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Damian Ross


Damian Ross is the founder of the Self Defense Company, the world leader of tactical self defense training.

Together with a global network of instructors, the Self Defense Company has been helping law enforcement, military and citizens stay safe with their combatives training programs since 1998.

Damian's background training runs the spectrum of collegiate wrestling to traditional martial arts as well as expertise in armed and unarmed street combatives, including...

  • 4th Dan Tekken Ryu Jujutsu and Military Combatives
  • 2nd Dan Judo
  • 2nd Dan Tae Kwon Do
  • Former Bodyguard with NJ Conceal Carry Permit
  • Former Varsity Wrestler Lehigh University

In addition to the above ranks, Mr. Ross has also ranks in Brazilian Jiujitsu and Burmese Bando.

He studied under the late Yoshisada Yonezuka and was mentored by the late Combatives Expert Carl Cestari.

In 2014 the company launched The Self Defense Training Network - a completely interactive training platform with 18 on demand programs that feature over 500 streaming video lessons and drills, a research library and live support through Self Defense Company Instructors and Members.

With the SDC all you need is a web connection and the training comes to you.