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“The Silver City Police Department along with the Grant County Sheriff’s Office deeply appreciates the advanced training you provided. The training was exemplary in both content and presentation. All the officers that attended the training enjoyed it and thought the content was very appropriate and that it fills a gap in current training curriculums.”

-Silver City Police Department

“Michael Johnson and Shockwave Defense are the leaders of modern combat training. Encompassing all aspects of today’s modern warrior with tomorrows technology and training. Drawing on over 30 years of experience Michael’s teaching techniques and grasp of the warrior mindset put this program years ahead of anything I have experienced in my ten years in law enforcement, and six years as a basic/advanced instructor. If I had to go into battle tomorrow I hope that I trained at Shockwave today. If you are serious about training Shockwave defense is the program for you.” -J. Erickson, Law Enforcement

“Your unique personality, charisma, and energy level has brought a level of training to our personnel that they’ve not often experienced. The mental preparation that you and Shockwave Defense have incorporated into training is invaluable. The understanding that losing is not an option is a concept that hopefully all officers will embrace and strive towards. We certainly appreciate your dedication to our department and look forward to working with you in the future.”

-Florida Department Of Corrections

“As far as hand 2 hand tactics are concerned Shockwave Defense is far superior to any hand 2 hand training that I’ve received to date. I was with Shockwave Defense prior to going into the military. The Leadership training I was given at Shockwave Defense allowed me to better command my men in Ranger School while having up to 30-40 men under my command. I have lead combat command units in mountain, coastal, and jungle terrain.” (Specialists Zachariah Payne) US Army Ranger 3rd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment Special Operations Command

Tisbury Police Dept“The classes provided by Shockwave defense assist officers in understanding the dynamics of physical conflict and enhance their ability to survive a violent confrontation. Every class I have taken with this group has been well planned, expertly taught, and brings a level of enthusiasm which is infectious.

Each class is taught in a friendly respectful environment where the idea of merely surviving is replaced by the mindset of winning the confrontation in of the most importance. These classes install a warrior mindset which is critical in the event of a violent confrontation. I consider it an honor to have been able to train with this school and Michael Johnson. If you ever have an opportunity to train with them I wholeheartedly endorse their program and who knows, it may save your life!” -Tisbury Police Department

“It took approximately four months for me to accept that Master Johnson not only had a lot to teach, but that he truly deserved the title of Master. My training, to date, has been worth the price of admission….Unlike other defensive tactics instructors, Master Johnson has had no problems adapting his training to accommodate my unique defense needs…I recommend Master Johnson without reservation to anyone contemplating studying with him. He is a true professional who constantly works to extend his knowledge of the defensive arts. I do not give endorsement lightly, but Master Johnson has earned my respect, and I truly believe in the effectiveness of his training.” (Ken U.) “Threat Analyst”

“The most effective hand to hand training I’ve had. More challenging than basic training; it gives me a positive mind. I need this kind of structure in my life!” (Antonio Garcia) Sgt. E6, U.S. Army

“I attribute my success in life and as an Officer to Shockwave Defense!” (Arlys M. Lee) Police Officer

The Shockwave Defense system has been invaluable to my personal knowledge of self-defense and of my own movements. I was able to incorporate its philosophies into my trainings and daily life. The beauty of this system and of its teaching is that it changes and grows with each different scenario a person may face in this modern world (it is not a static system like all of the others). (Mark S. Gomez) Training Coordinator  Juvenile Probation and Parole Officers State of NM

“This is training that I have been able to apply to my defensive tactics in law enforcement as well as my protective assignments.” (Surodjawan) United States Secret Service

“This class will promote endurance and confidence that enables you to handle yourself in any situation…The most effective self-defense I have ever studied!” (Miguel Cardiel) Bounty Hunter/Security

“I can also attest to his skill not only as a martial artists, but also as an excellent instructor. His patience and professionalism are second only to his expertise. I would highly recommend Mr. Johnson to anyone seeking to employ him.” (Sgt. Applegate) United States Marine Corp.

“A comprehensive, understandable, contemporary, self-defense system that applies to real life situations. A real confidence builder!” (Darrin Bjorkman) US Navy: Information Technician “An effective new age training system that revolutionizes the way you train.” (Sgt. David Havanich) Marine Corp.

“A to the point, and easily understood self-defense system. Michael Johnson’s Shockwave Defense is concise, and well articulated in communicating what needs to be done. Especially effective for beginners…no matter what level you are at, he’ll leave a lasting impression while helping you to surface your full mental and physical potential!” (Steven Norene) Chief Petty officer: US Navy

“The most effective hand to hand training I’ve had. More challenging than basic training; it gives me a positive mind. I need this kind of structure in my life!” (Antonio Garcia) Sgt. E6, U.S. Army

Professional Testimonials

“Shockwave Defense is Awesome!” –Xzibit
Recording Artist/ MTV’s “Pimp My Ride” Host

“Michael Johnson of Shockwave Defense has trained me privately and in groups lessons for over ten years..He has physically and mentally prepared me to be a peace loving warrior, and has constantly found new techniques to even our odds against a seemingly limitless supply of people that live to threaten my family’s and my well being and property. He is a world class talent and instructor, and his skills and dedication to excellence are unparalleled anywhere. Thanks to Sifu Johnson, I live in peace.
Paul Gelb
President Enchantment Landscapes

“Albuquerque The Magazine recognizes that Michael Johnson, of Shockwave Defense, is a defense expert. We will be consulting Michael Johnson and using his expertise for a future story about self defense that we will print in our magazine.”
Lexi Peronis
Albuquerque The Magazine

I have been a student at Shockwave Defense for eighteen months. I am still a beginner, but I have already benefited enormously from Shockwave. Training at Shockwave is multifaceted: physical, psychological, emotional, and social. The program of instruction is extensive and difficult to summarize in a short letter. Aerobic exercises at the beginning of each class helped me lose weight, strengthen my core and limbs, increase my agility and stamina, and learn the limitation of my body. I have been exposed to a variety of fighting tactics, from basic kicks and punches to hand trapping and the use of weapons.
Master Johnson is a truly gifted instructor and fighter. He quickly perceives the limitations which each individual student must overcome in order to be successful. He also provides a seemingly unlimited repertoire of tactics for any given situation. All the instructor are very competent fighters and teachers, patient with beginners, supportive of the students, and able to make classes fun….I have grown as a person at Shockwave, and for that I am very grateful.”
Dr. Robert Harrison, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
University of New Mexico

“A realistic self-defense system that is applicable in my life and in my line of work. I find it to be effective against people that try to harm me. I’ve used it not only to submit people, but also to restrain them, it has given me endurance, and taught me how to use my mind in conjunction with my body. “
(Jewel T. Johnston)
Operations Manager One Up Elevated Lounge 

“Sifu Michael Johnson provided me with a fitness and self-defense experience unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. Within only a few sessions training with Sifu Johnson I felt dramatic changes in my body, my confidence and even my drive and motivation in other areas of my life. He is the kind of warrior you want on your side to help you to push through any ideas of personal limitation — he cleverly and powerfully guided me to release my own energy in ways that have had lasting benefits in many areas of my life, even showing me ways to turn emotions and responses I would otherwise have thought of as negative (such as fear and aggression) into resources that I can focus and use in appropriate ways instead of fighting against. I have been around the martial arts world a bit, but what Sifu Johnson offers is unique and he has the individual integrity and personal power to accomplish what others only talk about — truly accessing the highest ideal of the warrior spirit to overcome obstacles and negativity and threat so that we can all live a more peaceful and fulfilled life.”
(James Serendip)
Clinical Hypnotherapist, and Certified NLP Practitioner

“Although I have been with Master Johnson at Shockwave for a short time, I have already benefited significantly. Not only has my strength and endurance improved, so has my personal and self defense skills confidence. Master Johnson and his staff are very professional, highly trained and customize each private session to your capability and learning style so you get the most out of each training. I would recommend Shockwave to anyone, at any age and at any level of physical strength. Shockwave will teach you to be strong, mentally and physically, and prepared to protect yourself in any situation.”
Service Category: Personal Trainer Year first hired: 2010 Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity “A fantastic program”
(Kimberely Braithwaite) 

“I met Michael Johnson in a networking club over two years ago. My first and every subsequent impression of Michael was of a straight forward, honest, no-nonsense man who could teach you how to practically defend yourself in any crisis situation. I would recommend Michael without question or hesitation.”
(David Shelton)
Examiner / Regulator at State of New Mexico Financial Institutions Division

“I came to you and Shockwave primarily because I was tired of feeling vulnerable when I was alone…at first I found the classes to be very difficult and tiring. It took me days to recover from a class. But after a month you had pushed me hard enough that my stamina had built up to the point where I was looking forward to class and disappointed if I had to miss class for any reason.”
(Ema Tanigaki)

“Michael Johnson’s Shockwave Defense is a great place to learn. I had no previous experience and in a very short weekend he not only qualified me for my concealed carry but also showed me how to think on my feet. The course consisted of tactical firearms practice and you will learn to clear a room and shoot/ no shoot situations and how to not leave yourself open for attack. If you are concerned at all about your safety or the safety of your children you should take at least one of Michael’s courses.”
Service Category: Self Defense Training
Year first hired: 2010 (hired more than once)
Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
(Alexandria McClelland) 
Financial Adviser

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