Craig Gray is a Krav Maga Black Belt Instructor with over 35 years experience in martial arts and defensive tactics. He is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for numerous law enforcement agencies as well as nationally syndicated Frontlines of Freedom Military / Veteran Talk Radio Show. Craig is responsible for creating the MCOLES (Michigan Commission of Law Enforcement Standards) approved Self Defense for Law Enforcement Training Program. He is one of five key instructors with Resolution Group International, a conflict resolution training organization developed for the needs of military, law enforcement & civilian organizations.  He is also a former adjunct instructor for the hand to hand tactics and warrior ethics program at the Homeland Security and Protective Services Academy within the Gerald R. Ford Job Corps. Craig is the head instructor for Ronin Martial Arts Academy and serves as education director for Her Survival Guide and The PeaceWalker Project, organizations that teach conflict management skills to a wide variety of educational, health and security professionals.

Craig is the founder of which is an on-line curriculum & community for conflict management, leadership and defensive tactics. This unique approach helps people to clarify & develop a Protectors Lifestyle, which enhances every aspect of your personal and professional life.

Craig has been also been featured in numerous professionally produced videos and other training materials regarding defensive tactics, conflict communications, leadership and empowerment.   

Craig has taught hundreds of seminars and workshops throughout the United States. Over the past two decades he has addressed numerous private and government organizations on leadership & empowerment skills and defensive tactics. His presentations are interactive, informative and entertaining. His business, teaching and real world experiences as well as an extensive background in martial arts, give him a unique and interesting perspective to share in his presentations.


Organizations Craig has worked with:



Gerald R. Ford Job Corps.

Michigan Association of Housing Officials

Monmouth County Parks Service

Members of the United States Secret Service

Members of the United States Department of Defense

Members of the United States Marine Corp.

Members of the United States Air Force

Members of the United States Army

Members of the United States Navy

Members of the National Guard



Michigan Counseling Association

Michigan School Counselors Association

West Michigan Counseling Association

Hope Network

Wedgwood Counseling Services

Employee Assistance Center

Pine Rest

Arbor Circle 

The WellBeing 

Third Coast Counseling 



The Amway Corporation

DTE Energy

Elders Helpers

The Gilmore Collection

The B.O.B.

Cascade Engineering

Riverfront Fitness Center

Michigan Athletic Club

East Hills Athletic Club

Westside Fitness



Camden County Police Department, New Jersey

Michigan Department of Corrections

Members of The United States Secret Service

West Michigan Criminal Justice Training Consortium

Allegan County Sheriff's Department

City of Grandville Police Department

City of Walker Police Department

City of Norton Shores Police Department

City of Cedar Springs Police Department

Covert Township / Van Buren County Police Department

City of Allegan Police Department

Kent County Sheriff's Department

Members of the New Jersey State Police Department

Members of the Atlantic City Police Department

Members of the Federal Marshal Service

Many others... 



Mel Trotter Ministries

The Conquerors International Strength Team

Girl Scouts of America

Walker Senior Association



West Michigan Small Business Breakfast Club



Grand Valley State University

Calvin College

Grand Rapids Public Schools

Caledonia Public Schools

Comstock Park Public Schools

Creston Christian Schools

Timberland Charter Academy - Muskegon, MI

Rockford Community Education

Sparta Community Education

Job Corps (Florida, Grand Rapids, Flint)

Caledonia Public Schools

West Michigan Environment Science Charter School


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