About Us

Rapid Self-Defense LLC is based out of Marquette County in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We exist to provide instruction and training in conflict resolution, self-defense, and concealed carry. We work with schools, organizations, and individuals.

Instructors & Certifications

David Hegstad
owner/instructor

David is a former math teacher and former homeless chaplain. He started judo in high school (currently a brown belt), and In 2019 he started teaching self-defense. Since then he has worked with Minneapolis Public Schools, SD School of Mines, Catholic Social Services, LMAS District Health, and dozens of individuals. He spends his free time riding bike and teaching martial arts to kids at a local YMCA.

Certified Refuse to be a Victim Instructor, Certified Basic Pistol Instructor, Certified CCW/CPL Instructor, Certified Chief Range Safety Officer, Certified R.A.T. Instructor, Certified PSY-COM Instructor, Apprentice AVP Workshop Facilitator

NRA

RTBAV, BASIC PISTOL, CCW

NRA

CHIEF RANGE SAFETY OFFICER

URBAN COMBATIVES

PSY-COM Instructor

R.A.T.

FULL SYSTEM INSTRUCTOR

LOSD

Course on Self-Defense Law in MI.

AVP

Apprentice Workshop Facilitator

NRA Instructor #
260818612

VERIFY INSTRUCTOR