Chris Fry is a lifelong martial arts student and instructor who has specialized in high-intensity force-on-force combatives simulation training since 1990. Chris holds instructor certifications in the Filipino martial arts, Jeet Kune Do, multiple karate systems, Combat Concepts, less-lethal weapons, Fear Adrenaline Stress Training (F.A.S.T.), and various tactical firearms training programs.
Chris is credited with developing many innovative personal protection and safety programs for schools, organizations and educational institutions. He is a subject matter expert in personal defense and is the current director of education and training for the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association. Chris holds a bachelor's degree in Cytotechnology from S.U.N.Y. Health Science Center at Syracuse.
Chris is the owner/director of training and curriculum development for Modern Defensive Training Systems in Utica, NY. His company conducts courses in reality driven practical combatives skills, extreme close quarter's concepts, edged weapon combatives and pistol, carbine and shotgun skills. Chris has been an active instructor for Progressive F.O.R.C.E. Concepts in Nevada since 2003, servicing law enforcement, military and select government agencies. Chris is a certified AR15/M4/M16 and Glock armorer, contributor to various online firearms resource websites, and a frequent presenter at personal protection and small arms training conferences for both citizens and law enforcement.