Nik Farooqui is a Chicago/Dallas based instructor, author, and expert in Personal Defensive Tactics. His 25+ year background in martial arts studies, nearly 20 years of teaching/training, and over 270 seminars around the globe have earned him international acclaim in the industry.
Nik’s expertise and above-the-rest approach earned him publishing in magazines such as Black Belt Magazine, SWAT Magazine and more several times. He’s also one of less than a dozen experts across the United States who’ve had the privilege of working with the most elite Law Enforcement Agencies, Military Special Operations groups, and CEO’s of Global Corporations.
Despite his accomplishments in his industry, Nik’s passion for teaching, training, and working with his clients has never changed. Many people have said that he is the one of the best instructors they have ever seen! Quite the compliment from such amazing people!
S2 Strategic Defense has a network of specialized instructors with real world experience. Our staff and network includes and hand selected cadre of:
The S2 Strategic Defense Training Cadre is unlike any other training provider. We don’t make one instructor the “one stop shop,” we bring in specialists from all corners of the globe.
As a military Special Operations instructor, I can tell you that your methods and tactics are exactly what my guys need. The training you provided our guys was spot on and allows for us to add in what we already know to your framework to push the training limitations. Thank you for sharing your time with us!
I've learned more from Nik in the past year I've been at his school than I did in over 3 years of training at my past academy. Thank you Nik for making sure that I am growing as a martial artist with skills for the real world! I'm a Nik student for LIFE!!!
Nik and his team bring a command on their material that is unmatched. We have contracted S2 Strategic Defense to provide additional training to our officers, and are looking forward to future training with S2 Strategic Defense.
I've been in martial arts most of life and never seen such training! Coach Nik has a very functional approach and makes training fun and dynamic!
My DT Cadre and I met Nik at the ILEETA 2016 Conference in Chicago where he was teaching and Edged Weapons Disarms course. This was the finest course on the subject matter that we have attended. Our agency is currently scheduling Nik and his staff at S2 to teach a Instructors Certification Course at our department. With a rise in the presence of edged weapons on subjects we arrest our agency will not be behind the curve.
In a market full of competitors, S2 Strategic Defense stands above the rest! Our programs aren’t store bought or just simply regurgitated information. We bring REAL WORLD experience in Personal Defensive Tactics. As the world turns, we are constantly evolving and assessing how to bring our clients better information, better presentations, and better results! That means YOU can rest assured that you are getting the absolute best experiences anywhere.
Our clients come from all makes of life. Martial artists, Corporate/Executive personnel, Law Enforcement Agencies, and everyday citizens who take their time, money, and safety seriously. Whatever the needs are, we have always exceeded their expectations! Customized presentations, cutting edge training methods, highest standards in the industry, and professionals that teach from life experience make INSTANT results! Read a few testimonials and see what people are saying!