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Holien opens Great Lakes Training Group in Willmar, Minn.

WILLMAR -- Eric Holien announces he has opened Great Lakes Training Group in rural Willmar. He conducts training primarily in jujitsu for youth and adults.

There is also training available in firearms, including Minnesota permit to carry, National Rifle Association basic pistol shooting course, NRA basic in-home protection course, and alternative methods to combat shooting.

Holien wrestled since he was 5, from 1982 to 1995 and also for the U.S. Army, wrestling on the freestyle and Greco-Roman teams. He attended school for law enforcement and has been a law enforcement officer since 2000.

He holds a wide array of use-of-force instructor certifications. He studied jujitsu under current 4th and 5th Dan's Jujitsu from 2006 to present and currently holds rank of Nidan/2nd degree black belt in jujitsu.

The business is located at 1795 50th Ave. N.E., Willmar. Holien can be reached at 320-226-3225.