Law Enforcement Officer of 27 years, Fred has been a Tactical Officer (SWAT) for 20 years. He is currently one of the Team Leaders for the Monmouth County Emergency Response Team. Fred is an active instructor for both the Police Department and the Tactical Team. He holds instructor certifications in the following areas: Method of Instruction (MOI), Defensive Tactics (DT), O.C. Spray, Baton/ASP, Firearms (Handgun, Subgun and Rifle), FN 303 Less Lethal and Active School Shooter. Mr. Bauer as conducted overseas operations and VIP protective details in Bosnia, Kosovo and Kenya. Additionally he has trained members of President Hamid Karzai’s Protection Detail, US Air Marshals and members of the Jordanian Special Forces and Home Guard. His credentials include: US Marine Corps Close Combat Instructor, State Dept. certified DT Instructor, International Police Task Force DT Instructor.
Mr. Bauer recently authored American Arwrology: The Science of All-Out Hand-to-Hand Fighting. He is also currently the editor of the "Close Combat" column for Raider magazine. Full Resume attached
President of Threat Response LLC; which is a company focused on active threat response training. Most instructors are combat veterans that work part time training churches, schools, and private organizations for immediate action response. Threat Response teaches L.E.A.D. Tactics ℠, a technique that supports thriving opportunities in life’s most challenging situations.
L.E.A.D. Tactics ℠
Brown bent bjj, been training Krav Maga, judo, Muay Thai and bjj for 11 years
West Chester Police Department.
Currently assigned to a strategic response squad, Assignments to include: uniformed and plainclothes patrol, mountain bike patrol, surveillance in high crime areas and security assessments. Maintaining a tactful and conscientious performance in all phases of police work. Emergency Vehicle Operator Instructor. Use of force instructor. Lead instructor force on force simunitions for department and tactical units. Filed training officer. Completed basic and advanced SWAT courses. Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspector.
Former Combat Arms Instructor
Instructed US Air Force personnel in pre-deployment training as part of Air Advisor program. Instructed courses in High threat driving, firearms, MRAP/HEAT Rollover, and convoy tactics
Tom Whitaker began his training in 1980, at a local boxing program, due to issues of bullying. Mr. Whitaker was 10 years old at the time, and although it did not come easy, he worked hard over the next several years and eventually excelled; winning an outstanding boxing award in 1984 from the St Louis BBC.
In 1984, after winning the BBC Outstanding boxer award, Mr. Whitaker joined a local martial arts school to add additional skill sets to his training. Martial arts always interested Mr. Whitaker, and with his boxing background, he excelled very quickly. Due to his father’s work, Tom Whitaker moved around quite a bit as a child. Martial Arts schools were somewhat hard to find in the 80’s. So, from 1984-1987, Mr. Whitaker trained in the arts of Tae Kwon Do, Goju, & Shorin-Ryu; taking advantage of whatever schools were in the area he and his family moved. In 1987 he settled in Jefferson City, where he was introduced to the sport of Kickboxing. This became a love and passion in his life. From 1987-1999, although Mr. Whitaker still cross trained in various Okinawan, Korean, and Filipino arts, he focused primarily on his fight career. During this time period, he fought as both an amateur and professional kickboxer: winning state, regional, and national championships in the sports of boxing and kickboxing.
In 1999, Mr Whitaker retired from the ring, and along with his wife, opened a full-time martial arts facility in 2000. Mr. Whitaker began teaching a somewhat eclectic system which incorporated parts of various systems he had studied; modifying many of the arts to make them more combative. In 2004 Mr. Whitaker took a Krav Maga seminar during a Premier Martial Arts National Training event, with Mr. Ernie Kirk. Having done years of nightclub security, as well as full contact fighting, Mr. Whitaker immediately fell in love with the realistic approach to self-defense he saw in Krav Maga. This quickly became the new direction for his school and professional life. He continued to study Krav Maga, along with a mixture of Apache knife and Filipino stick & knife arts. In 2008 Mr. & Mrs. Whitaker changed their schools’ curriculum over to a Krav Maga & Kickboxing. Mr. Whitaker now trains competitive fighters and teaches Krav Maga daily at his facility. He travels around the country training other instructors through Krav Maga Universal.
Professional Achievements Include:
Began training in boxing at age 10 due to issues of bullying (1980)
Outstanding Boxer Award from BBC as a young teen (1984)
1st Degree Black Belt Shorin-Ryu Karate
3rd Degree Black Belt Wado-Ryu Karate
6th Degree Black Belt Premier Martial Arts
5th Degree Black Belt in American Karate
3rd Black Belt through Krav Maga Universal.
3rd Black Belt Krav Maga through Wingate Institute, Netanya Israel
Head of Security @ Excalibur Night Club (1995-2002)
Owner Premier Kickboxing & Krav Maga (2000-Present)
Combat Knife Instructor (Apache & Filipino)
Instructor of Pekiti Tersia Kali (Stick & Knife)
1996 St Louis Heavyweight Golden Gloves Boxing Champion.
1997 USA-KIA United States Heavyweight Kickboxing Champion
1997-1999 Heavyweight fighter for Coors Light World Class Professional Kickboxing Team
Hand to Hand Trainer for Paisa Armory in Alton Il. (CCW Empty hand to Firearms transitions)
Hand to Hand Trainer for First Baptist Church Security Team
Hand to Hand Trainer for Christ Church Security Team
Sr. Instructor Wingate Krav Maga in Israel.
National Trainer of instructors through Krav Maga Universal.