Marc MacYoung
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Curriculum Vitae

Marc MacYoung

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Court Cases
Nevada vs. Dale Leedom
2006 Hells Angels/Mongol Riot, Laughlin, Nev. (Knife/violence reconstruction)

California vs. Chris Cramer 2008 (Knife expert - testified)
Colorado vs. Steve Zmich
2009 (Knife expert)
Shapiro vs. Lippets
2009 (Illinois, civil suit, violence reconstruction)

Montana vs. Randolph Mayer 2011 (Knife, violence reconstruction)
Michigan vs. Justin Stair 2012 (Appeal – violence reconstruction)

Wisconsin vs. Peter Whyte 2012 (Appeal - Knife, violence reconstruction)
Conneticut vs. Matthew Hanson 2013 (Knife, violence reconstruction)
Colorado vs. Paul Moore 2013 (Retrail - Violence reconstruction)
Illinois vs. R.D Tondini 2014 (Knife, violence reconstruction)




Published Books

·         Cheap Shots, Ambushes and Other Lessons: A Down and Dirty Guide to Streetfighting and Survival 1989

·         Knives, Knife Fighting and Related Hassles: How to Survive a REAL Knifefight 1990

·         Pool Cues, Beer Bottles and Baseball Bats: Animal’s guide to Improvised Weapons 1990

·         Fists, Wits and a Wicked Right: Surviving on the Wild Side of the Street 1991

·         Violence, Blunders and Fractured Jaws: Advanced Awareness Techniques and Street Etiquette 1992

·         Street E&&: Evading, Escaping and Other Ways to Save Your Ass When Things Get Ugly 1993

·         Floor Fighting: Stompings, Maimings and Other Things to Avoid when a Fight goes to the Ground 1993

·         A Professional’s Guide to Ending Violence Quickly: How Bouncers, Bodyguards and Other Security Professionals Handle Ugly Situations 1993

·         Safe in the City: A Streetwise Guide to Avoid Getting Robbed, Raped, Ripped Off or Run Over 1994

·         Taking It to The Streets: Making Your Martial Art Street Effective 1999

·         Becoming a Complete Martial Artist: Error Detection in Self-Defense and Martial Arts 2006

·         “Secrets” of Effective Offense: Survival Strategies for Self-Defense, Martial Arts and Law Enforcement 2006

·         Campfire Tales From Hell: Musings on Martial Arts, Survival, Bouncing and General Thug Stuff 2012

·         In the Name of Self-Defense: What it costs, when it's worth it (2014)

Writing Violence #1: Getting Shot (2014)

Writing Violence #2: Getting Stabbed (2014)

Writing Violence #3: Adrenal Stress (In production)

Conflict Communications: Staying Calm, Rational and Mentally Flexible in Conflict - In production)

·         Violence for Attorneys (Working title - in research)



  • Barroom Brawling: The Art of Staying Alive in Beer Joints, Biker Bars and Other Fun Places 1991

  • Surviving a Street Knife Attack: Realistic Defensive Techniques 1992

  • Winning a Street Knife Fight: Realistic Offensive Techniques 1992

  • Safe in the Street: How to Recognize and Avoid Violent Street Crime 1993

  • Down, But NOT Out: Streetwise Tactics for Fighting on the Ground 1998

  • Pre Attack Indicators: Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network 2009

  • Arrested For Self-Defense: How NOT to Cross the Line 2010 (post production)


Blackbelt 1999
Blackbelt 2004
Black Belt 2005
Line of Duty 2008
LA Guardian Angels 2012
Tough Life 2012

Journal Modern Combatives 2005/2006

Five Kinds of Personal Violence SAFD, Michael Johnson 2006
Writing About Violence Novel Sisterhood Interview, Mary Martinez 2009
Violent Repercussions - Fight Technical Advisor -- University Australia 2009
Writing Believable Action Scenes - Mile High Con -- Denver 2009 -2012

Expert Volunteering/Consulting 2000 -2012

Translations into other languages:
Cheap Shots, Ambushes and Other Lessons (Germany)
Pool Cues Beer Bottles and Baseball Bats
Five Stages of Violent Crime
IWOE Nachrichten (Finland)

Article Consultation
Model Mugging 1997
LA Times Travel 2005 Home Security On Vacation
Men’s Health 2005 The Ultimate Streetfighter
Men’s Health 2006 Overcoming Intimidation
Men’s Health 2006 Personal Safety
Common Ground 2009 Aspergers and Self-Defense

TV Appearances
PBS (Arizona) Personal Safety/Crime Prevention 1994
KABC-(California) Crime Avoidance 1995
NBC- (Colorado) Officer Involved Shooting vs. knife 2004
WB –(Colorado) Officer Involved Shooting vs. knife 2004
CNN- Anderson Cooper -- Avoiding a Carjacking 8/2005
ATSN - Stop The Threat 2012
    Road Rage
    Convience Store Robbery
    Mall Incident
    The Apartment
ATSN - Stop the Threat 2013
    Fighting Back
    Right Place, Right Time
    Neighborhood Watch
    Bad Idea
    Caught in the Act

KNUS (Colorado) 2005
KOA (Colorado) 2004
WTAM (Ohio) 2003
KFYI (Arizona) 1994

Martial Secrets Colorado Chronicles 2012
Martial Secrets Animal List BBQ 2011
Martial Secrets Xing the Pond 2010
International Society of Close Quarter Combatants Newsline – Knife 'Fighting vs. Knife Defense 2009 Charles Heburn 2008
PsychJourney Dr. Kevin Keough 2008
International Society of Close Quarter Combatants Newsline – Running the Table 2007
International Society of Close Quarter Combatants Newsline – Realities of Street Knife 2006 Charles Heburn 2006
Dirttime.Org Yael Granger 2005
On The Edge Kelly Worton 2004

Magazine/Web Interviews
Blitz Magazine
The Grinding Shop
Swedish Magazine
La Spirale
Mokuren Dojo
Observer France

University Montana Missoula 1995
University of Arizona Tempe 1995
Los Angeles Police Department Citizen’s Use of Force Advisory Panel 1994
International Police Defensive Tactics Association 2000
International Police Defensive Tactics 2003
DOD Criminal Investigation Service 2005
Empty Cup Self-Defense 2005
BROE Companies 2006
National Charity League 2007
Excel Energy 2009

Alain Buresse Hard-won Wisdom from the School of Hard Knocks 1999
Craig Lamana Life with a Blade (working title)
Bodhi Saunders Warrior Wisdom 2008
Sgt Rory Miller Meditations on Violence 2008
Lawrence Kane Little Black Book of Violence: What Every Young Man Should Know About Fighting 2009
Kris Wilder The Deeper Questions 2009
Kris Wilder/Lawrence Kane Dirty Ground 2012

Security LHC (Lt Area Guards) 1987 –89
Century Correctional Center (Director) 1992
Excalibur (Cooler) 1994 - 95
Security 95 Playtime 1995-1996
No Nonsense Self-Defense 1997 – 2014

Martial Arts Training
Wing Chun Shotokan Karate Five Family Gung Fu Pukulan Pentjak Silat Serak Pukulan Pentjak Silat Gerakan Succi Kali No Zeliah Baugua/Hsing–i Tai Chi Chuan Western Swordsmanship (Ranking/certification available upon request)

Venice High School 1978
Santa Monica CC 1979 – 80
Pierce CC 1985
Jefferson Institute of Business 1988

Continuing Education (Related)
Nuero Linguistic Programming – Dr. Bob Beck 1984
NLP in conflict situation – Dr. Alex Holub 1989
Levels of Intoxication - Arizona Department Liquor Licensing and Control 1996
Judicious Use of Lethal Force – Massad Ayoob 1999
Cops International IPDTA (Poland) 2000
Cops International IPDTA (Poland) 2003
Bulletproof Mind – Lt. Col Dave Grossman 2006
Hunter Safety – Colorado Division Parks and Wildlife

Memberships (Past/Present)
Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network
American Society for Law Enforcement Trainers
International Police Defensive Tactics Association
Combat Coalition

On going classes since 1998
Self-defense/martial arts regular classes in Castle Rock, Colorado
Private lessons to individuals

Seminars/Instruction (Abridged list)
Ramsey County SWAT Mounds Veiw MN 2013
Violence Dynamics Elk River MN 2013
Academy of Self-Defense, Sheffield UK 2012 -- Crime Avoidance, Force Physics, Surviving Knife
St Paul Police Dept, 2012 --Violence Dynamics
Keishoukan Dojo  Elk River MN, 2012 -- Surviving Street Knife Attack
Colorado Law Enforcement Trainers, 2012 -- Conflict Communications
Surviving Street Knife Attack, Los Angeles CA, 2012
Stockton Police Association, 2011 Conflict Communications/Force Physics
Ljubjana Sports, Slovania 2011 – Conflict Communications/knife
Ramsey County SWAT, Ramsey County MI 2011 – Knife
P.O.S.T. Mounds View MN  2011 – De-escalation/Force Physics
Association of Threat Assesment Professionals 2011 -- Conflict Communications
Xing the Pond Seattle/Coventry UK 2010 – Force Physics
Deutsche Polizeigewerkscaft (Rheinland-Pfalz) German Police Union 2009 –
De-escalation/Control Presence
West Seattle Karate, Seattle WA 2009 -- Knife
Langley Martial Arts, Langley British Columbia, 2009 -- Marital Movement
Silk Road Journey, 2009 -- Martial Movement
Firearms Academy of Seattle, Washington  2009 -- Knife

Kitchner Aikidio Kitchner Ontario 2006 -- Martial Movement
Silk Road Journey, Colorado 2005 -- Martial Movement
Denver 2004 Knife seminar
Silk Road Journey 2004 -- Martial Movement
Muay Thai of Kunapali SLC Utah April 2003 -- Knife
Uddevalla Police Department, Uddevalla Sweden, 2003 -- De-escalation
Koln Wing Chun Association, Koln Germany, 2003 -- Street fighting
International Police Defensive Tactics Association, Stockholm Sweden, 2003 -- Control Presence/de-escalation
International Police Defensive Tactics Association, Malmo Sweden, 2003 -- Control Presence
International Police Defensive Tactics Association/Cops International, Puck Poland  2003 -- Defensive Tactics
Silk Road Journey, Colorado  2003 -- Knife
Muay Thai of Kunapali Salt Lake City  2003 -- Knife
Firearms Academy of Seattle, Washington December 2003 -- Knife
Muay Thai of Kunapali Salt Lake City, 2003 -- Knife
Firearms Academy of Seattle, Washington February 2002 -- Knife
Chicago 2002 – Streetfighting
Lawton Oklahoma, 2002 -- Knife
Silk Road Journey July 2002 – Effective Offense
Beligum 2001 -- Streetfighting
Koln Wing Chun Association Koln Germany 2001 -- Street Fighting
Uddevalla Police Department, Uddevalla Sweden 2000 – De-Escalation
Karlshrue Police Department, Karlshrue Germany 2000 Defensive Tactics
Denver Police Department 1999  Certified Continuing Education Instructor
Women’s Self Defense, Denver  1999 – Crime Avoidance/Personal Safety
Omega Martial Arts, Castle Rock  1999 -- Women’s Self Defense
Omega Martial Arts, Parker  1999 --Women’s Self Defense
Omega Martial Arts, Parker  1999 --Women’s Self Defense
Omega Martial Arts, Castle Rock  1999 --Women’s Self Defense
International Police Defensive Tactics Association, Uddevalla Sweden
Effective Offense 1999 Parker Colorado
Women’s Self Defense 1998
H. Halesbeck Benefit Seminar Parker Colorado  1999 – Martial Arts
Gunsite Training Center 1994 -- Knife
Los Angeles Police Department Citizen's Use of Force Advisory Panel 1992

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