Mike Seeklander is the current owner of Shooting-Performance LLC (www.shooting-performance.com), a full service training company and the American Warrior Society (www.americanwarriorsociety.com). Mike is also the co-host of The Best Defense, one of Outdoor Channels leading firearm instructional show.
Prior to that, as an employee of the Federal Government,
Mike has served as the Branch Chief and Lead Instructor for the Firearms
division with the Federal Air Marshal Service as well as a Senior Instructor at
the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (F.L.E.T.C.).
He has extensive formal training and experience in all
phases of military and law enforcement training. Mike is a highly sought after
tactical and competitive trainer and a high level performer on the competition
handgun circuit. Currently a nationally ranked competitor on the practical
handgun competition circuit, Seeklander has authored/produced instructional
books, DVD’s and has developed hundreds of lesson plans specifically related to
basic and advanced firearms training.
As a local law enforcement officer with the Knox County
Sherriff’s Department as well as the Knoxville Police Department mike worked in
corrections as well as patrol and with the Organized Crime division.
In 1990 Mike joined the United States Marine Corps and was
trained as an Intelligence Specialist with Top Secret clearance.
Mike is a combat veteran of Desert Storm/Shield (Gulf war 1). He
holds secondary MOS’s of Combat Engineer and Primary Marksmanship Instructor.
Mike is the recipient of numerous awards and honors in the
law enforcement community, and as a semi-professional shooter.
Seeklander’s Shooting Accomplishments:
- 2013 and 2014 IPDA BUG (Back up Gun) National Champion
- 2011 Steel Challenge World Champion (production division).
- 2007 European Championships (2nd overall)
- USPSA National Championships (top 5 overall numerous
- Area Championship wins: Area 7, Area 4, Area 1 (USPSA)
- State Championship wins (multiple times in some states):
Oklahoma (USPSA and IDPA), Badlands Regional (IDPA), Tennessee (USPSA),
Arkansas (IDPA and USPSA), South Carolina (USPSA), Georgia (USPSA), Texas
Limited (USPSA), New Jersey (USPSA)
competed in the shooting sports nationally, Mike adds to this experience with
more than 15 years of experience in various martial arts holding multiple ranks
including a Black Belt in Okinawan Freestyle Karate.