Schwantz continued, "In fact, we’ve said all along, the Kevin Schwantz School is not a racing school. It’s a place where students can explore their capabilities and limits, as well as those of their bikes, in a controlled track environment, and then learn how to apply those lessons where it really counts, out in the real world." According to MSF Director of Training Systems Dr. Ray Ochs, the recognition is the result of a longstanding and ongoing relationship between the Kevin Schwantz School and the MSF. The recognition was conferred following a collaborative process that included a rigorous examination of the school’s approach to teaching by Dr. Ochs and other MSF staff, a gloves-on evaluation of the two-day course by MSF Managing Director Al Hydeman, and extensive review of the overall course methodology and written curriculum materials. "Throughout the assessment stages," said Dr. Ochs, "we provided guidance on the Kevin Schwantz School’s course content and terminology, curriculum style, range practices, and learning activities, particularly in the classroom, that would enhance the student experience and bring the school in alignment with key MSF training principles and philosophies regarding safety, learning, and motor skills development. Overall, we were pleased that there were strong parallels between the school’s approach to motorcycle training and the MSF’s." The two-day Kevin Schwantz School offers a comprehensive corner-by-corner look at the 16-turn, 2.38 mile Barber Motorsports Park to specifically detail reference points, cornering lines, and shift points on every section of racetrack. The school takes an in-depth, safety-first approach to visual awareness, effective turning, body positioning, braking, cornering, and building confidence at increased lean angles. The course also includes on-bike video instruction, classroom review to enhance the student’s learning experience, and a track walk with Kevin to show students the reference points close-up. As part of its safety partner program, a Dainese Wave Back Protector is awarded to the "Dainese Safest Student" at every school.According to Hydeman, the Kevin Schwantz School track course builds on the essentials of the MSF Rider Education and Training SystemSM (MSF RETS) and then takes students to another level of confidence and control, one that supports the MSF’s mission and the fundamental principles of safety renewal and lifelong learning."We were really excited to work with the staff at the Kevin Schwantz School and fine tune their application of adult learning principles," Hydeman said. "Particularly impressive is the school’s individual approach to each student with a maximum of three students per instructor, real-time feedback, self-assessment, and the continual emphasis on taking personal responsibility for risk management."The MSF’s recognition of the Kevin Schwantz School coincides with the third annual National Capital Region Joint Services motorcycle safety event at the Pentagon in Washington D.C. on May 1, 2009. The MSF is hosting Schwantz at the event, where he is one of several featured dignitaries who will address representatives from all five branches of the combined Armed Forces. Following the speaker portion of the event, Schwantz will demonstrate advanced riding drills and exercises from the MSF’s Military SportBike RiderCourse curriculum under the watchful eye of MSF-certified RiderCoach Jessica Prokup.