TACFLOW Lead Development Team
Director of TrainingRigo Durazo is the founder of the Tacflow Combatives Program and was the Director of Training for Craft International until it ceased doing business in 2015. He has over 20 years’ experience in the global security field, specializing in low signature protection in some of the most remote regions of the world. He worked as a business liaison into Mexico and Latin America as a security and anti-kidnapping specialist.
The Tacflow Combatives Program was developed as a collaboration of ancient technology fusing or flowing with modern weaponry. Rigo has spent years translating this information to operators including SWAT officers, Secret Service, DEA, Undercover/ Narcotics officers, Human Trafficking Units, Patrol, and Military personnel.
Rigo understands the limitations of the time most operators have to ingrain new technologies, and builds the foundations and fundamentals based on their shooting education and behavioral science. He stresses that it is not the technology that will save you; it will be your combative mindset. This technology is just more tools to add to your toolbox of answers.
Today Rigo Durazo oversees all of Tacflow’s Training Program offerings and curriculum. He is the senior instructor for SEACA SYSTEMA (South East Asia Combative Arts SYSTEMA) a synthesis of Kali systems and several Silat systems. His earned title is Maha Guru Durazo which was granted by Grand Master “Manu” Gardea. He teaches using the SEACA SYSTEMA philosophies and methods.
Dallas SWATMark Lang is a Tacflow Lead Sniper Instructor as well as the lead instructor and developer of ‘Police Sniper Response To A Public Venue™’ & ‘SWAT Response To A Public Venue™ . He was a member of the Craft International training team until 2015. Both public venue courses were created to fill the gap that exists at venues across the world that have minimum security and that could be targeted for attack by domestic or international terrorists. Along with his co-instructors, they have established a standard for SWAT teams who deploy proactively at their public venues. Currently his team of instructors have trained approximately 650 SWAT operators at (17) seventeen different public venues in the United States and Canada since 2008. Tacflow’s Aerial Platform Operations Course and 50 Cal Hard Target Instructor curriculums were developed by Mark based on critical incidents and operational deployments. Mark has authored several articles for the NTOA’s Tactical Edge publication. Each article focuses on the three areas of his subject matter expertise and can be located in the Media section. He is also a contributing writer for officer.com . He is a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Firearms Instructor and a member of the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) Sniper Section Committee . Mark’s goal is to continue to work to bring together the venue industry and SWAT teams closer together and aligned to protect public venues all across the world. He has over 27 years of service with the Dallas Police Department with 20 as a member of Dallas SWAT.
USMC / LE SWAT/ LE UCEd Morales enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1994. After serving four years in the intelligence field, Ed was accepted to Officer Candidate School and served his last tour as a commissioned officer. Ed became a police officer in 2003. He has worked patrol, Criminal Apprehension Team, undercover narcotics, and is a member of the department’s SWAT team. Ed is a breacher on the entry team. Ed has studied various martial arts throughout his life and is a law enforcement defensive tactics instructor. Ed began studying with Rigo Durazo after attending a law enforcement seminar taught in 2010. Ed has taught combatives for SWAT, undercover narcotics (including vehicle fighting), patrol and counter grappling.
LE SWATChris Trapp has been a police officer for the Phoenix Police Department since 1997 and has been assigned to the department’s tactical team since 2007. His current responsibilities are entry team member, less lethal deployment and explosive breaching. Chris has extensive teaching experience in the private sector as well as the law enforcement community. His area of emphasis is all aspects of low light conflict and maximizing efficiency in a tactical environment. He is also the founder of Shieldspike breaching tools, used by agencies throughout North America.
NAVY SEAL/ CIA-GRS CONTRACTORDave is a former CIA-GRS Contractor, US Navy SEAL, and Master Training Specialist who deployed 25 times to Iraq, Afghanistan and Lebanon between 2003 and 2011. While in country, Dave spent hundreds of hours training students including GRS Contractors, Navy Coast Guard, Military Sea-lift Command, and Marine Corps personal live fire, team movement, and low light CQB. He developed one of the most comprehensive team gun fighting system in existence. He is currently the master instructor at the Warfighter Academy in Escondido, CA, which teaches law enforcement, military, security professionals, and responsible civilians gunfighting tactics.
USMC/ LE Dallas SWATKelly Canterbury is a Tacflow Instructor and develper of the new ‘Mission Specific Rappel (MSR)’ course. Kelly served 6 years in the United States Marine Corps before joining the Dallas Police Department, where he has worked for the last 26 years. He has spent the last 14 years as a primary sniper on the Dallas SWAT team. Kelly is a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Firearms instructor, Patrol Rifle Instructor, Precision Rifle (Sniper) instructor, 50 Cal. instructor and Rappel Master. He was a member of the Craft International traiing team until 2015. Kelly is a co-instructor of the ‘Police Sniper Response to a Public Venue’ course and ‘SWAT Response to a Public Venue’ course. He is an adjunct instructor with the Texas Tactical Police Officers Association (TTPOA) teaching Basic, Intermediate and Advanced sniper courses, Shotgun Ballistic Breaching courses, Sniper Glass/ Barrier Shooting courses, Urban Sniper Hide courses and Basic, Tactical and Advanced Rappel courses.
United States Army/ LE SWATTyler enlisted in the army in 1996 where he served with the 2-2 infantry out of Vilseck Germany. He started his law enforcement career in 2002 with the Prescott Police Department. During his time at the department, he has worked U.C, K-9 and SWAT. He is currently the Co-chair for the Sniper SME committee for Arizona Tactical Officers Association. He has been an active member of the Prescott SWAT team for 12 years, and is currently the sniper team leader and the team trainer.
USMC, MARINE SCOUT SNIPERDan served 10 years in United States Marine Corps, Scout Sniper Platoon Sergeant, Staff Sergeant. SNCOIC Mountain Scout Sniper Course / Unit Operations Instructor at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center. Developed/submitted curriculum and POI for approval and funding of the current Mountain Scout Sniper Course, assisted Unit Operations, Mountain Leaders Course as a Mountain Warfare instructor.
Overseas Security Work (2011-2015)
Primary Instructor, STA Training Group, (2013)
Lead/Adjunct Instructor, Tactical Tracking Operations School (2007-present)
Chief Instructor, GPS Defense Sniper School, Formerly known as McMillan Sniper School (2007-2009)
Course Manager, Adjunct Instructor, DOS WPS I DDM Course HDSOC, SOC-USA (2005-2006)
SNCOIC/Creator,USMC Mountain Scout Sniper Course, MWTC (2000-2005)
Unit Operations Mountain Warfare Instructor, MWTC (2000-2003)
Chief Scout Sniper for 3rd Bn 3rd Marines (1998-2000)
Scout Sniper Tm Leader, 3rd Bn 3rd Marines (1997-1998)
USMC/ LE Fort Worth SWATSean Harris has over 23 years of law enforcement experience with the Ft. Worth Police Department. Prior to this he served 6 years in the United States Marine Corps as a NCO in Infantry, Amphibious Reconnaissance and Scout Sniper. Sean spent 18 years as a member of Ft. Worth SWAT where he was the Sniper Team Leader responsible for mission planning, sniper deployment, training and all aspects of the program. In his new position within the department, he is responsible for reality based force on force, active threat/shooter and 40mm training programs. He is one of Tacflow’s Public Venue Instructors and was the Lead for our first NASCAR training venue. In addition, Sean teaches a proprietary Police Sniper Team Leader Course he developed to train TL’s in this area. He is Aerial Platform trained and is also a Tactical Flight Officer (TFO) for his agency. He is also a Regional Director/adjutant instructor for Texas Tactical Police Officers Association (TTPOA), teaching Basic, Intermediate and Advanced sniper courses, Sean maintains instructor certifications in many areas, but highlighted are Police Sniper Instructor, Reality Based Training Instructor, 50 Cal Instructor, Active Shooter Instructor, Patrol Rifle and Pistol Instructor.
United States Army- 7th Special Forces GroupRandy DeHay started his 9 year military career with the 82nd airborne where he served as a scout sniper in his first deployment to Afghanistan. Soon after he joined 7th SFG serving as a SF operator and sniper on ODA 782 completing numerous combat deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan. His military school experience includes: US Army Sniper School, Special Operations Target Interdiction Course, Special Forces Advanced Reconnaissance Target Analysis and Exploitation Techniques, Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat, Special Forces Qualification Course, Airborne, and US Army Ranger School.
As a Special Forces Weapons Sgt. (18B), Randy has a broad range of teaching experience in both the military and private sector. From uneducated illiterate indigenous forces, to special operations personnel, to civilians who are just beginning, and up to elite Police SWAT units. He is currently a Tacflow Lead Sniper Instructor, was a member of the Craft International training team, and the co-founder of Red Se7en Rifle Company.
Monti “Doc” Leija
United States Army- USASOC Special Mission UnitMonti “Doc” Leija had the privilege of serving our Nation for 24 years as a Noncommissioned Officer in the US Army. He began his journey as an airborne combat medic in the 82nd Airborne. Seeking a higher level of skills and responsibility he attended the arduous Special Forces Assessment and Selection Course. He was selected for the challenging Special Forces Medical Sergeant. Then was assigned to the 3rd Special Forces Group Airborne. Lastly he volunteered for duty with USASOC Special Mission Unit. His greatest honor was to serve with those soldiers who placed organizational interest ahead of personal convenience and were dedicated to mastery of professional skills.
He has had multiple combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan where he conducted direct action, special reconnaissance, and counter terrorism missions. He is trained in Advanced Special Operations, Advanced Close Quarter Combat, and Advanced Trauma Procedures. He has led and conducted over 500 combat mission where failure would be catastrophic.
Monti is known for being calm and patient when instructing marksmanship and tactics. He specializes in leadership development and Tactical Combat Casualty Care using his war time experience in tactical scenarios. He encourages self development with the use of the After Action review.
LE SWATJosh Nilson began his professional career with a Las Vegas Valley police agency serving as a Field Training Officer, Crisis Intervention Team member, SWAT Operator, Firearms Instructor, and Active Shooter Instructor.
Josh is an 8-year veteran of his department’s Collateral Duty SWAT team rising to the position of Sniper Team Leader. He was responsible for training and oversaw the deployment of the police snipers during critical incidents and public venue overwatch operations. In addition, he was the lead firearms instructor for the SWAT team and coordinated & developed training, qualifications and lead all firearm-based training for his team. Josh had also filled the role of Assistant Team Leader, planning High-Risk Search Warrants.
Josh is a certified NRA, NTOA & FBI firearms instructor and a Tacflow Academy Public Venue & 50 Cal instructor with over 12 years of Law Enforcement experience.
Executive ProtectionJeff has over 15 years experience as an Executive Protection Specialist, specializing in Low Profile Global Protection Details. For the past 13 years, Jeff has been the Protection Detail Leader for a former high-ranking government official. He has conducted Security Operations in over 20 countries, that have included dignitary visits, executive business travel, executives attending major international sporting events and executives family vacations.
LE SWATKen currently has over 15 years of LE experience and is currently assigned to the patrol division and serves as an active Operator and Sniper for the Regional SWAT Team. Ken is also currently serving as one of the SME Combatives Co-Chairs for the Arizona Tactical Officers Association. He has a background in the martial systems of Wing Chung, Hapkido, Tae Kwon Do, and is a student of Guru Rigo Durazo.
During his LE career, Ken has operated in the west desert to combat drug and human trafficking into the US by setting LP/OP’s, tracking, and ambushing such individuals. He has experience in undercover operations for narcotics and support for his department investigations bureau.
Ken is an active department instructor for a wide range of topics including Firearms, Defensive Tactics, High Risk Stops, a popular electronic control device, and Combative Principles.
LE InstructorPete has over 25 years firearms and tactics training experience. He has an extensive background in first line supervision, program development, lesson plan and policy manual preparation, training coordination and budget preparation. His firearms and tactics background includes multiple weapon systems and instructor and practical experience in tactical incidents to include hostage rescue, barricade resolution, protective operations, active shooter response and operations in a hazardous environment. Pete’s crisis management experience, specifically the resolution of tactical incidents to include planning and implementation of crisis management responses, supervision of crisis negotiation and tactical personnel.
He has experience in coordinating with federal, state and municipal law enforcement agencies as well as fire department, EMS and other organizations.
Pete was a terrorism Liaison Officer with FBI Secret Clearance.
Certifications include AZ P.O.S.T. Firearms Instructor, NRA Firearms Instructor, NRA Submachinegun Instructor, NRA Rifle Instructor, and NRA Long Range Rifle Instructor.
Awards include 2 Medals of Merit, 2 Certificates of Recognition, Conchos-Davis Award, Police Chief’s Unit Award, Certificate of Appreciation, Tactical Support Bureau Officer of the Month, Distinguished Service Award, and the National Tactical Officers Association Award of Merit.