The Ultimate Test that connects you to the very core of who you are and what you’re made of.
The most difficult training available to civilians, KOKORO (™) is the world’s premier training event for forging mental toughness.
In addition to highly motivated civilians, our rolls are filed with active duty military looking to refine or test their skills. Kokoro is also used by many as preparation prior to entering the famed BUDs as they attempt to earn their trident and become Navy SEALs.
Modeled after the US Navy SEALs crucible “Hell Week”, this 50+ hour training experience will push and pull you in ways you have never experienced.
KOKORO is not for everyone. The approximate 30% pass rate speaks volumes as to it’s authenticity.
The 3 or 4 people out of 10 who attempt the course are “secured” because they understand their “Why”.
Originally created to train Special Operations Candidates, Kokoro is now available to the civilian population, but our Physical Standards Test (PST) remain the same.
PST – You will be tested for maximum reps and you MUST reach the following minimum standards:
50 push-ups (40 for women): 2 minutes
50 sit-ups (40 for women): 2 minutes
50 air squats (40 for women): 2 minutes
10 dead hang pull-ups (6 for women)
1 mile run in boots and utility pants: 9.5 minutes
In addition to the PST you will be physically tested on how fast you can do MURPH. There is a 75 minute time cap.
MURPH (with weighted ruck in boots)
1 mile run
300 air squats
1 mile run
"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 hydration, food and kickass training.
Upon completion you’ll receive:
- A certificate of completion (PDF)
- SEALFIT Challenge Coin
- KOKORO Patch
- The KOKORO T-Shirt
You can not be buy these items.
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 20X event to be suitably prepared for this event.
- 2 pair black BDU pants
- 2 pairs of compression shorts
- 1 pair of “broken in” boots
- 2 white crew neck t-shirt last name stenciled on front and back
- 1 BDU utility belt (black)
- 1 pairs of workout or WOD shorts
- 3 pairs of wool blend hiking socks (layer for long hikes)
- 1 pair of running shoes
- 1 warm sweatshirt or outer jacket
- Boonie or baseball cap (optional)
All medical concerns, conditions, prescriptions as well as any injuries need to be fully disclosed on the event health assessment application.
Any prescription/medication must be given to event medics at the beginning of your event.
Attendees are responsible for securing their own transportation to and from the event.
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.
If you do not complete the event you will be transported to a local hotel at a time of SEALFIT’s choosing. Any expense incurred for lodging is your sole responsibility.
Please refer to our section on medical conditions.
Do to the nature of their work it is forbidden to take pictures of many of our coaches, therefore personal cameras are not allowed.
Spectators are strictly forbidden.
There are absolutely NO REFUNDS. You can reschedule for a 15% rescheduling fee up until 48 hours prior.
Retired and Reserve Navy SEALs, members of the military and Special Operations community and select number of SEALFIT certified coaches.
If you fail to meet the minimums for the PST and Murph, you will be considered a performance drop. There will be no exceptions due to safety concerns.