Vietnam Veteran and Former Police Officer Finds Home Teaching Self Defense
Instructor Duane Huffstutler lives by Christian principles, “I treat people the way they want to be treated by how they treat others and I have always been one to try to help people that wanted my help.”
Duane was picked on as a kid because “he couldn’t run much and was a bit pudgy around the waist”. He tried several self defense courses back then but nothing really would help him when things got tough. He even wrestled in high school and even though he wasn’t all that good, he hung in there a couple of years.
When Instructor Huffstutler graduated from high school he worked at several different jobs then decided to join the Army. There he learned some combat self defense in preparation for Viet Nam. He remembers it was hard work but still a lot of fun.
After the Army he was hired at the local police department. He found it interesting between the politics and the training and while on duty he was involved in several fights and use of force incidents. However, the pay wasn’t that great. This is when he realized that there was more to life than minimum wage and started college with an electronics technology major. Duane eventually graduated at the top of his class and built a career developing satellite dishes, flight simulators, manufacturing and real aircraft.
“So here I am, about ready to retire and wanted something to keep me busy. I have paid very close attention to how bad a lot of people have gotten with a lot of shooting and killing in other ways so I felt it was time to help people fight back and survive the attacks. That is where I am at this point working on aircraft and teaching self defense. What more could a person ask for.”