2023 SSGT & Equalizer Instructor Conference

SSGT & Equalizer Instructor Conference
Date July 23-27, 2023

The SSGT & Equalizer Instructor Conference will once again be held at the Mainstay Suites in beautiful Pigeon Forge, TN. This conference will include: Equalizer Women’s Self-defense Instructor certification and/or re-certification; SSGT Edged Weapon Survival: Introduction; SSGT Vanguard Levels One & Two Updates; Advanced Handgun Tactics (with Blue/Red Guns) with SGM Jack Nevils – SF (Ret.); and SSGT Advanced Handgun Disarming.
Additionally, Jack Nevils will be providing a preview of the soon-to-be-released SSGT Firearms Instructor Program. Our goal with this program is to raise the bar on Firearms Instructor Certification. You will not want to miss this!
As always, Johnny Lee SmithDaniel O’Brien (Pan American Gold Medalist & Multi-time Kakuto Champion) will be teaching a Jiu-jitsu seminar on Sunday. We will also have our Banquet Dinner on Monday night.
We are also going to have the Fourth “Master Top-Notch Instructor” competition with great prizes.
We hope you will make plans to attend.


LeConte Hotel & Convention Center

July 23-27, 2023
LeConte Hotel & Convention Center
410 Pine Mountain Road
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Phone: (865) 366-9001
Website: LeConte Hotel & Convention Center
Conference Fee:
$700.00 / officer

Fee covers all classes and Banquet Dinner on Monday Night
July 24th. *Fee does not cover room.
Note: If you plan to bring a guest(s) with you to the Banquet Dinner who is not a Conference attendee, a Dinner Ticket will need to be purchased for $20.00 to cover their meal.

Room Rates:
Double Queen – $149.00+tax
Single Queen – $149.00+tax
Hotel Website
Conference Registration:
Registration Form at the Bottom of this Page!
Training Schedule

SUNDAY (July, 23rd)
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Jiu-jitsu/Grappling Seminar

5:00pm – 7:00pm
Kali Stick Fighting
Taught by
SSGT Board Member Roy C. Ellis

-8:00am – 3:00pm (lunch 11:30-12:45pm)
Edged Weapon Survival: Introduction
-3:00pm – 5:00pm
Advanced Ground Escapes   

-7:00pm – 9:00pm
Instructor Banquet Dinner

-8:00am – 3:00pm (lunch 11:30-12:45pm)
SSGT Firearms Instructor Preview
Shooting on the Move
Structure Clearing and more…
(Blue/Red Guns Only)
-3:00pm – 5:00pm
Advanced Handgun Disarming

-8:00am – 11:30pm
Vanguard One Instructor Update
-12:45pm – 5:00pm
Vanguard Two Instructor Update

-7:00pm – 9:00pm
SSGT “Master Top-Notch Instructor” Competition
(All Certified SSGT Instructors wll be eligible to compete.)
Rules for “Master Top-Notch Instructor” competition at the bottom of this page.

-8:00am – 5:00pm (lunch 11:30-12:45pm)
Equalizer Instructor Certification & Recertification

Master Top Notch Instructor Competition Rules:

-Open to all Certified SSGT Instructors.
-Not open to Instructor Trainers or Board Members
-Competitors will teach a technique out of the Level of their
choice; Vanguard One or Vanguard Two.
-Competitors will not know what technique they are going to
teach until they arrive at the conference. (Competitors will
have from the day of their arrival until Wednesday night to prepare.)
-Techniques will be chosen at random by SSGT Board Members.
-Competitors will be given no more than eight (8) minutes to
teach their subject back.
-Non-competing conference participants will judge the competition.
-Competitors will choose their own assistant for teach-back.
-Assistants are not allowed to correct or help competitors in any way.
-The limited use of books and note cards will be allowed.
-Powerpoint presentations and charts will not be allowed.
Great prizes will be awarded to the first and second place winners!

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