Deputy Rob Bardsley is the Senior Arrestling Level 4 Instructor. He has trained in Arrestling from the beginning and was Founder Gulla's main sparring partner for over 14 years.

Rob Bardsley is a 26 year police veteran of King County Sheriff's Office and is currently working as the School Resource Officer in the City of Shoreline. a contract city.

Rob was an instructor at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center (Police Academy) for 4 years. He was an Advance Training Unit Instructor for 3 years and is a Master Defensive Tactics Instructor for the State of Washington.

He worked as a member of the Green River Task Force and was King County Sheriff's Office Range Master. In 2002 he won a bronze medal in Submission Grappling at the CamAm Police and Fire Games.

He's a Master Firearms Instructor and former Range Master.

Sgt Gary Drake. Currently Assigned to Suquamish Tribal Police Department
Arrestling Level 4 Instructor

Academy Defensive Tactics Instructor for 3 Years

Purple belt in brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Marcelo Alonso Carlson Gracie Team
King Co. Correction officer with over 12 years experience
Court Detail Unit = Specializing in high security transports and trails.
Member King Co. Honor Guard
Master Pistol Qualification - Simunition® Scenario Instructor
Washington State Master Defensive Tactics Instructor
Master Taser Instructor - Mixed Martial Arts Fighter
Swat Team Qualified - Entry - Breaching
Confined Space Survival Instructor- Cell Entry Specialist

Deputy Tim McClung
Arrestling Level I Instructor Started 1993
Current assignment: King County Airport
Began Law Enforcement in 1983 with the El Paso County Sheriff'sOffice Deputy with Latah County Idaho and Des Moines Police Department, Assignment have included SWAT, Traffic, Sex Crimes Investigations and dynamite disposal
Martial Arts background began with Judo in 75, then TKD, Karate, Ju-Jutsu, and more TKD
Deputy Victor J. Cleere
Arrestling Level II Instructor, Started 1996
Current assignment: Kitsap County Sheriff Deputy - Patrol
Began Law Enforcement 1995 Jail, 1998 Deputy
Master Defensive Tactics Instructor, Firearms Instructor, Taser Instructor, LVNR Instructor and Riot Control Tactics Instructor.
Arrestling Group Leader Kitsap County DT Training Group
7 Years United States Navy - Simunition® Scenario Instructor
25 years of Martial Arts Training including Renbukai, Kajukenbo, Filipino Martial Arts, Judo, Wrestling, Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Sgt Don Davis
Arrestling Level I Instructor, Started 1996
12 year veteran, King County Sheriff's Office
Current assignment: Admin Sgt to Field Ops Chief
Master Defensive Tactics Instructor, Firearms Instructor and Taser Instructor. King County's "1994 Officer of the Year"
4 years Police Academy Defensive Tactics Instructor
Martial Arts Black Belt Songham Tae Kwon Do

Trooper Ryan Spurling - Arrestling Level II

  • Arrestling Level I instructor, started in 1999
  • 20+ year veteran Trooper of the Washington State Patrol
  • Lead Control / Defensive Tactics instructor at the WSP Academy for the past 9 years
  • Lead TAC officer and physical fitness instructor at the WSP Academy for the past 9 years
  • Master Defensive Tactics Instructor for the Criminal Justice Training Commission since 2001
  • Sandan (3rd degree black belt) in Okinawian Butokukan Karate
  • Firearms, Taser, instructor.
  • Department Armorer since 1996 
  • Field Training Officer
  • Certified Personal Trainer (Cooper Institute since 2000)(National Academy Of Sports Medicine 2008)
  • Retired 1SG after 21 1/2 years in the military (4 years USMC and 17 ½ US Army reserves) Mobilized for Operation Iraqi Freedom as a BTN Acting Command Sergeants Major. NCOIC of Task Force Regan in 2004 and assisted with the development and running of an 8 hour combative course that trained thousands of soldiers and airmen being deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, Sinai, Kosovo and Guantanamo Bay.

Officer Brad Conway - Arrestling Level II

Started with Arrestling in 1999.  11 years with Seattle PD.  Currently the lead physical fitness trainer at wscjtc, and assistant DT instructor.  Certified master DT instructor, Taser Instructor,   Simunition Scenario instructor.  Have a purple belt in brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Marcelo Alonso Carlson Gracie Team.  Currently cross train in muay thai, kick boxing, and Jkd. 

Officer Duane Olsen - Arrestling Level II
Started Arrestling in 1996
Current Assignment: West Richland Police Department - Patrol
Began Law Enforcement as a Corrections Officer in 1995

Hired as a Police Officer in 1999
Master Defensive Tactics Instructor for the state of Washington, Taser Instructor
Arrestling Group Leader for the Tri Cities DT training Group
Martial Arts Background: Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Karate, Filipino Martial Arts

Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do

Simunition® Scenario Instructor

Field Training Officer for Agency

Corporal Chris Leblanc

Arrestling Instructor Level I

Started Arrestling in 1997

Chris started in law enforcement with the Vancouver, Washington PD in 1997, and began Arrestling.

He has been with the Southwest Washington Regional SWAT team since 1999.

He is instructor certified in Use of Force Simulation Training, Low Light Engagements, and in Less Lethal/Diversionary Devices and Chemical Agents. He has also trained in Extreme Close Quarters Concepts and the National Tactical Officers Association’s Defensive Tactics for Combative Subjects.

Chris holds a Black Belt in Judo. He is ranked in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and has studied modern edged weapons methods and classical Chinese and Japanese fighting arts


Coming Soon...

Newest Arrestling Level I Instructors

Deputy Scott Hutson - Benton County SO

Sgt Travis Adams - Mason County SO

Newest Arrestling Black Belt Civilvian Instructors

Butch Sapp

Ernie Obermarck Jr.