John resides in Florida. He is the author of the non-fiction book, Purr-fect Relationships - The Story of a Man and Two Felines. It was published in 2022.


Mr. John Yonitch has been in the self-protection, security, life safety, and emergency management business his entire adult life. Allow him to share his 43 years of education, training, knowledge, and expertise with you.

John considers himself a “career student.” With extensive training, education, and experience in a multitude of disciplines, including self-defense and self-protection, fire and life safety, law enforcement, firearms, security, and food safety, as well as others, he is well-versed in these fields.

He has trained in Tae Kwon Do, Jeet Kune Do, Togakure Ryu Ninjutsu, and is a 1st Degree Black Belt in Combat Karate. He served as an Assistant Fire Chief, a municipal Emergency Management Coordinator, and a state Correctional Officer.

Mr. Yonitch holds or has held numerous certifications and has served as an instructor on an array of pertinent topics. Let his forty-three years of know-how work for you.

John is the President and Founder of Protection Matters Institute, an online resource for all your security, protection, and safety needs.