"Best course I have attended since I can remember. I feel like this course gave me the skills to be confident in not just making contact, but confident in controlling a subject. The teaching model is also very simple to remember. Great job guys!"

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James Comings

Minnetonka Police Department SWAT

"I learned more in 3 days than 18 years in military service.  Their teaching methods are the product of practice and dedication to this art.  Rock on guys!"


Kory Soderquiest

Sgt US Air Force Reserve

"This is the best course I’ve attended. Excellent pace and detail.  Taught techniques and how to teach those techniques. What I liked most about the training was everything. The teach backs to build confidence. The flow drills and semi-live speed grappling drills. And the final day..."

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David Fry

Apple Valley Police Department

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Captain Chad Malmberg, USA, Ret. has over 20 years of experience in the United States Army (USA) and Minnesota Army National Guard (MNARNG). Chad is a former licensed Saint Paul Police Officer, from 2009 – 2021. During his service to the City of Saint Paul, Chad was assigned to the department's training unit for five years and served as a Saint Paul S.W.A.T. operator for more than eight years. In addition to working patrol for the majority of his law enforcement career, Chad held the position of master taser instructor, lead use of force instructor, firearms instructor, and field training officer.



Professor Tom Menton is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt and a 14 year law enforcement veteran. Tom has approximately a decade of patrol experience, having worked in a busy city district for the majority of his career. Tom currently works in the Training Unit, is a S.W.A.T. Operator, Use of Force Instructor, Firearms Instructor, and a Field Training Officer. 



Senior Commander Troy Greene has been a licensed police officer in a large metropolitan city since 1995. He has a master’s degree from the University of St. Thomas in Police Leadership. Most recently, Troy has served as the Senior Commander of the Special Operations Unit (SOU).  SOU is responsible for the planning and coordination for large scale protests and civil unrest incidents.  Troy has served as the Incident Commander for several recent high profile civil unrest incidents for the metropolitan city that he serves.