Serving the United States Defense, Intelligence, and Law Enforcement communities for over three decades, Steve Tarani is a renowned defensive tactics/ edged weapons subject matter expert (SME) and service provider to numerous high/ low-profile US federal agencies. Tarani is a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee, protective programs educator, and formerly on staff at the US DOE National Security Institute (Security Force Training Dept.) at Kirtland Air Force Base (NM). Steve is additionally a master knife designer (Buck Knives, Benchmade, 5.11, BladeTech, Strider Knives, TK Knives, High Desert Blade Works), has an extensive FMA background, and is also the architect of the International Chiefs of Police (IACP) Model Policy (and accompanying Training Key) on the carry and usage of knives by police officers. Mr. Tarani is a recognized self-defense expert, author, and public speaker who is known for his work in the protective services field and remains a federal contractor, active protective agent, and advisor to the US Department of Justice (USDOJ), US Department of Defense (DoD) and other government agencies. 

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