Judo and Shooting Sports Coach Kenton Givens
Kenton Givens

Head Judo Coach | Head Shooting Sports Coach | Youth BJJ Coach



Coach Kenton joined the United States Marine Corps in 2000. He deployed to Iraq in 2003 as a crew chief assigned to combat engineers and various other special assets. After receiving numerous decorations for his military service, Kenton began his career in Law Enforcement as a Police Officer for the James City County. He has worked with the Norfolk’s Sheriff’s Office, the Norfolk Airport Authority, and the US Department of Homeland Security as a Federal Field Canine Coordinator. He currently is an adjust instructor with the Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy and a Police Sergeant with the town of Windor. He is certified as a Defensive Tactics Instructor, Disability Awareness Instructor, Field Training Officer, and General Instructor with the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services. He also holds an Instructor Certification with the United States Concealed Carry Association.

Coach Kenton is also available for the following services:

  • Firearms purchase consultation
  • Custom pistol/rifle builds
  • Private firearms training
  • Customizations
  • Home defense plan consultation


Coach Kenton’s martial arts training began in 2000 when he enlisted into The United States Marine Corps where he learned Linear Infighting Neural Override Engagement (L.I.N.E.) training and then Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP). From 2000 to today Coach Kenton has trained in multiple martial arts always keeping self-defense as his main purpose for training. As a Police Officer he was assigned to special operations and he was also a lead Defensive tactics instructor. He has worked in uniform patrol, K9, and the city jail.

Kenton is currently a Nidan (2nd degree Black Belt in Judo), a Black Belt in Japanese Jujitsu, a Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a certified police Defensive Tactics instructor, a police General Instructor, MCMAP green belt, and a Modern Army Combatives Program Level 2 instructor. Sensei Kenton is still an active instructor at the local police academy.


Self Defense


Shooting Sports




Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu


Muay Thai