About the Show

The Managing Violence Podcast was launched in 2018 by violence management specialist and lifelong martial artist, Joe Saunders. Having dedicated his working life to protecting the vulnerable and educating the world about the realities of violence, Joe established the Managing Violence Podcast as the preeminent destination for interviews with true global thought leaders in self-protection – from the hard skills to the soft skills and everything in between. 

Since inception, the MVP has featured a who’s who of the self-defense and violence management world and more illustrious names are added to the (free!) archive every week. 

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About Joe

Joe Saunders started training martial arts at the age of four, created a “Playground Police” force to protect bullied kids at the age of six, and has been fascinated with violence management and protection ever since. As an undergraduate psychology student in Brisbane, Australia, Joe took a part time job bouncing in local night clubs. This exposure to real world violence fanned the flames of his desire to protect, and led him into roles including executive protection, armed protection, hospital security and senior violence management education roles.

He holds instructor/coaching certifications in the following systems:

  • Senshido
  • Krav Maga
  • Judo
  • Sumo
  • ISR Matrix
  • Defensive Tactics (PPCT, ASP, BodyCuff, Firearms, Tactical Self Defense)
  • Aggressive Behaviour Management for Healthcare
Today, Joe works for one of Australia’s leading risk management consultancies, Risk 2 Solution. He is the State Manager for Victoria and Tasmania as well as the National Practise Lead for Occupational Violence and Aggression. He consults to Federal and State government clients, as well as private enterprise on a full time basis. 
Joe Saunders

Joe Saunders

Creator & Host

Listener Ratings

What our guests says

"Joe Saunders is an outstanding man. He has dedicated his life to helping others find a better understanding of the violence that so pervades 21st century Earth. I personally believe that Joe's podcast is the best address in the world to visit, if you want to secure your safety by arming yourself with empirical understanding on the subject of managing physical violence or its potential."
"Now more than ever, rational conversation on difficult topics is important. I can’t recommend Joe’s podcast enough for that exact reason. It’s a go-to resource."
"This podcast with Joe Saunders might just be the best I've ever done. Great questions and a great host, brought out my personal best. I've done a lot of podcasts, and hope to do a lot more, but, for my money, Joe has set the standard. Hooah!"
"Joe Saunders is a fantastic interviewer, fun to talk to and also a hell of a writer."
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