John Joyce is the Master Chief Instructor of Combatives Concepts International. He started Martial Arts at a young age and got his first Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do at 16. He then gravitated to the Filipino Martial Arts and studied under Ted Lucay Lucay and Dan Inosanto in Southern California. In 1984 he entered the US Army and served with both the 2/75th Ranger Battalion and the 1st Special Forces Group in Ft. Lewis, WA. While in the 1st Special Forces Group, John helped develop and teach Special Forces Combatives. After his military service John joined the Police Department in California. He quickly became a Police Defensive Tactics Instructor and utilized his abilities to train other police officers. John was instrumental in implementing the use of the extendable baton, and in 1993 his Police Department was the first in the nation to allow its use. In 1996 John left the Police Department to start his own Private Investigation and Security Company, Special Operations International. Combatives Concepts International is a hybrid mixture of Special Forces Combatives and Police Defensive Tactics. Special Operations International and Combatives Concepts International work together to train and supply security and investigative details throughout the world. John has been featured in both Black Belt and Inside Kung Fu Magazines.