Lead Instructor

The owner and lead consultant/instructor of Strategic Self-Defense, Brian Domke, is passionate about sharing knowledge and helping others build skills. Brian focuses on fundamentals and practical approaches to self-defense that are based on a variety of training and experience, which includes:
• Firearms Instruction & Qualifications Through:
   › Bonner County Sheriff's Office - Use of Deadly Force Curriculum &
     Handgun Qualification
   › Kootenai County Sheriff's Office - Active Shooter Response Course
   › Broome County Law Enforcement Academy Firearms Instructor -
     Defensive Competition Handgun
   › American Tactical Shooting Instruction - Pistol, Carbine
     & Combatives
› Thunder Ranch - Defensive Handgun
› Certified 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor
• International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) - Over 10                        Years Competitive Shooting (Local, Regional & National Level)
• Bonner County Sheriff's Office Volunteer Search & Rescue Member
• Conducted Numerous Facility Security Evaluations
• Designed Building & Property Security Features for Numerous Clients
• Church Security Team Member
• Blended Martial Arts (American Kenpo & Mauy Thai)
• Knife Self-Defense Training
• Certified First Aid / CPR
• Certified Stop the Bleed
• Certified Incident Command System ICS-100                                                 (FEMA Emergency Management Institute)
• FCC Technician Class License (Amateur Radio/HAM)

Brian is also the owner and lead consultant of the affiliate company, Strategic Landscape Design.

Affiliate Instructors

Affiliate consultants/instructors include a law enforcement officer who has conducted many violent crimes cases and served numerous high risk warrants, and a combat veteran/firefighter/EMT who continued the fight after being inflicted by a gunshot wound.


• Do not live in fear of evil. Rather, live life with the will and ability to overcome evil.
• “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9