About Us

Empowering individuals to defend themselves and protect their loved ones

Who We Are:​

At NS Defense Academy, we are committed to providing excellent education, training and resources so that our students feel confident and knowledgeable to keep themselves and their loved ones safe. With flexible program options and a great instructor, we're sure you'll be satisfied with your education. 

We specialize in CPL/CCW certification and basic pistol training through a multidisciplinary approach to education that combines technical and hands-on learning. We are committed to providing our students with a safe and secure classroom and range experience.

Your Instructor:

Captain Josh Cooper served for 5 years in an elite military combat unit overseas and has tremendous experience in weapons training and firearm instruction. He is an experienced educator and a USCCA certified instructor. 

He specializes in weapons fundamentals, situational awareness, and safety protocols & procedures. He is also well-versed on Michigan & Illinois state laws in regards to firearm use and self-defense. Josh is now passing along his knowledge and expertise in firearms training and self-defense to everyday Americans that want to keep themselves, their communities, and their families safe. 

Get in touch to learn more about our courses!