John Holloway has had training in various martial arts and combat systems since 1980. He attended Ohio State University and
is a veteran of the United States Army Military Police Corp, having served in the Army Reserve from 1989 to 1997.
Instructor Holloway has been a Columbus, Ohio Police Officer since 1991. He has been involved
in, and is familiar with violent encounters, including the use of deadly force. From September of 2001 to 2012, he held a
full time assignment as an ordnance and firearms instructor for a nearly 2,000 police officer department. Prior to this date
he has held assignments with a street crime enforcement team, in the Detective Bureau, Defensive Tactics Unit, Narcotics Unit,
and as a patrol officer. Currently he serves as a full time SWAT officer.
Holloway is certified by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission as a Basic Unit Instructor and in-service re-quailification
instructor. Further, during the year 2012, Officer Holloway has been designated as a Training of Trainers Instructor
in Shotgun and Pistol.
BAS20020 Exp. 03/25/2016.
is also certified by OPOTC to instruct numerous subjects, including:
subjects, Interview & Interrogation, Human relations (Crime Prevention, Handling the Special Needs Population, Communicating
with the Public & the Media), Firearms, Subject Control Techniques, Patrol Unit, Civil Disorders (Crowd Control, Riot
Formations; Chemical Agents), Traffic, and Investigation Unit.
he has training certification and/ or experience in the following areas:
Tubular Assault Instructor (727-CTTU)Robbery Stakeout
Covert Surveillance (vehicle and foot)
Basic Hostage Negotiations
Documentation and further
training certifications will be provided upon request.
(If by circumstance I am unavailable to instruct or called away, one of the below experienced
and trusted instructors will teach portions of the class).
Lingofelter began studying martial arts at the age of eight when his father enrolled him in combat karate. In 1991 he began
Bujinkan training under the tutelage of Kyle Hayes in Indiana. Mr. Lingofelter was promoted to black belt in 1995 making him
one of the youngest Bujinkan shodan in Indiana. In 1999 Mr. Lingofelter moved to Columbus Ohio and opened the Central Ohio
Bujinkan Dojo with his longtime friend and training partner Tim Halbakken. Together the traveled to Japan and were honored
with the title of Shidoshi of the Bujinkan dojo by Grandmaster Masaaki Hatsumi. Today, Mr. Lingofelter serves as a ten-year
veteran of a central Ohio police department as a patrol officer and defensive tactics instructor. He also specializes in advanced
patrol techniques as well as firearms (OPOTC Instructor: Pistol, Shotgun, rifle, and select-fire); high line assault and rope
rescue and holds current certification as a Danger Zone Defensive Tactics instructor.
Officer and OPOTC Firearms Instructor (Pistol, Shotgun, Patrol Rifle)