Force Options: How to Defend Yourself Without a Weapon

Force Options Online Training by Student of the Gun
Force Options: How to Defend Yourself Without a Weapon – Online Training Course

Biloxi, Mississippi — ( – “Sometimes you have to fight and you don’t have, or cannot get to, a gun. You can’t call ‘timeout’ until you get a better weapon.” said Paul Markel, host of the new Force Options online training series. “You might have to fight using nothing but your hands and feet. That’s what the new online training course is all about.” He continued.

Force Options: How to Defend Yourself Without a Weapon” is the newest mobile-friendly educational series offered on the Student of the Gun Online Training platform. Enrolling in this Student of the Gun Online Training course is easy.

Simply click here, complete the form, and a private login and password will be emailed directly to you in minutes.

“There are far too many charlatans in the self defense training industry, our goal is to give you information that you can HELP YOU in the fight for your life!” said Jarrad Markel, Producer & Digital Mastermind at Student of the Gun.

“Dad and I were in the truck driving when we heard the commercial that ignited the passion to deliver a real, no bullcrap training program that will actually serve you in the most important moment of your life, when you’re fighting for it.” he continued.

This mobile-friendly online training course is the result of decades of professional experience not only in self defense training, but in instructional tactics as well.

Click Here to Gain Instant Access to the Force Options online learning course. is your 24/7 source for all manner of gun related topics.

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Professor Paul - Founder & President, Student of the Gun
Professor Paul – Founder & President, Student of the Gun

Paul G. Markel has worn many hats during his lifetime. He has been a U.S. Marine, Police Officer, Professional Bodyguard, and Small Arms and Tactics Instructor.

Mr. Markel has been writing professionally for law enforcement and firearms periodicals for more than two decades, with hundreds of articles in print and several #1 Amazon Bestselling books.

Paul is a regular guest on nationally syndicated radio talk shows and subject matter expert in firearms training and use of force.

Mr. Markel has been teaching safe and effective firearms handling to students young and old for decades and has worked actively with the 4-H Shooting Sports program.

Paul holds numerous instructor certifications in multiple disciplines and a Bachelor’s degree in conflict resolution; nonetheless, he is and will remain a dedicated Student of the Gun.


Jarrad T. Markel - Co-Host and Producer Student of the Gun
Jarrad T. Markel – Co-Host and Producer Student of the Gun

Not just another pretty face, Jarrad Markel has experience and training beyond his years.

Jarrad has been training to be a fighter since elementary school when he first learned the art of collegiate wrestling.

Now skilled in Jujitsu, Judo, Muay Thai, Sambo, the Way of the Fighting Pistol and Fighting Rifle, Jarrad is a well-rounded, tactical athlete with several professional MMA & Boxing fights under his belt.

More than a brute, Jarrad has brains as well. He produces Student of the Gun TV & Radio and is the President of Think On! Productions, creating a wide variety of video & audio material.

In addition, Markel is a skilled webmaster & digital marketer, managing websites and providing T.O.P. Quality Multimedia Marketing for Student of the Gun.

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HMLA-167 Warrior
HMLA-167 Warrior
4 years ago

“There are far too many charlatans in the self defense training industry.” And how exactly do we know you aren’t one of them? By spending $37 on your ONLINE self defense course? One can find online instructions on how to perform appendectomies. Online surgical training does not prepare one to operate in real life. No online course will actually prepare anyone to defend themselves in real life either in my opinion. I will thereby add you to the list of charlatans.

marc disabled vet
marc disabled vet
4 years ago

If your from Hollywierd or
the left, you find a safe space.
Ya know safe spaces are gun free,
zones where you are safe!
Kinda like Not it, can’t touch me
here !

S.O.T.G. love your show
great stuff SEMPERFI.