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Dr. Joseph F. Bannon

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Vice President of Operations and ...

Phone: (310) ***-****  HQ Phone
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The World Protection Group Inc
311 N. Robertson Blvd. Suite 776
Beverly Hills , California 90211
United States

Company Description: The World Protection Group provides comprehensive security solutions for corporate, commercial, industrial, entertainment, residential and retail clients from its...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • academic doctorate degree , Holistic Health Science
  • University of the State of New York
  • post doctorate degree , Theocentric Clinical Psychology
  • Ph.D.
  • Golden Lion Academy of Dim Mak - Kung Fu
  • doctorate degrees , Holistic Health Science and Theocentric Clinical Psychology
  • academic teaching doctorate degrees , Health Science with an emphasis on Holistic and Oriental Medical Philosophy , Human Nutrition
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Joseph Bannon - VP of ..., 18 Dec 2014 [cached]
Joseph Bannon - VP of Operations & Executive Protection Training
Joseph Bannon - VP of Operations & Executive Protection Training
Joseph Bannon - VP of Operations & Executive Protection Trainingadmin2014-11-07T00:55:05+00:00
Joseph Bannon, VP of Operations & Executive Protection Training
Joe Bannon is a retired special agent with the Department of Justice; Criminal Intelligence Bureau - Anti Terrorism Unit. During his 25 year tenure as a law enforcement officer and instructor, he held the rank of sergeant with the San Francisco Police Department and was assigned to Major Narcotics; Investigations; Gangs; Patrol; Dignitary Protection; Mayor's Security Detail; Hate Crimes; Special Investigations and the Behavioral Science Unit. As an allied agency intelligence officer, he has been assigned as a Federal Task Force Agent with the FBI Witness Protection Program; DEA Covert Operations and Air Mobile Counter Drug Trafficking Team; United States Secret Service - Presidential Protection and Protective Intelligence Details under Presidents Clinton and Bush Jr.; DOJ Violence Suppression SWAT Unit; and is a former Special Deputy United States Marshal on "America's Most Wanted Violent Fugitive Apprehension Team. He is internationally known as one of the top Executive Protection and Covert Operations instructors within both the government and private sectors.
VIP MMA Home, 7 April 2014 [cached]
Director Joe Bannon, Ph.D., CPS, CSO VIP MMA Home
Director Joe Bannon, Ph.D., CPS, CSO Former Department of Justice Anti-Terrorist Special Agent
Dr. Joe Bannon Ph.D. is a former Special Agent and the Chief Defensive Tactics Instructor with the California State Attorney General's Office / Department of Justice / Anti Terrorism Unit in Los Angeles. As a 25 year retired veteran of local / state / and federal law enforcement, he has held the titles, assignments and ranks of Sergeant / Detective with the San Francisco Police Department; Special Agent with the Department of Justice - (Bureau of Criminal Intelligence), (Bureau of Investigations), and (Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement). Tactical Commander for the Attorney General's Security Detail; United States Marshal with America's Most Wanted Fugitive Unit; Task Force Agent with the DEA Covert Operations Unit; Task Force Agent with the FBI Witness Protection Program; and has been assigned as a Task Force Agent to the US Secret Service Presidential Protection Detail under three separate US Presidents, First Ladies and Pope John Paul II. Joe is a senior instructor at Executive Security International where he teaches Executive Protection; Counter Terrorism and Assassination; Tactical Firearms and Special Small Team Covert Operations; Counter Surveillance; Defensive Tactics; as well as Covert and Special Operations for military and private military overseas contractors.
As a doctor, Joe is a Professor of Holistic Health and Behavioral Science, with an emphasis on Oriental Medical Philosophy and Physio-Psychology (Mind - Body Synergy) as well as a Fellow of the Academy and Council on Chiropathy. He completed his Emergency Medical internship at Doctor's Hospital in New York, and his Psychology / Hypnotherapy and Holistic Health Practitioner internship at the California Behavioral Science Institute in San Francisco. He is also the CEO and Founder of the Bannon Institute.
As a Martial Arts Grandmaster he holds the highest senior black belt rank attainable within any of the traditional Asian martial art lineages - "Judan" (10th Degree Black Belt). In July of 2007, he had bestowed upon him the highest ranking title that any martial artist in the world could hold under USMAA ranking guidelines - "Supreme Grandmaster" by the Founder and Executive Examination and Review Board of the United States Martial Artist Association. He is a 14th generation descendent of the Southern Shaolin Temple and 1st generation senior teacher / disciple of the Lau Kune Do Temple of Chinese Martial Arts in Southern California.
VIP MMA Home, 7 April 2014 [cached]
Anthony formed Victory In Performance Mixed Martial Arts in partnership with Steve Delfierro and Dr. Joseph Bannon.
Dr. Joseph Bannon Dr. Joseph Bannon's martial arts experience combined with his medical and scientific background are the foundation of his own business. Joe is the founder of the Bannon Institute of Specialized Martial Arts and Holistic Healing Sciences. With an extensive and illustrious career in martial arts and law enforcement, Joe brings a wealth of practical knowledge and a broad perspective, especially in the art of mortal combat, that strengthens the foundation of VIPMMA.
ESI FACULTY AND INSTRUCTORS -, 23 June 2013 [cached]
Special Agent Joe Bannon Ph.D. (Ret.) CEO Bannon Institute
Joseph Bannon Dr. Joe Bannon is a 1990 graduate of Executive Security International's Advanced Executive Protection Program. As a Retired Special Agent with the California State Attorney General's Office, Department of Justice - Criminal Intelligence Bureau - Anti Terrorist Unit; he was formerly assigned to the Joint Agency Anti-Terrorist Task Force in Los Angeles as a Tactical Intelligence Agent. This Anti-Terrorist Team conducts covert operations; investigates classified and top secret intelligence information and threats to National Homeland Security, while pursuing and locating violent and dangerous terrorists with an emphasis on Al Qaeda and other enemies of the State and its allies.
Prior to 9-11, Joe was assigned to the Department of Justice "Violence Suppression Unit" in Los Angeles where he served as a cross deputized Special Deputy United States Marshal on "America's Most Wanted" Violent Fugitive Apprehension Team. The mission statement of this unit was to target violent repeat offender, homicide, murder for hire and other such classified criminals who use weapons in the commission of serious crimes, and to impact the proliferation of weapons and explosives into the state. This targeting included single violators, criminal enterprises, street gangs, triads and other forms of organized crime, including terrorist and armed militia groups.
As an additional duty, Bannon's team functioned as a highly trained Tactical Entry / Special Weapons and Tactics "S.W.A.T." unit that assisted other local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies with the service of extremely high risk search and arrest warrants. Bannon further investigated threat and murder for hire cases that were perpetrated against law enforcement officers, other public officials and their families. His team also investigated robbery, extortion and any other crime of a violent nature. All members of Bannon's team were certified experts and expert instructors in close quarter battle, defensive tactics, martial arts, tactical raid planning, helicopter air assault, undercover / covert operations, infiltration, surveillance, sharp shooting / marksmanship and special weaponry.
Prior to becoming a Federal and State Special Agent; he was a member of the Police Counter Sniper Team, Street Patrolman and Sergeant / Investigator with the San Francisco Police Department's Special Investigations Bureau in the following capacities: Hate Crimes Unit; Dignitary Protection Unit; Mayor's Protection Detail; Administrative Narcotics Division; Major Dealer and Cartel Section; and Violent Gang Task Force.
As an undercover task force agent covertly assigned to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration "D.E.A," he was the undercover agent in charge of one of the largest covert narcotics operations in the history of the State of California which made international headlines when state politicians were implicated in the support of illegal drug trafficking.
During the years 1992 through 2002, as a Criminal Investigator; Intelligence Officer; Federal Taskforce Agent and Dignitary Protection Specialist; Joe was assigned as the allied agency counterpart to the United States Secret Service - Presidential Protection Detail as close quarter protection agent of President Bill and First Lady Hillary Clinton, George Bush, Mikhail Gorbachev, Pope John Paul II, and other high profile foreign and domestic dignitaries.
Bannon also served on the F.B.I. Witness Protection and Relocation Program.
Joe Bannon is considered to be one of the most highly decorated and diversely trained and experienced law enforcement officers in the nation. He has received numerous medals of valor; awards; commendations from several agencies and the President of the United States of America. He is the founder of the Surgical Strike System of Dim Mak - Kung Fu, a 10th Degree Black Belt Grandmaster and 11 time inductee into the United States, American Police, and International Martial Artist Hall of Fame.
Joe was the Secret Service character study for Gerard Butler and Technical Advisor for the movie, "Olympus Has Fallen," directed by Antoine Fuqua where the White House is attacked by an enemy terrorist organization and "Special Agent Mike Banning" (Gerard Butler) saves the President and the United States all in one day.
At ESI, Joe teaches Advanced Executive Protection, Protective Intelligence, Counter Surveillance, Defensive Tactics, Combat Firearms, Witness and Dignitary Protection for Law Enforcement and PSD Special Operations.
VIP MMA Home, 7 April 2014 [cached]
Dr. Bannon's extensive history and influence in the martial arts has granted him a lifetime of experience too vast to mention here. As a six time Black Belt Grandmaster inductee into the United States and International Martial Artist and American Police Hall of Fame - his titles in law enforcement, specialized and traditional martial arts and mortal combat training, only begin to describe his illustrious career.
Joe is the founder of the Bannon Institute of Specialized Martial Arts and Holistic Healing Sciences. He is also founder of the Surgical Strike System of Shaolin Dim Mak - Kung Fu.™
The secret Chinese Medicine based martial arts and survival techniques Joe will be teaching at VIP MMA have not been available to the general public until now.
Below is a protective profile list of dignitaries whose lives have been personally entrusted to Dr. Bannon over the years for their protection and safety:
Film Projects: Take an inside look at Joe Bannon's Surgical Strike DVD series and documentary in production with Manastorm Productions
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