Bernardo C

Law Enforcement, Military, and Security Instructor

With over 15 years of operational experience, Bernardo is a subject matter expert (SME) in the field of Counter Terrorism (CT) and security best practices. His expertise covers high-risk police tactics, special operations (SOF), close protection (CP), hand-to-hand combat and close quarters battle (CQB). Bernardo is currently serving on active duty in a Special Operations unit of the Border Patrol, focusing on direct action and low visibility operations. He has served as a Federal Air Marshall, Personal Bodyguard to the Chief of Staff (IDF) and as a combat instructor to the Israeli Secret Service.

Between direct action missions in the IDF, Border Patrol, aviation deployments, dignitary protection assignments abroad and other deployments on behalf of the Israeli Security Establishment, he has hundreds of operational missions in his background.

Bernardo C

Law Enforcement, Military, and Security Instructor

With over 15 years of operational experience, Bernardo is a subject matter expert (SME) in the field of Counter Terrorism (CT) and security best practices. His expertise covers high-risk police tactics, special operations (SOF), dignitary protection (CP) and close quarters battle (CQB).

Bernardo recently retired from active duty in a Special Operations unit of the Border Patrol, focusing on direct action and low visibility operations. He has served as a Federal Air Marshall, Personal Bodyguard to the Chief of Staff (IDF), Combat instructor and Counter Assault Team member to the Israeli Security Agency.

Between direct action missions in the IDF, Border Patrol, aviation security, dignitary protection assignments and other deployments on behalf of the Israeli Security Establishment, he has hundreds of operational missions in his background.

 For more than 10 years Bernardo has been mentoring youth as the director and founder of Team of Warriors, a non-profit organization dedicated to mentoring minorities and at-risk youth, unlocking their leadership potential in preparation for military service.

In 2021 Bernardo joined the Tactical Fitness Team, an Austin, TX based company as Director of Operations. He also leads the Military, Law Enforcement and Close Protection training department.

Certifications:

  • Counter Terror and Riot Control Instructor – Israel National Police
  • Krav Maga Instructor – Israel Defense Forces
  • Senior Defensive Tactics Instructor – Israel Security Agency
  • Muay Thai & Kickboxing Instructor – Wingate Institute Israel
  • Gracie Survival Tactics for Law Enforcement Instructor GST LV2 – Gracie University
  • Strength & Conditioning Coach – Arazim Academy Israel
  • Martial Arts Coach – Arazim Academy Israel
  • Mil / LE Kettlebell Instructor SFG1 – StrongFirst
  • CrossFit LV1 Coach / Strongman / CF Endurance

Blogs by Bernardo

Which Martial Art is the best for self defense? Knowledge of self defense does not grow on trees. You need to train in order to remain sharp. One of the central tenets of self defense is hand-to-hand combat prowess, but,...
  • April 21, 2022
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Current Events Analysis: Wave of Terror Israel March 2022 The Facts: Over the course of last week, 11 Israelis have been murdered in terrorist attacks across Israel. Some of the attackers used edged weapons while others used firearms. Main attacks:...
  • April 1, 2022
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How can Special Forces Training boost performance in the workplace? It’s not uncommon in business to find industry leaders preaching the positive outcomes that a Special Forces mindset and approach can have in corporate performance. Indeed, elite tactical and reconnaissance...
  • March 15, 2022
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Meet Bernardo – Tactical Fitness Director of Operations Read his full bio here.
  • January 5, 2022
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