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Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the beginnings of the dream
of YOBNUG Training Academy!  This website is one of many
steps on the road to that dream.  For now, the business is small,
but growing.  So far I am a few years in, and each year has been
better than the last!  I am teaching private lessons and various
clinics and courses. 

                      The dream grows from there!

OK, so it has been WAY TOO LONG since I updated this website…  Look around and see all of the changes, small though many of them are!

I am focused mainly on teaching private, one-on-one lessons tailored to the needs of the individual, whether that is safety, marksmanship, personal defense, competition, private security, law enforcement, or military.  I occasionally teach, upon request, a beginner-level handgun course based on the NRA FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation along with some additional pertinent material for those who want to carry a firearm for their own protection.  I have taught a similar class along with a group of instructors who taught at the NRA Range, and I am beginning to teach more often a similar class as an adjunct  instructor for Innovative Defensive Solutions (IDS—check out my Links page for more info on that fine organization).  I am slowly getting into teaching my handgun dry-fire clinics on various specific techniques.  Check out my Courses page for more info on what I am teaching.

I still want to add a few other more lecture- and discussion-oriented courses about personal safety subjects, and teach a basic First Aid/CPR/AED course.  It is a matter of finding/making the time to take the instructor courses, create my own material, market the classes, and then teach them, all while continuing with my “day job,” keeping the house running, keeping the lawn mowed, etc., and helping to take care of some other obligations.  Easy, right!?

For now, please check out my website.  If you are in the Washington, DC/Northern VA area and would like to look into the possibility of private firearms instruction, concealed carry classes, or handgun skills clinics, please follow me via YOBNUG Firearms Training on Facebook and LinkedIn, contact me at, or use the information on the Contact Information page of this website.


Thanks for visiting!


And thanks to the great folks at Happy Cat Studios ( for the awesome logo!


Henry Sheard


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