Counter Strikes Martial Arts

Jack Burright



Jack Burright started martial arts in 1984 and is a 6th Dan Master Black Belt in mixed martial arts. Jack Burright worked in the law enforcement field for 18 years in the criminal division. He led the department in use of force, counter assault, and survival skills, training, was on the major crimes team and held the rank of sergeant in the patrol division. 16 of those years Burright was active on the SWAT team and participated in all facets of SWAT operations. Burright was promoted to the rank of Commander of the Linn-Benton Regional SWAT Team and led the multi county team into operations all over the state. Burright participated in over 200 high risk missions. He led in dignitary protection, hostage rescue, active shooter (school/business shootings), and barricaded subjects operations, as well as high risk search warrants. He has instructed defensive tactics and survival skills to police officers and civilians all over the country.

Burright was a senior instructor at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training for ten years. He taught basic police, corrections, parole and probation, and security officers survival skills, defensive tactics, survival skills, and firearms along with other high liability fields. He also taught Train the Trainer courses designed to train new instructors for their agencies. He sat on numerous advisory boards, including curriculum and performance objectives, and wrote lesson plans. He also testified as an expert witness in use of deadly and non-deadly force.

Since 1988, Jack Burright has worked with schools in Linn and Benton counties and taught self defense courses for students and faculty on recognizing potential threats and ways to deal with them. In 1993, he was presented the Award of Honor certificate for outstanding achievement in martial arts from Kukiwon, Korea. Over the past 28 years, Burright has studied Korean, Japanese, and Israeli martial arts, including several years of amateur boxing. He has attended classes from some of the best martial arts instructors in the country. As a competitor, Burright competed in full contact and point sparring tournaments nationally, including the 1987 Can/Am games which the winners were selected to the 1988 Olympics. In 1996, Burright provided use of force and counter terrorism training to the 2,000 international force at the Olympic games in Atlanta, Georgia.

Burright taught professionally at Linn-Benton Community College. He instructed students in use of force and defensive tactics. He also taught personal defense strategies and kickboxing, is a personal trainer and contracts with local business in safety, security, active shooter, policy and procedures, and investigations.

Burright was a licensed investigator, he worked for many law firms in and out of the state of Oregon, conducted interviews, working criminal, civil and divorce/custody cases including background and pre-employment investigations.

He has a BS in criminal justice from Southwest University and sat on the LBCC advisory board for the criminal justice program. Burright was also on the board of directors and board chair for the ABC House. Burright is a board member and instructor for the ACCJT (American Council of Criminal Justice Training and CODE 4 Public Saftey Training Association).