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 27 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 Sheriff’s Sound Transit Division

Began Law Enforcement in 1983 with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office

Deputy with Latah County Idaho and Des Moines Police Department, Assignment have included SWAT, Traffic, Sex Crimes Investigations, dynamite disposal and Airport


Martial Arts background began with Judo in 75, then TKD, Karate and Ju-Jitsu.



Deputy Victor J. Cleere - Arrestling Level II Instructor,

Started Arrestling in 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

26 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 Arrestling in 1996

17 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

  1. Arrestling Level I instructor, started in 1999

  2. 20+ year veteran Trooper of the Washington State Patrol

  3. Lead Control / Defensive Tactics instructor at the WSP Academy for the past 9 years

  4. Lead TAC officer and physical fitness instructor at the WSP Academy for the past 9 years

  5. Master Defensive Tactics Instructor for the Criminal Justice Training Commission since 2001

  6. Sandan (3rd degree black belt) in Okinawian Butokukan Karate

  7. Firearms, Taser, instructor.

  8. Department Armorer since 1996 

  9. Field Training Officer

  10. Certified Personal Trainer (Cooper Institute since 2000)(National Academy Of Sports Medicine 2008)

  11. 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.  13 years with Seattle PD. 

Was assigned to Police Academy for 3 years as the lead physical fitness trainer at wscjtc, and assistant DT instructor.  Certified master DT instructor, Taser Instructor,   Simunition® Scenario instructor. A rare Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Marcelo Alonso Carlson Gracie Team.  Currently cross train in muay thai, kick boxing, and Jkd.

Has multiple MMA fights and Badge Fight Submission Grappler 



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

PPCT and NRA Firearms 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 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 edged weapons methods and classical Chinese and Japanese fighting arts.



Sgt. Travis Adams - Arrestling Level I

Mason County Sheriff’s Office since 1995

Supervisor for SWAT/Firearms/CDT/LL programs

Black belt in Butokukan Karate with cross training in numerous other styles

Master C/DT Instructor through WSCJTC

11 Years SWAT – 3 Years as TL of multi-jurisdictional team

WSP Arrestling member since about 2002

Taser Instructor




Deputy Scott Hudson - Arrestling Level I

Benton County Sheriff’s Office

Graduated WSCJTC  in 1993.

Began Arrestling in 2001 with the West Richland Training Group.

Field Training Officer.

Washington State Police Officer Certification.

K-9 Handler.

Washington State Defensive Tactics Field Instructor.

Washington State Defensive Tactics Level One Instructor.

PPCT (Pressure Point Control Tactics Instructor)

Simunition® Scenario Based Training is Instructor.

Force on Force Scenarios Coach.

Taser Instructor.

USCGR Boarding Officer and Team Leader, currently assigned to Sector Seattle at a Vessel Boarding and Search Team.

Arrestling Black Belt Civilian Instructors



Butch Sapp - Arrestling Civilian Black Belt

Trains with the CJTC Arrestling Group

Profession - Costco Distribution Center

Arrestling Combined DT/Firearms Instructor

Arrestling Weapon Retention and Ground Survival Instructor



Ernie Obermarck Jr. - Arrestling Civilian Black Belt

Started Arrestling 2002

Trains with WSP Arrestling Group

Profession - Local 32 Plumber

Arrestling Coach Level

Nidan in Butokukan Karate under Ryan Spurling