MIGUEL “3rd RAIL” FUENTES
GUARDIAN ANGELS NATIONAL DIRECTOR
Miguel “3rd Rail” Fuentes, our National Director is
based in Chicago, Illinois. He joined the Guardian Angels when he, Miguel
Fuentes was only 16 and has been with them since. At 38, he is the National
Director, Chapter Leader for the Chicago Chapter, and directly oversees
many of the mid west chapters. Mr. Fuentes has started chapters in Milwaukee and Madison Wisconsin; St. Louis,
Missouri; and Peoria, Illinois. He travels to these areas so his presence
is known in these chapters as well.
Trained in Kick Boxing, and other martial arts, Mr. Fuentes is a
certified Instructor Trainer ranked in the Guardian Angels Defensive Tactics
System. Mr. Fuentes has been involved in hundreds of arrest & use of
force encounters and has applied his training successfully in the field against
"We have to be role models, so kids have something [to look up to] growing up", is a statement Mr. Fuentes has repeatedly made. Not only does he make this statement, but more importantly, lives it. His leadership, morals, and his belief in the organization he has given most of his life to, exemplifies the man that he is.
FERNAN "RAVEN" VARGAS
FOUNDER OF THE GUARDIAN ANGELS DEFENSIVE TACTICS SYSTEM\
Fernan Vargas holds a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology with a minor in Criminal Justice from Northeastern Illinois University. Mr. Vargas also holds an honorary masters degree in Defensive Tactics Education from the Shinja Martial Arts University. Mr. Vargas holds the designation of Violence Prevention Specialist from the National Association of Safety Professionals and is certified as a safety coordinator by the state of Illinois. Fernan Vargas is a current Safety Patrol Leader and Trainer for the Chicago Chapter of the Guardian Angels Safety Patrol. Mr. Vargas is also the owner and chief instructor of Raven Tactical International. As a certified Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics Instructor, Mr. Vargas has taught defensive tactics to law enforcement officers at the local, state, and federal level, as well as security officers, military personnel and private citizens from around the United States and foreign nations such as Canada, Italy and Spain. Mr. Vargas has developed programs which have been approved by the Police officer training and Standards Board of several states, and adopted by agencies such as the Pentagon Force protection Agency. Additionally, organizations such as the Fraternal Order of Law Enforcement and the International Academy of Executive Protection Agents have given formal endorsements of the programs developed by Mr. Vargas and Raven Tactical International. Mr. Vargas has been an instructor multiple times at the prestigious International Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers Association International Conference (ILEETA). Mr. Vargas has also taught at several other Leading Industry events such as the International Combatives Self Defense Association Conference, and the Saratoga Martial Arts Festival. Mr. Vargas has appeared in numerous Industry periodicals such as The Martialist, Combat Survival Magazine, Muay Thaimes Magazine, Shinobi Nomo Magazine, and Tae Kwon Do Times. Currently Mr. Vargas holds over twenty instructor credentials in Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics, Edged Weapons, Impact Weapons, OC Spray, Firearms, Military Combatives Combat Martial Arts, and other related disciplines. Mr. Vargas has also been awarded the Presidential Service Award and the Shinja Buke Ryu Humanitarian Award for service to the community.
KEVIN "PUNISHER" CAIN
CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR TRAINER
Kevin Cain (
Warrior name Kobura, Guardian Angels street name The Punisher and his
RAVEN Tactical warrior name Pathwalker) with his realistic &
electric approach to combat has attracted many Military, Police
Officers, and concerned civilians. Kevin Cain accredits his combative
approach to the empirical knowledge of his teachers. One of the reasons
Kevin Cain has been sought after by professionals in the protection
industry is his extensive scientific research on combat. Kevin Cain is
respected because he dose not rely on theory but rather on scientific
evidence. All theory has been put to the test under real life combat.
Much of Kevin Cain's experience comes from 32 years of martial arts
training and his days as a Bar Bouncer and underground fighter. Kevin
Cain has had the unique opportunity to apply what he learned in the Dojo
to the hard streets.
Since Kevin Cain grew up in Hampton Roads Va, where many of the elite military forces of the united states are training in special warfare, he learned at an early age the nature of combat. That understanding of reality versus fiction in warfare lead Kevin Cain to compete in No Holds Barred events in the early and mid 90's. At that time the events were not regulated by sport rules. The fights were tough and brutal, held in the back yard at parties. Kevin Cain decided that NHB fights alone was not sufficient tests for his theory. In 2001 he decided to take it one step further and begin his carrier as a Guardian Angel. As a Guardian Angel "The Punisher" Kevin Cain walked unarmed into the heart of Washington D.C. directly into a gang war between the Crips and MS13. With the help of his fellow Guardian Angels all armed only with Kevin Cain's teachings, the Guardian Angels were able to stop the gang war and help local police take back a neighborhood they did not previously dare venture into. Kevin Cain sits on the Advisory Board for the Richmond Virginia chapter of the Guardian Angels as the defensive tactics instructor.
recognized subject matter expert Mr. Cain has been interviewed many times for
various newscasts, and reports. Mr. Cain was chosen as Master Instructor of the
year by The World Black Belt Martial Arts Hall of Fame 2002 & was nominated
as “Master of the year” 2003 & 2004.
GUARDIAN ANGELS DEFENSIVE TACTICS SYSTEM
USA: CHICAGO ILLINOIS CHAPTER
Certified Instructor Trainer: Miguel “3rd Rail” Fuentes
Certified Instructor Trainer: Fernan “Raven” Vargas
Certified Instructor Phase 1-3: Mario “Sonic” Rodriguez
Certified Instructor Phase 1-3: Armando “ Panda” Bucio
PALM BEACH FLORIDA CHAPTER
Certified Instructor Trainer: Sean "Bam Bam" Kelley
USA: WASHINGTON DC CHAPTER
Certified Instructor Phase 3 (Weapon Survival): John “Unique” Ayala
USA: RICHMOND VIRGINIA CHAPTER
Certified Instructor Trainer: Kevin “Punisher” Cain
Certified Instructor Phase 1-3: Tom “TNT” Kirkland
USA: DETROIT MICHIGAN CHAPTER
Certified Instructor Phase 3 (Weapon Survival): Keith Privett
USA: MADISON WISCONSIN CHAPTER
Certified Instructor Phase 3 (Weapon Survival):Joe Oakland
EUROPEAN UNION: SPAIN
Certified Instructor Phase 1-3: Criso Lopez
Certified Instructor Phase 1-3:German Dominguez