W. Hock Hochheim is an award-winning fiction, non-fiction, military, police and martial arts veteran who writes about crime, criminals and self-defense. He is published by the great Wolfpack Publishing. Lauric Press and GMBH Germany. Hock tours internationally doing book events and teaching hand, stick, knife and gun defensive tactics to military, police and civilians in 11 allied countries annually. Both Hock’s fiction and non-fiction is based extensively on his deep research, extensive knowledge and experience with crime, criminal minds and real-life experience. Hock served in military law enforcement in Korea and Oklahoma in the 70’s, then settled down to fight crime as a detective in North Texas for a total of 26 years. Later, Hock served as a private investigator.
In 1996, he launched his company Scientific Fighting Congress (now known more for the individual course titles of Force Necessary) to teach military, police and civilians self-defense all over the world. In 2000, Hock launched, and was editor-in-chief of, Close Quarter Combat Magazine which sold in 26 countries for 5 years, a publication that became the bedrock of many self-defense organizations that are still growing and flourishing today. Hock was the founder in many respects of the current self-defense, combatives training movement since the 1990s and even coined many of the terms and methods which are widely used and accepted within the industry today.
Throughout his career Hock has been a prolific writer, storyteller and educator about all things related to crime, criminal minds, self-defense, personal protection and law enforcement. He has an uncanny ability to teach, entertain and enlighten both in person and in his books. One of the most fascinating things about his work is that his teaching and writing is based extensively on his real-life experience. His characters in his fiction are composites of situations and personalities he’s actually known, sometimes arrested and helped convict for their terrible crimes against humanity. His non-fiction takes into account likely situations police, military and citizens may encounter during their lifetime and helps those people learn how to better provide for their own protection and protect their families. Hock has dedicated his life to teaching, military, police and citizens how to protect themselves. He has a long history of finding criminals, bringing them to justice and putting them behind bars. He tirelessly researches everything related to crime, criminals, social situations and genetics that lead to crime and continually works to find new ways to teach people how to overcome crime which is constantly evolving. These stories play themselves out with great detail and accuracy in his fiction and in his how-to training books.
Hock’s sold more than 40,000 books in some 27 countries from 2001 to date, with both Be Bad Now and KiIl or be Killed appearing in the top 100 Amazon book list in their categories versus millions of titles. He continues to write fiction and non-fiction as he continues to tour internationally (baring Covid!) teaching hand, stick, knife and gun self-defense, combatives in 11 countries.
(Some fans look for this and sorry, this is way long out of print.)