Owner and lead instructor Jeff Hall is a retired lieutenant from the Alaska State Troopers, with over 35 years of martial arts and law enforcement experience. While a Trooper, Jeff spent nineteen years on the pistol team and twelve on the S.W.A.T. team; he has used all of the techniques taught by Force Options in combat.
Hall is one of the only US police officers to win an air-to-ground firefight against an armed criminal. This occurred on 5/19/84 at Manley Hot Springs, Alaska; it was recently featured on the History Channel's Sniper: Deadliest Missions.
Jeff is NRA Distinguished, one of 25 Handgun Combat Masters in the world, and holds black belts in six arts: 3rd dan in Kobudo, Iai-Tate Do, and Jiu-Jitsu; 5th dan in Shudo-Kan and Gosoku-Ryo; and 10th dan in Hojutsu-Ryu. He is an NRA certified instructor in handgun, shotgun, submachine gun, carbine, and precision rifle; an NRA Adjunct Staff Instructor; and certified Police Master Instructor. All Force Options instructors are similarly qualified.
Jeff has published numerous articles, written several training manuals, and currently travels across the U.S. teaching for several professional training associations. Jeff is currently training for the Four Weapon Combat Master test, and to become the second ever to pass the Handgun Combat Master test with a revolver.
Soke Hall has been inducted into numerous martial arts Halls of Fame, where he was recognized as the founder of Hojutsu-Ryu and as a tenth dan (ju-dan).