TACTICAL ATHLETE® INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION
REAL WORLD FITNESS for OPERATORS and TRAINERS.
“WORLD-CLASS CERTIFICATION TAUGHT BY THE BEST INSTRUCTOR IN THE BUSINESS.”
– Major J.P., US Army
•Maximize Fitness levels in minimal time with minimal equipment.
•Accelerate learning functional movements.
•Perform, instruct, and implement a proven tactical strength and conditioning system.
•Utilize principles of motorskill development and effective program design.
“Jeff broke the training down into SIMPLE STEPS which can be used with basic students here at the academy. It gave me the TOOLS TO IMPROVE ALL ASPECTS of my strength training program.” – David Evans, Senior Special Agent, I.C.E.
“This Type of training will prepare you for a real emergency.” – R.S. ATF Special Agent
The TAIC Level 1 includes the
TACTICAL ATHLETE® KETTLEBELL INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION!
•Master 20 foundational kettlebell exercises
•Excel at pull-ups – and on the obstacle course
•Build high levels of strength – by applying specialized breathing, tension and focus techniques
•Increase the ability to move loads safely, minimizing risk of injury
•Perform at full throttle and display maximum flexibility
•Injury-proof your lower back, knees and shoulders
•Dramatically improve your running times – while cutting back on running
•Maximize work capacity and develop mental toughness
•Increase first-step quickness, reducing reaction time
•Enhance the ability to dominate physical confrontations
•Keep a gun steady hand under stress and fatigue
•Achieve maximum fitness levels in minimal time, with minimal equipment
“The step-by-step progressions of each movement will be very helpful in training my Marines.”
– Kevin Quinlan, USMC
“My deadlift went from 65 lbs. dead lift to 160 (pounds) in 3 days! Now I feel strength and
power is attainable.” – Tammy Keller – Dept. of Homeland Security
2 WORLD-CLASS FITNESS CERTIFICATIONS in 4 DAYS
FAQ #1: What exercises will I learn?
•Kettlebell Basics: Swings, Turkish Get-up and variations
•Tactical Flow Drill (H2H)
•Battling Rope Basics
•Dead-lift and variations
•Squat and variations
•Bodyweight exercise for maximal strength
•Hanging leg raises
•How to Detect and Correct Common Errors
Note: All exercises in this curriculum will be shown with direct application to combatives, firearms,
“Outstanding! Great functional information that is directly related to our job and profession.”
– John Skidmore, Supervisory Law Enforcement Specialist
“Phenomenal experience… it was a pleasure to be able to learn from one of the “original”
American Kettlebell Instructors. – Shay Gillham
“Best P.T. school I have ever been to. Jeff knows how to relate the movements to every day
applications.” Matt Raymes, Cumberland CO. Sheriffs Office
The Tactical Athlete Instructor Certification course is designed to provide the necessary skills to safely
teach and administer physical training skills. The requirements for this course are stringent,
primarily for your protection and the safety of those you train.
The requirements are:
• Attendance 100%
• Participation 100%
• Pass all skills on Performance Test
• Perform 3 consecutive Tactical Pull-ups (men: w/ 36 pound kettlebell, women: bodyweight only)
Due to the importance of the material presented in this course, there will be no exceptions to the
above criteria. All required criteria must be met before Instructor Certificates are issued. Otherwise a
certificate of attendance will be issued.
0830-0930 Introduction – course requirements
0930-1000 Joint Mobility/Flexibility
1000-1200 Kettlebell Swings
1300-1700 TGU Progressions, Clean, Snatch
1700-1730 Q & A
0800-0900 Teaching Motor Skills -Lecture
0900-0930 Joint Mobility/Flexibility
0930-1130 Structured Review
1130-1230 Military Press, PP, Front Squat, Thruster
1330-1500 TGU Progression Review, Partner practice session
1500-1700 Performance Test/Kettlebell Evaluations
1700-1730 Q & A
0830-0930 Directional & Tumbling Warm-up
0930-1200 Dead Lift Progressions, Core Strength
1330-1530 Body Weight Strength
1630-1730 Performance Test
0800-0900 Program Design
0900-0930 S.H.O.T. Warm-up
0930-1200 Athletic Lifts
1300-1330 S.H.O.T. Warm-up
1330-1530 R.P.G., H2H Drills, Battling Ropes
1630-1730 Performance Test, Course Evaluation
Jeff Martone, founder of Tactical Athlete Training Systems, Inc.
•Served for over 17 years as full-time defensive tactics, firearms, and special response team instructor for the Nuclear National Security Administration and understands the needs of the Tactical Professional.
•The first to implement kettlebell and tactical strength training into a federal law enforcement academy.
•CrossFit’s Kettlebell SME; developed and teaches Crossfit’s Kettlebell Instructor Certification program at CrossFit gyms throughout the USA.
•Served 5 years as Senior Russian Kettlebell Instructor certifying national and international instructors
•Author and creator of: 6 best-selling strength and conditioning DVDs, the Tactical Athlete Pull-up System, Tactical Rings & Grips, H2H Kettlebells Drills, and Superior High Output Training (S.H.O.T.).
US Secret Service, US Marshals, FLETC, US DOE, FDLE, NM Law Enforcement Training
Center, Dallas Police Academy, Albuquerque Police and Fire Academy, Allentown
Police Academy, Mass State Police, 75th Ranger Regiment, US Army Asymmetric Warfare
Group, US Marines, and Jackson’s Submission Fighting.