Our Team

DIRECTOR OF COMBATIVES, Lead Instructor

Jay Wadsworth

  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 2nd degree black belt
  • Retired Pro/Amateur MMA fighter
  • 20 years of street cop experience 13 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,18 80-hour instructor courses and four one-day overview courses (2016-Present)
  • SME City of Syracuse case 2019 - Present
  • 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 - Present)
  • Team Leader Jamestown Police SWAT TEAM 2011 - Present
  • Jamestown Police Department Lead Defensive Tactics Instructor (2010 - Present)
  • Head defensive tactics instructor at Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Academy (2012 - Present)
  • Director of Defensive Tactics @ NYTOA (2016 - Present)
  • Instructor at NYTOA (2013 - Present)
  • Instructor at TacOPs EAST/SOUTH (2016 - Present)
  • Defensive Tactics Instructor Certification (DCJS 2010)
  • Taser Instructor (2010-2016)
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

Mike Varley
Lead Instructor

  • 12-years Law Enforcement Experience
  • 8-years SWAT
  • Defensive Tactics Instructor (2015 - present)
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt
  • 25-years grappling experience

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

Kristopher Schimek
Instructional Design and Technology Consultant

  • Jamestown NY Police (2016 - present)
  • Swat Team Operator since (2017 - present)
  • Three-time All American Collegiate Wrestler
  • Junior College National Runner Up
  • Head College Wrestling Coach (2016 - present)
  • MMA/boxing experience
  • Ten+ years of No GI Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu experience

WindY SCHNEIDER
Instructional Design and Technology Consultant

  • 20-Years Multimedia, Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, and Adult Learning Experience
  • 20-Years Intelligence and Defense Contracting Experience 
  • B.S. Media Arts and Design
  • M. Ed. Instructional Design and Technology

Meet our Founders

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