Rick Randolph is the owner and lead trainer for Nor Cal Self-Defense where he teaches self-defense, fear management, and violence prevention to private groups, companies, public high schools and more. In his full-time job, Rick is the Corporate Physical Security Manager one of the nation’s largest healthcare providers where he leads investigations, provides threat assessment and mitigation as well as managing security operations across the country. Rick previously was an executive protection detail leader in the San Francisco Bay area and Silicon Valley providing close protection to some of the most recognizable faces in the tech industry.  He is a retired police officer in Northern California and a former Blauer Tactical Systems S.P.E.A.R. System law enforcement and military coach, Personal Defense Readiness coach and was a member of the BTS Mobile Training Team. As an MTT member, Rick traveled the world coaching soldiers, law enforcement and civilians in SPEAR System combatives and self-defense. He has helped design training curriculums for some of the nation’s largest and most progressive law enforcement agencies.

As a police defensive tactics instructor, Rick was certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training as a weaponless defense instructor. He is a certified Krav Maga law enforcement and military instructor. As a defensive tactics instructor at his agency, Rick lead the creation of a new POST approved control and arrest course for agency instructors.

In 2011, Rick retired from competition as a professional MMA fighter after 20 professional bouts. Over the course of his career, Rick won titles in three different weight classes. He trained with world champions in boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, kickboxing, judo, and wrestling. In high school, he was a state place winner in folkstyle and freestyle wrestling and a member of the California national team. Since ending his competitive wrestling career he has continued to officiate and coach high school wrestling.