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Expert and Consulting Witness

Dynamics of Violent Encounters

Michigan Lethal Force  Seminar


***We are NOT a legal firm nor do we give legal advice***

However, we ARE lethal force instructors and we give practical advice.

About Art Joslin

Dr. Art Joslin is the Director of the Michigan Lethal Force Institute and Chief Instructor. He holds three college degrees including earned graduate degrees from the University of Michigan, the University of Illinois, and specialty coursework in criminal law, principles of criminology, homeland security & terrorism, juvenile law, and private security  from Madonna University. He currently serves as a Special Deputy (court officer) and Reserve Police Officer in Michigan. His extensive background in firearms includes over 45 years of shooting most types of handguns and long guns. Art has been trained in the use of lethal force through experience and training in law enforcement, as a deadly force instructor, an armed bodyguard, and a security specialist. He is a life-long student of the martial arts (Korean Hapkido, Jishukan -Ryu Jujitsu, Commando Krav Maga), is a level 4 instructor in Commando Krav Maga, a level 1 CKM Law Enforcement Instructor, a level 2 CKM for Women Instructor, and is trained instructor in the use of  Taser, and OC/pepper spray. He is a certified NRA Firearm Instructor, an NRA-appointed Training Counselor, an NRA-appointed Advanced Pistol Instructor, MCRGO Firearm Instructor, and a Reality-based Force-on-Force Instructor. Additional instructor certifications include Metallic Cartridge Reloading and Shotgun Shell Reloading, Rifle Instructor, Shotgun Instructor, Chief Range Safety Officer, and Home Firearm Safety Instructor. Other important certifications include MAG 40 (Massad Ayoob Group), MAG Deadly Force Instructor, Counter Ambush training, as well as thousands of hours of firearm teaching and training. An avid reloader since 1971, he has researched, loaded, tested and developed multiple handgun and rifle loads for personal, competitive, and hunting uses. Art  is co-founder of Critical Defense Training company of Michigan, and Combat Survival of Michigan.

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