Meet the USDSA Staff and National Trainers
David Hinners, Executive Director and National Trainer
David is a retired Wichita Police Officer with over 25 years of police and security experience. He is one of the Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC) guest instructors with the State of Kansas Law Enforcement Training Academy and trained recruits for his own department before retiring. After retiring he has stayed on with his department as a reserve officer.
During his time with his department, he received numerous awards and commendations including three Bronze Wreath of Merit Awards. David started with USDSA in 2004 as one of the national trainers and has worked his way up to the executive director role within the organization. He has been an instructor/speaker and institutional provider at numerous training academies and martial arts/fight gyms across the nation. He has had the opportunity to train with some of the best know MMA coaches and gyms.
David trains private security from aircraft manufacturing, banking entities, and Fortune 500 companies. He is featured in a hand-to-hand combat DVD and is a co-owner of a combatives training center in the Midwest.
Mike Willis, Law Enforcement Program Coordinator and National Training Director
Mike is a former full-time law enforcement officer and team leader/point man for an active multi-agency SWAT Team. He holds a Bachelor of Science in administration of justice as well numerous instructor certifications and credentials in law enforcement training.
Mike has been training nationally for organizations since 1999, and his courses are innovative and reality based. He developed the Instinctive Hand-to-Hand Combat Fighting/Training System, which is a life changing officer survival training course. His Active Shooter Response/Tactical Entry Course has been coveted by agencies across the country for its innovative tactics and training concepts. He is a guest instructor/speaker and institutional provider at numerous training academies across the country, as well as presenting at many martial arts/fight gyms. He is featured in the Instinctive Hand-to-Hand Combat DVD and has written numerous published training articles, as well as being a contributor on the American Heroes Network’s “American Lawman” series, and national media contributions.
He is co-owner of a combatives and training center in the Midwest. Mike trains private security entities including clients from Fortune 500 companies. He still considers himself a student and is continually searching to improve himself and others.
Alexis Goldwater, Office Manager
Alexis is a former full time law enforcement officer. She was the recipient for the Larry D Welch award for being top of her class at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center. Alexis has a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice through Wichita State University.