Bandalan Martial Arts

Guro John Cipkar

Guro John Cipkar

Current Rank:
2nd Dan in Bandalan Doce Pares - Guro
Senior Instructor/Founder in CQES
Deputy Chief, Monee Police Department
Started Training:
Martial Arts 1995
Law Enforcement 1982
Certifications:
Illinois Peace Officer for 24 years
Firearms Instructor
Field Training Instructor
Rapid Response Instructor
Defensive Tactics Instructor
Critical Incident Management
Tactical Response Officer
Dignitary Protection Specialist
Search and Rescue Officer
Competitions:
2003 WEKAF Midwest Region Senior Men Sayaw Champion
2004 WEKAF US Senior Men Sayaw Champion
2004 WEKAF World Senior Men Sayaw Silver Medalist
2005 WEKAF Midwest Region Senior Men Sayaw Champion
2006 WEKAF US Senior Men Sayaw Bronze Medalist
Achievements:
University of Illinois Police Training Institute
Northwestern University School for Police Supervision
Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command

    John is a veteran police officer in charge of daily operations at the Monee Police Department and an avid martial artist. John began his training in the martial arts along with his son, John Jr., in the Progressive Fighting Systems and Jeet Kune Do Concepts, but moved on to Bandalan Doce Pares Eskrima in 1998 where he discovered a welcome home attitude and a wealth of knowledge and skills to absorb. John is a dedicated husband, father and grandfather. A law enforcement professional, who’s most recent training assignments included teaching rapid response tactics and weapon handling to state, county and local law enforcement officers. John offers Bandalan Doce Pares Eskrima classes in Illinois and enjoys spending time preparing a new generation of martial artists to compete and propagate the art world wide. John also offers the Sergeant at Arms System to qualified police and military personnel in Illinois.

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