Oral Histories: John Holschen

John Holschen has many years of service in the U.S. Special Operations community as an operator and a trainer. As a civilian trainer he has worked to convert his specialized skills in the areas of weapons and combative techniques into useful defensive curricula for private citizens. John has placed among the top participants in the “National Tactical Invitational” (NTI) multiple times and has been recognized as a “Master Instructor” and “Master Tactician” by the American Tactical Shooters Association.

We wouldn’t be where we are today if we didn’t have the foundations to build upon. And I think what Cooper did is he brought into — at least in my awareness, he was really the first person to codify and bring into the civilian setting access to that type of codified handgun … instruction. 

– John Holschen

Interviewer: Tiffany Johnson
Interviewee: John Holschen
Date of Interview: October 7, 2016
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The Interview

John Holschen on Training and History

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