Phil Messina, Founder and President of Modern WarriorMr. Messina was highly decorated in the NYPD in both plainclothes and uniformed assignments and had the highest arrest productivity in the 1977 anti-crime experiment (A.C.E.) averaging better than one felony arrest for each patrol day. He was the first training officer for the largest community oriented patrol program in the US (C.P.O.P.)
He is currently certified as an instructor or instructor trainer in over a dozen defensive tactics and self defense systems. He has taught defensive tactics for over 25 years, has a martial arts background of over 50 years and has written numerous articles on martial arts, defensive tactics and self defense training.
Phil has been featured numerous times on national and international TV, radio and in newspapers and magazines. He presently holds over 300 decorations, community service awards and letters of commendation, including the prestigious Award for Moral Courage, presented by the National Institute of Ethics. He was the first male recipient of the prestigious Susan B. Anthony Award.
Since retiring from the Research and Development section of the Police Commissioner's Office, NYPD (where he served as a training officer/supervisor) he has conducted training seminars for police trainers all over the U.S. and abroad. He has served on the Advisory Board of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA).
Mr. Messina has been a staff instructor for the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors, the American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers, the Illinois Tactical Officer’s Association, the Canadian Use of Force Conference, the Nova Scotia Department of Justice and other local, state and federal LE organizations and agencies. He has been an expert witness on several criminal and civil cases. In 1996, after serving as Chairman of its Integrity Support Program, Mr. Messina was elected to the Board of Directors of C.A.P.P., the Concerned Alliance for Professional Policing.
His unique research and methodology has led to the development of key concepts now being used in defensive tactics training including Goal Oriented Training™, Time Framing™, Combat Stress Conditioning™, Environmental Stress Conditioning™ and Physio-kinetic Control Tactics™.
Mr. Messina is the author of Warrior 101: A Handbook for the Modern Warrior.
E-mail Phil at info@ModernWarrior.com