Sr. Instructor John F. Kost has over 30 years experience in law enforcement, and has spent the last 10 years working on the FBI-JTTF with many federal, state and local agencies. We are pleased to have him join the Martial Arts University. John has been in service to our country through law enforcement, SWAT, as a detective investigating Narcotic/Vice/Intelligence and Organized Crime. His patriotism and devotion are inspiring.

John’s list of training and management skills are diverse and impressive.

  • Lieutenant and charged with implementing a Homeland Security Unit
  • Assigned to the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force
  • SWAT- Scout Team, Entry Team, Apprehension Team, and Sniper Team
  • Sergeant in charge of the Multi-Jurisdictional Narcotics Task Force
  • Supervised a Squad of K-9 Teams
  • Supervised 8 Tactical Search and Rescue Teams utilized in manmade and natural disasters.
  • Served as liaison to U.S. Coast Guard and BICE for interdiction of narcotics and human trafficking

He has been certified in Korean Tae Kwon Do, Jujitsu, enhanced pressure point control tactics, and a history in ground fighting. John is pleased to be a member of the Martial Arts University and looking forward to working with you.