“Big” George Randolph (K-1 Pride Fighter) Discusses L.O.C.K.U.P.
Just to start out, I gotta say that Ive spent most of my adult life fighting or getting ready for a fight. I had my first fight at 17 and my first professional bout at 18. I have fought in some of the biggest fight leagues out there (i.e. Pride and K-1), traveled all over the world, met new and interesting people and had them punch me in the face. I’ve trained and fought Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, Sambo, Kali, Escrima, Jeet Kune Do and numerous other martial arts. I trained in Modern Army Combatives as an infantryman in the United States Army and several other law enforcement focused styles during my career as a police officer. The reason that Ive bored you with my resume is to try to give a little sense of credibility when I say that your course is the best!
The moves that we were taught were easy to learn and easily applicable to situations that law enforcement faces every day. Years of training were not necessary to complete the moves effectively and as a trainer, the course showed how to explain, to an often times cynical audience of police officer students, when and how these moves would be effective.
Lt. Kevin Dillon “K.D” as an instructor, to say was impressive would not be giving him his due credit. Very few instructors that I’ve run across were as knowledgeable and open minded as he is. Never once, while he taught, did he discredit other martial arts or defensive tactics styles. He never tried to change styles already learned but instead showed ways to add LOCKUP to an arsenal. His confidence in the system and his ability to show its effectiveness in a full speed situation coupled with its simplicity and ease of teaching made for an amazing and eye opening course.
All in all, I just want to say thank you. From one warrior to another, it was refreshing to see that in this softer, gentler, modern day world of sensitivity training there is still someone out there who is teaching officers how to make sure they go home at the end of the shift.
“Big” George Randolph
St. Cloud Police Dept.