ABOUT FERNAN VARGAS:
Mr. Vargas is one of the Co-Founders of the Raven Tribe, Raven Tactical Int. and the Branch Dojo Chicago. A life long martial artist, Mr. Vargas currently holds several Instructor rankings in historical martial arts such as Kuntao, Silat, and Hapkido. Mr. Vargas is the current director of training for Bushi Satori Ryu under the guidance of Soke Joseph Truncale. As a certified Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics Instructor, Mr. Vargas has taught defensive tactics to law enforcement officers at the local, state, and federal level, as well as security officers, military personnel and private citizens from around the United States and foreign nations such as Canada, Italy and Spain. Mr. Vargas has developed programs which have been approved by the Police officer training and Standards Board of several states, and adopted by agencies such as the Pentagon Force protection Agency. Additionally, organizations such as the Fraternal Order of Law Enforcement and the International Academy of Executive Protection Agents have given formal endorsements of the programs developed by Mr. Vargas and Raven Tactical International. Mr. Vargas has been an instructor at the prestigious International Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers Association International Conference (ILEETA). Mr. Vargas has also taught at several other Leading Industry events. As an author Mr. Vargas has published several training manuals and his writings have appeared in numerous Industry periodicals.
Fernan Vargas is a current Safety Patrol Leader and Trainer for the Chicago Chapter of the Guardian Angels Safety Patrol where he has worked on several high profile anti-crime campaigns. Mr. Vargas is the founder of the official Guardian Angels Defensive Tactics System. A program used to teach Guardian Angels and the public alike. With the Guardian Angels Mr. Vargas has created www.GuardianAngelsTraining.org as a clearing house for training materials used by the organization. Mr. Vargas and the Guardian Angels have demonstrated the Guardian Angels Defensive Tactics System for various television stations including WGN Chicago, Telemundo, ABC Chicago, WCIU Chicago, and NBC Chicago
Mr. Vargas was named Trainer of the year 2011 by the Alliance of Guardian Angels and has been inducted in several halls of fame for his instruction of Defensive Tactics and Combatives. Mr. Vargas has been inducted into several Martial Arts Halls of Fame and has been awarded the Presidential Service Award and the Shinja Buke Ryu Humanitarian Award for service to the community.