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Captain Chad Malmberg, USA, Retired is a police officer working in his department's Training Unit, and has over 20 years of experience in the U.S. Army and Minnesota Army National Guard (MNARNG). Chad’s military service began as a U.S. Army Paratrooper at Fort Bragg, North Carolina where he represented the 82nd Airborne Division as a boxer and was introduced to many of the empty hand combatives techniques that are being used in law enforcement today.
Chad was the first Level 4, Master Army Combatives...READ MORE
Professor Tom Menton is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt and a 12 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.
Tom is an international level BJJ competitor with multiple first place tournament wins. At the rank of white belt, Tom competed in over 40...READ MORE
Sergeant Sean RJ Zauhar PhD. is a 19 year law enforcement veteran. Sean has been teaching police combatives training over the last 15 years. He has worked in a variety of capacities from patrol and special investigations to S.W.A.T. operations. Sean is currently a lead use of force instructor where he provides instruction in all areas of police use of force, including single and multiple officer arrest and control tactics.
Sean is the CIT Coordinator for his police department. He has created...READ MORE
Officer Terry Erdman, retired is a law enforcement consultant with over 29 years of service as a police officer with the St. Paul Police Department. Terry’s most recent assignment was with the SPPD Training Unit in the capacity of a Firearms/Range Instructor. He has been a training officer for over 15 years instructing police officers of all ranks and experience levels and citizen groups as well.
Terry has over two decades of experience as a Field Training Officer and Recruit Academy Instructor. He developed and implemented the SPPD emergency...READ MORE
Officer Seth Snedden has been a police officer for 14 years. He has worked in patrol and plain clothes specialty units targeting high crime areas within the city. Seth received the Life Saving Award in 2011 for going above and beyond the call of duty in rescuing a person in crisis who had been seconds away from taking his own life.
Seth is a senior Field Training Officer and is currently assigned as a full time trainer in his department's Training Unit. Seth teaches Firearms, Use of Force, and has...READ MORE
Deputy Megan McDonald has been a police officer for over eight years.
She is currently working in the Patrol Division, but has also worked in the Courts and in the Lockup Unit at Regions Hospital in St Paul, MN. Megan is a member of her department’s Mobile Field Force, which is specially trained and equipped for riot and crowd control.
In April of 2018, Megan was awarded a Class C Commendation for coming to the rescue of a woman who had been trapped inside a house fire. She assisted with...READ MORE
Officer Chris Hansen is a 14 year law enforcement veteran with patrol experience in multiple inner city districts and is currently assigned as a Code Enforcement Officer. Throughout his career, Chris has spent time as a mobile field force officer, a Bicycle Rapid Response Team member, an FTO, and is an active Use of Force instructor.
Chris has nearly 20 years of experience as a practitioner of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and holds the rank of Brown Belt at Alliance Jiu Jitsu. Throughout his years...READ MORE
Sergeant John Cajacob is an active police officer and practicing attorney. John serves a large metropolitan police department as the coordinator of inter-agency training and professional development. Prior to his current assignment, John has gained real world experience as a Patrol Officer and S.W.A.T. Operator. He was a member of the Forensic Mapping Unit (investigative team) and was selected to become a Field Training Officer. John formerly worked for Rochester Police Department and the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office, totaling...READ MORE
Mitch White is a Professional Mixed Martial Artist, certified personal trainer and owner of Fighting 4 Fitness in Edina, MN. Mitch’s appreciation for mixed martial arts began at a young age practicing kung fu with his father. The traditional martial arts not only taught him how to block punches and escape dangerous positions. Through training, Mitch found the path to increased confidence and a healthier lifestyle.
At 17 years old Mitch was already training with some of Minnesota’s...READ MORE
Chris Giesking is a highly sought-after fitness professional and educator. With over 10 thousand client sessions, he has built a reputation with the resilience of being an Army Ranger, dedication and experience of being a lifelong athlete and a proven teaching methodology of a college professor. His relentless pursuit of knowledge and purposeful mission to improve others' quality of life are rooted in some of the toughest conditions and experiences he faced while serving in 22 months of duty in Iraq.
Chris's systems are applied with consistent results...READ MORE