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- Stronger Together -

The two founders of Ministry of Defense, D. David Corbett Everidge and R. Glenn Snider Jr. bring many years of martial arts training experience in multiple disciplines to the organization. In addition, they have years of collective military, law enforcement and competitive fighting experience to add to the educational platform. Both are dedicated husbands and fathers that embrace their Christian faith to guide them through life and strive to empower others. By combining their individual strengths, they become “Stronger Together”.

-D. Corbett Everidge -

D. Corbett Everidge is a co-founder of the Ministry of Defense. He began his journey in the martial arts in 1992 in Shito-Ryu Karate. Corbett has achieved a 5th Degree Black Belt in Krav Maga and is a 4th Degree Black Belt in Kyokushin Karate and also in a style of Japanese Knife Fighting. Corbett has also trained in arts such as Wing Chun King Fu and traditional (Koryu) jujutsu. His teaching specialty, and passion, lies in self defense, situational awareness, and kata (forms) development, polishing, and interpretation.

Corbett Everidge has a varied professional and educational background. His professional passion lies in crime prevention, self defense, and protective intelligence, all of which coincide with his martial arts teaching and philosophy. Corbett has an earned Doctor of Philosophy degree along with two Masters degrees. As an armed forces veteran, he has honorably served in roles such as a military intelligence analyst and a military police specialist in the North Carolina Army National Guard and the United States Navy Reserve.

Personally, Corbett is a committed Christian, a husband, and a father to an adopted son. He and his wife are licensed foster parents in North Carolina. For relaxation, Corbett enjoys mountain biking, reading, and travelling.

.- R. Glenn Snider Jr.-

R. Glenn Snider Jr. is a co-founder of the Ministry of Defense. He started his journey in the martial arts in 1991. Glenn began training in American Open Style Karate and more extensively in Muay Thai which opened the door to competively fighting in full contact kickboxing throughout the 1990’s.  After moving away from competition, he continued to train in various style of karate, Japanese Jujutsu and Krav Maga. Glenn holds rank of 3rd Degree Black Belt in Kyokushin Karate and 2nd Degree Black Belt in Krav Maga and has trained in traditonal Japanese Jujutsu. His instruction specialty lies in self-defense, edged weapons, and physical conditioning.

Glenn Snider has an educational and professional background in Engineering. This emphasizes his attention to detail and ability to problem solve which is essential to being a successful martial arts instructor. He is involved heavily in physical fitness training and currently competes in a variety of competitions ranging from distance running to “Spartan” type events.