Alex Haddox, M.Ed.

Alex Haddox

Principle (Palladium Education, Inc.)

Mr. Haddox spent over a decade working for Amgen, Inc., one of the world's largest multinational biotech firms, as a Senior Business Analyst, Senior eLearning Analyst and Training Project Manager. Among his many projects, he designed instructor-led, e-learning training modules and training videos for the Global Regulatory Affairs & Safety Education & Development, IS Training & Development, and Global Learning & Performance departments. He holds a Masters degree in Adult Education and Training.

Mr. Haddox was also the Product Manager and co-founder of the Symantec AntiVirus Research Center (SARC). He was considered one of the world's leading computer virus experts, traveled worldwide on speaking engagements and appeared on national television programs including Good Morning America, CNBC, the Discovery Channel and Fox News Network. He has been quoted in innumerable print publications from The New York Times to USA Today and was on the Advisory Board to the industry's leading publication, "Virus Bulletin."

Mr. Haddox is a skilled martial artist and self-defense instructor. He has over two decades of combined traditional martial arts training in multiple styles including American Kenpo, Hapkido and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. He holds many trophies from his days of kumite (fighting) competition including: 1st place, Long Beach International Karate Championships, August 3, 2008; 2nd place, World Karate Invitational Championships, July 31, 1983, Under green; 4th Place, United States Karate Championships, November 6, 1983, Under blue; and many others.

Mr. Haddox holds teaching credentials from the National Rifle Association (NRA) in multiple disciplines including Chief Range Safety Officer (CRSO), is licensed by the California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services as a firearms instructor (TIF 2258) and baton instructor (TIB 1874), and is a member of both the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI) and International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA).

An accomplished author, Mr. Haddox has been published in peer-reviewed journals and authored a column on self-protection for TaeKwonDo Times Magazine for nearly seven (7) years (he continues to contribute general articles regularly). His book on personal security, Practical Home Security: A Guide to Safer Urban Living, is sold in nine (9) countries and available multiple languages. He is the creator and host of two free podcasts called Practical Defense and Security Professionals Podcast with downloads in the millions and heard in over 135 countries. He is also the creator of the Guard Card Training professional security guard training program used on five (5) continents.

His work and personal life have taken him all over the globe including countries in North America, Europe, Africa and South America. Mr. Haddox has seen some of the world's greatest cities and walked the streets of some of the most underprivileged. His experience has taught him that safety starts with knowing how to conduct yourself and what to be aware of, not necessarily where you are.

Credentials

Academic B.S., Business Administration
Master of Arts in Education, Adult Education and Training
Black Belt, American Kenpo
Sr. Master of the Art Mohamad Tabatabai
Brown-Stripe, Hapkido
Grand Master Bong Soo Han
Certified Instructor, Kubotan Self-Defense
Soke Takayuki Kubota
Certified Firearms Instructor:
  • Pistol
  • Shotgun
  • Rifle
  • Personal Protection In The Home
  • Personal Protection Outside The Home
  • Chief Range Safety Officer
National Rifle Association
Level 3 Instructor, Jim Wagner's Reality-Based Personal Protection System
Jim Wagner

BSIS

Training Instructor - Firearm
TIF 2258

Training Instructor - Baton
TIB 1874

Certified Security Professional with firearm, baton and pepper spray.
G 1714213, FQ 324729, 1523512, 10124

California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS).

Publications

Haddox, Alex. (2009 February - 2015 November). Raising Awareness. TaeKwonDo Times Magazine.
(recurring column)

Haddox, Alex. (2015). Defensive Spray for Security Guards. Los Angeles, CA: Security Training Center,® LLC.

Haddox, Alex. (2014). Guard Card Training - 8-hours, Arizona Unarmed Skills Training Course for Security Guards. Los Angeles, CA: Security Training Center,® LLC.

Haddox, Alex. (2014). Guard Card Training - 32-hours, California Unarmed Skills Training Course for Security Guards. Los Angeles, CA: Security Training Center,® LLC.

Haddox, Alex. (2013, November). Occupy Their Space. TaeKwonDo Times Magazine, Vol. 33, No. 6, Iss. 196, pp. 25-26.

Haddox, Alex. (2012). How to Write Range Safety Standard Operating Procedures. Los Angeles, CA: Palladium Education, Inc.

Haddox, Alex. (2011). Practical Home Security: A Guide to Safer Urban Living. Los Angeles, CA: Palladium Education, Inc.

Haddox, Alex. Foreword. DEFY The Bad Guy: Powerful Practical Self-Defense Strategies for Every Woman. By Greene, Julie. 2nd ed. Hampton, VA: Julie Green Personal Safety Solutions, 2010.

Haddox, Alex. (2008, November). An Argument for Reality-Based Training. TaeKwonDo Times Magazine, Vol. 28, No. 6, Iss. 166, pp. 48-51.

Haddox, Alex. (2003 November 03). Bong Soo Han. Wikipedia, initial entry.

Nachenberg, C., & Haddox, A. (1996, August). Generic Decryption Scanners: The Problems. Virus Bulletin, pp. 6-8.
(peer-reviewed journal)

Self-Defense Training DVDs

Reality-Based Personal Protection-Series 2, Volume 1: How to Beat Various Fighters. Black Belt Magazine, 2009.

Reality-Based Personal Protection-Series 2, Volume 2: The Most Important Self-Defense Lesson of Your Life. Black Belt Magazine, 2009.

Reality-Based Personal Protection-Series 2, Volume 3: Conflict Conditioning. Black Belt Magazine, 2009.