Location: New Zealand
Damian is the owner of Sweatbox Boxing and Fitness Gym in Auckland New Zealand. With 16 years martial arts experience, he is Director and Head Instructor of the Auckland Kali Group, and also the Bakbakan Kali New Zealand representative. Featured in Masters of the Blade, a book dedicated to Edged Weapon instructors around the world
While living in Johannesburg South Africa Damian set up and ran a successful close protection, security and tactical training company. In this time Damian has run over 700 security operations in over sixty different countries. He has been a civilian contractor to The SA Special Forces Brigade, SA National Intelligence Service and to members of The SA Police and Prison Services. Damian has trained hundreds of personnel in Close Protection, CQB, and tactical firearms. In this time he wrote the e-book Carjacking Countermeasures for Executive Security International based in Co USA. He also attended various tactical training courses including ASP Tactical Baton, Firearms instruction, Close Protection, Vehicle operations, Hostage Survival, Bomb Identification and Countermeasures.
His experience extends from the South African Defence Force VIP Protection Unit achieving status as a handgun instructor as well as active duties in the South African Police Reserve for several years. Dealing with general duties through to High Risk warrants of arrest, attending the SWAT Special Weapons and Tactics course passing with honours.
Damian specializes in teaching elements of CQB, carjacking countermeasures and tactical edged weapons.