When the rooms of The Sutton Studio for the Performing Arts aren’t resonating with piano chords, dance music, monologues, or melodies, they’re filled with insightful declamations from the highly experienced staff. Artistic director Jamie Lynn Gilliam leads the talented troupe, bringing more than 25 years of musical-theater experience that include dancing in professional productions and convincing Robert De Niro’s family that she was Robert De Niro. Her lieutenants include Kathy Todd Chaney, formerly of Kathy Todd Dance Studio, and several of the studio’s graduates, who teach tap, jazz, ballet, and hip-hop steps. Piano instructor Lynnette Jones has been playing piano for 27 years and acting teacher Josh Gilliam has performed in several professional productions since he graduated from Otterbein University’s musical-theater program. All this expertise fills The Sutton Studio’s two locations and unfolds during an array of classes, performances, and even private birthday parties.
In addition to concealed-carry training and introductory-level firearms courses, Kentucky Personal Defense Training classes that cover topics ranging from mental preparedness to hand-to-hand self-defense.
The Lead Instructor
Among the many honors John Jenkins holds is his status as a Kentucky DOCJT-certified pistol and rifle instructor (#6683) in addition to being a concealed handgun license instructor (#1190) in the state of Louisiana. He shares his extensive knowledge during live-fire range practice and classroom courses which include Pistol, Rifle, Personal Protection In the Home, and Personal Protection Outside the Home. As a graduate of the Grossman Academy, where he specialized in the psychology of combat and the psychology of violent encounters, John has developed a strong background in personal protection as well as extensive training in combat man-tracking and small unit tactics. He is also the owner of Louisiana Personal Defense Training.
At a Glance
Kentucky Personal Defense Training empowers students with the knowledge necessary to become safe, responsible firearms owners. This education improves individuals' confidence in their abilities and promotes informed, mature, and sensible habits.
Comprehensive Classes and Training
Louisville KRAFT caters to students of all ages and skill levels, hosting everything from day classes to weekend workshops. Introductory lessons familiarize beginners with the fundamentals of safely handling handguns, rifles, or shotguns. Instructors refine students' form and technique with classes that incorporate live-fire practice.
Although they are serious about the topics they cover, Louisville KRAFT's state- and NRA-certified instructors avoid intimidating students. That begins by creating low-stress classroom and range environments, making them conducive to learning and comprehension. Additionally, Louisville KRAFT keeps classes small?capping attendance at four for training courses with live-fire practice?so instructors can provide pupils with lots of personalized guidance.
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Louisville and Prospect schedules for class times. Customers will make great strides in achieving language proficiency over that period, or develop their own hybrid language that’s useful for chatting with plants at home. Classes are capped at 10 students per course, ensuring efficient learning and decreasing back-of-the-room giggling.