EFCombatives

Meet Our Team

Director of Combatives
Instructors
Founders
EFCombatives

Director Of Combatives

Jay Wadsworth

Lead Instructor
  • Brazilian JiuJitsu - 2nd Degree Black Belt
  • Retired Pro/Amateur MMA fighter
  • 22-years of street cop experience
  • 14-years SWAT experience
  • NYS DCJS Certified SWAT Operator (2021)
  • DCJS Instructor: Developed the new mandatory curriculum for defensive tactics instructors and basic recruits; lead instructor on over 18 two-day recertification courses, 24 80-hour instructor courses and 4 1-day overview courses (2016-Present)
  • SME City of Syracuse case (2019)
  • SME NYS AG’s officer grand jury testimony (2020)
  • Reality Based Training Instructor (2019) DCJS
  • Range Instructor (2019) DCJS
  • Progressive FORCE Concepts/Code 4 Concepts Defensive Tactics Instructor (2016-2022)
  • Jamestown Police Department SWAT Team director of training (2015-2023)
  • Team Leader Jamestown Police SWAT TEAM (2011-2023)
  • Head defensive tactics instructor at Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Academy (2012-2023)
  • Director of Defensive Tactics @ NYTOA (2016-Present)
  • Instructor at NYTOA (2013-Present).
  • Instructor at TacOPs EAST/SOUTH (2016-Present)
  • Jamestown Police Department Lead Defensive Tactics Instructor (2010-2023)
  • Defensive Tactics Instructor Certification (DCJS 2010)
  • Taser Instructor (2010-2016)
EFCombatives

Our Instructors

Rob Hugus

Lead Instructor
  • 28-year retired NY State Police
  • Mobile Response team member
  • Expert Marksman - former member of .308 Marksman Unit (sniper)
  • Firearms Instructor
  • Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu - 5th Degree Black Belt
  • Owner, Robert Hugus Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • NY DCJS, Defensive Tactics Instructor

Joe Indelicato

LEAD INSTRUCTOR
  • 20-year veteran of New York State Police (retired)
  • State Police Defensive Tactics Instructor for 12 years
  • Member-In-Charge of Defensive Tactics and Taser for Western Region of New York State Police
  • Lead Mobile Field Unit (Riot Unit) Trainer for 10 Years
  • Supervisor of the Arrest Team Defensive Tactics Instructor for New York State’s Department of Criminal Justice (2020 - present)
  • 2nd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Owner and Lead Instructor of Buffalo Combat Fitness, a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Martila Arts, Police Training Academy in Buffalo, NY
  • Competed at the National and World- level medaling numerous times
  • Competed in numerous headline super fights
  • Trained in judo, wrestling, boxing, and Muay Thai

Henry Favor

Lead Instructor
  • 22-years law enforcement experience involving both police and corrections
  • Master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration
  • Criminal Justice Professor at Monroe Community College
  • Instructor in multiple police disciplines to include DT and Firearms (2005 - present)
  • 10-year SWAT team member
  • Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Selected to teach for Department of Criminal Justice Services for New York, 2017

Cody Goodfriend

Lead Instructor
  • Current law enforcement officer with12+ years of experience
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt
  • NYS-DCJS Master Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • Current SWAT team operator, 6+years
  • NYS-DCJS firearms instructor
  • Reality-based training instructor
  • Former amateur MMA fighter

Ryan Romig

LEAD INSTRUCTOR
  • Police Sergeant with 15 years of law enforcement experience
  • Current SWAT Team Leader
  • Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • Army veteran
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt

Brendan Mckeown

Lead Instructor
  • Burnt Hills High School All State Honors in 2008 in both Folkstyle and Freestyle
  • East Stroudsburg University Wrestling (Division 2, PA); qualified for the National Tournament in 2012, 2013, and 2014; ranked as high as 4th in the country
  • All America Honors finishing 6th at the NCAA Tournament, 2013
  • Finalist at the D2 Super Region 1 Tournament in 2012, 2013, and 2014; won in 2013; awarded Tournament Outstanding Wrestler, 2013
  • Awarded Senior Athlete of the Year at ESU, 2014 Capital One Academic All American, 2013 and 2014
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under Bruno Tostes, Renzo Gracie Latham (2021)
  • Involved in the law enforcement community since 2014
  • Wrestling since 11 years old

Matthew Secor

Lead Instructor
  • Head Instructor/Owner at Matt Secor Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (2016- present)
  • Professional MMA Fighter (2011- present)
  • Instructor, Eddie Fyvie Jiu-Jitsu Academy (2007-present)
  • Head Defensive Tactics Instructor and Deputy, Warren County Sheriff's Department (2020 - present)
  • Defense Tactics Instructor (DTI) - Cadre (2020-present)
  • Patrolman for Town of Fort Edward Police Department (2017-2020)
  • Certifications: Basic Course for Police Officers, Instructor Development Course, Defensive Tactics Instructor Certification (2020-present)

Michael Peckham

LEAD INSTRUCTOR
  • Current LEO Detective
  • 10+ years
  • 20+ years US Air Force SF
  • Current SFS SNCO
  • USAF Emergency Services Team
  • DCJS DT Instructor
  • DCJS Firearms Instructor
  • RBT Instructor
  • Black Belt in BJJ
  • USAF Combative's Instructor
  • 8 years K9 Handler
  • 6 years Detective
  • Trained Police Agencies in Iraq, Kuwait, Africa, Korea, El Salvador

Andrew Napieralski

Lead Instructor
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  • Current Assistant Team Leader, full-time SWAT Team
  • Police Sergeant with 15 years of law enforcement experience
  • 9 years SWAT experience
  • DCJS Defensive Tactics and Range Instructor
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black belt

Dylan Freedman

Support Instructor
  • Collegiate wrestler
  • Retired MMA fighter
  • Active competitor in BJJ, Brown Belt
  • MMA/BJJ coach
  • College wrestling coach
  • Corrections Officer with New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
  • Drill Instructor with New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
  • Army Infantryman/Paratrooper, 82nd Airborne Division
  • Combat deployment, Afghanistan
  • U.S. Army Combatives Level 1 and Level 2
  • U.S. Army Special Operations Combatives Program Level 1

Dylan Royce

Lead Instructor
  • B.S. Exercise Sports Science 7-years law enforcement experience
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt - 1st Degree
  • Tae Kwon Do Black Belt
  • IBJJF No-Gi Pan Am & American Nationals Medalist
  • IBJJF New York Open Medalist Medalist at Miami Open, New Orleans Open, Atlanta Open, and Denver Open 10x
  • Superfight Winner for Fight to Win Pro and Former Title Challenger

Manny Vazquez

Support Instructor
  • 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt
  • Former Officer at Glenview Police Department
  • PTI Arrest & Control Tactics Instructor
  • Professional Mixed Martial Artist
  • Owner/Head Coach of 10th Planet Greenville, SC

Jayde Sheeley

Support Instructor
  • Click here to hear from Jayde!
  • Professional MMA fighter
  • 20+ years of martial arts experience
  • Current road patrol Deputy in Ohio with 5 years of experience
  • Brazilian Jiu-jitsu - Purple Belt
  • Active Brazilian Jiu-jitsu competitor
  • Bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Criminology from Ohio University
  • Women’s HS/MS wrestling coach
  • OPOTA Subject Control Instructor Certification
  • Supervisor at a juvenile residential center (2016)
  • Defensive Tactics Instructor at Clark State Police Academy
EFCOMBATIVES

Our Founders

Adam Haidary

FOUNDER
  • Founder, Police Posts
  • Co-founder, Effective Fitness
  • 7 years of Law Enforcement Experience (2013-2020)
  • Former Training Supervisor- Rank: Sgt.
  • South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy: BID Certified Instructor
  • 6 Years Grappling Experience (Purple Belt)
  • Assists Local and State Agencies With K9 Training and Officer Safety Tactics
  • Implemented Tac Med Program in 2019
  • Instructor Certifications: FLETC Tac Med Instructor, TCCC Certification, B-Con Instructor, FBI LETSS Certification, (NASBLA) Officer Water Survival Instructor, Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Instructor

Jay Wadsworth

Lead Instructor
  • Brazilian JiuJitsu - 2nd Degree Black Belt
  • Retired Pro/Amateur MMA fighter
  • 22-years of street cop experience
  • 14-years SWAT experience
  • NYS DCJS Certified SWAT Operator (2021)
  • DCJS Instructor: Developed the new mandatory curriculum for defensive tactics instructors and basic recruits; lead instructor on over 18 two-day recertification courses, 24 80-hour instructor courses and 4 1-day overview courses (2016-Present)
  • SME City of Syracuse case (2019)
  • SME NYS AG’s officer grand jury testimony (2020)
  • Reality Based Training Instructor (2019) DCJS
  • Range Instructor (2019) DCJS
  • Progressive FORCE Concepts/Code 4 Concepts Defensive Tactics Instructor (2016-2022)
  • Jamestown Police Department SWAT Team director of training (2015-2023)
  • Team Leader Jamestown Police SWAT TEAM (2011-2023)
  • Head defensive tactics instructor at Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Academy (2012-2023)
  • Director of Defensive Tactics @ NYTOA (2016-Present)
  • Instructor at NYTOA (2013-Present).
  • Instructor at TacOPs EAST/SOUTH (2016-Present)
  • Jamestown Police Department Lead Defensive Tactics Instructor (2010-2023)
  • Defensive Tactics Instructor Certification (DCJS 2010)
  • Taser Instructor (2010-2016)

Dane Gifford

FOUNDER
  • Co-Founder, Effective Fitness Training
  • USAF Veteran
  • B.S. Exercise Science
  • Physical Therapist Assistant

Yves Gege

FOUNDER
  • Serial Entrepreneur
  • Physical Therapist
  • Co-Founder, Effective Fitness
  • Over 15 years of experience working with a variety of athletes and communities in the fitness and healthcare space
  • Founder of Effective Fitness Training
  • Founder of Made 2 Move Health and Human Performance
  • Partner in PT Biz (educational company that has helped thousands of healthcare professionals)
  • Passion for working with LEO and similar communities as he sees an incredible need to provide educational content and evidence-based programs to help these individuals perform at the highest level

Our Mission

The mission of EFCombatives is to provide quality content and education for LEO through proven science-driven fitness and combatives.

EFCombatives
founders have developed a proven, full spectrum combatives program to move defensive tactics training beyond the current standard.
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Out team

Director Of Combatives
Jay Wadsworth

Lead Instructor
  • Founder, Police Posts
  • Co-founder, Effective Fitness
  • 7 years of Law Enforcement Experience (2013-2020)
  • Former Training Supervisor- Rank: Sgt.
  • South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy: BID Certified Instructor
  • 6 Years Grappling Experience (Purple Belt)
  • Assists Local and State Agencies With K9 Training and Officer Safety Tactics
  • Implemented Tac Med Program in 2019
  • Instructor Certifications: FLETC Tac Med Instructor, TCCC Certification, B-Con Instructor, FBI LETSS Certification, (NASBLA) Officer Water Survival Instructor, Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Instructor
Our Instructors

Meet our core team

Rob Hugus

Lead Instructor
  • 28-year retired NY State Police
  • Mobile Response team member
  • Expert Marksman - former member of .308 Marksman Unit (sniper)
  • Firearms Instructor
  • Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu - 5th Degree Black Belt
  • Owner, Robert Hugus Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • NY DCJS, Defensive Tactics Instructor

Joe Indelicato

LEAD INSTRUCTOR
  • 20-year veteran of New York State Police (retired)
  • State Police Defensive Tactics Instructor for 12 years
  • Member-In-Charge of Defensive Tactics and Taser for Western Region of New York State Police
  • Lead Mobile Field Unit (Riot Unit) Trainer for 10 Years
  • Supervisor of the Arrest Team Defensive Tactics Instructor for New York State’s Department of Criminal Justice (2020 - present)
  • 2nd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Owner and Lead Instructor of Buffalo Combat Fitness, a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Martila Arts, Police Training Academy in Buffalo, NY
  • Competed at the National and World- level medaling numerous times
  • Competed in numerous headline super fights
  • Trained in judo, wrestling, boxing, and Muay Thai

Henry Favo

Lead Instructor
  • 22-years law enforcement experience involving both police and corrections
  • Master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration
  • Criminal Justice Professor at Monroe Community College
  • Instructor in multiple police disciplines to include DT and Firearms (2005 - present)
  • 10-year SWAT team member
  • Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Selected to teach for Department of Criminal Justice Services for New York, 2017

Cody Goodfriend

Lead Instructor
  • Current law enforcement officer with12+ years of experience
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt
  • NYS-DCJS Master Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • Current SWAT team operator, 6+years
  • NYS-DCJS firearms instructor
  • Reality-based training instructor
  • Former amateur MMA fighter

Ryan Romig

LEAD INSTRUCTOR
  • Police Sergeant with 15 years of law enforcement experience
  • Current SWAT Team Leader
  • Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • Army veteran
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt

Brendan Mckeown

Lead Instructor
  • Burnt Hills High School All State Honors in 2008 in both Folkstyle and Freestyle
  • East Stroudsburg University Wrestling (Division 2, PA); qualified for the National Tournament in 2012, 2013, and 2014; ranked as high as 4th in the country
  • All America Honors finishing 6th at the NCAA Tournament, 2013
  • Finalist at the D2 Super Region 1 Tournament in 2012, 2013, and 2014; won in 2013; awarded Tournament Outstanding Wrestler, 2013
  • Awarded Senior Athlete of the Year at ESU, 2014 Capital One Academic All American, 2013 and 2014
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under Bruno Tostes, Renzo Gracie Latham (2021)
  • Involved in the law enforcement community since 2014
  • Wrestling since 11 years old

Matthew Secor

Lead Instructor
  • Head Instructor/Owner at Matt Secor Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (2016- present)
  • Professional MMA Fighter (2011- present)
  • Instructor, Eddie Fyvie Jiu-Jitsu Academy (2007-present)
  • Head Defensive Tactics Instructor and Deputy, Warren County Sheriff's Department (2020 - present)
  • Defense Tactics Instructor (DTI) - Cadre (2020-present)
  • Patrolman for Town of Fort Edward Police Department (2017-2020)
  • Certifications: Basic Course for Police Officers, Instructor Development Course, Defensive Tactics Instructor Certification (2020-present)

Michael Peckham

LEAD INSTRUCTOR
  • Current LEO Detective
  • 10+ years
  • 20+ years US Air Force SF
  • Current SFS SNCO
  • USAF Emergency Services Team
  • DCJS DT Instructor
  • DCJS Firearms Instructor
  • RBT Instructor
  • Black Belt in BJJ
  • USAF Combative's Instructor
  • 8 years K9 Handler
  • 6 years Detective
  • Trained Police Agencies in Iraq, Kuwait, Africa, Korea, El Salvador

Andrew Napieralski

Lead Instructor
  • Click here to hear from Andrew!
  • Current Assistant Team Leader, full-time SWAT Team
  • Police Sergeant with 15 years of law enforcement experience
  • 9 years SWAT experience
  • DCJS Defensive Tactics and Range Instructor
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black belt

Dylan Freedman

Support Instructor
  • Collegiate wrestler
  • Retired MMA fighter
  • Active competitor in BJJ, Brown Belt
  • MMA/BJJ coach
  • College wrestling coach
  • Corrections Officer with New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
  • Drill Instructor with New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
  • Army Infantryman/Paratrooper, 82nd Airborne Division
  • Combat deployment, Afghanistan
  • U.S. Army Combatives Level 1 and Level 2
  • U.S. Army Special Operations Combatives Program Level 1

Dylan Royce

Lead Instructor
  • B.S. Exercise Sports Science 7-years law enforcement experience
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt - 1st Degree
  • Tae Kwon Do Black Belt
  • IBJJF No-Gi Pan Am & American Nationals Medalist
  • IBJJF New York Open Medalist Medalist at Miami Open, New Orleans Open, Atlanta Open, and Denver Open 10x
  • Superfight Winner for Fight to Win Pro and Former Title Challenger

Manny Vazquez

Support Instructor
  • 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt
  • Former Officer at Glenview Police Department
  • PTI Arrest & Control Tactics Instructor
  • Professional Mixed Martial Artist
  • Owner/Head Coach of 10th Planet Greenville, SC

Jayde Sheeley

Support Instructor
  • Click here to hear from Jayde!
  • Professional MMA fighter
  • 20+ years of martial arts experience
  • Current road patrol Deputy in Ohio with 5 years of experience
  • Brazilian Jiu-jitsu - Purple Belt
  • Active Brazilian Jiu-jitsu competitor
  • Bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Criminology from Ohio University
  • Women’s HS/MS wrestling coach
  • OPOTA Subject Control Instructor Certification
  • Supervisor at a juvenile residential center (2016)
  • Defensive Tactics Instructor at Clark State Police Academy
Out team

Meet Our Founders

Adam Haidary

Founder
  • Founder, Police Posts
  • Co-founder, Effective Fitness
  • 7 years of Law Enforcement Experience (2013-2020)
  • Former Training Supervisor- Rank: Sgt.
  • South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy: BID Certified Instructor
  • 6 Years Grappling Experience (Purple Belt)
  • Assists Local and State Agencies With K9 Training and Officer Safety Tactics
  • Implemented Tac Med Program in 2019
  • Instructor Certifications: FLETC Tac Med Instructor, TCCC Certification, B-Con Instructor, FBI LETSS Certification, (NASBLA) Officer Water Survival Instructor, Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Instructor

Dane Gifford

Founder
  • Co-Founder, Effective Fitness Training
  • USAF Veteran
  • B.S. Exercise Science
  • Physical Therapist Assistant

Yves Gege

Founder
  • Serial Entrepreneur
  • Physical Therapist
  • Co-Founder, Effective Fitness
  • Over 15 years of experience working with a variety of athletes and communities in the fitness and healthcare space
  • Founder of Effective Fitness Training
  • Founder of Made 2 Move Health and Human Performance
  • Partner in PT Biz (educational company that has helped thousands of healthcare professionals)
  • Passion for working with LEO and similar communities as he sees an incredible need to provide educational content and evidence-based programs to help these individuals perform at the highest level