Member Spotlight – Steve Collins

steve-collins-1ISDA member Steve Collins is the creator of the original R.E.A.C.T System and author of ‘Think Safe, Act Safe, Stay Safe with R.E.A.C.T’, one of the bestselling books on Self Defense and Personal Safety ever published. He is also the author of the books ‘Avoiding and Surviving a Knife Attack’, and ‘REACT Survival Files’ – and has just completed a new set of 6 titles Steve calls the ‘R.E.A.C.T Personal Safety & Security Library’ (consisting of ‘Rules for Dealing with an Armed Robbery’ ‘Rules for Dealing with Verbal and Physical Confrontation’, Rules for Dealing with Age Related Sales’, Rules for Dealing with an Armed Robbery (Vehicle Edition)’, Rules for Dealing with an Armed Robbery for Risk Managers’, Rules for Dealing with Retail Crime’. Steve was also commissioned by Harper Collins as Technical Adviser for their world famous book ‘SAS Self-Defence’.

steve collins manualHe is the author of the world renowned ‘Manual of Prohibited and Concealable Weapons’.
This training manual is in service with law enforcement agencies, government departments and security professionals in over sixty countries. He has been an adviser to UK, USA and Middle Eastern Government bodies on disguised, improvised and clandestine weapons, methods of attack and weapons concealment.

Steve has for over forty years been a professional designer, writer and trainer.
In the mid 80’s he established his own company (PS5), which is now an internationally recognized specialist security consultancy, providing training and educational material to the law enforcement, defense and the security sectors. His company’s training wing ‘R.E.A.C.T’ Tactical Solutions delivers highly specialized training protocols to both the private and public sectors with specific focus on weapons related crime and personal protection from violence, aggressive behavior and terrorism.

steve-collins-3Over the last 50 years Steve has had the privilege of training with some of the worlds most eminent authorities in martial arts, self-defense and personal protection. He has studied and trained in most of the well-known arts such as judo, jujutsu, karate, aikido, aikijujutsu and hapkido as well as some of the more militaristic close-quarter combat systems used by law enforcement professionals and Special Forces. He has achieved black belt dan grades in several disciplines and holds a master’s degree as a recognized authority and instructor in close-quarter personal protection from the International Ki Do Association.

Steve has also become an internationally recognized speaker, and lectures to government agencies, universities and corporate bodies on officer and public safety issues, with specific focus on weapons awareness and personal protection from violent attack.