About Us

                                                            Our Instructors
Daniel H. Cole - Owner

NRA Certified Instructor

NRA Certified Range Safety Officer

Tennessee Certified Handgun Instructor

Utah Concealed Firearms Permit Certified Handgun Instructor

USA Archery Level 2 Instructor

NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program) Archery Instructor

American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor

                Certified to teach the following courses:

  • Basic Pistol
  • Basic Shotgun
  • Basic Rifle
  • Personal Protection Inside the Home
  • Personal Protection Outside the Home
  • Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Program
  • Eddie Eagle GunSafe®Program
  • Utah Concealed Firearm Permit
  • Tennessee Concealed Firearm Permit
  • Basic Archery Skills (Long Bow, Recurve, and Compound)
  • USA Archery Level 1 Instructor Course
  • CPR (Adult/Child/Infant)
  • AED (Adult/Child/Infant)
  • Basic First Aid



National Rifle Association (NRA)

USA Archery

Madison Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

International Knife Throwers Hall of Fame (IKTHOF)

American Red Cross Volunteer

Boy Scouts of America Volunteer/Merit Badge Counselor


Daniel Cole is a United States Marine Corps Veteran and an owner of Echo Six Defense Solutions.  Daniel is a graduate of Faulkner University with a B.S. in Criminal Justice.  Daniel is an expert in marksmanship and firearms handling and safety.  He is also skilled in archery and in various thrown weapons (knives and tomahawks).  Daniel has trained in self-defense and various martial arts and is a current student in T’ai Chi and Kung Fu (Student of Sifu Taylor).  In addition to teaching the public, Daniel has trained his wife and children in safety, defense, firearms, weapons, and survival.


Patrick G. Taylor- Owner

Chinese Boxing Synthesis Certified Instructor

NRA Certified Instructor


                   Certified to teach the following courses:


  • Chinese Boxing (Kai Sai Kung Fu) Boards
  • Tai Chi Chuan (Chen Style)
  • Pa Kua Chang
  • Tai Chi Sword/ Kung Fu Sword
  • Basic First Aid
  • Basic Rifle
  • Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Program
  • Eddie Eagle GunSafe®Program

Memberships and Affiliations

Tennessee Valley Kung Fu Club 

Tennessee Valley Tai Chi Academy

Vanderbilt University Kung Fu Club

Chinese Boxing Institute International (CBII)

National Rifle Association (NRA)



Patrick Taylor is the director of self defense training and an owner of Echo Six Defense Solutions.  Patrick has nearly 20 years of martial arts and self defense experience.  He is the headmaster of the Tennessee Valley Kung Fu Club and Tennessee Valley Tai Chi Academy.  He is skilled in hand-to-hand combat, various martial arts disciplines, and numerous weapon types (sword, staff, spear, archery, throwing weapons). Patrick also specializes in the teaching of Tai Chi for health and wellness.