The Ultimate Test that connects you to the very core of who you are and what you’re made of.
SEALFIT’s KOKORO Camp (™) is the world’s premier training camp for forging mental toughness, modeled after the US Navy SEALs crucible Hell Week training. During this 50+ hour training experience you will be pushed and pulled in ways you have never experienced before, challenging you to realize the truth about who you are, your vast potential, and elevate you to what Coach Divine calls “the fifth plateau of awareness”.
KOKORO is the melding of the heart and mind, or it means ‘whole mind.” For you to tap into heart-mind, you can’t read it in a book… rather you must travel your personal five mountain journey of physical, mental, emotional, intuitional and spiritual domains. Only then will you discover within yourself new sources of focus and discipline while you sharpen your will and determination.
KOKORO camp has a reputation for being the hardest civilian training in the world. Truly this camp in not for everyone, so choose wisely, and train diligently. The unprepared and uninspired may not qualify or complete the training. Yet, if you’re ready for this challenge, and your “Why” is sincere, you’ll find it to be an experience that changes your life positively, forever..
These strict standards were originally designed for Special Operations Candidates.
We welcome the civilian population to this camp but you MUST be prepared. To ensure your success through KOKORO Camp you must be able to do ( and you will be tested upon) the following:
- 50 push ups (40 for women) in 2 minutes, 50 sit-ups in 2 minutes and 50 air squats in 2 minutes, with 2 minute rest in between each
- 10 dead hang pull-ups for men, 6 for women
- 1 mile run in boots and utility pants on the road in under 9:30
- Body Armor (aka Murph) with 20# pack (15# for women): 1 hour and 10 minutes maximum
Strongly Suggested Benchmarks:
- 10 mile run in less than 1 hour 30 min
- 10 mile ruck with load in less than 3 hours
Note: Two event failures (PST/Murph) will result in a drop from the course and refusal to perform any event will be considered a non-verbal drop. We highly recommend that you ramp up your endurance and stamina training
Medical Disclosure and standards:
A full medical release and disclosure by participant is required.
All medical concerns and/or conditions must be cleared by a doctor prior to participation in this event.
"Those 50 hours were perhaps some of the most grueling, yet rewarding I have ever encountered in my life. As a marathon runner and a competitive athlete everything now seems like a cake walk in comparison…I now feel I have the confidence to get through BUD/s, and with the experiences I faced in camp I can take it with me to Coronado and use it so I can help not only myself but my teammates."-Trey Fischer, KOKORO Camp 9
"You’ve created an amazing life experience and I’m honored and grateful to have had the opportunity to live it. I draw on the experience every day in so many aspects of my life —in my thinking and reflection, relationships, training, teaching and coaching, pro-action/action/reaction, business, etc. While I’ve completed some relatively sizable endurance events in the past…none of those experiences comes even close the holistic takeaway from Kokoro Camp. Not even close."-Jeff, KOKORO Camp 13
"Kokoro has given me the boost of confidence I needed that nothing else has been able to give me. No one has challenged me to the point where I HAVE to perform beyond preconceived limits. Kokoro is second only to combat in the way it builds camaraderie, leadership, and a brotherhood forged by adversity and overcoming that adversity. I often catch myself practicing breathing exercises or flashing back to a part of Kokoro that was particularly demanding and it reminds me that the task at hand is minuscule in comparison. Kokoro not only positively reconstructed my being, but it also severely humbled me and assisted in pinpointing weaknesses, both physically and mentally, then gave me the tools to transform them into strengths. I can’t do Kokoro justice in words of what it has helped me accomplish. The SEALFIT community is one like no other!"-Faris Amra, KOKORO Camp 30
"I am not the same person after Kokoro. The experiences I had during Kokoro 29 have completely and permanently changed me in very powerful ways – for the better. I am not the same person I once was and I’m proud to say I have been forged into a stronger man. Hooyah!"-Loren L.
"There are decisions in life that really define a person. When my Kokoro coach first told me that I was not allowed to leave; I was upset. I was thinking who is this guy, and why won’t he let me quit. When he told me you will thank me later I thought no way. At the end of camp I realized he was absolutely right. I cannot put into words how grateful I am that he made me stick it out. It was a lesson that I will keep my entire life. It taught me how to keep on pushing when you are working in a team, and how important it is to be there for your team. It taught me that in life you can not quit no matter how hard life gets. You just need to keep on fighting and putting one foot in front of the other. No one knows what is going to happen in the future, but if you give your all you will be successful. That is the best lesson anyone can learn. Thank you so much!"-Coulter Turchin, KOKORO 30 Matras
"Preparing for and completing Kokoro camp was the best thing to ever happen to me. I was able to learn more about myself this summer than some people may ever learn about themselves in a lifetime. It has not only made me a better leader for my teammates, but a better leader of my own life. I find myself making better and more and confident decisions. I’m not as easily flustered as I was before. Each day of my life I use something I learned at Kokoro to my advantage. My coach has told that I “no longer run from challenges, but rather run straight at them. I strongly encourage anyone who is thinking of doing Kokoro to just go for it. It will change your life and teach you things about yourself that you may not be able to imagine. I now crave life’s challenges and look to push myself outside of my comfort zone. Like I tell everyone who has asked me about Kokoro: If I can make it through, so can you."-McCall Tomeny, KOKORO 29
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The event location changes. Please review the dates, times, and place upon your registration.
You will be provided with proper hydration and fueling (Food) during the course of this event.
You will receive a certificate of completion about a week after camp.
If photos were taken during your event, we will do our best to send those on to you with your certificate.
It is recommended that you complete our SEALFIT Online Training OPWODs for over 6 months prior to KOKORO. We recommend that you complete SEALFIT’s 60 Days to KOKORO program and complete a 20 X event to be suitably prepared for this event.
- 3 pair black BDU pants
- 2 pairs of compression shorts
- 1 pair of “broken in” boots
- 8 white SEALFIT T-shirts or regular white T-Shirts with crew neck stenciled with last name on front and back
- 1 BDU utility belt (black)
- 2 pairs of workout or WOD shorts
- Water bottle
- 3-4 pairs of wool blend hiking socks (layer for long hikes)
- 3-4 pairs of sock liners
- Running shoes
- 1 warm sweatshirt or outer jacket boonie or baseball cap
Any and all medical conditions will need a doctor’s approval to participant in this event.
It is not advised to enter this event with an injury of any kind.
We can hold medication for you during this event.
You can wear eyeglasses and contact lens during your camp. SEALFIT is not responsible for any lost or damaged/destroyed personal item during any camp.
Medical personnel will be on hand and available during the entirety of your camp.
Attendees are responsible for securing their own transportation to and from the event. You will be elated, but exhausted at the end of your KOKORO so we ask that you do not drive.
We will provide a list of recommended accommodations when you complete your registration.
No, we can not make special dietary arrangements for your stay. Please bring your own food if you have concerns and we can accommodate holding your fuel. You will need calorically dense foods to keep you fueled.
We recommend that you show up in great condition and free of injury. Due to the highly stressful, dangerous, and fast pace of the KOKORO Camp, you should not attend this camp with injury.
You will forfeit all costs of your camp if you quit or are dropped due to lack of performance ability.
We do not allow cameras or video taken by the participant at our events.
We do not allow any spectators on site due to the ever changing schedule of events. Often we will post a live feed of the event but that is not guaranteed.
There are absolutely NO REFUNDS on any events. You can transfer your camp to another time with a 10%-15% rescheduling fee up until 48 hours before your event.
There is no sleeping during your 50 hour camp. You will be given brief fueling and medical check breaks. These are not scheduled and will occur upon the coaches discretion.
You will not be allowed to leave our premise on your own after the KOKORO Camp. You will need to arrange transportation. Please be advised that we do not recommend that you fly or drive long distances for 24 hours after this event.
Retired and active members of the Special Operations community will be on hand to coach KOKORO Camp. Coach Mark Divine is not guaranteed at any event, but often shows up to coach.
If you fail your PST and Murph in The KOKORO Camp, you will be asked to leave the event. This will be considered a performance drop. These standards are set in place to ensure that you are physically able to endure the magnitude of training during this camp. There will be no exceptions due to safety concerns.