Hock Hochheim's Credentials
Military, Civilian Self Defense, Police, Security and Martial Trainer and Consultant
5 Decades of Training and Experience, starting in 1972.
"You know, in the course of doing business, it's necessary to list your credentials in order to provide a sound base from which to teach. This bio page is not a vanity piece. In today's world, it's a necessity. There are many trainers and instructors out there who pretend, lie and fabricate their backgrounds to falsely gain the trust of students passing themselves off as experienced police, military, martial, bouncers and bodyguard vets.
The photos and creds below are here in such length to let you know I've earned your trust, and to make it easier for students to tell the difference between the real things and frauds and imposters.
Law Enforcement, Military Experience and Training
23 years in Law Enforcement consisting of:
-Well over 1,500 felony and misdemeanor arrests.
-Multiple police commendations.
-23 years in Line Operations ("Line Ops" as street patrol officer and case agent detective)
3 years Private Investigator in Texas: 1997 to 2000
- Criminal investigations-primarily working several murders and felonies, background investigations, problem-solving, expert courtroom testimony. Hock let his Texas P.I. license expire when he moved to Georgia, where he lived for three years. He is now back in Texas, but does not work as an investigator anymore, because the last ten years teaching have taken him around the world teaching.
- Security/ Protection: Many assignments in policing, private sector from 1997 to the present.
- Hock has performed security and protection work, celebrity body guard protection, television and movie set security, transportation and special event management assignments for people such as; Rudy Giulianii, Former Mayor of New York, author Tom Clancy, John Walsh of America's Most Wanted, assisted the U.S. Secret Service with Presidents George Bush (the first) and Jimmy Carter. Also Tanya Tucker, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Judd, Sinbad, Chuck Norris on the Walker TV set, Kathy Ireland, Lori Morgan, and various recording artists, book authors, sports stars, and other business situations as they traveled on a promotional circuit through Texas.
- Hock continued to work in these fields as an "event manager" and "paralegal" (saving huge amounts of government fees for offiicial licenses, yet doing the same things.)
Hock and "America's Mayor" and now Presidential Candidate Rudi Giuliani after a safe and successful Chicago Appearance, circa 2002. Hock organized and supervised the security for these events, coordinating with multiple police agencies and the Mayor's NYPD Protection Detail.
Here Hock is with Tom Clancy and Sgt. Knight on a book tour break. Hock usually hires a network of security for his clients region by region, by contracting with SWAT vets and creating teams in place where Hock and the VIP would travel. (Photo by Nabil Mark, 1998.)
Here Hock prepared and provided security for John Walsh on a book tour, along with FOX network specialists.
"Walsh is an American Treasure. His work in criminal justice is amazing. I have worked with and met John a few times and I am proud to know him."- Hock
Texas Police Officer, (RET.) Investigations and Patrol
In criminal investigations. Hock has worked in several detective functions:
----Crimes Against Persons Unit
----Several Special Task Force Operations (some joint ops with Federal and State agencies)
----General Investigations of all types of felony and misdemeanor crimes
Hock digging up female bones buried in a pillowcase by the notorious, mass murderer Henry Lee Lucas. Hock was a detective in Texas investigating all kinds of crimes for 16 1/2 years. Hock has been in on or assigned to several serial murder cases that ranged across the USA.
Years of street squad car patrol duties
Though served many times as "acting" patrol and detective Sergeant and "acting" Detective Lieutenant but he never sought promotional tests for management positions because he preferred working the streets as a detective or patrolman and apprehending criminals. "There are street cops and there are carpet cops."
"The higher up you go in police work, the more you get away from the things I really wanted to do. I passed on all promotions. " - Hock
Hock as a police officer on patrol in Texas, circa 1977. Hock served as a patrolman from 1977 to 1981, whereupon he became a detective. He returned to the streets in the patrol division the last few years of that career in the 1990s.
Graduate of Many Police Schools:
U. S. Army Military Police Academy, 1974
Texas Police Academy, 1977
Homicide, Assault and Violent Death schools (almost annually for 16 years)
Street Survival and Tactical schools and courses
Theft, Burglary, Fraud/Forgery Investigation school
Police Patrol Tactics courses
Rape/Sexual Assault/Child Abuse Investigation courses
Field Training Officer course (FTO)
Blood Spatter and Many Forensics schools
Multiple Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics courses
Multiple High Speed Driving/Chase schools
Pressure Point courses
Riot and Crowd Control schools
Gang and Juvenile Crime seminars
Crime Scene courses
Use of Force and Civil Liabilities
Weapons, Raids and Related Police Combat courses
Criminal Law schools
Crime Prevention schools
Criminal Profiling school
Instructor: Texoma Regional Police Academy, Sherman, TX:
While working as a police detective, Hock was also an invited, guest instructor who taught several days of every rookie class session from 1986 to 1994 on the two subjects of Mechanics of Arrest and Criminal Investigation. Plus, he appeared to teach on variety of other special subjects like Finding Missing Persons and Defensive Tactics.
Teaching the US Military - 1997 on -
Hock has instructed combatives courses for the US Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines in numerous bases like Quantico, Pendleton and locations like the US Naval Academy and in Southwest Asia. He has been a paid trainer for the US Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force.
Hock teaching hundreds of Force Recon Marines at Camp Pendleton (He is on the platform to the left) Prior to the war in Iraq, Hock was a regular fixture at Pendleton and has also taught in 29 Palms, CA. and Quantico, VA. Marine bases.
Prior to security and manpower measures before 9-11, Hock use to teach combatives twice a year at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
Hock is a contractor teaching combatives to U.S military trrops overseas in "southwest Asia" several times a year. Due to common operational security, they cannot state publicly where they go.
(note and update - with the withdraw of troops in Iraq in November 2011, this status has changed)
U.S. Army Military Police: 1974 to 1977
---Patrolman and Investigator in Oklahoma and South Korea
---General Investigations (M.P.I.)
---Narcotics Investigation (M.D.D.S.)
Military Police in South Korea, 1976, patrolling an Army base, the village and the nearby mountains all in the north and near the DMZ, an area still considered one of the most dangerous in the world. Hock received the U.S. Army "Cold War" service medal for his time there, as did all other service personnel there at that general time period of danger. Hock also assisted in the post-war, Vietnamese evacuation during the "Fall of Saigon" in 1975.
Hock's DD214 Click here
Hock's Outstanding Basic Trainee award, "1 out of 1,1000 Men" award Click here
Periodically working undercover - Army drugs Investigator, Hock worked in M.D.D.S. Marijuana and Dangerous Drug Section, and in M.P.I. (Military Police Investigations) in general investigations.
Paid consultant of various police agencies and militaries:
Hock taught officers from over 175 police agencies around the world and in places such as at the National Police College of South Africa (their one police academy) Frankfurt Germany SWAT, London metro Police and many others. Hundreds and hundreds of officers have attended his multi-group seminars through the years.
Paid consultant to various militaries and personal
- Paid Consultant United States Marines
- Paid Consultant United States Navy
- Paid Consultant United States Army
- Paid Consultant United States Air Force
- Taught numerous military personnel from as far as South African Special Forces to Military Police, Green Berets and Rangers, for examples, as they have attended multi-group seminars world-wide.
Paid consultant for the development of the United Airlines flight attendant defensive tactics program, implemented October, 2002.
Noteworthy instructing of police in the United Kingdom
- London Metro Police Academy at Hendon (multiple trips - once every two years)
- Special Course's Academy at Graves End (multiple trips)
- Metropolitan Police Defensive Tactics Instructors
- Members of SO19 (British SWAT)
- Ireland's Special Operations Teams
- British Air Marshals
- Various police officers from a variety of U.K. jurisdictions in seminars
- Various professional groups of military and police trainers in seminars
In the early, 1970's, before the Army, Hock worked security in numerous places such as industrial complexes, sites and as a bouncer and doorman of country western bars and clubs (yes, in some bars, doormen/bouncers wore guns - this was after all - Texas.)
Martial Experience and Training
- Black Belt Magazine Hall of Fame inductee 2001- by popular vote, not political selection.
- 10th Dan Black Belt and Founder of the S. F. Congress, recognized by the World Global Alliance.
- 3rd Dan Black Belt in GM Ernesto Presas, Filipino Arnis De Mano) directly from the Grandmaster; was awarded the title of Guro in Manila, the Philippines in 1992. Hock has made multiple trips overseas there and in other countries for their indigenous training.
- 2nd Dan Black Belt in Prof. Remy Presas Modern Arnis, directly from the Professor.
- 5th Dan Black Belt Kajukenbo from Professor Dan Dean Goldade-in the Professor Gaylord Method.
- Black Belts in Aiki-Jitsu (3rd Dan) from Dr. Carl Farenalli and in Kempo under RJ Oak (7th Dan)
-Various rankings in other systems of Jujitsu, JKD, Ground fighting, Silat, Thai and Karate all starting in Ed Parker's Kenpo Karate in Irving, TX back in 1972.
- Teaching martial tactics and strategies since 1990. Began traveling to teach in 1995. Full-time teacher upon retiring from the police force in January, 1997.
Hock in 1972, earns his very first belt (yellow) in Ed Parkers Kenpo Karate under 2nd Generation Parker student - Keith See in Irving, TX.
"BB has been around for almost 40 years. That's 40 years times 12 covers a year. Folks, that's 480 covers. Sooner or later they will work through all of us. But still, it was cool to be on the cover of Black Belt." - Hock
"And through the years been on another cover or two, here and there around the planet..." - Hock
"Yes, Martha, I do have one of these in the closet." - 4th Dan Kempo Karate 1997
On Filipino Martial Arts
Hock is sometimes associated with Filipino Martial Arts, more so in the 1990s, having been a traveling exponent of them in seminars. His first degree Black Belt or "Guro" was earned on the Negros Island in the Philippines in 1992 in Ernesto Presas Arnis de Mano. After semi-annual trips to the Philippines He eventually reached 3rd Degree in 1996. And, he earned a 2nd Degree in Modern Arnis from Remy Presas himself. Plus, he spent years since 1986 in the Inosanto Concepts systems and with its instructors working out, and attained ranks with a variety of Inosanto family instructors.
Hock Hochheim teaching Arnis on the Negros Island, Philippines 1995
Hock's Published Works
Editor of Combat Centric.com. Publisher CQC Magazine 2002 to 2005. Books written and sold in 29 countries:
- My Gun is My Passport (2011 - novel)
-Impact Weapon Combatives (2010)
-Knife/Counter-Knife Combatives (2009)
- Be Bad Now (2010- novel)
- Training Mission Five (2006)
- Training Mission Four (2005)
- Training Mission Three (2004)
- Training Mission Two (2003)
- Training Mission One (2002)
- The Knife Fighting Encyclopedia Series: (1995 and now out of print)
- Shooting From The Hip (true police stories 1985 and out of print)
- Find Missing Persons (police manual 1984)
- Great Escapes of Pancho Villa (1978)
Multiple published articles and featured in:
Black Belt Magazine
Inside Kung Fu
American Survival Guide
Blitz! (Australia's premier martial arts magazine)
Fighter Magazine (Greek)
Law Enforcement Weapons and Tactics
Tactical Knives Magazine
Combat Knives Magazine
Masters of Combat Magazine
Tae Kwon Do Times
Security Australia Magazine
Martial Arts Legend's Masters of Combat
The Arnisador (published in Manila, the Philippines)
Combat Network Magazine
Martial Arts Illustrated (UK)
Other Notes and Comments
Hock has been a multi-appearance guest on the national, G. Gordon Liddy radio show. He has been a guest on regional, local talk shows a few times in Texas and North Carolina, as well as has been interviewed on BBC of Great Britain and USA's NPR. ( during the outbreak of the war in Afghanistan) as well as other regional radio programs.
He had a one-hour weekly martial arts TV in the north Texas area in the 1990s, and a weekly TV show called Crimestoppers in the 1980s.
"...all these things come together to help forge the Scientific Fighting Congress training programs. These are generic, tactical programs, not "karate" arts classes. I do not consider myself a martial arts instructor. I consider myself more of a friendly drill sergeant or police academy instructor, teaching hand, stick, knife and gun survival skills. While I must list my credentials here in order to demonstrate my qualifications, this isn't about me! It's about the techniques and it's about you and your survival It is all about Your Future. Your teachings. All the benefits of my time and my qualifications documented listed here are yours for the simple asking when you train with me." - Hock, 2005
"Wandering the Earth" like Cain in Kung Fu - on the Negros Island. circa 1992