“I have been involved in the martial arts for over 35 years and have studied under numerous instructors.  I have also had experience teaching the martial arts off and on over the last 20 years.  Jack McVicker is one of the most outstanding instructors I have ever studied under.  He is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced instructor.  Jack is also recognized nationally both as an instructor and competitor.  However, what stands out most about Jack is his ability to pass his knowledge onto others.  He realizes everyone is unique and has their own strengths and weakness, and he is able to work with anyone.  He is very professional and personable and runs a very safe class, allowing virtually anyone, any age to participate and learn.  As the lead control and arrest tactics instructor at the University of Illinois Police Training Institute, Jack has helped me develop and enhance much of the curriculum taught to police officers in Illinois.  Whether you are interested in personal defense, enjoyment, fitness, or competition, I would recommend Jack McVicker’s classes to everyone.”