Personal Defense & Illinois Basic & Advanced Concealed Carry Training

Inhale Fear. Exhale Courage.

Guardian Concepts provides first-rate Concealed Carry and advanced crime prevention training in the Kankakee County area. Based in Kankakee, our various training courses were created by John Haberkamp, an 8 year veteran of the U.S Navy.

Our advanced classes enable students to leave with invaluable legal and tactical knowledge as it relates to self defense, safety, first aid, and more.

Armed or unarmed, we believe that law abiding citizens have a right to protect themselves and their property and their families.

If you are looking to receive your Illinois State Certified Concealed Carry or safety training, and you wish to be trained by the best, then contact us today, or view our online classes & event calendar and register online!

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Meet The Guardian Concepts Team

John Haberkamp

Guardian Concepts Primary Instructor John Haberkamp is an 8 year veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was an Independent Close Protection Specialist for multiple different agencies, VIP's, and Celebrities all over the World. During his 8 year time in the industry he was also a Private Military Contractor working in the Middle East Region.

John now trains civilians to be Guardians of their own lives. A Guardian is someone who has taken control of their own safety and made it a Priority. Guardians are around us everyday without anyone knowing. These Guardians will do what is necessary to protect their families and themselves from the everyday horrors that may occur.

Guardian Concepts is committed to providing the Best Basic and Advanced  Training & Tactics for its students.

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Michelle Greybill

Michelle Greybill has been with Guardian Concepts since its inception. She has handled all of the Administrative paperwork associated with the company. This includes maintaining all of the Illinois State mandated paperwork, and Ordering, Organizing, Maintaining all of Guardian Concepts Merchandise.

Michelle is the one who runs the company from behind the scenes so that Instructor John can concentrate on providing the training that they promise all of their students.

Ty “Doc” Watson

Ty “Doc” Watson is a 14 year U.S. Navy Corpsman Veteran, where he spent over half of his career with the Fleet Marine Force, deploying twice to Iraq. He’s been trained in Field Medicine, TCCC, CPR, and BLS, with a passion for medicine and instructing.

Chris S.

Chris served 9 1/2 years in the Army with 8 years being an Infantryman. The rest of his time was spent in the Chemical Corps. He also worked with the French Foreign Legion in Afghanistan 2008-2009 and was also a Unit level Armorer during that same time. Chris brings his expertise to the company being a USCCA Certified Pistol Instructor and RSO to help train Guardians.

Ian Mellendorf

Ian Mellendorf is a dedicated CCL instructor at Guardian Concepts. With 15 years of experience as a gun owner, he is passionate about sharing his knowledge and ensuring the comfort of his students. As a husband and father of three girls, Ian understands the importance of patience and knows when to wait for his students to grasp the concepts. His ultimate objective is to empower individuals to become confident and responsible gun owners. Ian is thrilled to witness the growth of Guardian Concepts in the shooting and defense industry, and he is fully committed to their distinctive approach of empowering ordinary people to take control of their own safety.

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