Martial Tactical Training of Michigan is a group of people intent on bringing personal protection and emergency preparedness training out of the dojo, out of the ancient world, and into modern and American culture. The foundations of our programs are found in classical study, such as jujutsu and swordsmanship, but those training fundamentals have been brought into the 21st century using modern protection understanding, modern weaponry, and most importantly, an understanding of the modern person and family, with the demands on their time taken into account.

Immediate effectiveness. Proficiency now.


John Parks:  Chief Instructor, MTTM Owner

  • Director of the Martial Science Center, LLC.
  • Chief instructor of the Sui Shin Kan jujutsu school.
  • Practitioner of martial arts for over 40 years,  instructing for over 25 years.
  • 5th Degree Black Belt in Yagyu Jujutsu.
  • 3rd Degree Black Belt in Sogo Budo.
  •  3rd Degree Black Belt in Yoshinkai Aikido.
  • Michigan Director of the International Sogo Budo Federation.
  • Michigan Director for the United Stated Martial Tactical Association.
  • Midwest Director for ON GUARD! Defense and Control Tactics.
  • Licensed, international instructor with: Sei Shin Kan Budo Kai, International Sogo Budo Federation, United States Martial Tactical Association, ON GUARD Control and Defensive Tactics, National Law Enforcement Training Center , Chudokai Aikido Federation, International Yoshinkai Aikido Federation, World Kobudo Federation, and Martial Sciences International.


Donald Alley: MTTM Program Coordinator, Personal Protection Instructor, Emergency Preparedness Instructor

  • Practitioner of martial arts for over 10 years.
  • 1st degree black belt in Yagyu Jujutsu.
  • Brown belt in Yoshinkai Aikido.
  • Licensed Instructor with Martial Sciences International.
  • Top graduate award MSI Instructor Training Program 2012.
  • Chudokai Aikido Federation Kenshu graduate 2006.
  • Primary Member of the US Martial Tactical Association.
  • Level 1 Instructor in the US Martial Tactical Association.
  • Published personal protection and emergency preparedness columnist.
  • NRA Certified Instructor in Basic Pistol.
  • NRA Certified Instructor in CPL (Personal Protection In The Home).


 Barbara A. Tysell: Personal Protection Instructor

  • Training in the martial sciences and arts for over 30 years.
  • Licensed Instructor with Martial Sciences International.
  • 2nd degree black belt in Yagyu Jujutsu.
  • 3rd Kyu in Toyamaryu Iaido.
  • Assistant instructor (Dai Ichi Deshi) for the  Sui Shin Kan jujutsu school.
  • Southern Shaolin Reviewing Board –Instructor Certificate Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan.
  • Black belt 7th level Yuechia Kung Fu Independent Chinese Martial Arts Federation.
  • Red Sash, School of Chinese Martial Arts/School of Martial Arts.
  • Meditation Instructor – 23 years, Mindfulness and Dragon Gate Taoist Meditation.
  • Initiate of Shaolin Temple – U.S. Monk Program and Kriya Yoga Practitioner.
  • Yin hu/Wu Duan (5th level – Rough Equivalent 4th – 5th Dan), Swimming Body Palm Baguazhang.


Matt Smith: Survival Instructor

  • Expertise in primitive and non-primitive survival, tracking, wilderness evasion, emergency preparedness, survival psychology and primitive big game hunting.
  • Over 1,200 days in the back-country of the continental divide, from the Canadian to the Mexican border, in various stages of survival.
    4 Years as a wilderness therapy instructor in the high desert of Utah.
  • Matt’s tracking ability has been critical in the recovery of several “absconding” at risk youth. This includes closing a 17 mile/72 hour time/distance gap in half a day.
  • Involved in the Mexican Wolf re-introduction into the White Mountain Apache Reservation of Arizona.
  • onPoint Tactical: Wilderness evasion, primitive big game hunting instructor.
  • Implemented wilderness survival programing and instructed for the University of Utah.
  • White Pine Wilderness Academy Instructor.
  • Guest instructor: Maine Primitive Skills Gathering, Rabbitstick Rendezvouses of Idaho.
  • Founder of Aegis Training Solutions, LLC. Aegis is a crisis training service provider for the mental health industry.


Doug Marques: Survival Instructor

  • Practitioner of martial arts & sciences for over 12 years.
  • Licensed Instructor with Martial Sciences International.
  • 1st degree black belt in Yagyu Jujutsu.
  • anked in Yoshinkan Aikido and Toyama Ryu Iaido.
  • USA Wrestling Instructor (Copper Certification).
  • Ranked in Machado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kumi-Uchi Jujutsu and Kenpo Karate.
  • Experience in: Martial Tactical Personal Protection, Filipino Martial Arts (Kali/Escrima), Wrestling, Firearms, Outdoor survival skills.
  • Member of the US Martial Tactical Association, International Sogo Budo Federation and Martial Sciences International.
  • Eagle Scout
  • Order of the Arrow
  • Back-country practitioner with over 30 years experience.
  • Avid hunter (firearms and archery) for over 30 years.