John P. Allen, Master Police Defense Tactics Instructor, attended a conference conducted by the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) March 29-April 2, in the Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights.
More than 500 law enforcement educators and trainers assembled to share the latest knowledge and skills during the yearly ILEETA International Training Conference. Instructors representing every state in the United States were present. Participants also attended from Canada, Ireland, Australia and the United Kingdom. Also, a select number of vendors were on hand to display the newest technologies and equipment.
The purpose of the ILEETA Annual Conference, according to ILEETA Executive Director Ed Nowicki, is to equip the instructors with the knowledge and skill needed to share with the men and women who protect society. The topics of instruction included everything from being trained as an instructor in the Taser electronic controlling device and as instructor in Ground Fighting to Ethics Training and Teaching Motor Skills.
Allen was certified at the conference as an instructor for Taser and Motor Vehicle Stops. During the five-day conference, he also took classes in the following: ISC Control Points (pressure points), Edged Weapon Defense, Stuns and Strikes, Learning from the Best Instructors, Officer Survival and Tactics.
Allen has been in the martial arts for 43 years, 41 of those as an instructor, and has trained more than 9,000 students. For the past 19 years, he has been a Master Police Defense Tactics Instructor and has trained more than 7,500 law enforcement and security personnel. He teaches for MTU No. 2, MTU No. 5 and MTU No. 1 (law enforcement mobile training units for in-service training spread across the state of Illinois). He can be reached at the Rockford Karate Club, 915-1/2 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61104), phone 965-7575, where he is chief instructor.
From the May 4-10, 2005, issue