Officers & Directors 2017-08-17T12:49:53+00:00

Officers & Directors

Todd Miller
Todd MillerPresident
Todd Miller began working in FAST Defense in 2001, having first meet Bill Kipp in Florida where Bill was promoting EZ- Defense at a national conference. Todd has since been an active participant in all that FAST Defense has to offer. Todd is currently focusing his efforts with the FAST Defense Global Instructor Development team.

Todd loves seeing the changes FAST Defense can make in a person’s life in just a short amount of time. He has seen students break through in some of the most wonderful, personal transformations. FAST Defense’s anti-bullying course is the one that Todd is the most passionate about.

Todd is a full time Instructor of both FAST Defense and the Martial Arts. He works for Indiana University in the Department of Kinesiology teaching various courses and is a Martial Arts school owner.

Brian Lentz
Brian LentzVice President
Brian Lentz has been training in martial arts since 1973 and teaching since 1978. As a martial arts instructor and school owner he has taught thousands of students the way to a better life through martial arts. In addition to being a 8th degree black belt in Kobayashi Shorin Ryu he has trained in many other systems and styles including Tang Soo Do, Chung Do Kwan, Aikido, Ju Jitsu and others. Also, he has trained and successfully competed in tournament karate, boxing and kickboxing, Plus, has trained two World Champion kickboxers and several regional amateur boxing competitors. Experienced working security for concerts and other special events and as a bouncer.
Steve Zorn
Steve ZornSecretary
Steve Zorn has been involved in the field of martial arts and self-defense for over 27 years. In that period of time he has had the privilege to train in a variety of martial arts, self-defense, and close quarter combat training systems; including various law enforcement and crime prevention courses. His years of dedicated training have resulted in several 1st degree black belts and dozens of instructor certifications in various personal safety programs. In 2000 Steve started his own self-defense training business in an effort to share his passion for personal safety with others. In 2002 he was provided the honor of teaching self-defense to the flight attendants of the one of the country’s largest airlines, as a full-time instructor. Then in 2005 Steve was awarded the prestigious designation of International Crime Prevention Specialist.

Steve joined the ranks of FAST Defense Global as a certified instructor in early 2013. Since then he has been devoted to sharing the empowering FAST Defense courses with women, men, and children from all walks of life.

Josh Hartwell
Josh HartwellTreasurer
Josh got his start in martial arts in 1996 beginning in Tae Kwon Do. He later switched to a Karate/Kenpo blended system where he earned his 2nd black belt. He served 5 years in the Marine Corps working in satellite communications and setting up classified work facilities in tactical environments.

Josh joined FAST in 2012 and fell in love with the realism of training using scenario based training. Josh loves the positive impact FAST has on students who not only feel good about their ability to protect themselves but also feel better about themselves in general.

Outside of FAST Josh operates an information protection services company where he helps businesses mitigate their risks and manage their confidential and protected information.

Dennis Forleo
Dennis ForleoU.S. Director
Dennis Forleo has been involved in martial arts and self-defense for over 30 years and has run his own studio in Billings, Montana since 2003. He has trained in numerous martial arts and has attained a 4th Degree, a 5th Degree, a 7th Degree, and an 8th Degree Black Belt in 4 different styles. He was recognized by the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame as “2014 Master of the Year.” Always striving to learn, he most recently achieved a 1st Degree Black Belt in Krav Maga in January of 2017. Dennis became involved with FAST Defense in 2010 and has become a Master FAST Defense Instructor, Coach and Predator. He has literally taught thousands of people how to deal with with the fear and adrenaline that accompanies conflict through FAST Defense. He is passionate about helping people become safer and more secure in their daily lives.
Danny Watkins
Danny WatkinsInternational Director
A dynamic instructor, Danny’s passion and commitment allows him to build confidence in people by getting them to see and feel the realities of self defense first hand. An excellent communicator, his professional delivery of scenarios and concepts, quickly builds trust and rapport so that material can be taught dynamically and efficiently.
Bill Kipp
Bill KippFounder, Board Member
With over 20 years of teaching this highly specialized training, Bill has logged over 50,000 live adrenal stress scenarios against students ranging from children, teens, moms, and dads with no previous training, to Martial Arts Experts and professional fighters. Bill served 3 West Pac deployments with the 3rd Marine Recon Teams, the 3rd as Recon Team Leader . A 5th Degree Black Belt with over 31 years in the Martial Arts, Mr. Kipp lived in Asia where he worked as a movie stuntman, bouncer, and bodyguard. His unique talents and methodologies have drawn corporations such as Lucent Technology, Lockheed Martin, MCI, and more, to contract him to teach self-defense, team building, and conflict resolution trainings for management and employees. Bill has authored several DVDs and Books on Self Defense.
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