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Special Agent Charles “Chuck” Joyner, Federal Bureau of Investigation (ret) is the founder and president of Survival Sciences.  Chuck was employed by the Central Intelligence Agency from 1983 to 1987.  In 1987, he joined the FBI as a Special Agent.   Retiring in 2011, he has “eight years of experience working Violent Crimes/Major Offenders (VCMO) cases and gang investigations.”   During his career, he “served as the Principal Firearms Instructor and Principal Defensive Tactics Instructor in the FBI Los Angeles field office. As such, was the lead instructor in providing training to thousands of FBI agents, law enforcement officers, and military personnel in firearms, defensive tactics, chemical agents, and arrest tactics.”  Special Agent Joyner “served on the Los Angeles FBI SWAT team as a SWAT operator (entry team), sniper, and grenadier.”  After which was “appointed as the SWAT Commander and served in that capacity for three years until promotion to FBI headquarters.  Upon moving into the supervisory ranks, directed crisis management programs to include the regional SWAT team, Evidence Response Team, Special Agent Bomb Technicians, and the Weapons of Mass Destruction response program.”  Chuck as “managed multi-agency critical incidents, planned and coordinated protection details of U.S. government officials, led tactical operations, and coordinated the FBI response to special events.”  Special Agent Charles “Chuck” Joyner is the author of Advanced Concepts in Defensive Tactics: A Survival Guide for Law Enforcement.

According to the book description of Advanced Concepts in Defensive Tactics: A Survival Guide for Law Enforcement, “Today’s society is becoming increasingly more likely to resist the lawful actions of law enforcement officers. It is critical for officers to have the necessary defensive tactics (DT) skills to successfully overcome resistance in an efficient, safe, and legal manner. The answer to achieving these results is NOT in teaching thousands of possible responses to an infinite number of potential attacks. The answer is to first use a Risk Management approach and identify the most common and dangerous attacks on officers. Next, a successful DT program must stress core concepts, proper body mechanics, natural instinctive movement, and proven principles of survival.

Advanced Concepts in Defensive Tactics: A Survival Guide for Law Enforcement presents the instruction of Master Police Instructor Chuck Joyner. Developed during his tenure as a FBI use of force instructor, and expanded by his lifelong dedication to the martial arts, Joyner’s Survival Sciences DT program relies on adhering to advanced concepts rather than memorizing countless techniques. Based on extensive research and actual street experience, this manual:  Focuses on defensive tactics that are easily taught, understood, and applied by officers regardless of their size, strength, or athletic ability; Covers hand-to-hand tactics, groundwork, weapon retention/weapon disarming, handcuffing, and the survival mindset; Explains the necessary integration of hands-on DT techniques with common law enforcement secondary weapons (e.g., baton, pepper spray, TASER); introduces a new use of force model (Dynamic Resistance-Response Model) which correctly depicts the dynamic encounter between an officer and a resistor by first focusing on the level of resistance by the subject; Offers practical solutions reducing officer, department, and municipality liability; and, Provides password access to the author’s supplemental training videos online.”

One reader of Advanced Concepts in Defensive Tactics: A Survival Guide for Law Enforcement said, “This will become THE defensive tactics book for law enforcement. I really liked that it discussed underlying, core concepts and wasn't just a collection of techniques. The chapter on the survival mindset alone is worth the cost of the book. I also think the Dynamic Resistance-Response Model is far superior to any use of force model being used today. The author has a knack for explaining complex concepts in such a way that anyone can easily understand and apply them. It was an easy, fun read. I also really liked the videos which you can view in addition to the book. It's helpful to see the techniques performed as well as read about them. Read it and be safe!”

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