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Protective Pen2018-12-20T11:54:46-04:00

Protective Pen / Edge-Weapon

With the current restrictive gun laws in place, many individuals are looking for alternative ways to protect themselves and their loved ones. The Atienza Protective Pen / Edged-Weapon course is the answer. Atienza Kali is a very sought out organization their instructors are here to give you an introductory course in the art of unconventional self-protection tools starting with the pen and transitioning to the blade. The Pen & Knife course will teach some simple techniques (targeting, deployment, defense) and discuss the pros & cons of each tool. The 4-hour course is derived from the Atienza knife curriculum modified specifically for Gun For Hire students.

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“He engages the class well and keeps everyone involved.”

Hi Anthony, Charlie & Jimmy Last night I attended the First Steps class with Jimmy. Even though this class is geared for beginning shooters and I have been a gun owner since 1983, the class was very informative and I learned a lot. Jimmy has a great teaching style that made learning a serious topic fun and easy to understand. He engages the class well and keeps everyone involved. During the live fire session Paul worked with me and helped me overcome some bad habits I’ve developed over the years and he also has a nice approach to teaching firearms safety and handling. I also observed both Paul and Jimmy taking first-time shooters from nervous first trigger pulls to consistent groupings. Everyone seemed to be having a great time. Last week I also took the UT & FL non-resident CCW courses with Charlie at Cherry Ridge. He also has a great presentation style and managed to get a room full of applicants trained and processed promptly. Your Woodland Park facility is also first class. It’s clean and welcoming. Most indoor ranges I’ve been to are dark and not user-friendly. GFH stands head and shoulders above the competition. Thanks again for offering this opportunity to the public to increase firearms safety and skills. I look forward to another class soon. – Kevin K. GFH Member.


None. The material is suitable for all, including appropriately supervised, mature children. Minimum age is 13 years old.

Length of Course:

4-4.5 hours


Woodland Park Range

What to Bring:

• Comfortable clothing.

What We Will Cover

• Pen & Edged-Weapon target chain
• Deployment
• Pros & Cons of different tools
• Drawing techniques

Instructor Bios:

All of our high-level courses are taught by experienced professionals with the credentials to prove it. They are all trained and certified by the N.J. Police Training Commission, N.J. Department of Criminal Justice, and possess Federal Law Enforcement Instructor Certifications. They are experts in N.J. Use of Force Policies, and are always updating the course material with the latest use of force guidelines and case law. At Gun For Hire, this is not a “hobby”, but a full-time, legitimate vocation. Any “instructor” can teach you something, but only a select few can teach you the “why” or the “root of law” to justify your actions. If you were to use your newly acquired skills and were required to justify your actions, Gun For Hire instructors are ready, willing, and able to testify in your defense, as long as you had followed the training and procedures we provided. It does you, and your loved ones, no good if you survive the fight but have spend the next thirty years in prison because of the wrong advice you were given by a part-time amateur “instructor”.


Leo Manalo

Leo Manalo holds the rank of Guro and is the highest Full Instructor in Atienza Kali. As the highest ranking instructor, Guro Leo travels throughout [...]

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Disclaimer: In an effort to keep all of our students safe course objectives and drills are subject to change.