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These are by students that have trained under Matt Plewes. They are more testimonials, but basically the same...
Addressed to Matt Plewes,
" I am PROUD to have been a student of yours and I am proud to say so! I learned alot of techniques from you and I know that you are a truly HONORABLE teacher, who instructs practical real world techniques that work in real world situations . I used some of these techniques on the street as a police office and I can attest that your teaching methods are both pratical and usable. One occasion comes to mind. In 1997, I was instructing a young rookie police officer. I was assigned as his field training officer. we ran into a bad situation with a violent drug user who had assaulted several people. As we arrived on the scene, my rookie assisted several other officers that were attempting (fighting with) to take this violent offender into custody. All of their attempts were failing. As all parties rolled around on the ground, the officers were not able to handcuff this drugged up suspect. Pain comliance was not working. I waded into the crowd and managed to use a CHI NA technique that you had taught us and that we had practiced in your classroom many times, on the suspect. Using this method, we managed to place the suspect (finally) under arrest. The police officers with me were amazed at how well this technique worked. They all joked afterward and told the Duty SGT. that I was using "NINJA MOVES" as they put it. Bottom line up front: Your teachings and the techniques are real martial arts tools that I keep in my bag when I face a bad guy. I am no hero, just a normal guy trying to make my community safe. Thank you Sir for caring and giving your students the ability to protect themselves and others."
U.S. Army / Former Suffolk Police Officer
February 3rd 2010
Doyle Gillis Jr. wrote
"I have known Matt Plewes since I was a teenager so here goes. In 1985, I believe it was, Matt started teaching me as a part of his studies of Kung Fu. While i have not studied, formally, in years i have used a good many things Matt taught me. Actually i'm not sure he even realizes that... At any rate, after training with Matt i joined the Army, eventually becoming a member of the National Guard currently in my third combat tour in Iraq. Ok, that's nothing special but in my full time job I became a police officer. I did that job fro 25 years, 17 as a member of the SWAT team. Trust me when I say...i've been in fights. The things taught to me by Matt were reinforced by police training and my Army training and the best part...they work. I found Matt's instruction to be firmly grounded in reality and completely sound from an operational perspective".
Doyle Gillis Jr.
Lt. Col. U.S. Army
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