Jonathan McCormick holds a black belt in combat martial arts. He is a U.S Marine (Inactive), trained with famed CIA operative Rex Applegate, and with Ultimate Fighter Champion Royce Gracie, and was the director of the Institute of Defense Tactics. He is a former member of the American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers and worked with members of various law enforcement agencies in the areas of suspect control and officer safety.
He has written for law enforcement magazines Blue Line and Twenty-Four-Seven and has been a guest writer for the Vancouver Province newspaper. McCormick was a columnist for Black Press (writing Cariboo Safety). He has conducted personal safety workshops. McCormick instructs survivors of sexual assault at various women’s centres, teaches prevention courses for seniors’ groups, elementary/secondary school students, realtors, teachers/support staff, and was invited to conduct a safety seminar for 200 members of the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board.
McCormick taught psychiatric health care workers techniques to avoid physical confrontations, utilizing specific verbal skills to deescalate a situation and to control violent clients. Patients were happier without drug discipline and staff were safer knowing they controlled their environment.
About Jonathan’s Books:
Wyoming Secrets, 30,000 Secrets, Santa Barbara Secrets, Barkley Sound Secrets, Vancouver Secrets and the “J” Team Series are inspirational novels which embolden and motivate women who feel overwhelmed by the threat of violence in their lives.