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ZEE DURHAm

“It’s not what you’ve done, it’s what you do” -SFC Carnahan

I appreciate my training and experience up to this point in my life but, I’m not resting on my laurels. We have to be consistent and make progress where there is progress to be made. 

Here is my summarized bio so that you can see I’ve been trying for 40 years to make progress and this is all I’ve got:

THE MILITARY VERSION:

Master Sergeant (Retired) Zevon Lee Durham aka “Zee” served as an Infantryman for his first 6 years in the US Army with the 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Rakkasans out of Ft. Campbell, KY. While there, he held the position of machine gunner, fire team leader, squad leader, and recon team leader. During this time frame, Zee deployed to Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq.

After being selected and attending the Special Forces Qualification Course at Ft. Bragg, NC., Zee was assigned to 5th Special Forces Group Airborne, again at Ft. Campbell where he finished his career. Within 5th SFG(A), Zee was assigned to the Group's lone Direct Action and Hostage Rescue specialty company with the designation of A/1/5 that is reserved for Green Beret elite. There, Zee held the position of SF Engineer Sgt, Senior Engineer Sgt, Cell Leader, Team Sgt, and Battalion S-3 Operations Sgt. 

While in Special Forces, Zee deployed 6 times to various locations in the Middle East with all of them being combat deployments except 2. During these deployments, Zee worked with hundreds of soldiers in the elite forces of these various countries. Zee taught them, trained them, and fought beside them in order to accomplish the mission successfully.

Zee has a myriad of experience and special skills training qualifications to include: 

  • 3 Non-Commissioned Officer Leadership Courses

  • 4 Private Advanced Shooting Courses

  • Advanced Special Operations Level 1 and 2

  • Air Assault School

  • Airborne School

  • Audie Murphy Club Member

  • Foreign Language Course (Arabic)

  • Military Free Fall School

  • Modern Army Combatives Program levels 1-3

  • Ranger School

  • Special Forces Advanced Reconnaissance, Target Analysis, and Exploitation Techniques Course, (SFARTAETC)

  • Special Forces Small Unit Tactics Course

  • Special Forces Sniper School Level 2 (SFSC)

  • Special Operations Combative Program

  • Stryker Leaders Course

  • Survival Evasion Resistance Escape Course

  • Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course x3

Zee is currently a firearms and defensive tactics instructor that focuses on coaching others to have the ability and composure to face, subdue, or eliminate a violent threat. (I consider myself more of a teacher nowadays but I’m stuck with the brand name).

  • Certified NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Instructor

  • Jiu Jitsu blackbelt from Coach Ray Casias (Zenith BJJ).


Courses:

Introduction to Grappling for SELF DEFENSE (Jiu Jitsu, wrestling, judo, MMA influenced)

  • Led by “Instructor Zee”: Jiu Jitsu Black Belt, MMA Pro, Green Beret

  • FOR EVERYONE!

  • Come in and see what all the fuss is about! Get the reasons “WHY” and understand the pros and cons.

  • Most gyms don’t have time to give you a good introduction to grappling context and all of the fundamentals so you end up getting thrown into the fray without a clear understanding. We can answer your questions and help you figure out if you want to pursue more training in grappling without the anxiety involved with just jumping into a gym full of seasoned veterans!

  • Learn the main ideas

  • Lecture and Hands on training mixed

  • Learn the context of certain grappling arts

  • Learn the positions involved

  • Learn the concepts that give you the advantage

  • Partner and instructor physical interaction

Requirements and Equipment Needed:

  • Ages 14 and up (under 18 requires parents consent)

  • Acceptable physical capability (Low intensity movement involved including getting up and down on the mats)

  • Durable and comfortable clothing (may get stretched or torn)

  • Soft sole shoes like running shoes or similar (we don’t want the mats to get ripped but we don’t want your toes injured either)

  • Water bottle

Duration: 2 hours
Cost: $99.00
Class Size: 12 student maximum


Introduction to Striking (Punch, kick, elbow, knee) for SELF DEFENSE (Boxing, Muay Thai, Kick Boxing, MMA influenced)

  • Led by “Instructor Zee”: Jiu Jitsu Black Belt, MMA Pro, Green Beret

  • FOR EVERYONE!

  • Come see how and when to use blunt force with your body as the tools. Get the reasons “WHY” and the pros and cons

  • Most gyms don’t have time to give you a good introduction to striking context and all of the fundamentals so you end up getting thrown into the fray without a clear understanding. We can answer your questions and help you figure out if you want to pursue more training in striking without the anxiety involved with just jumping into a gym full of seasoned veterans!

  • Learn the main ideas

  • Lecture and Hands on training mixed

  • Learn the context of certain striking arts

  • Learn the techniques involved

  • Learn the concepts that give you the advantage

  • Partner and instructor physical interaction

Requirements and Equipment Needed:

  • Ages 14 and up (under 18 requires parents consent)

  • Acceptable physical capability (Low intensity movement involved including getting up and down on the mats)

  • Durable and comfortable clothing (may get stretched or torn)

  • Soft sole shoes like running shoes or similar (we don’t want the mats to get ripped but we don’t want your toes injured either)

  • Water bottle

Duration: 2 hours
Cost: $99.00
Class Size: 12 student maximum


Wild Card Wednesday Combatives: Rotating themes and curriculum that deal with various context involving physical violence

  • Led by “Instructor Zee”: Jiu Jitsu Black Belt, MMA Pro, Green Beret

  • FOR EVERYONE!

  • We will put different disciplines and techniques together for use in different scenarios: “Drunk Uncle Bob”, Robbery, Direct Physical Attack’s, Mob Attack’s etc

  • Learn the strategy and technique

  • Put the lesson to the test during a hands on scenario against threat(s)

  • Stay sharp and have a plan for different situations so that you can take action when needed

  • Lecture and Hands on training mix

  • Partner and instructor physical interaction

Requirements and Equipment Needed:

  • Ages 14 and up (under 18 requires parents consent)

  • Acceptable physical capability (Low intensity movement involved including getting up and down on the mats)

  • Durable and comfortable clothing (may get stretched or torn)

  • Soft sole shoes like running shoes or similar (we don’t want the mats to get ripped but we don’t want your toes injured either)

  • Water bottle

Duration: 2 hours
Cost: $99.00
Class Size: 12 student maximum