CREDENTIALS OF FOUNDER AND CHIEF INSTRUCTOR MATTHEW J. NUMRICH

FORMAL EDUCATION  
June 1996: Bachelors of Arts, Psychology, Concordia University, IL.
June 1998: Masters of Arts, Industrial Organizational Psychology,
Concordia University, IL.
SELF-DEFENSE & MARTIAL ARTS CERTIFICATIONS  
June 1997: Apprentice Instructorship, Jeet Kune Do / Filipino Martial Arts, Progressive Fighting Systems, CA.
June 1999: Phase One Instructorship, Jeet Kune Do / Filipino Martial Arts, Progressive Fighting Systems, CA.
August 2000: Full Instructorship, Jeet Kune Do / Filipino Martial Arts, Progressive Fighting Systems, CA.
October 2005: Certified Executive Instructorship, Jeet Kune Do / Filipino Martial Arts, Progressive Fighting Systems, CA.
December 2008: Descendants of the Master Certification, Jeet Kune Do / Filipino Martial Arts, Progressive Fighting Systems, CA.
August 2010: Senior Full Instructorship, Jeet Kune Do / Filipino Martial Arts, Progressive Fighting Systems, CA.
PRIMARY INSTRUCTIONAL EXPERIENCE  
June 1997 – Present: Owner and Chief Instructor of Elite Defense Systems. Managing and teaching over 40 classes weekly through schools in Bloomingdale and Rockford, IL. To date, EDS has had approximately 3,000 students pass through the defensive tactics programs, yielding over 21,000 personal instructional hours.
PROGRAM CREATION AND IMPLEMENTATION EXPERIENCE  
April 2002: Created and implemented a defensive tactics and weapons combat system for the Federal Air Marshals (FAMS) based at O’Hare International Airport, Chicago, IL.
May 2004: Created and implemented a defensive tactics system for Naval personnel at Great Lakes Naval Training Station, North Chicago, IL.
July 2004: Created and implemented a defensive tactics and weapons combat system for the Naval Cadets, Rockford, IL.
April 2010: Created and implemented a defensive tactics, weapons and ground fighting system for the US Army Reserves.
May 2010: Instructed a defensive tactics and weapons defense course for select undercover agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Chicago Division.
February 2012: Created and implemented the new standardized Federal defensive tactics program for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
PROGRAM CREATION : MULTI MEDIA PRODUCTS  
June 1999: The Complete JKD Street Fighter (6 DVDs).
February 2001: The Complete JKD Street Fighter Manual (163 pages).
August 2004: Pepper-D-Fense (1 DVD / Manual).
August 2004: Insta-D-Fense (1 DVD / Manual).
September 2010: The Self-Defense Matrix (4 DVDs / Manual).
NATIONAL PUBLICATIONS  
January 2001: "The New Areas of Self-Defense", Kickbox Magazine
March 2001: "Bruce Lee: The Legacy of an Understatement", Kickbox Magazine
December 2008: "Savvy Defense is the Best Offense", Northwest Quarterly
INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATIONS  
March 2001: "Bruce Lee’s Art of War", Black Belt Magazine
March 2003: "The Ultimate Student Guide", Black Belt Magazine
March 2003: "Plan to Simplify Reality", Budo Black Belt, Europe
June 2004: "Verbal Defense", Black Belt Magazine
June 2008: "Martial Arts Beginner’s Guide", Black Belt Magazine
June 2009: "Pepper: The Spice of Life", Black Belt Magazine
October 2009: "The One:¬†¬†Bruce Lee’s Greatest Lessons", Black Belt Magazine
September 2010: "The Ultimate Guide to Jeet Kune Do",Book, Black Belt Publications,
Contributing Author
PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES (contact information available upon request.)  
Dustin Keith, Retired USN Officer/Instructor
Chuck Poremba, Retired Special Forces
John Terranova, State of IL, Department of Central Mgt.
David Frye, US Army/Instructor
Andrew Traver, ATF Special Agent in Charge
CHARACTER REFERENCES (contact information available upon request.)  
The Honorable Robert Miller, DuPage County Judge, IL
Richard Willing, Retired Police Chief, DuPage County, IL
Jeremy Miles, Security Systems Consultant
Bill Kabfleisch, Internal TSA Director (Midwest)