Instructors / Trainers

Instructors / Trainers

Michael Johnson

Master Instructor

Master Johnson has earned his title, carrying a bachelors degree in criminology, ranked master in over 3 separate systems, having multiple black belt rankings in others, is also a certified professional lecturer Instructor with the Department of Public Safety, and has over 30 years experience in the martial arts and over 20 years experience teaching. He is recognized internationally and has both fought and taught internationally. He is the founder of Shockwave Defense™ University, and Co-founder of Overpressure Combat Stick Fighting.

Quick Background:

  • Michael C. Johnson has a BA in criminology & a minor in Political Science from the University of New Mexico 2003.
  • Recognized as the 2013 Silver City Chief Of Police Instructor Of The Year.
  • DPS Accredited Professional Lecturer Instructor
  • Advanced deadly force instructor for The Florida Department Of Corrections
  • As well Johnson holds a Black sash in Jin Sun Do Gung Fu: A rare gung fu system created by his internationally recognized father Sifu Steve L. Johnson former student of the late incredible Bruce Lee, and holder of 7 different black-belts in different martial arts systems.
  • Johnson also proudly holds a 5th degree Black Belt in Maka Karate, under Master Eric P. Lamb
  • Johnson is ranked a Master Instructor in Lameco Eskrima, under Master Felix Valencia
  • Certificate under Steve Grody (Jun Fan – Jeet Kune Do. Steve Grody studied under Dan Inosanto for thirteen non-stop years (1979 to 1992) and became the primary substitute at his academy from ’85 to ’90 when Inosanto had to be away.)
  • Certified Assistant Jeet Kune Do Instructor under Sifu Tim Tackett.
  • Certified Kickboxing Instructor & Black Belt under world champion Cecil Haggins
  • Johnson is a 2nd degree Black Belt in PMA under Sensei Bryon Schnell, a mixture of Muy Thai, Kickboxing, & Jiu Jitsu.
  • Certified Hand 2 Hand, Knife Combatives Instructor under Hock Hochheim.
  • Certified Kickboxing Instructor & Black Belt under world champion Cecil Haggins
  • Johnson is a 2nd degree Black Belt in PMA under Sensei Bryon Schnell, a mixture of Muy Thai, Kickboxing, & Jiu Jitsu.
  • Johnson has over 30 years of experience in martial arts & self-defense industry.
  • He has offered defense instruction for over 20 years around the country to citizens and the law enforcement community.
  • Johnson also offers customized defense training systems that allow the practitioners to be capable of defending themselves in a short amount of time.

Street Awareness Specialist

Cody Campbell

Instructor Campbell has been training under Master Johnson for over 5 years now. He has trained under Felix Valencia, Tim Tackett, and has multiple full contact stick fights under his belt with Overpressure Combat. His real life experience and knack for coaching makes him an amazing instructor.

Asst. Instructor

Terrell King

Asst. Instructor King has been training under Master Johnson, and instructor Campbell,  for over 3 years. He has several full contact stick fights under his belt with Overpressure Combat Sticks.

Asst. Trainers

Arlys Lee

Quick Background:

1st Degree Black Belt: Obtaining his first black belt at the age of 15 Lee continued his desire to enhance himself as an officer in the United States Airforce. After serving his country for 6 years, and traveling internationally from Qatar, to Afghanistan, Lee moved on to becoming a police officer with the Albuquerque Police Department.

Police Officer: Lee accredits his success as an officer to his training he received from Shockwave Defense. While performing his duties as an officer Lee has had to deal with general public on a regular basis. His discipline in defense has enabled him to quickly an effectively neutralize several hostile encounters. Lee continues to use his knowledge protect himself and others from violence.

Assistant Instructor At Shockwave Defense™: As an assistant instructor at Shockwave Defense™ Lee does more than just aide in the instruction of students, he offers a living testament of how practical Shockwave Defense knowledge is, and how effectiveness its techniques are in the real time.