The Instructors at Diversified Defense put safety first and foremost. We cater to teaching students how to defend themselves in real-life situations, by means of firearms, other weapons, or open-hand. Instructors are able to adjust class depth to make sure all attendees feel welcome and challenged, but not overwhelmed. Our instructors hope to share the passion and joy of shooting with others, while teaching the personal safety along the way.
Vic Fredlund is a veteran of the US Navy, and has been in the HVAC industry for over 25 years. He has also been involved in self-defense and personal protection for over 20 years, as an instructor in TaeKwonDo, Modern Arnis, and Haganah. He has trained extensively in unarmed defense, improvised weapons, and knife-fighting skills. In addition, Vic has trained with several industry leaders in firearms, such as Travis Haley, Tom Givens, and Garrett Machine, among others, and is an NRA Certified Pistol instructor and Range Safety Officer. After teaching for others for several years, Vic became co-owner and lead instructor of Diversified Defense, and offers a wide variety of instruction in skills ranging from basic self-defense and knife vs knife all the way to active shooter scenarios and defensive shooting.
Julie has a passion for shooting, and finds teaching new shooters proper techniques and drills quite rewarding. As a firm believer in active training for personal development, Julie trained extensively in basic handgunning up through Active Shooter scenarios, Israeli Professional Tactical Training and other advanced classes and lectures. Julie is a certified NRA Pistol Instructor, NRA Range Safety Officer, an IDPA Safety Officer, and CHL holder. Julie has also been quite involved with A Girl and a Gun Shooting League, serving as National Secretary, and local Leander/Austin Facilitator.
Julie also has a strong background in Martial Arts including Tae Kwon Do, Modern Arnis (sticks/canes), Israeli Tactical Knife, George Dillman System (pressure points), Krav Maga, Kubaton, and HaganaH (Isreali reality-based self-defense fighting)