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Our Mission

The focus of Rectitude Training, LLC is to use physical training in Use of Force or self-defense applications so, when necessary, our behavior is righteous.  We will use the latest research combined with combative sports (jiu-jitsu, wrestling, and boxing) along with scenario based training and integrate them into the weapons-based environment for the law enforcement officer as well as the civilian defender.  


Law Enforcement has always been under scrutiny and rightfully so. When you work for the public, there should be an educated review. The harshest of reviews should come from the profession itself. If you have high expectations of this profession, you should support relevant training that occurs frequently and consistently. This type of training is the only way for a police officer to have skills performed with automaticity. If you expect “Behavior that is righteous,” then you need to support police officers who train frequently and consistently. 

Rectitude Training, LLC is now a "Prefferred Provider" for Intergovernmental Risk Management Agency (IRMA). IRMA is one of the largest risk management agencies in the Chicagoland area and has served public entities for over 35 years.


Rectitude does not only apply to law enforcement; it applies to the civilian defender as well. We will contextualize the concepts used in law enforcement training and apply them to you. 

Our team

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Kerry “Kato” Murakami

Founder of Rectitude Training, LLC

Kerry “Kato” Murakami, the founder of Rectitude Training, LLC, is devoted to training law enforcement and the civilian defender.  Kerry is a retired law enforcement officer from the State of Illinois and has spent all twenty eight years in the patrol division.  He initially became a defensive tactics instructor and field training officer in 1995, a firearms instructor in 2003 and finally a scenario based instructor in 2014. As a martial artist, Kerry received his black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Professor Mark Vives of New Breed Training Center in 2019. As co-lead of his department’s scenario based training program and lead instructor of his department’s combatives club Kerry is able to use his skills to create, update, and implement training programs on the range and in the mat room.  He has also consulted with outside law enforcement agencies on creating and updating training programs, including their agency's combatives/jiu-jitsu clubs. In early 2021 Rectitude Training, LLC became a preferred provider to Intergovernmental Risk Management Agency (IRMA), one of the largest risk pools in the Chicagoland area. The goal is to increase frequency and consistency of Defensive Tactics/Combatives training while reducing Officer’s and suspect's injuries. In 2022 Kerry became an ILETSB Certified Instrcutor and has four State certified courses.


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