BIO- THOMAS A LOCKE

My goal is to present a very well-rounded and practical method of learning and applying self-defense and fitness. First and foremost, I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I believe that I must honor GOD in all I do and say. My passion for life and martial arts springs from this belief.

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BIO

  • 24 Years of Defensive Tactics and Martial Arts experience
  • Active Duty Military, USAF; 2002-present
  • Master Instructor
    • International Combat Hapkido Federation (5th Dan)
  • Regional Representative, ICHF
  • ICHF “School of the Year, 2011”
  • ICHF “Outstanding Service, 2012”
  • Instructor- Military Combatives Association
  • Instructor- International Police Defensive Tactics
  • Senior Instructor – Combat Hapkido Ground Survival
  • Instructor- Combat Hapkido Tactical Pressure Point System
  • Shodan, International Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Federation
  • Practitioner- Russian Martial Art: Systema/ Combat Systema
  • Certified – Modern Army Combatives Program
  • Practitioner- Daken Budo Taijutsu

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FORMAL TRAINING HISTORY

  • COMBAT HAPKIDO:
    • Master David Rivas (Director of Operations, DSI)
  • RUSSIAN SYSTEMA:
    • Martin Wheeler (Master Instructor)
    • Kevin Secours (Professor, Combat Systema)
    • Andrey Patenko (Master, Russian Combat Systema)
  • MARTIAL BLADE CONCEPTS:
    • Michael Janich (Founder)
    • Eric Mayes (Master Instructor)
  • US ARMY COMBATIVES SCHOOL:
    • Emory Corwine (Level 4, 22d TRS, FAFB)
  • BUJINKAN NINJUTSU (BUDOTAIJUTSU):
    • Steven Druillard (5th Dan)
    • Simeon Smeltzer (2nd Dan)
  • GOJU-RYU KARATE DO:
    • Sensei Morio Higaonna (Founder, IOGKF)
    • Sensei Mary Base (West Plains Karate)
    • Sensei Gene Villa (USA Director, IOGKF)
  • TANG SOO DO / SOO BAHK DO:
    • Master Rick Paterson (Arizona Western College)
  • TAE KWON DO:
    • Master Brad Tinnon (Action Arts- World TKD Federation)
    • Master David Rivas (USAF TKD Team)
    • Master Hooper (Lebanese-American TKD Federation)

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OTHER CERTIFICATIONS

  • Combat Arms Chief Range Officer/Range Safety Officer
  • ANSI Certified Personal Trainer, CrossFit 
  • Combat Medical Care Instructor
  • CPR Instructor

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EDUCATION

  • Education and Training Management
  • Information Systems Management
  • Criminal Justice for Law Enforcement

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