Professor David D. Johnson, EMI
Soke – Grandmaster – President – Founder
7797 N. First St., #328 Fresno, CA. 93720
Phone 559-917-5262


Professor Johnson
began his journey into the world of Martial Arts in 1959. For over five decades he has studied more than a dozen styles of martial arts. In 1996 he was named “Master Instructor of the Year” by the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame and in 2009 was inducted into the Masters Hall of Fame receiving the "Pioneer Award" for developing the World's FIRST complete online Martial Arts training program. In 2010 he was inducted into the IIMAA Hall of Fame as "Soke of the Year." In 2011 he was inducted into the Action Martial Arts Hall of Honors and was again inducted into the IIMAA Hall of Fame for "Organization of the Year."

He is recognized worldwide as one the foremost experts in unarmed self-defense and is credited for developing one of the most complete self-defense systems in the world, Seieido (The Elite Path of Mastery).

By blending...

  • the powerful strikes and kicks of Shotokan and Taekwondo,
  • the lighting fast hand techniques of Shoshu, Wing Chun, and Jeet Kune Do,
  • the Joint Locks and throwing techniques of Aikido, Hapkido, Hwa Rang Do, Aikijutsu and Judo,
  • combined with Non-aggressive Control Holds,
  • Nerve Stimulation,
  • Knife and Gun Defense and Retention,
  • Advanced Ground Fighting Skills,
  • and Tactical Firearm Training,

Professor Johnson has developed a system that lacks nothing except an individual’s desire to obtain an “Elite Level” of personal self-defense ability.

There is little wonder why he is in such demand by Law Enforcement, Security, and Military personnel, Executive Protection Specialists, and Martial Arts Instructors throughout the world.

In 1990 Professor Johnson graduated from the “Harvard of Bodyguard Schools” Executive Security International. Graduating #1 in his class and achieving the highest overall score to that date, he became a “Certified Protection Specialist.” On the competitive level, Professor Johnson is a two-time State Gold Medalist and a National Silver Medalist.

When it comes to Community involvement, Professor Johnson has:

  • served as the City Crime Prevention Committee Chairman,
  • developed his State’s first High School Martial Arts Program,
  • was instrumental in developing after school programs for at-risk youth,
  • helped develop The City of Fresno’s “Police Activities League” Martial Arts Program,
  • and has conducted numerous safety and self-defense seminars for many Women’s organizations.

He has received citations from both the State Senate and Legislature and has been nationally recognized as “Business Man of the Year.”

He has appeared:

  • in 11 films,
  • on the cover of “Inside Taekwondo Magazine,”
  • on three of the Ultimate Combat Trading Cards,
  • has been featured in dozens of news articles,
  • and has appeared on many news and talk shows.

He also held the position of Head Impact Weapons and Weaponless Defense Instructor for The Police Science Institute.

Professor Johnson received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology, an M.B.A. in Global Business and Electronic Commerce, and an M.P.A. with a specialization in Finance. He is currently President of the International Seieido Federation, Founder of the Elite Black Belt Camp and Director of Tactical Training International.

10th Degree Black Belt I.S.F
  7th Degree Black Belt (Kukkiwon) W.T.F
  4th Degree Black Belt I.C.H.F.

M.B.A. National University M.P.A. National University
Graduated with Highest honors
B.A. National University
Graduated Suma Cum Lade
Executive Security International
Certified Protection Specialist (#1 in Class)
P.O.S.T. (Peace Officers Standards and Training)
Basic Law Enforcement Academy 1976 and 2002
California Department of Real Estate
Licensed Real Estate Broker

P.O.S.T. Certified Instructor – Firearms
P.O.S.T. Certified Instructor – Impact Weapons
P.O.S.T. Certified Instructor – Weaponless Defense
Department of Justice – Concealed Weapons Permit Instructor
Department of Justice – Firearms Instructor
Bureau of Security and Investigation Services – Impact Weapons Instructor
Bureau of Security and Investigation Services – Firearms Instructor

Bureau of Security and Investigation Services - Private Patrol Operator

International Seieido Federation – President
Tactical Security International – President
West Coast Anti-Terrorism Taskforce – Founding Member
International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors – Member
International Academy of Executive Protection Agents – Member
International Foundation for Protection Officers – Member
World Martial Arts Hall of Fame – Inductee "Master Instructor of the Year"
Masters Hall of Fame – Inductee "Pioneer Award" 
Executive Security International Alumni Association – Member
World Taekwondo Federation – Master Instructor
International San Ten Karate Association – Member
Anasazi Martial Arts Counsel – Founding Member
International Combat Hapkido Federation – Master Instructor
Association of International Private Investigators and Bodyguards – Member

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