Brian K. LaMaster, CEO, Innovative Tactical Concepts

  • Black Belt in Taijutsu (Combat Martial Art)
  • Black Belt in Kobudo (Combat Martial Art)
  • Certified Counter Force International Instructor
  • Assistant Team Leader (Church Security Team)
  • Search and Rescue Tracker
Mr. LaMaster is a nationally-respected authority in armed and unarmed combatives who teaches a realistic and practical approach for real-world self defense. He brings to his classes more than 30 years of experience in firearms and combat martial arts. He has been in SWAT magazine and USCCA magazine.

Brian teaches a variety of firearms courses, including Indiana and Ohio concealed carry (CCW), home defense, and tactical rifle and shotgun. He also provides instruction in unarmed self defense and defensive knife tactics. Innovative Tactical Concepts has taught over 1,000 people in basic and advanced concealed carry techniques.

In addition to teaching civilians, he has trained military and law enforcement in basic and advanced S.W.A.T. team tactics, including active shooter, bus assaults, vehicle assaults, winding stair cases, and team leadership.

Brian was responsible for the assembly of the security team at Lighthouse Assemblies of God in 2011, and has played a vital role on the team. He personally trained the team and served as Team Leader for three years, and now serves as Assistant Team Leader and training director due to his busy schedule of training other team’s how to protect their churches.

Innovative Tactical Concepts is responsible for training over 200 churches across the United States, and over 300 churches through The Watchman DVD training series. This is the first and only series of its kind. Brian developed this training series because not everyone can afford to attend the training, yet, he knows the need for training is beyond what we can cover. In addition, he has created the first and only interactive online training program for churches.

It was in 2015 that Brian trained TV Evangelist Joyce Meyers personal bodyguard, who flew into Richmond, IN to train.

As a personal protection specialist, Brian has protected James (Buster) Douglas. In addition, Brian has served as Chief of Security for Dave Canterbury’s (TV Celebrity on Dual Survival & Dirty Rotten Survival) annual Pathfinder gathering where hundreds of people attend from around the globe.

In 2006, Innovative Tactical Concepts trained five Cincinnati, OH law enforcement departments in gun retention techniques.

And in 2007, Brian sent the 101 Mountain Division in Afghanistan a copy of his first concealed carry DVD titled, “FIGHT!”. The soldiers sent Brian a photo of them with the DVD and a certificate of appreciation for what they had learned. The Advanced Pistol Fighting DVD is the course in which Innovative Tactical Concepts appeared in SWAT magazine. Handgun The Basics is a DVD series focusing on the basics of gun safety and shooting.

For several years, Innovative Tactical Concepts held fundraisers (Advanced Concealed Carry courses) for Buckeye Firearms Association. Brian was a guest speaker for The Well-Armed Woman Fashion and Firearms national event in 2014, which was held in Indianapolis.

Brian has been a student of two gunshot wound treatment courses. One taught at the Richmond Police Department, and another taught by Dr. from Washington state.

Curtis E. Dodson, Vice President

curtis Curtis E. Dodson is a highly sought after firearms Director and instructor.

Mr. Dodson’s weapons training dates back to 1990 in the U.S. Air Force from Aero Space Propulsion into Security Police. He has extensive experience in Combat Focus Shooting course instruction and became the Director of Training for CFS and expanded into Advanced Pistol Handling and Advanced (tactical) Carbine,

His law enforcement experience includes employment with the Delaware State Police, Wilson County TN Sheriff’s department, Knox County TN, Sheriff’s Dept, Comprehensive Security Nashville, TN and is the current Director of IEA (International Enforcement Agency). Mr. Dodson has extensive experience as Rob Pincus’ “ICE” personal training coordinator and Combat Focus Shooting Instructor. He is also certified as a State of Tennessee Private Protective Services trainer. He is an active member of IALEFI and has completed the Master Instructor Development Program. Additionally, he is a certified NREMT specializing in SWAT trauma.

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