Experienced, Knowledgeable and Professional
Empowering others with skill, knowledge and the self-confidence to handle potentially life threatening or difficult situations and achieve their goals at any age.
Andrea Tabei is the Owner and Director of Instruction at Executive Self-defense and Fitness, LLC. She is an advanced level certified Krav Maga Instructor, a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Krav Maga, a certified Instructor in Law Enforcement Krav Maga, a Black Belt in Arnis, a certified Arnis Weapons Instructor, a certified MMA Conditioning Coach, NRA Pistol Coach and a certified Primal Move Instructor. Andrea’s experience encompasses self-defense techniques, empty-hand combatives, fight and tactical strategy and movement, multiple attacker techniques and strategies, ground fighting, takedowns, weapon defenses (handgun, knife, blunt object, long gun, automatic weapon), knife on knife fighting, joint locks and pressure points, boxing, Muay Thai, tactical pen and force multipliers, car-jacking defense, erratic/violent vehicle passenger defenses, advanced driving skill development and evasion tactics, home invasion defense, third-party protection, combat arts, weapon retention, ASP Baton and Law Enforcement DT/techniques and cuffing. This background gives her a unique expertise in the field of self-defense, personal protection and third-party defense.
Andrea’s Certifications, Licenses and Training Areas:
3rd Degree Black Belt, Krav Maga
Certified Advanced Level Krav Maga Instructor
Certified Law Enforcement Krav Maga Instructor
Certified Youth Krav Maga Instructor
Certified MMA Conditioning Coach
Certified Arnis Weapons Instructor
Black Belt, Arnis Knife & Stick Fighting
Certified Primal Move Instructor
Certified Tactix Instructor
Advanced IASTM Certified Practitioner
NRA Pistol Coach
Certified ASP BYOD OC Pepper Spray Instructor
Russ Harrison presents specialty seminars at Executive Self-defense and Fitness, LLC. Russ has been a police officer since 1994. In his many years of service, he has gained an extensive knowledge about human behavior, crime, situational awareness and safety. During this time, he additionally served as a field training officer.
Russ’ Certifications, Licenses and Training Areas:
Certified Advanced Police Officer
Extensive Handgun Training
Active Shooter Training
Tactical Handgun Training
Krav Maga Practitioner
Cedric Jordan is Krav Kick Instructor at Executive Self-Defense and Fitness, LLC. He has over 15 years of Martial Arts experience and currently holds a 3rd Dan (Degree) Black belt in TaeKwonDo and is a certified NASM Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning Specialist. Cedric enjoys practicing hand to hand Combative Arts and Defense and is involved in the Krav Maga instructor training program at ESDF.
Cedric’s Certifications, Licenses, and Training Areas:
NASM Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning Specialist (MMACS)
Certified Instructor, Tae Kwon Do
3rd Dan (Degree) Black belt, TaeKwonDo
Combative Arts and Defense
Krav Maga Practitioner
Michael Tutton is a wilderness survival skill and wilderness first aid instructor. Being the proud owner of Lonestar Wilderness & Medical Training, he began teaching Wilderness First Aid, Civilian First Aid and CPR in 2001.
– Instructor for the American Red Cross and American Heart Association
– Completed EMTB and Paramedic training
– Former EMS Instructor for North East Texas Community College
Michael is also the owner of Tejas Firearms Training where he is the primary instructor of many courses.
-TX DPS License to Carry Instructor
-NRA Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, and Range Safety Officer
-Lead instructor at U.S. Small Arms Training School where he teaches Precision Rifle Shooting (Designated
Marksman/Police Sniper) and a defensive pistol course.
-TXDPS/PSB continuing education instructor of security officers
Michael is native to the Police force as well.
-Former SWAT Officer that dealt with undercover narcotics.
-Completion of numerous courses in Law Enforcement
-Ability to put a real world, firsthand experience to his training classes.
Matt has been training at ESDF for five years. Matt has 10 years of experience coaching youth sports combined between his two daughters, is a volunteer for his Church’s youth program and co-leads a middle school Bible study at First United Methodist in downtown McKinney. Matt is also a regular chaperone for youth camps and field trips making him a valuable asset in leading our Youth Training Program at ESDF. His favorite quotes are from Teddy Roosevelt, “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” and from a sign from his 8th math teacher’s classroom, “Tell me, I’ll forget. Show me I’ll remember. Involve me, I’ll understand”. He brings both of those in spirit to class every night as he helps in the progression of new students.
Brian Warren Brian has been training at ESDF for 3 years, and recently completed the USKMA Level 2 test. Brian comes to ESDF with a background in military training. Brian spent 8 years training units of regiments for simulating reality based combat. He wants to continue his fitness career practicing, and perfecting the art of Krav Maga. He helps at ESDF by preparing advanced practice movements, maintaining the studio’s structure, and enforcing proper form techniques in classes. Brian says “It is best to learn to continuously challenge yourself mentally and physically because the importance to be able to properly protect myself and others from harm.”