightforward/practical techniques, to safeguard themselves from this type of attack. Course outline includes techniques for open and concealed carry. In the disarmament portion of this course you will learn techniques to utilize as a last resort, when you have no other option, if someone is within arm's reach and has a gun on you. Students have often referred to this course as one of the most fun and informative 4hr courses taught here at Second Amendment Sports.

Needs Handgun Retention

Home Defense Shotgun Course

4 Hours - $75.00

A course designed to give students a perspective of the use of the defensive shotgun. Topics include safety, modes of operation, discussion on ammunition selection, live fire, use in home defense, and more.

Needs Home Defense Shotgun Course

Ladies Only Defensive Course - 8 Hour

8 Hour - $130.00

LEARN:
*Hand To Hand Self Defense
*Defensive Knife
*Pepper Spray
*Defensive Handgun

This fun filled course will teach you several different defensive options so you can defend yourself in any circumstance

Needs 8hr Ladies Only Defensive Course

Ladies Only Hand to Hand

4 Hours - $45.00

Hand to hand self defense techniques for everyday life. In a situation where you may not have, or have time to deploy, self defense tools you need to become the weapon!

  • blocks
  • strikes
  • kicks
  • escapes from being grabbed

Needs Ladies Only Hand 2 Hand Course

Ladies Only Intro Handgun

3 Hours - $75.00

Trying to decide which handgun would be best for you? In the quest to find the answer there are three important things to consider. 1. Is the handgun going to fit your hand properly? 2. Is the handgun going to fit your lifestyle? 3. Is the handgun going to come in a caliber selection large enough to stop human aggression yet can you control it.

In this course students learn safety, ammunition/familiarization & marksmanship. Students get an opportunity to handle a dozen different handguns in dry practice to see which ones might answer the first two questions and then we take the favorite handguns of the class to the range and shot them all to confirm our initial decisions.

All the handguns and ammunition are included! Just bring yourself and a notebook and pen.

Needs Ladies Only Intro Handgun

Mens Only Intro Handgun

3 Hours - $75.00

Trying to decide which handgun would be best for you? In the quest to find the answer there are three important things to consider. 1. Is the handgun going to fit your hand properly? 2. Is the handgun going to fit your lifestyle? 3. Is the handgun going to come in a caliber selection large enough to stop human aggression yet can you control it.

In this course students learn safety, ammunition/familiarization & marksmanship. Students get an opportunity to handle a dozen different handguns in dry practice to see which ones might answer the first two questions and then we take the favorite handguns of the class to the range and shot them all to confirm our initial decisions.

All the handguns and ammunition are included! Just bring yourself and a notebook and pen.

Needs Mens Only Intro Handgun

Non Resident AZCCW Course

4 Hours - $90.00

Want to be able to protect yourself and your family during your travels? If the answer is ues then The Arizona Non-Resident CCW License is just what you need.

Needs Non Resident AZ CCW Course

Precision Rifle Course - 2 Day

2 Day - $295.00

This is a course designed for those who want to shoot up to the capability of their scoped long gun. The techniques learned will increase the capabilities of anyone interested in performance - from the law enforcement marksman to the hunter who is interested in that trophy animal. Marksmanship, shooting positions, ballistics, gear, optics, and many more topics will be lectured, discussed, and performed. Be prepared for two full days to include low-light shooting.

Needs 2 day Precision Rifle Course

Private Training

Individual and small groups
Private lesson benefits are:
Scheduling and tailored classes to specific needs

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Reloading Class

4 Hours - $45.00

-Interested in loading your own ammo?  Cutting cost and creating your own custom loads for the best possible performance are just a few of the advantages of reloading, as well as foregoing the registration process for ammunition purchases, starting in 2019.

In this class, we will cover topics such as;

  • Reloading basics and safety
  • Center fire components
  • Using reloading manual and data tables
  • Reloading equipment
  • Handgun reloading process and MUCH MORE!!!

Needs Reloading Class

Tactics 1 Course

4 Hours - $75.00

Learn the tactics associated with movement around your house or business. Home self defense myths exposed. Student will be involved with realistic scenarios.

Needs Tactics I Course

Tactical Pistol Course - 1 Day

1 Day - $125.00

Combine our Advanced Defensive Handgun Courses with our enlightening Tactics course. This course includes live-fire exercises that will help you in worst-case scenarios. Prerequisite - Advanced Defensive Handgun I

Needs 1-Day Tactical Pistol

Tactical Pistol Course - 2 Day

2 Day - $245.00

Combine our Advanced Defensive Handgun Courses with our enlightening Tactics course. This course includes live-fire exercises that will help you in worst-case scenarios. Prerequisite - Advanced Defensive Handgun I

Needs 2-Day Tactical Pistol

Tactical Rifle Course - 1 Day

1 Day - $95.00

This is an intensive field course geared toward the serious student, designed for the semiautomatic rifle or carbine. Marksmanship, shooting positions, calibers, loading, malfunctions, and low-light shooting will be just some of the lessons learned. This course is primarily designed for “iron sighted” rifles, but you may choose optics if you wish.

Needs 1-Day Tactical Rifle

Tactical Rifle Course - 2 Day

2 Day - $175.00

This is an intensive field course geared toward the serious student, designed for the semiautomatic rifle or carbine. Marksmanship, shooting positions, calibers, loading, malfunctions, and low-light shooting will be just some of the lessons learned. This course is primarily designed for “iron sighted” rifles, but you may choose optics if you wish.

Needs 2 day Tactical Rifle

Wound and Penetration Ballistics Course

3 Hours - $35.00

Too many people have been confused by ammunition company’s advertisements about the abilities of different types of defensive ammunition. In the course we plan to demonstrate the truth in regards to penetration and bullet expansion with rifles, shotguns and handgun alike. If you are looking for "Real" firsthand knowledge this class is a must. We will be testing ballistics in media such as; interior walls, interior doors, exterior doors, car doors and windshields. Utilizing hog ribs, a realistic comparison to human anatomy, that will be clothed we will also simulate defensive penetration needs and bullet expansion. For the self-defense practitioner who is concerned for the innocent people around themselves, whether in the street or in your home.

Needs Wound & Penetration Ballistics Course