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Michael Tucker is the chief instructor at A.C.T. Defense, is currently ranked at 12th degree black belt in Bujinkan martial arts, a Personal Protective Measures Level 2 and Women’s Protective Measures Level 1 Instructor. He has also successfully completed instructor development courses in Tony Blauer’s Personal Defense Readiness/S.P.E.A.R. System Basics and Rob Pincus’ Combat Focus Shooting.

He has over 27 years experience in martial arts. He has worked as a Contractor for the US Department of Defense while training soldiers and DOD personnel before deployment to high-threat environments in hand to hand combat, improvised weapons, pistol and rifle shooting, and tactical driving. He as also been contracted to teach courses for Southern Company, Samford University, The Birmingham YMCA, KlassKIDS Foundation and others. He continually studies how human movement, behavior, psychology, physiology, and training methodology relate to the practice of self defense and surviving violence.