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Your Instructors

Jon Wayne Taylor

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Tido Lozano

Tido brings a dynamic blend of passion and expertise to his role as Customer Success Manager. His journey with Tactical Fitness began when he embarked on a quest for tactical training, stumbling upon our organization. Fuelled by a keen interest, Tido wasted no time immersing himself in the world of firearms, undergoing intensive training within his first week of ownership. Since then, he has become an invaluable asset, seamlessly integrating his firsthand experience and deep understanding of our products into his interactions with customers. With a natural talent for fostering meaningful connections and a dedication to ensuring customer satisfaction, Tido consistently goes above and beyond to address inquiries, resolve issues, and exceed expectations. His unwavering commitment to excellence and relentless pursuit of knowledge make him an indispensable member of our team.

Other Instructors

Mike Spear

Mike Spear has been a dedicated and veteran law enforcement professional with over 29 years of extensive police experience with the Austin Police Department. Mike joins Tactical Fitness Austin with over two decades of assignments on specialized units such as SWAT, Bomb Squad & Organized Crime. Prior to working in law enforcement he served in the U.S. Army as an infantryman with a tour in Iraq for Operation Desert Storm.
Since retiring from police work, Mike has done part time personal protection work. In his off time he enjoys training in tactical shooting, yoga, mixed martial arts and salsa dancing. He holds Private Security, Private Investigations and Personal Protection licenses through the State of Texas.

Patrick Ruby

Patrick Ruby competed in professional mixed martial arts for nearly a decade. Growing up with firearms and in the fitness community, he began training with Tactical Fitness a year ago to blend the two. He actively works in executive protection and as a warrant officer in Texas.


Geoffrey Tahuahua

Geoffrey first began attending Tactical Fitness as a student in 2016 when we were founded. Within a few short years, Geoffrey attended every course that TF had to offer at the time and began assisting with classes in 2019. Since then, Geoffrey has led many of our courses and he enjoys working with new shooters and civilians in helping them develop their firearms skills.
Geoffrey has an extremely diverse background that includes: political campaigns, hunting, emergency management, and government. In his “day job” he leads one of the largest construction trade associations in Texas and serves on the City Council in his local community.

R. Shawn Meissner

A Master Peace Officer and TCOLE Advanced Instructor with over twenty-five years of experience. Magna Cum Laude graduate from the University of Texas at Tyler with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in “Training and Development,” along with graduate course work in “Human Resource Development.”

Along with his training, education, and experience, Shawn Meissner has a background in conducting undercover investigations into organized crime, money laundering, human trafficking, narcotics and weapons trafficking, gang activity, and other felony offenses.

Currently, Shawn Meissner serves as a full-time law enforcement instructor with the Texas Municipal Police Association, as well as a part-time deputy with the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office’s Law Enforcement Training Center.

Shawn Meissner has the following instructor certifications:

  • TCOLE Advanced Instructor
  • TCOLE Firearms Instructor
  • Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Level 1 Instructor
  • ALERRT Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events Instructor
  • Patrol Rife Instructor
  • Reality Based Training Instructor (Force of Force)
  • Basic Response Survival Training Instructor
  • Arrest and Control Tactics Instructor
  • Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • Tactical First-Aid Instructor

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A huge range of courses featuring firearms, krav maga, hunting, self-defense and much more
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