As a veteran police defensive tactics instructor, I have attended
numerous law enforcement "fitness" classes over the years. Most
of them had little to do with the tactical side of police performance.
PKCO's functional fitness classes are the best that I have ever
attended. I recently took the Injury Prevention for Police and
Baton & Shooting Skills Improvement Classes. They were excellent
- focusing on realistic fitness training and strategies that will
improve performance and prevent injuries for the average officer.
Every officer from the coach potato to the super athlete can learn
how to improve their performance and to be better prepared to
survive the vigors of the profession today and throughout their
lives. I look forward to taking the Tactical Police Performance
Instructor Class in the near future.
Gary T. Klugiewicz
The courses PKCO presents are exactly what Law
Enforcement needs today. I have attended some other police
fitness classes over the years and nothing compares with
PKCO's courses. I have attended 3 of the courses from the 4
hr block to the 3 day class; they were exceptional. Other
officers I have sent to PKCO training were also impressed with
their knowledge, dedication and the thoroughness of the
program without the need for a lot of expensive equipment.
Their dedication to helping today's police officers is
commendable. I hope to send our remaining 90 or so officers
through a course in the near future.
Lt. R. Meyers
Oak Lawn, IL Police Department
It's about time someone came up with some practical, job related fitness for this
profession! I am a 25 yr veteran police officer with certifications as a defensive
tactics instructor, firearms instructor, and personal fitness trainer. I work in a
regional academy setting with
cadets of widely varied age and fitness level. Your Tactical Police Performance
Instructor course far exceeded my expectation in both content and utility. While
you have an extensive academic exercise science background, your practical
experience and truly "blue collar" ethics made this hands-on, conceptual
presentation easy for anyone to understand. Virtually everything I learned has
been immediately employed and embraced in our academy. I look forward to
having you back again soon.
Thank you for your service to Law Enforcement.
Regional Training Coordinator
Capital Area Council of Governments
I have been a law enforcement officer
for more than 30 years. I started having
lower back pain for the last 2 months. I
attended your 3 day program recently.
On the second day of the class my
back pain was gone. I believe the
training I received during this course
taught me the correct methods to
exercise and develop a program for my
Senior Special Agent/Instructor
Union Pacific Railroad Police Department
I attended your Tactical Police Performance training session in October. I just wanted to let you
know the impact your course made with me.
I have been an avid weightlifter and runner for the past 20+ years. I went into the course feeling as
though I was in decent shape. Within hours of beginning your course, I was humbled by the simple,
yet extremely effective core training exercises of the Dynamic Warm-Up. I was skeptical of any
"strength" training that did not involve lifting heavy free weights. I decided to put aside my macho
police mentality and give this type of training a try.
Over the past few weeks, I have adopted a training program revolving around the exercises
stressed in your course. I have a chronic disc problem with my lower back, but have noticed
significant strength improvement and less trouble with this area. My anaerobic endurance is
improving as well. I have lost eight pounds and feel stronger than I have in a long time.
Other officers on my department have adopted the Dynamic Warm-Up and core training concepts
as well. We all feel your program is extremely advantageous to us for preventing injuries as well as
increasing strength and anaerobic endurance.
James J. Rocuskie
Glenview, IL Police Department
I attended the Tactical Police
Performance Instructor Course in Tucson,
AZ at SALETC and it was a fantastic
class. We really had a great time with
PKCO. We all wished we would have had
the course years ago when we started
lifting and then we wouldn't have made all
those stupid mistakes.
The class was very informative for
developing workouts for academy classes
and in-service training. This training
brought together the last 15 years of
exercise, lifting, playing sports, getting
certified as an AZ POST PT Instructor
etc., and really allowed me to put together
an effective and safe work out regimen for
myself and for others.
I have been using the dynamic warm-up
with success and teaching it to several
people. They really enjoy it and it has
been helping people with weak backs,
shoulders, etc. The response I have had
since introducing this to people I am
trying to influence has been very positive.
Detective Adam Freedman
Yuma Police Department
The information PKCO provided has already helped me and I will be instructing what
I learned to my fellow officers. I was blown away that I was blessed with learning from
trainers of top athletes. I had bits and pieces of what you taught already, but I was
unable to connect the dots. This course nailed it.
Do not stop teaching this. I see so many officers develop physical failures after
years of service, and this course explains why. I have been a weight lifter for years
and at 45 years of age, I am experiencing many of the symptoms you described in
your course regarding joint destruction (2 torn rotators, chronic back and neck
pain), balance issues, etc. I wish I had this information 20 years ago!
Corporal D. Casey Wagonblast
Aberdeen, WA Police Department
SWAT Team Leader
Defensive Tactics Instructor
Edged Weapons Instructor
Tactical Baton Instructor
The material and hands on training is fabulous. I highly recommend this class to
any Law Enforcement Officer who enjoys working out. The instructors are very
open and knowledgable. They offered their help and knowledge before and after
classes. They went above and beyond what I expected.
Elgin Police Department
I recently attended several of your Police Kinesiology courses including your instructor course. As one of our
full-time training officers, I introduced PKCO's police warm-up exercises to our officers during defensive tactics. After
several days of repeated warm-ups and brief demonstrations of additional, simple exercises such as the box squat,
several of our more experienced officers asked for additional instruction in PKCO's system of exercise. Our officers
appreciate the research-based system versus the typical M.S.U. (make stuff up) approach. Not surprisingly, much of
the interest in PKCO's system came not only from the younger fitness-focused officers, but also from the officers who
are close to retirement and want to stay healthy in order to enjoy retirement. Your dynamic and anaerobic exercises
fit right in with what the best minds in research-based defensive tactics teach. By training police specifically for
combat fitness, your program offers police a great advantage. As an officer working for an agency with little chance
of back-up, I want to thank PKCO for introducing such a positive supplement to our training program.
Illinois Secretary of State Police
I've been doing the PKCO
recommended core workout 15 minutes,
twice a day, M-F, for the last two weeks
and I can honestly say my lower back is
in GREAT shape. I'm going to do this
routine for two more weeks then add on
the Injury Prevention Fitness Program.
Your training saved me from chronic
pain; thank you from the bottom of my
heart. I feel 25 years old again, not 46.
My energy level is through the roof from
the exercises and your advice on the
nutrition. The CD'S are great.
Bartlett Police Department
I have attended several of the courses offered by PKCO Training. Within the
past few years, we have introduced the officers to the dynamic workout and
we have now incorporated the dynamic warm up at the beginning of our
in-house trainings. We have received a positive response from the officers,
and at the conclusion of the class, there are several officers that request a
copy of the warm-up to add to their personal workout routines. I just
completed the Tactical Police Performance Instructor course and I have to
say that this course offers a wealth of information. The programs and
activities designed by PKCO are second to none for law enforcement
officers. During the course we were introduced to a Shift Briefing Warm-up
and we will be introducing the activities to our officers in the near future. My
advice to all of the officers that have attended or plan on attending the PKCO
Training, introduce your colleagues to the program and I am sure you will
find a positive response. I would like to thank the PKCO trainers for all of
their hard work and dedication in designing a police specific training
John A. Bucci
Algonquin Police Department
Defensive Tactics Instructor
On behalf of the Illinois State Police North Tactical Response Team, I
would like to express my sincere appreciation for your instruction on
Injury Prevention for Law Enforcement, Weight Training for Law
Enforcement, and Tactical Police Performance Instructor Course. I
am a 20 year veteran in the department (17 on the Tactical Response
Team) and have had the opportunity to attend many informative
classes. Yours was certainly no exception!
Your dynamiceExercises have been incorporated into our daily
training by all members of the team. Your warm-up exercises have
even become an important part of our mechanical breacher's
pre-operations routine before executing early morning search and
You have also educated our team on the meaning of functional
training and how important it is for officers to incorporate these
specific movements into their exercise programs.
Thank you for all your assistance.
Sgt. Jim Walsh