Justifiable Force is a training group that provides education to citizens in armed and unarmed defense tactics. We instruct the lawful and moral application of force in self protection and defense of others. We prepare individuals to effectively respond to violence.  


Michael Wolhfert

Director of Training 

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Michael Wolhfert has been studying all factions of empty hand and armed combat for the past 20 years. He is a Martial Artist, Law Enforcement professional and member of a Special Operations Group. He is a recipient of outstanding instructor and meritorious service awards.  

  • Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics and Handcuffing Instructor
  • Law Enforcement Physical Conditioning Instructor
  • Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor
  • Law Enforcement NJ Criminal Code and Arrest, Search and Seizure Instructor
  • Law Enforcement Use of Force Instructor
  • Active Shooter Response Instructor
  • Less than lethal Instructor in OC Aerosols, Impact Munitions, Chemical Munitions and Distraction Device Munitions
  • Expandable Baton Instructor
  • CPR/AED Instructor AHA
  • NRA basic pistol shooting instructor
  • NRA first steps pistol instructor
  • United States Concealed Carry Associate Instructor
  • Law of Self Defense Instructor Progam Graduate
  • Certified Force Analyst under Force Science
  • Lead Instructor Princeton Academy Martial Arts
  • Full Instructor Jeet kune Do/ Jun Fan Gung fu martial arts under world renowned Sifu Rick Tucci
  • Full Instructor Filipino martial arts under world renowned Guro Rick Tucci
  • Full Instructor in Muay Thai/ Thai Boxing under Grandmaster Chai Sirisute founder of the TBA
  • White Glove in Boxe Francaise Savate under Professor Salem Assili
  • Yellow Glove in Savate under Nicholas Saignac
  • Affiliate instructor in Martial Blade concepts under Michael Janich
  • No Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Competitor trained under Marcos Santos and Erik Paulson
  • Force on Force Instructor under Gabriel Suarez

Michael Parrillo

Armed and Unarmed Defense Specialist

Michael Parrillo has been studying various Martial Arts styles as well as Military combat fighting systems for almost two decades. He is a United States Marine, Martial artist, Law Enforcement Professional and member of a Special Operation Group. He was awarded the Leatherneck award for outstanding performance by the USMC in 2001. He was recognized in 2012 as a top instructor of Law Enforcement professionals by his department. Trained by the USMC at Camp Geiger, NC and Fort Dix, NJ in the use of M16A2, M203 Grenade Launcher, M4 Carbine, 50 Caliber Machine gun, M249 SAW, Mark 19, hand Grenades and close quarters bayonet . He has also attended schools by the USMC in Patrolling, Terrorism, identifying/countering improvised explosive devices, Land Navigation, pistol marksmanship, urban combat and operations.

  • Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics and Handcuffing Instructor
  • Law Enforcement Physical Conditioning Instructor
  • Law Enforcement Use of Force Instructor
  • Law Enforcement NJ Criminal Code Instructor
  • Less than lethal Instructor in OC Aerosols
  • Certified Force Analyst under Force Science
  • Expandable Baton Instructor
  • CPR/AED Instructor American heart Assoc. 
  • Emergency Vehicle Operators Instructor
  • Black Belt in Isshinryu Karate
  • Gray Belt in Marine Corps Martial arts program

Dominick Puzio

MASTER FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR

Dominick is a lifelong New Jersey resident with an extensive law enforcement background. He is a current law enforcement officer with fourteen plus years of service. He is a member of a special operations unit, and a card carrying NRA member. He has trained countless people in static target shooting and specializes in on the move tactile assessment training for real life confrontations.

 

  • Law Enforcement shotgun, rifle and pistol Instructor
  • Law Enforcement Subgun Instructor
  • Active shooter response Instructor
  • Building and room clearing Instructor
  • State and local Anti-terrorism training instructor
  • NJ criminal code 2C and arrest search and seizure Instructor
  • Law Enforcement Use of Force Instructor 
  • Ethics for LEO instructor
  • Tactical/Patrol car stops Instructor
  • Anti-terrorism concepts for patrol personnel 
  • Emergency Vehicle Operators Instructor
  • Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics and Handcuffing Instructor
  • Expandable Baton Instructor
  • Law Enforcement Physical Conditioning Instructor
  • Less than lethal Instructor in OC Aerosols
  • CPR/AED Instructor American heart Assoc.
  • Chemical and biological Identifications
  • Law Enforcement prevention and deterrence of terrorism acts
  • Proactive terrorist recognition and interdiction operations and tactics
  • CBRNE Operations and Hazmat Operations
  • FBI advance interview and Interrogations techniques

Joseph Hernandez

ARMED AND UNARMED DEFENSE SPECIALIST

Joseph is a constant student of armed and unarmed combat. He has trained in multiple disciplines of martial combat. He is a United States Marine Veteran, Martial Artist, Law Enforcement Professional and member of a Special Operations Group.

  • Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics and Handcuffing Instructor
  • Law Enforcement Physical Conditioning Instructor
  • Law Enforcement shotgun, rifle and pistol Instructor
  • Active shooter response Instructor
  • Less Lethal Instructor FN-303
  • Expandable Baton Instructor
  • FBI Special Weapons and Tactics school Graduate
  • Tactical Planning & Operations for WMD Incidents Certified
  • Air-Marshals In-Flight Tactical Trained
  • DEA Basic Trap & Initiative Trained
  • Law of Self Defense Instructor Progam Graduate
  • ASST. Instructor Jun Fan JKD Princeton Academy of Martial Arts  

Damian Albanese

Tactical emergency medical technician

Damian has over 20 years of experience as a Emergency Medical Technician. He serves as a member of a Law Enforcement Special Operations team.

  • Law Enforcement shotgun, rifle and pistol Instructor
  • Active shooter response Instructor
  • Law Enforcement Use of Force Instructor 
  • Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics and Handcuffing Instructor
  • Expandable Baton Instructor
  • Law Enforcement Physical Conditioning Instructor
  • Less than lethal Instructor in OC Aerosols
  • CPR/AED Instructor American heart Assoc.
  • Muay Thai Practitioner and BJJ Competitor

Jon B. Farmer

ARMED AND UNARMED DEFENSE SPECIALIST

Jon is a 20 year veteran of the US Naval Aviation Ordnance community with Seven Deployments into Middle Eastern combat zones in support of multiple operations including: Earnest Will (Iran - Iraq war), Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Desert Strike, Southern Watch, Rugged Nautilus, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, Foresail and Sea Dragon. In addition to his naval Career. Jon is a lifelong martial artist with over 32 years of experience in various martial arts including American Kenpo, Filipino Martial arts, boxing Muay Thai and Silat. He is currently an Assistant instructor of Filipino Martial Arts at Princeton Academy of Martial Arts.

  • Subject matter expert in Navy and Marine Corp Ordinance
  • Advisor to Marine Corps Black Belt instructors in the 15th MEU(SOC), 13th and 11th MEUs on Edged Weapons, Impact Weapons and Unarmed Combatives and Tactics.
  • Certified US Navy Range Master in Small Arms and Crew Services Weapons
  • US Navy Team Leader for Shipboard Special Operations Response Team\
  • US Navy Gun Control Officer in Charge of Shipboard Crew Serviced Weapons: M2, .50 Cal, GAL-17 Mini Guns, 25 mm, Bushmaster electric chain gun, M61a1 20 mm CIWS
  • Developed Training programs for shipboard SORT/SERT team in Counter Terrorism Operations
  • Assisted in Development and Training of Maritime Boarding/Repelling and Pirate  Interdiction Tactics.
  • Qualified Scene Leader in Shipboard Firefighting, Mass Casualties, Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare Containment, Hazardous Material Spills, Explosive Ordnance Mishaps. 
  • Assisted and Advised Naval Master at Arms Canine Units in IED Detection, Assessment and Containment.
  • Quality Assurance Representative for Engineering Investigations for Ordnance Related Mishap.
“For every one hundred men you send us, Ten should not even be here, Eighty are nothing but targets, Nine of them are real fighters. We are lucky to have them. They the battle makes. Ah, but the one, One of them is a warrior and he will bring the others home”
— Heraclitus, 500BC