about Us

“Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary.”
– Warren G. Bennis

Professor Anderson is the Master Instructor and president of Force Five Training Academy. An 8th Degree Black Belt with Black Belts in four other disciplines, Mr. Anderson is a nationally renowned self-defense specialist with over four decades as a martial artist. His experience and knowledge of realistic self-defense is sought out by many agencies. He has trained agents for the F.B.I., Secret Service, Law Enforcement, and Special Forces groups – both foreign and domestic.

Mr. Anderson is an Honor graduate of Executive Security International, the highest rated bodyguard academy in the Unites States. He has been an E.S.I. representative since 1984 and works as a bodyguard in the United States, Canada and throughout Europe. Some of his clients have included Harrison Ford, Chuck Liddell, the Johnson & Johnson family, Placido Domingo, and Franco Zeffirelli. Author of two books, Defense Dynamic & Health & Fitness for the Road Warrior, Mr. Anderson was also an author of the Personal Security column in the Record Journal for one year.


Mr. Anderson is also a member of the American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers, International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors, certified armorer for Glock and Mossberg, Glock firearms instructor and certified firearms instructor for the Washington State Criminal Justice Commission.

Force 5 Training Center (The Pit) hosts a variety of martial arts and fitness classes for both kids and adults, including fitness boot camps, mixed martial arts, jui-jitsu, executive protection seminars, and many others. Force 5 Training Center additionally gives members the latest training routines from CrossPit and world famous trainer John Hackleman.

To find out more about Force 5 Training Center or Professor Bob Anderson, please feel free to contact us. Our friendly staff would love to hear from you.