This rich lineage of martial combat started back in the 20’s with Samuel K. Johnson. Samuel Johnson had black belts MJ in Judo & Jiu-jitsu from which he developed his own combination of tactics and taught it to his first and only student Steve Johnson. He began teaching Steve Johnson in the martial arts at the age of 12 years and helped him develop his own style of defense and ultimately build his first school.
Steve A. Johnson continued to train in the arts under other well known martial artist including the late incredible Bruce Lee (1967-1969). His training developed into a combination of what he learned from his father (Samuel Johnson) and his instructors. He called his interpretation of the arts, Jin Sun Do Gung Fu.
Starting in the martial arts at 2 years old, Michael C. Johnson continues to grow his knowledge and career in combatives. He opened Shockwave Defense in Albuquerque, NM in 2002 which combined experiences that yielded life conviction, behavioral psychology, and multiple black belt rankings into his interpretation of defense called Bellicusology (The study of militant, martial, and warfare ways). He holds a BA in criminology from the University of New Mexico, & is the honorary squadron commander for the 512th Rescue Squadron at Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque, NM. Johnson has done bodyguard work for celebrities such as Xzibit, and was a the primary deadly force combatives instructor for the Florida Department of Corrections & their Special Teams Units. His instruction has reached over 19,000 officers in the Department of Corrections, and has trained multiple officers from other agencies as well as the Silver City Police Department, NM. He is a certified NRA firearms instructor and a professional lecturer through the New Mexico Department of Public Safety. He teaches domestically and abroad including Taiwan, and The Yokota AFB in Tokyo Japan, where he trained the 459th Airlift Squadron how to defend themselves and their aircraft should a hostile actor try to take over the aircraft. His tried & tested skills have been tested against underground full contact fighters and he has over 55 full contact stick/weapons fights. He continues to train the public as well as, law enforcement and military personnel in how to function in resistant environments. Additionally, he and his team produce films in Judgmental Training Software scenarios to aid first responders in dealing with violent individuals in shoot, and no shoot scenarios.