Biography

Shooting biography for Jonathan Low
 1975 - 1977 Punahou School, Rifle Team, smallbore 3 position.

1977 - 1980 Columbia University, Rifle Team, smallbore 3 position.

1981 – 1985 U.S. Marine Corps (active duty); Expert Rifle Badge; Expert Pistol Badge; 1st Radio Battalion, Fleet Marine Force Pacific, Battalion Armorer; Pacific Division Rifle Team.  
1985 – 2013 U.S. Marine Corps (reserve)

2002  Military Police, Provost Marshal’s Office, New River Marine Corps Air Station, qualified in pistol, shotgun, submachinegun, baton, pepper spray, hand to hand defensive tactics (different from the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program).  

2006 Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center, taught a basic pistol class while in intel school.

1997 – 2011 Front Sight Firearms Institute, Pahrump, NV
Graduated from the following classes:  4-day Defensive Handgun (5 times), 4-day Practical Rifle, 2-Day Uzi Submachinegun, 4-day Select Fire M-16, 2-day Edged Weapons, 4-Day Front Sight Instructor Development.  Assisted teaching the 4-day Defensive Handgun class as a line coach.

2006 – 2011  Chief Instructor at the Palmetto Gun Club, Ridgeville, SC.
Coach of the Palmetto Gun Club junior rifle team, smallbore rifle.
Coach of the Palmetto Gun Club junior pistol team, IPSC, Steel Challenge, IDPA.
Taught a monthly pistol classes at the Palmetto Gun Club that some people used to get their Concealed Weapons Permit.  Our class far exceeded the state standards.

National Rifle Association Instructor in rifle, pistol, shotgun, personal protection, and advanced pistol.  NRA # 1485008.
South Carolina Concealed Weapons Permit Instructor.  Instructor Certificate # 200800838.
Tennessee Handgun Permit Instructor.  ID # 195/90/4030.

Coach of the Punahou rifle team, smallbore rifle.

Leader of the LIFE group, Lessons in Firearms Instruction.  The Hawaii legislature passed a law that required persons to take a class in order to get a permit to acquire a firearm.  The legislature said the police departments and the state sheriff would give the classes.  After the law passed, the law enforcement agencies declined to give the class, creating a statewide firearms ban.  So, we created LIFE and taught the NRA Personal Protection class (in the days before it bifurcated into Personal Protection Inside the Home and Personal Protection Outside the Home) and I signed the certificates so people could get their state permits to acquire a firearm.

Assistant Coach of the Mount Juliet Christian Academy Rifle Team.
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Self-defense training for Jonathan Low

1981 – 1985 U.S. Marine Corps (active duty)
Expert Rifle Badge (4th award), Expert Pistol Badge (2nd award), Battalion Armorer (1st Radio Battalion, Fleet Marine Force Pacific).

1985 – 2014 U.S. Marine Corps (reserve)
2002 Military Police, Provost Marshal’s Office, New River Marine Corps Air Station, qualified in pistol, shotgun, submachinegun, baton, pepper spray, hand to hand defensive tactics (Marine Corps Martial Arts Program). 2006 Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center, taught a basic pistol class while in intel school.

1997 – Present, Front Sight Firearms Institute, Pahrump, NV
Graduated from the following classes: 4-day Defensive Handgun (5 times), 4-day Practical Rifle, 2-Day Uzi Submachinegun, 4-day Select Fire M-16, 2-day Edged Weapons, 4-Day Front Sight Instructor Development. Assisted teaching the 4-day Defensive Handgun class as a line coach.

2006 – 2011 Chief Instructor at the Palmetto Gun Club.

2014 Tactical Response, Fighting Pistol.

2015 December 6th, ASSERT, Rapid Assault Tactics.

Sheepdog Seminar, 1/3/2016, Chattanooga, TN

2016 Tactical Conference, Memphis, TN.

Hebrew Hogger Training Conference, 31 July 2016, Nashville, TN.

The Law of Self Defense Seminar, 20 August 2016, by Andrew F. Branca at the Nashville Armory.

Home Defense given by Bob Allen and Don Barnes at Royal Range in Nashville, TN. 1/14/2017

ALICE training, online, 1/22/2017

Law of Self Defense Level 2: Tennessee and Kentucky, 2/26/2017
by Andrew Branca

Tactical Conference 2017, North Little Rock, Arkansas
Developing Force-on-Force Training Programs by Erik Pakieser et al
Active Killers by Tom Givens
Street Encounter Skills by John Murphy
Terrorist Bombers by Greg Ellifritz
Multiple Opponents by Paul Sharp
Use of Force Lessons / Cases by Emanuel Kapelsohn
Law of Self Defense by Andrew Branca
Problems 1 and 2 (legal justification) by Skip Gochenour
Training for the Fight by Kevin Davis
The Firearms Instructor as Expert Witness by Hayes and Ayoob

USA Shooting, Coach Code of Conduct (online required course),
12 June 2017

Krav Maga, Gordon Jewish Community Center, Nashville, TN,
24 August 2017 to 14 September 2017

Law of Self Defense, Simulator module, Nashville, TN
16 September 2017, Andrew Branca

Tennessee State Armed Guard (16 hour class) by Kent Harville
20 – 21 September 2017

Instructor Development course (3 days), Rangemaster,
by Tom Givens, 29 September 2017 to 1 October 2017 in Bethel, TN.

MAG-20, by Massad Ayoob, Summerville, SC,
27-28 January 2018 A.D.

2018 Tactical Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas
Ladies Panel, led by Vicki Farnam
Pistol Skill Builder by Lee Weems
Defining the Threat by Tom Givens
Unconventional Wisdom by Massad Ayoob
Concealed Carry and the Modern Woman by Tatiana Whitlock
Between Harsh Word and Gun by Chuck Haggard
Officer Involved Shootings by Kevin Davis
Keep Your Piece by Fletch Fuller
1986 Miami Shoot-Out by Tom Givens
Violent Criminals, Justification Models, and Your Training by Skip Gochenour

"Active Shooter Threats" by Brink Fidler of Defend Systems,
DefendSystems.com, at the Brentwood Baptist Church in
Brentwood, TN. 27 September 2018 A.D.

"Home Defense" by Ken Alexandrow of Agape Tactical,
AgapeTactical.com, at the 5.11 store in Nashville, TN.
6 October 2018 A.D.

“Point of Injury Trauma Care” by Kevin Hunt of
Prepared Medical Response, at Military Systems Group in
Nashville, TN on 16 October 2018 A.D.

“Tactical Emergency Casualty Care
(civilian version of Tactical Combat Casualty Care)”
by Joshua Black and Bart Raider, at the Goodlettsville Church
in Goodlettsville, TN on 8 December 2018 A.D.
 

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