The "Force" Be With You, LLC - The Force = Knowledge, Training and a Plan
About Us
THE "FORCE" BE WITH YOU is about being prepared.
Hello, my name is Lew.
I am a Black Belt in Wado Ryu Karate and a Certified NRA Firearms Instructor. I am a Vietnam veteran and an active member of many gun clubs in the area and I participate in many different shooting activities on a regular basis.  I started "The Force Be With You, LLC" because I enjoy teaching these skills to others, for sport, recreation and self defense. I am the only instructor and all of the classes I offer will be taught by me. I believe strongly that the best defense and the best chance that you have to survive a violent encounter is to have a plan so that you will know how you will react. You have heard it many times: Action is faster than reaction.
Please understand the difference between fighting vs. ending a violent attack.
I will not teach you how to fight. Self defense is about ending a violent attack.  It is not about toe to toe slugging it out or exchanging blows.
Make no mistake:
        The best self defense is avoiding these situations in the 
            first place.         
        The second-best self defense technique is to run.
These two things will be covered in all of my classes, but if neither of these two options is available, The third best self defense technique is to do whatever it takes to end the attack.
The NRA courses that I teach are very thorough, they cover basics and fundamentals for safe gun handling, and the advanced courses teach very effective self defense tactics.
The unarmed self defense classes are "combat fighting techniques" As stated above they will allow you to stop the attack. They do not require hours and hours of training or conditioning to become good at.
They only require that you have the attitude that you want to survive.
Please call me if you want to talk or ask questions.
I have tried to keep my training up to date and current. Below is a list of my training and teaching experience.
Training Experience:
·  1967. US Army Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training
·  1968. Black Belt Wado Style Karate
·  1972. B.S. in Physical Education, SUNY College at Brockport
·  1983. Journeyman Tool and Die Maker
·  1985. Engineering Tech Degree RIT
·  2006. B.S.B.M.
·  2009. NRA Certified Instructor for Personal Protection Outside Home
·  2009. NRA Certified Instructor for Personal Protection Inside Home
·  2009. NRA Certified Instructor for Basic Pistol
·  2009. NRA Certified Instructor for Home Firearm Safety
·  2009. NRA Certified Instructor for Basic Rifle
·  2010. Red Cross First responder (CPR, AED, Basic First Aid)
·  2010. NRA Certified Range Safety Officer
·  2010. NRA Certified Instructor for Refuse To Be A Victim
·  2012. Defensive Shotgun Skills 101 Rochester Personal Defense, LLC ·  2013. Combat Focus Shooting from Rob Pincus of ICE Training
·  2013. Defensive Pistol Skills 301 Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
·  2013. Rochester Personal Defense, LLC Instructor Training and
           Development Program
·  2013. Defensive Pistol Skills from Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
·  2013. Defensive Pistol Skills 201 Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
·  2014. Completed Ret. Lt Col Dave Grossman's "On Combat" Online
·  2014. NRA Certified Instructor for Shotgun
·  2014. Custom Defensive Pistol from Academi
·  2014. Rochester Personal Defense, LLC Instructor Training Refresher ·  2014. Custom Rifle from Academi
·  2015. Defensive Folding Knife 1 from InSights Training Center
·  2015. Defensive Folding Knife 2 from InSights Training Center
   2015  Advanced handgun and carbine course- Academi
   2015  Home Defense Course- Academi
   2015  Tactical Driving Course- Academi
   2017  Personal Protection Course - Academi

Teaching Experience:
·  Physical Education
·  Traditional Karate
·  Practical Karate
·  NRA Basic Pistol
·  NRA Basic Rifle
·  NRA Home Firearms Safety
·  NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home
·  NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home
·  NRA Refuse to Be a Victim Seminars
·  Rochester Personal Defense, LLC defensive pistol, shotgun and
   combative courses.