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established in 2014


dnc defense, llc



Defense, llc

Established in 2014 by Daniel Cole, DNC Defense® provides professional, relevant, and realistic defense and tactical training to local communities, law enforcement, military, professional fighters, and private corporations. With over twenty years of combined law enforcement and defense training experience, Daniel recognized the need for proactive community safety measures beyond traditional law enforcement to combat modern day threats.

Their expertise enables DNC Defense® to tailor customized training programs for individuals, agencies, and specialized teams. The training programs incorporate physical and mental preparation, recognizing pre-assault indicators, use of force training, legal principles, stress management, and scenario-based training. Whether you’re a civilian, law enforcement officer, private security professional, professional fighter, or military personnel, DNC Defense® offers programs to enhance your skill sets and understanding of defense and tactical operations.

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Jui Jitsu

Kickboxing/Muay Thai

Self Defense/Combatives


Military/Law Enforcement

Private Security

Security Threat Assessment & Training

Private Group/Specialized Training

meet our

team & Instructors

Meet our expert instructors, dedicated to providing the highest quality training in self-defense and tactical operations. With backgrounds in law enforcement, military, private security, and mixed martial arts, our team is committed to helping you reach your full potential.

Daniel Cole


daniel cole

Founder, DNC Defense®| Master Instructor| Former Federal Officer| Program/Policy Development| Professional Speaker

Daniel graduated with honors from Arkansas State University in 2005 with a BA Degree in Psychology and minor in Business Management. He moved to Waco, Texas, to begin his law enforcement career and pursue his study of Mixed Martial Arts under 3-time World Champion Kick-boxer, David Hill. From 2006 to 2011, Daniel protected and served the greater Waco area for McLennan County, Texas, while learning the arts of Boxing, Kickboxing, Jeet Kune Do, and Hapkido. Within a few years, Daniel began instructing civilians, military, and law enforcement personnel in self-defense tactics and mixed martial arts and earned his first black belt in Hapkido under Master David Hill. After training a member of President Bush Jr.’s Secret Service detail from 2009 to 2011, Daniel was inspired to pursue a career in federal law enforcement.

In August of 2011, he was appointed as a United States Probation Officer for the Eastern District of Arkansas where he served until October of 2018. During his tenure as a Federal Officer, he was awarded Top Gun, Officer Safety, and Instructor Awards at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Charleston, South Carolina; served as the Lead Firearms and Safety Instructor for the Eastern District of Arkansas; assisted FLETC as an Adjunct Instructor; and served as the Sex Offender Officer Specialist, Surveillance Operations Coordinator, and led the tactical entry team while overseeing the Search Program. He has extensive experience in federal criminal investigations, federal testimony, and program development. He has over 14 years of experience in law enforcement and 18 years of experience as an instructor in several capacities.

While still serving as a federal officer, Daniel began studying edged weapons under Master Instructor David Benefield at Synergy Combatives; studying Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) under Kyle Pate at Rogue Jiu-Jitsu in Dallas, Texas; and studying Muay Thai under Chad Snyder in Dallas, Texas. He is currently the CEO and head instructor of all training divisions within DNC Defense. Daniel trains local students; professional fighters; local and federal law enforcement; military; and private security professionals out of his training studio and tactical firearms range in Arkansas, and regularly travels around the country providing specialized training and curriculum.

Nathan Cole

nathan cole

Firearms; Law Enforcement; Private Security

Brooke Smith

brooke Smith

Personal Training; Massage Therapy; Jiu Jitsu, Women’s Kickboxing

Lee Grogan

Lee Grogan

Jiu Jitsu; Kickboxing; Combatives/Self Defense; Law Enforcement; Private Security

Sawyer Bryan

sawyer bryan

Kickboxing; Combatives/Self Defense; Law Enforcement

Kyle Manley

kyle manley

Jiu Jitsu

Tony Mauricio

tony mauricio

Jiu Jitsu

Travis Burke

travis burke

Jiu Jitsu

Sam Yates

sam yates

Firearms; Law Enforcement

Joe Craft

joe craft

Firearms; Law Enforcement