He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight. - Sun Tzu, The Art  of War


Dr. Art Joslin

Professional Employment


• Current Michigan District Court Officer & Deputy Sheriff (Civil Division)

• Current Reserve Police Officer

• Current Armed Courier & Executive Protection Specialist

• President of Art Joslin & Associates - Expert & Consulting Witness in Dynamics of Violent Encounters,

  Self-Defense & Use of Force

• Co-owner of Critical Defense Training Company and Combat Survival of Michigan

• Staff Instructor - American Warriors Academy

• Former Fire Fighter Training Officer, Instructor, & Dive Team Leader

• Former University Professor


Martial Arts Background


• Commando Krav Maga Instructor - Level 4

• Commando Krav Maga Smart Safe for Women Instructor Level 2

• Commando Krav Maga Instructor - Level 1 T.O.P

• Practitioner/student of CKM - Commando Krav Maga, Hapkido, Tae Kwon Do, Jishukan Ryu Jujitsu


Instructor Certifications


• Commando Krav Maga Certified Instructor

• Commando Krav Maga Law Enforcement (T.O.P.) Certified Instructor

• International Association of Law Enforcement Firearm Instructors (IALEFI) Certified Handgun Instructor

• Massad Ayoob Group Deadly Force Instructor

• Reality-based Scenario Training Instructor

• Force on Force Instructor

• Law of Self-Defense Instructor

• Certified Force Science Analysis

• Defensive Handgun Coach I.C.E. Training Company

• Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners (MCRGO) Master Instructor

• Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners Certified Instructor (MCRGO)

• Michigan DNR Hunter Education Instructor

• National Rifle Association CCW Instructor

• National Rifle Association Training Counselor

• National Rifle Association Advanced Pistol Instructor

• National Rifle Association Rifle Instructor

• National Rifle Association Shotgun Instructor

• National Rifle Association Metallic Cartridge & Shotgun Shell Reloading Instructor

• NRA Refuse to Be a Victim Regional Counselor

• NRA Refuse to Be a Victim Instructor

• NRA Chief Range Safety Officer

• NRA Range Safety Officer

• National Rifle Association Home Firearm Safety Instructor

• National Rifle Association Personal Protection Outside the Home Instructor

• National Rifle Association Personal Protection Inside the Home Instructor

• TASER Instructor (TASER International)

• SABRE OC/Pepper Spray Instructor

• Fire Fighter Instructor I & II (ret.)

• Water Rescue Instructor (Ohio DNR)

• River Rescue Instructor (Ohio DNR)

• Public Safety SCUBA Instructor

• Ice Rescue Instructor

• Dive Rescue Specialist I & II Instructor

• Instructor Trainer - International Association of Nitrox and Technical Divers


Formal Education


• Earned Doctorate - The University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL

• Earned Master's - The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

• Bachelor of Arts - Madonna University, Livonia, MI




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