Missionary Self-Awareness

Warrior Mountain Academy holds quarterly Missionary Self-Protection Training courses designed specifically for individuals preparing to serve proselytizing and service missions.

About Us

Our Missionary Self-Protection course provides individuals preparing to serve missions, in any capacity, with essential and relevant self-protection training and skills. The training allows for greatly improved personal safety and protection of missionaries through proven strategies and concepts, focusing on situational awareness, basic principles, and practical applications. We are uniquely qualified to teach this important topic due to the fact that our team consists of qualified instructors with a wide variety of applicable experience and backgrounds in many different areas and disciplines.



Duane Sheely

Rank: Sandan (3rd Degree Black Belt)

Sensei Duane Sheely began training in Danzan Ryu Jujitsu in 1983 at the Bushido Jutsu Kan under Sensei Dennis Estes in Lehi, Utah. He holds the rank of Sandan (3rd Degree Black Belt) in Danzan Ryu Jujitsu, recognized by the Shin Gan Budo Kai, and Nidan (2nd Degree Black Belt) recognized by the American Judo and Jujitsu Federation.

Sensei Sheely is a Gow Lin ("Black Belt" Instructor) in Wing Chun Kung Fu and holds the rank of Blue Belt in Taekwondo. He also currently studies Kali-Silat and Ba Gua Zhang Kung Fu.

Sensei Sheely, a retired Major in the US Army, has trained Soldiers in self-defense tactics in Iraq, Afghanistan, and stateside.


Stacy Oakley


Dan Harper

Rank: Nikyu (2nd Degree Brown Belt)

Dan Harper began training in Danzan Ryu jujitsu in 2019 at Lehi Jujitsu under Sensei Duane Sheely in Lehi, Utah. Dan holds the rank of Nikyu (2nd Degree Brown Belt). Dan has also studied Brazilian Jujitsu and American Kenpo Karate.

Dan has two wonderful children, both of which are junior warriors. He thoroughly enjoys being able to help others grow and reach their potential. When not at the dojo, Dan enjoys several hobbies, including reading, model painting, games of all kinds, and most of all spending quality time with his family.

The word "Sempai" is interpreted as "Senior," and as the senior student, Sempai Harper is responsible for the training of the junior students. He is also personally responsible for student etiquette and for setting the tone during training.


Brigette Swensen

Rank: Sankyu, 3rd Degree Brown Belt

Brigette “Kioshi” Swensen began training in Danzan Ryu jujitsu in 2017 at Lehi Jujitsu under Sensei Duane Sheely in Lehi, Utah, and holds the rank of Sankyu (3rd Degree Brown Belt). Brigette oversees our youth program and is responsible for the development and advancement of the “Junior Warriors.”

The word "Kioshi," interpreted as "Expert Teacher," exemplifies Brigette's passion and effectiveness as a teacher of Danzan Ryu Jujtitsu. She especially enjoys working with the kids class! She believes deeply in helping people reach their fullest potential. Brigette has a bachelor's degree in mild/moderate special education from Brigham Young University. This fueled her enthusiasm for helping others, especially those who may have extra challenges.

She is an amazing wife and adoring mother of five wonderful children. She has three sons and two daughters under the age of nine years old. (One daughter passed away shortly after birth.) In her home, you'll often find a bunch of kids, both related and not related to her, having fun with preschool activities, playing, or learning other life skills. When she's not teaching, she loves to read, her favorite genre being historical fiction. (Yes, she is JUST THAT AWESOME!)


Missionary Self-Awareness Classes

Sat, June 24, 2024 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
• Single class - $25

Discounts available for Warrior Mountain Academy members