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Professional Endorsements

“Chad McBroom is a martial arts and combatives instructor of the highest order. When looking through his extensive resume of qualifications and certifications, it is easy to be not only impressed, but perhaps a bit intimidated, even more so when you see those accolades have been earned under the foremost experts in the world of martial arts and combatives. Much of his ground work has come from Rener Gracie of the legendary “Gracie Jiu-Jitsu” family. His edged weapons certifications from none other than the likes of Libre Fighting Systems founder Scott Babb. His firearms expertise has come by way of the top firearms schools in the world, including the United States Army, where he became one of only a handful of civilians to graduate from their Sniper School. As impressive as this is, it represents only a small portion of his training. It is easy to think that a man with this type of pedigree would think highly of himself and would be hard to be around. Nothing could be further from the truth. Mr. McBroom is one of the most sincere and easy to talk to instructors you will ever meet. He is just as comfortable teaching a room full of battle hardened warriors as he is a middle aged man with no training whatsoever.

Mr. McBroom’s brainchild, Comprehensive Fighting Systems, is one of the most relevant martial arts I have ever had the privilege of witnessing. It is a rare system and teacher that can give you such a complete perspective on martial arts and combat. He has left no stone un-turned. Chad is able to use the CFS methodology to turn out highly proficient individuals in record time. I can’t help but wonder how much better I would have been had I started my martial arts training 27 years ago with an instructor like Mr. McBroom. Simply stated CFS is a world class art taught by a world class instructor. Anyone who lives in the Tucson area would do extraordinarily well training with him.”

Robert C. Andersen
Warrior One Combatives
Gilbert, Arizona

“Chad McBroom is a combatives instructor of the highest caliber, equally adept in both traditional and modern martial arts, as well as all types of firearms. Mr. McBroom has been in a rare and privileged position to received cutting edge training throughout his career. He has brought this together with extensive training in various martial arts disciplines and years of real world experience to create Comprehensive Fighting Systems, a revolutionary new combatives program unlike anything else in the world. I highly endorse Chad McBroom’s groundbreaking CFS program, and I am proud to have Mr. McBroom as one of Libre Fighting’s elite Certified Trainers. Any civilian, military, or law enforcement professional who has the chance to train with Mr. McBroom should leap at the opportunity. I will stake my reputation on saying that you will not be disappointed.”

Scott Babb
Founder – Libre Fighting
San Diego, California
www.librefighting.com

“Chad McBroom, in a quest for further his knowledge and expertise, embarked upon and completed an extraordinary undertaking by learning an entire system of Kenpo Karate when he was already a ranking Black Belt in other styles and systems of Karate as well as additional Martial Arts. To embark upon, and learn, a complete system of Karate when he was already a proficient practitioner is certainly a tribute to his character and perseverance. It also says a lot about the system he is doing it with. Mr. McBroom is directly affiliated with the Father of American Karate, Senior Grand Master of Kenpo, Edmund K. Parker Sr. who introduced the art of Karate to the United States back in the mid 1950’s, and his successors who have carried on his work and brought it into the new millennium.”

Chuck Sullivan, 10th Degree
Senior Grand Master
IKCA Chinese Kenpo
www.karateconnection.com

“As the Director of Training for Raven Tactical International I highly recommend Mr. McBroom to any agency or student seeking instruction in Defensive Tactics. Mr. McBroom has demonstrated an extremely advanced proficiency in Defensive Tactics training and more importantly a sincere dedication to the promotion of realistic, practical and effective training for the law enforcement and civilian community.”

Fernan Vargas
Founder & Chief Instructor
Raven Tactical International
www.RavenTactical.com

Within 5 minutes of my class I knew I had made a great decision.  Chad is a fantastic instructor. In the world of martial arts, a lot of teachers get so lost in the bravado of their cumulative martial art skill-sets that they become more concerned with showing off their skills than actually teaching.  Chad puts the safety and education of his students first and foremost.  He truly wants the best for his students and aims to share all he can while communicating the material in an easy-going and relaxed manner.

Martial skill-set. . . I mention my credentials only to honor what I say about Chad’s proficiency.  I am currently a Full Instructor of Jeet Kune Do Concepts and the Filipino Martial Arts as well as in Modern Escrima Concepts. Additionally, I am a 5th degree black belt in Kung Fu San Soo.  As anyone who trains in the martial arts world comes to realize over time, you don’t really know what someone knows until they lay hands on you.  I’ve learned over time not to give much credence to credentials or war-stories until I’ve had the chance to “roll” with someone. It’s when you go “hands on” that you really find out what someone knows or doesn’t know.

So, with my highest recommendation, I am able to say that Chad McBroom knows of what he speaks and writes.  It was very evident the first time I trained with him that he has the martial physical skills to back up his credentials, and as I’ve continued down the Comprehensive Fighting Systems Edged Weapons curriculum, I’ve only been more convinced that I made an excellent choice in reaching out to Chad for training.

Chad’s attention to detail in his curriculum as well as his dedication to self-improvement is a combination rarely found.  He openly conveys his willingness to change, to hone and to refine all that he has to offer.  He studies relentlessly and is constantly pursuing different view-points to compare and contrast with what his vast experience has taught him.  Basically, Chad McBroom is the type of instructor you want to have in your life.  Take any and every opportunity you have to train from Chad McBroom.  You’ll be glad you did!

Chris B. Jácome 
Crucial Combatives Academy

Student Testimonials

 

  • Chad was one of my instructors about eight years ago during my basic law enforcement academy training.  One of the knife defense techniques he taught me actually saved my life!  About two years after I graduated, a bad guy attacked me with a knife and the training I received kicked in and I was able to win the encounter and effect an arrest without injury to myself.

    Law Enforcement Officer

    (ICE, Tucson, Arizona)

  • Within 5 minutes of my class I knew I had made a great decision.  Chad is a fantastic instructor.  In the world of martial arts, a lot of teachers get so lost in the bravado of their cumulative martial art skill-sets that they become more concerned with showing off their skills than actually teaching.  Chad puts the safety and education of his students first and foremost.  He truly wants the best for his students and aims to share all he can while communicating the material in an easy-going and relaxed manner.

    Martial skill-set. . . I mention my credentials only to honor what I say about Chad’s proficiency.  I am currently a Full Instructor of Jeet Kune Do Concepts and the Filipino Martial Arts as well as in Modern Escrima Concepts. Additionally, I am a 5th degree black belt in Kung Fu San Soo.  As anyone who trains in the martial arts world comes to realize over time, you don’t really know what someone knows until they lay hands on you.  I’ve learned over time not to give much credence to credentials or war-stories until I’ve had the chance to “roll” with someone.  It’s when you go “hands on” that you really find out what someone knows or doesn’t know.

    So, with my highest recommendation, I am able to say that Chad McBroom knows of what he speaks and writes.  It was very evident the first time I trained with him that he has the martial physical skills to back up his credentials, and as I’ve continued down the Comprehensive Fighting Systems Edged Weapons curriculum, I’ve only been more convinced that I made an excellent choice in reaching out to Chad for training.

    Chad’s attention to detail in his curriculum as well as his dedication to self-improvement is a combination rarely found.  He openly conveys his willingness to change, to hone and to refine all that he has to offer.  He studies relentlessly and is constantly pursuing different view-points to compare and contrast with what his vast experience has taught him.  Basically, Chad McBroom is the type of instructor you want to have in your life.  Take any and every opportunity you have to train from Chad McBroom. You’ll be glad you did!

    Chris B. Jácome

    (Crucial Combatives Academy, Mesa, Arizona)

  • I took the CFS ExBatives training seminar.  One of the most practical and flexible systems I’ve studied.  Mr.  McBroom’s approach is relaxed and adaptable to student needs.  He provides excellent information on both specific techniques as well as foundational principles to help you succeed without having to memorize katas or sequence drills.  The ExBatives program is a particularly unique curriculum which helps you utilize your collapsible/expanding baton to its full potential.  Fantastic training.  Highly recommended.  I will be seeking further instruction from CFS in the future.

    Tom Marshall

    (PSD Contractor & RECOIL Magazine Writer, Tucson, Arizona)

  • Outstanding!  I really enjoyed everything Chad had to teach and found his techniques to be very effective,  especially when compared to what is currently being taught by our department.  The counter-blade tactics Chad taught are simple to remember and come pretty much as a natural response.  We have had a lot of success with teaching these tactics to our officers.  The feedback from our officers has been positive all around.  I have a lot of confidence in the tactics we were taught by Chad McBroom.

    Law Enforcement Officer

    (U.S. Border Patrol, Nogales, Arizona)