W. Hock Hochheim has over 40 years experience in military, policing and martial arts. As an Army military police patrol officer and investigator, and as a retired Texas patrol officer and detective, and as private investigator and protection/bodyguard, he has worked all those years in “line operations” never taking a promotions exam or admin job.
He possesses a unique experience and savvy that very few other instructors have, all blended with a career in the martial arts dating back to 1972 and the earning of several black belts in various Pacific Island/Archipelago martial arts from the Philippines, Hawaii and Japan.
He has forged his Force Necessary courses from the military, the police, the martial arts and the aware citizenry, as each group knows things about fighting that the others do not. He was a field training officer and a regular instructor at the Texoma Police Academy for many years. Hock has been a paid consultant trainer for the US Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force. He recently returned from teaching at the Italian Special Operation Base and taught counter-terrorism agents in Belgium. He has taught at police academies for police agencies, be they street or SWAT, in the US, South Africa, England, Ireland, Germany and Australia. He currently teaches some 25 seminars a year in 11 countries as far as China and Australia.
Many of the martial and survival topics popular in the last few years and under newer cool, names, such as "gun arm grappling," and "knife ground fighting," Hock has already been teaching for decades.
"When Hock talks about those cues and tip-offs to attacks and countering crime, he has a totally in-depth, real-world knowledge on these topics dating back to the 1970s. I mean...he has worked hundreds and hundreds of crimes. This is not just "passed-around" knowledge." - Michael Dunby, Los Angeles, CA.
"I have been training for 35+ years and teaching for more than 20. Hock's practical training is not full of fluff, ego and satire like a lot of other training I have attended. The concepts he teaches make sense and are easy to apply no matter what your background or experience is. He is a charismatic, humble coach/instructor with a wealth of knowledge and experience. I can't wait to train with him again and would highly recommend his courses." - Military and police vet Jason Reel, Texas, USA
(Hey! A heads up! Sometimes life happens. Or, weather happens. Stuff happens. People get sick or even...die. And these seminars can get canceled or moved. In the last 23 years, with about 25 seminars each year we have had to cancel or move only about 6 seminars. So, pre-register, or at very least drop me a line/email that you are coming. This way, I can keep you posted if there are any emergency changes. If you don’t? And if you just show up...cold...at the door? And something bad has happened and we are not there? Sorry. You shoulda’ told me. Pre-registrations are usually carried over to whatever you want. The new date? Or get books? Films? Refunds? )