Our Mission

MK Protection Strategies empowers teens and adults to defend themselves in threatening situations by providing cutting edge training, and the latest in personal self-defense products.

malissaMalissa K. Misch

Managing Member

A professional safety instructor and entrepreneur, who empowers people to take responsibility for their own safety and protection.

Malissa created MK Protection Strategies to give all her trainees the same confidence that she has in a threatening situation or when facing a violent intruder. Her confidence comes from a mindset of awareness, mental preparation, physical practice, possession and knowledge of specific tools and a habit of caution.

All to often people, especially women, say that they do not know what they would do in a threatening situation. Malissa is changing that mindset! She is passionate about teaching simple ways to better protect individuals, families, schools, businesses and organizations.

In addition to training Malissa individually facilitates, she partners with some of the most effective trainers in the world of personal protection, to bring you the most cutting edge, effective forms of defense against criminal activity and attack.

Malissa likes to have fun in her trainings as well as in her downtime. She prides herself in her part of the growth and development in others.

CHECK OUT what a recent client had to say about their experience working with MKPS.


  • Certified to teach Concealed Carry (CCW) permit to carry classes
  • NRA Certified Instructor
    • Certified Pistol
    • Personal Protection Inside The Home
    • Refuse To Be A Victim
  • ALICE (Alert-Lockdown-Inform-Counter-Evacuate) Certified Instructor Active Shooter Emergency Training


  • NRA Refuse to Be A Victim
  • NRA Refuse to Be A Victim Instructor Course Graduate
  • NRA Pistol Shooting Course
  • NRA Instructor Pistol Shooting Course
  • NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home
  • NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT)
  • Front Sight Defensive Handgun Course
  • ALICE E-Learning Course
  • ALICE Instructor Certification Training
  • Private Training with Robert Llanis
    • Firearm Safety Training
    • Handgun Handling and Shooting Skills
    • Handguns Shooting Skill Building
  • Student of Krav Maga since 2011
  • US Army Defensive Handgun Instruction
  • US Navy Long Range Handgun Training


img_2060Bill Stedman

Self Defense Instructor

A firefighter and EMT since 1995, Bill Stedman has a passion for teaching self-defense. “Empowering students in a short amount of time with skills that could be potentially life- saving is extremely rewarding.” Bill is a certified partner with SAFE International Self Defense and is proud of his contribution in empowering women and men in the greater Milwaukee area and beyond. SAFE teaches 13,000 high school students per year in over 80 high schools, in college and corporate environments, as well as women’s self-defense parties. SAFE International heavily focuses on awareness/avoidance, then verbal and physical strategies. Bill has consistently developed his acumen over the last 36 years, both in the field of martial arts and various other methodologies of practical self-defense.


  • Certified Partner SAFE International Self-Defense
  • BLS Certified American Heart Association
  • CPR/First Aid Certified Red Cross
  • Tacfit Certified through RMAX (Scott Sonnon) Instructor for first responders
  • EMT Basic Certified
  • Paramedic Certified
  • Certified Firefighter 1 &2


  • Instructed for Date Safe Project (Can I Kiss You through Mike Domnitrz)
  • Volunteer workshops for Racine Coalition Against Human Trafficking
  • Featured on Channel 49 WMLW, Racine self-defense segments
  • Conducts multiple college and high school self-defense workshops in Southeastern Wisconsin
  • Conducted workshops to benefit the food pantry of Sussex, Wisconsin
  • Worked with various groups, Hmong community, Girl Scouts, etc., tailoring self -defense to their needs.
  • WCTC EMS/Fire Instructor
  • Martial arts student for over 36 years (Tae kwon Do, Kempo and various other modalities.)