Steven J. Chin - Direct Action Training

Steven J. Chin


Steven Chin is the owner of Direct Action Training Inc. a professional training company that provides Hand-to-hand combat, edge, impact, and improvised tool training as well CQB firearm training to military, law enforcement, PMC’s, and other security professionals that work in high risk environments.

Steven Chin is a highly specialized self defense practitioner and instructor with over a decade of extensive training and experience in many aspects of defensive tactics. An accomplished fighter in the striking and grappling arts, trained by Raul Llopis (6 time world champion, winner of Tokyo grand prize at the Tokyo dome, IKF Midwest regional champion, WKF national champion). Also trained by and alongside champion Larry Bordon who has over 30yrs of experience in Muay Thai with over 150 fights.

Competing in many fights in the US and UK Steven Chin has become a very efficient practitioner and instructor in a wide variety of unique skill sets.

Steven Chin received extensive weapons training and certifications under some of the highest regarded specialists in the industry including Grandmaster Bram Frank (founder and director of CSSD/SC, Modular Blade Concepts MBC – Gunting- Conceptual Arnis / Combat Arnis) extending his knowledge of edged tools with Col. Grand Tuhon Leo Gaja Jr (present keeper of PTK system – Pikiti Tirsia Kali, inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame, trainer for Philippines Force Recon Unit).

Steven Chin has performed armed high risk Personal Security Detail (PSD) operations in the US for civilian clients in both urban and wilderness settings. He has completed over 20 courses in special operation tactics, survival, and self defense.
He is a results-driven professional with experience in conventional and unconventional combat arms. Further extensive experience in instruction, analysis, advisement, & planning at the strategic, tactical, and operational levels.

“My goal is to provide a safe, encouraging environment that will allow students to learn effective skills whether they are a beginner or at an advanced level. My professional and unique training techniques provide my students with a strong foundation that will allow them to build their skills, understand the legal issues surrounding the use of lethal force, and provide them with critical training that could save their life or the life of a loved one.”

“As an instructor, I have the highest commitment to safe and effective training techniques in many disciplines, with over 12 years of experience in defensive solutions. In addition to firearms, I have extensive experience in hand-to-hand fighting and knife fighting techniques.”
“In order to improve my own skills, I devote over 2,000 hours each year to my own training and professional development. I will never teach you any skill that I cannot effectively demonstrate to you on demand.”


  • Chief instructor at SDGI
  • Head instructor at the Filipino Kali Academy
  • Cssd-sc (Common Sense Self Defense – Street Combat)
  • Weapons Training and Tactics for Self Defense


  • Tactical Pen System (TPS)Mon 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Tactical Pen System (TPS)Wed 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Tactical Pen System (TPS)Wed 8:00 am - 9:00 am
  • Tactical Pen System (TPS)Mon 8:00 am - 9:00 am