Training Department

Josh Kidney

Civilian Instructor | Firearms & Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Josh Kidney, a USCCA Certified CHP Instructor and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt, imparts his expertise in Intro to Handgun, CHP, and Handgun Defense Level 1 classes. Commencing his training at 88 Tactical in 2018, Josh progressed to apprentice instructor status in 2020 and achieved full instructor status in 2021 after a year of teaching. In 2023, Josh took a full-time position as the Lead Instructor.

Beyond his firearm instruction, Josh serves as a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor, dedicating a significant portion of his week to teaching various forms of self-defense. He extends his commitment to individual growth by offering private instruction in both handgun and Jiu Jitsu disciplines.

Outside the realm of self-defense, Josh indulges his musical passion as a guitarist in a nationally traveling band during his free time. This multifaceted individual brings martial arts and firearms expertise to the organization.