Agile Training & Consulting, LLC

There are plenty of options out there for personal defense training, and most facilities offer a fairly standardized curriculum. What sets A/TaC apart is our ability to customize training to fit the specific needs and circumstances of our clients. Oftentimes trainers make the mistake of pressuring students to adopt the trainer’s own preferred weapon system or defensive method, rather than helping students determine what would work best for them. For example, people with young children at home would need a different defensive plan than those who live alone. Someone with a physical limitation or disability might have different personal defense needs than an avid athlete would. And of course, not everyone can always carry a gun. A/TaC respects its clients’ unique situations and prides itself on offering a diverse array of personal defense options for different people in different contexts. We have experience on all levels of defensive instruction — from teaching SWAT officers how to engage an active mass murderer, to counseling retirees on why they should trim their hedges for better visibility. Whether you need a home security consultation, a marksmanship primer, a workplace violence seminar, or training on the proper use of pepper spray, A/TaC has a course for you. And if we don’t have the course in our standard repertoire, we will design it from scratch in accordance with your specifications.

chuck00Chuck Haggard, Founder

Chuck has been active in private defensive training throughout his long career in urban law enforcement. After nearly thirty years of steady upward progression through the ranks of the Topeka Police Department, he ventured out on his own to pursue private training on a more regular basis. Chuck maintains his POST certification and stays active in the law enforcement community, but he now devotes even more time to training other police officers, military personnel, security forces, and private citizens on the art and science of personal defense. Below is an abbreviated list of some of Chuck’s credentials.

  • 28+ years with the Topeka Police Department, including posts as a Field Training Officer, Field Training Supervisor, Rangemaster/Armorer, Response Team (SWAT) squad leader and team leader, and Watch Commander (rising to the rank of Lieutenant)
  • Kansas Army National Guard (1985-1998)
  • National Law Enforcement Training Center (NLETC), National Trainer
  • Strategos International, Adjunct Instructor
  • Survival Operations System, Inc., Instructor/Board of Directors
  • Hardwire Tactical, Adjunct Instructor
  • Countless training courses and train-the-trainer courses from various reputable sources, including:
    • Rangemaster Firearms Training Services
    • Defensive Shooting Academy of Tulsa
    • HK International Law Enforcement Training Conference
    • HSS International
    • National Law Enforcement Training Center
    • Israeli Shooting International
    • Lethal Force Institute
    • Strategos International
    • Sure-Fire Institute
    • Active Countermeasures Systems
    • American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers
    • Casco System (expandable baton)
    • Glock Academy
    • Safariland Training Group
    • International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors
    • National Rifle Association (several civilian and law enforcement instructor certifications)
    • PPCT Training Systems
    • Taser International

Chuck is certified as a civilian and law enforcement trainer on various weapon systems, including pistol, shotgun, rifle, carbine, oleoresin capsicum (O.C.), baton, and Taser. He is also skilled and experienced at teaching weapon retention, disarming, and other empty-hand techniques. He enjoys teaching and is proud to be able to contribute to this nation’s widespread community of responsible, law-abiding advocates of self-defense.