AN AGENT AND AUTHOR
Mark “Six” James is the Founder and Executive Director of Panther Protection Services, LLC he is a seasoned Close Protection Operator/Executive Protection Specialist with over 35 years of firearms, martial arts and celebrity/executive protection experience.
He is also a member of the British Bodyguard Association, North American Bodyguard Association, The Summit Group, The Academy of High Threat Protective Studies, Anti-Terrorism Accreditation Board (ATAB), honor graduate of the International Academy of Executive Protection Agents, recipient of the prestigious Golden Gun Award, honor graduate of ICON Services Celebrity and VIP Training and Advanced Executive Protection Course, International Close Quarters Protection Operators Association, International Association of Close Quarter Combat Specialist, International Defensive Pistol Association, Greater Atlanta Defensive Pistol Association, Kuroshi-Do Martial Arts Hall of Fame, the Sikaron Karate Federation where he holds the rank of 6th Dan and the Kenpotaijeetsu RB MMA where he also holds the rank of 4th Dan. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Relations from Florida A&M University.
He got started in the security and protection business by providing firearms training to legislators, judicial members and a number of business executives. He later became the Chief Security Officer and Personal Bodyguard for many of those same clients. He has performed protective services in over thirty-five (35) countries across five (5) continents and regularly protects government officials, corporate executives, entertainers as well as professional athletes. As a Firearms and Combatives instructor he provides Firearms and Combatives training to a number of bodyguard training academies, security companies, executive protection agencies, law enforcement officers as well as private citizens.
He is an internationally published author, keynote speaker, security consultant to educational institutions and frequent contributor to a number of print, broadcast and online media, and the author of a number of security, firearm and protection publications.
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TRAINING & EVENTS
Through our training division Panther University our goal is to make our students instructor independent vs. instructor dependent. We realize training exposes you to concepts but only practice builds skills. Therefore, as instructors we feel it is our responsibility to help ground you in strong fundamentals. Colonel Jeff Cooper said it best, "Safety is something that happens between your ears, not something you hold in your hands." Thus, we help you enhance your protective IQ by focusing on enhancing your situational awareness and threat avoidance skills.
When threat avoidance no longer is available and physical contact becomes inevitable, we believe in simple, gross motor skill driven techniques that can withstand the stress of a violent physical assault or deadly force encounter.
Since our instructors are combative specialist trained in both martial arts and firearms, we help you build an integrated fighting system. We believe simpler is better. We don’t substitute tricks for tactics.
Our goal is to provide you with a solid platform in which to build your skills. It is often said that self-defense is about a mindset, however the mindset without practical defensive skills is a hallucination. We help provide you the training to become your own first line of defense.
Mastering KTG Combatives Dr, Harold Credle
ICON/ESI Celebrity and VIP Protection
3/20 - 3/24/2023
Modern Pistol Fundamentals
Stoddard's Range and Guns
Advanced Executive Protection
3/25 - 3/29/2023
Outside the Body Carry
Stoddard's Range and Guns