DeMile Defensive Tactics

DeMile Defensive Tactics

A modern self defense program for the non-martial artist ...
professionals, military, law enforcement and executives.


The DeMile Defensive Tactics Program (DDTP) is a refinement of Wing Chun Do and the Law Enforcement program that Jim DeMile has taught around the world since 1971. The original DeMile Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics Program was designed for the unique demands of the police, military, executives and government organizations that have to deal with violent physical situations.

The DDTP is a modern approach to self defense. Its scientific and practical methods of teaching allow for rapid development in learning for each student, regardless of gender, age or physical condition. DeMile is the originator of many unique electronic training devices and the use of specialized spring loaded dummies. These training aids allowed for creating immediate feedback on the students skills. The rules of simplicity, efficiency and practicality are the basis for each technique; refining the techniques to fit the particular need of any profession will insure a useful skill for each participant.

The DDTP focuses on attribute training as well as defensive skills. Simple bio-mechanical teaching methods produce rapid increases in speed, reactions and explosive power. With a minimum of training, a 60 year old student can equal a 20 year old, in speed of motion and reactions. Also, mental stress and physical rigidity reduce the student?s ability to perform adequately, therefore, emphasis is placed on applied techniques to dissolve daily stress and promote personal confidence.

Mr. DeMile's background includes being brought up in an orphanage for 12 years where the code was "survival of the fittest". Undefeated heavyweight boxer in the Air Force for two years. Hand to hand combat instructor for the 1st Special Forces Group (Green Beret's) at Fort Lewis in 1985, 1986. "Master Level" instructor for "Special Forces Combatives", a military/civilian close quarter combat training program. Has taught gun retention, knife/club defense seminars to the FBI, Secret Service as well as at many Police Academies across the country. The latest police academy was the Nassau, NY academy in Jun, 04. He recently taught the flight crews of Virgin Blue airlines in Australia and in New Zealand, taught non-abusive prisoner control at the South Island correctional institutions. He travels regularly throughout Europe to teach police and public attended seminars on basic self defense. He just returned Oct 1, 2004, from a month teaching in Italy and Germany. He is still an active Deputy Sheriff (since 1993) with the state of Ohio, where he has taught SWAT teams and at the Ohio Police Chiefs convention. DeMile was also an original student of the legendary Bruce Lee and has Wing Chun Do gung fu schools around the world that teach Bruce Lee's unique defensive skills to the general public. DeMile, who has written f our books and four training videos on self defense including Bruce Lee's explosive (1 and 3 inch power Punch), is recognized as a leading authority on Modern Self Defense and was recently inducted into the prestigious "World Martial Arts Hall of Fame". DeMile is listed in Who's Who in the Martial Arts, the Genealogy of the Ving Tsun Family, the Original Martial Arts Encyclopedia, Bruce Lee's Fighting Spirit, has appeared in two movies "Weapons of death & Curse of the Dragon" and twice on the national TV program Entertainment Tonight. He has been featured on the covers of numerous national and international martial arts magazines as well as having written articles on defensive tactics for the non-fighter.