March 13, 2017

SDP Episode 3: Blake Hayes, Sheepdog Response Co-founder

SDP Episode 3: Blake Hayes, Sheepdog Response Co-founder

Tim and Doc interview Attorney, BJJ Black Belt, and all-around Sheepdog

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In this episode, Tim and Doc interview Sheepdog Response’s co-founder and legal use of force expert, Blake Hayes.

Blake Hayes has been a licensed attorney for over a decade and has lectured on using deadly force within the law to thousands of people. Blake also has a lifetime of experience in various response training. He was an amateur boxer in his youth and has taught people to apply boxing skills to self defense for 20 years. Blake earned his black belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in 2012, and has extensive training in Judo, Muay Thai, and wrestling. He teaches a combination of all of these skills at Sheepdog Jiu-Jitsu in Jenks, Oklahoma. Blake is also an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor and Oklahoma Self Defense Act Instructor.

Tim Kennedy’s legend began at his local Army recruiter’s office on September 12th, 2001. His training to earn his Green Beret was featured in the book “Chosen Soldier.” Kennedy is now a Ranger qualified Special Forces Sniper with deployments in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and multiple other deployments around the world. He is the only soldier to win the grueling 3 day All Army Combatives Tournament three times. Kennedy has a black belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Modern Army Combatives. He is also one of the top ranked mixed martial arts fighters in the world, a position he achieved while simultaneously serving his country at the highest levels of special operations. He is currently ranked among the top Middleweights in the UFC. Tim has been featured on many television shows, most recently “Hunting Hitler” on the History Channel

Mike Simpson has served over three decades in the military as an Airborne Ranger, a Special Forces Operator, and finally as a Doctor of Emergency Medicine assigned to the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). Throughout his career, Mike has deployed to 17 different countries, from counter-narcotics operations in the jungles of South America, to the Global War on Terror (GWOT) in Southwest Asia and North Africa.

Along the way, Mike has been trained as a demolitions expert, SWAT Sniper, High Altitude Low Opening (HALO) parachutist, civilian paramedic, Special Forces Medic, Operations and intelligence Sergeant, and finally, a board certified Emergency Medicine Physician.

Mike is also a martial arts enthusiast, who trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai. His passion for martial arts motivated him to become a practicing fight doctor. As one of the foremost experts in both tactical trauma medicine and combat sports medicine, Mike is highly sought after as a lecturer and instructor, working extensively with Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters, law enforcement, and military organizations providing medical care and training. He co-stars with Tim Kennedy on Hunting Hitler on the History Channel. 

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