Jack Pettengill

Jack Pettengill has 33 years of defensive tactics experience and over 5500 recorded training hours in various street survival tactics.  His personal experience ranges from law enforcement to specialized private security to international personal protection (bodyguard) assignments.

In addition to his extensive training in personal defense, Jack is recognized as a leading authority in the area of improvised weapons as well as weapon retention techniques.  He has written articles published by security companies and has been recruited to appear in law enforcement instructional videos.  To date, he has trained different divisions of law enforcement and the military as well as private citizens.

Jack is the owner of Dynamic Defensive Arts in Brooklyn Park, MN and is the creator of an ever evolving state-of-the-art self-defense program that combines all of his experiences.

Formal Martial Arts Training

  • Chinese Shaolin Kenpo - Instructor Paul Bonner, 4th Degree Black Belt
  • Daito Ryu Aikijutsu - Instructor Paul Bonner, 4th Degree Black Belt
  • Jujitsu - Instructor Nicklaus Suino - Author of “Practice Drills for Japanese Swordsmanship”
  • Filipino Knife Training - Professor John Wehrwein (Black Belt Hall of Fame)
  • Wing Chun Gung Fu - Instructor Scott LaMee
  • Tae Kwon Do - Various Instructors
  • Judo - Various Instructors

Specialized Training

  • PPCT Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • Hand-to Hand Combat Tactics
  • Defensive Ground Fighting
  • Handgun Combat Shooting (CQB)
  • Protective Services Carbine & Pistol
  • Sealed Mindset Firearms Instructor
  • Weapon Retention Instructor
  • Handcuffing, Restraints & Laws of Arrest
  • Prisoner Transport & Control
  • Anti-kidnapping Techniques
  • Tactical Encounters
  • Police Field Training Officer
  • Principles of Protection
  • Profiles of Terrorism
  • First Aid / C.P.R.
  • First Respondent Medicine
  • Blood Borne Pathogens
  • Hazardous Materials I.D. and Response
  • Bomb Search & Identification
  • Escape/Evasion/Security Driving Instructor
  • Reid Advanced Forensic Interviewing
  • Reid Basic Forensic Interviewing
  • Mac n’ Low Forensic Interviewing
  • Scientific Content Analysis (SCAN)
  • Killology (Psychology of "why people kill")
  • Crime Scene Searches
  • Crime Scene Technician
  • Basic Forensic Science
  • Hate Crime Investigation
  • Homicide Investigation
  • Serial Murder Investigations
  • Arson Investigation
  • Advanced Accident Investigation
  • Narcotics Training
  • Corporate Security
  • Incident Command School
  • Police Detective School
  • Police Academy