Kardian has served as a women's safety, security and law enforcement consultant for Inside Edition, Fox & Friends, Fox News (America's News Room), Fox News (Real Story), CNN, HLN, Nancy Grace, Dr. Drew, Jane Velez-Mitchell, HLN Morning Express, News Now, The Morning Show, CBS, NBC, ABC, The Meredith Vieira Show, Men's Journal, the New York Times, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Women's Day, All About You Magazine, Best Life Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, The Associated Press, America Survival Guide, Details Magazine, Omega Life Systems Magazine, AARP Magazine and Sports Illustrated.
Steve Kardian is an American career law enforcement officer, detective, sergeant, chief criminal investigator, and contractor for the United States Marshals Service, who specializes in crime prevention and risk reduction for women's safety.
Kardian began training police officers on Defensive Tactics in 1980 when he was recruited by an instructor at the Conn Municipal Police Academy to train part-time Police Officers. Kardian has taught international, federal, state, county and local law enforcement officers across the United States and in Europe, where he has taught Jiu-Jitsu, certified instructors for women's self-defense, and set up law enforcement training for police officers in Ireland and England.
Kardian is a certified New York State and FBI defensive tactics instructor and served as the Chief Criminal Investigator with the New York Department of Instigations. He holds the rank of 3rd degree Black Belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, a martial art which also honors Kardian with the title of professor. Kardian also has a black belt in Kyokushin Karate, is a Muay Thai Kick Boxing coach, and serves as Associate Instructor under world shoot fighting world champion and MMA coach Erik Paulson.
He is a state-certified general defensive topics instructor, including T.A.S.E.R., chemical weapons, pepper spray, use of force, baton, and radar/laser certifications.
Kardian began training police officers on Defensive Tactics in 1980 when he was recruited by an instructor at the Conn Municipal Police Academy to train part-time Police Officers.
Kardian started Defend University in Phoenix, AZ in the early 1990s with his partner, Brad Parker. Parker was approached by a group of female survivors of assault (including sexual assault, domestic violence, and kidnapping) requesting self-defense training.
After training martial arts since a teenager, Steve received the rank of 3rd degree Black Belt in Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a martial art which also honors Kardian with the title of professor.