The chairman and co-instructor of this event was Dave Gomez, director of martial arts for the Police and the Sheriffs Athletic Leagues of Illinois.
Also with over 25 years of training & experience, Dave Gomez has been an ardent student and Martial Arts instructor.
has trained several years in Tae Kwon Do, Boxing, Jun Fan Gung Fu, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and holds rank and instructor certification in Tang So Do, Filipino Martial Arts and Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do.
A 21 year employee of the Cook County Sheriff's Office
has always had a practical approach to teaching and focus on proper Defensive Tactics Instruction for Law Enforcement and Security personnel.
has provided instruction within Security Training Academies
and traveled to several locations to assist in private civilian martial arts seminars.
Dave is a member of the Police Athletic League of Illinois and has participated in several charity events focusing on assistance to children and youths of all ages.