Articles By Damian Ross

Damian Ross has earned three black belts in various martial arts, placed in international competitions and worked as a bouncer, security agent and private contractor. He launched the Self Defense Co. (SDC) in 2007 to teach people how to survive real violence without the sport and ceremony of typical martial arts. Damian has appeared in SWAT magazine, Black Belt Magazine, Martial Arts Masters Magazine, MAXIM Magazine, The Danny Bonaducci Show, Fox News, Penn and Teller’s BULLSH!T and makes regular appearances on mainstream media.

  • The Secret to Hitting Hard

    The Secret to Hitting Hard

    Damian Ross

    by Damian Ross
    On Feb 12, 2018

    Damian Ross, founder of The Self Defense Company, offers one of the freshest perspectives when it comes to training. Check out this article on the secret to packing powerful punches — plus, how you can apply it to your training.

    An article in Personal Protection

  • Never Break These Five Rules of Rifle Cleaning

    Never Break These Five Rules of Rifle Cleaning

    Damian Ross

    by Damian Ross
    On Oct 11, 2017

    Like any tool you invest in, it’s important to take care of your guns by storing them properly and cleaning them regularly. Check out this piece my buddy (and Self Defense Co. founder) Damian Ross republished on his blog that runs down five hard-and-fast rifle cleaning rules you should never forget.

  • Six Signs Your Self-Defense Instructor Sucks

    Six Signs Your Self-Defense Instructor Sucks

    Damian Ross

    by Damian Ross
    On Aug 23, 2017

    For many people, learning a specific combat style instills a sense of confidence. But how do you know if the class you signed up for at your local dojo is worth it? Here’s Damian Ross, founder of the Self Defense Co., to teach you six signs that your self-defense instructor sucks. ​

    An article in Personal Protection

  • Are You a Predator or Are You Prey?

    Are You a Predator or Are You Prey?

    Damian Ross

    by Damian Ross
    On Jul 28, 2017

    Damian Ross has an impressive résumé. He has earned three black belts in various martial arts, placed in international competitions and worked as a bouncer, security agent and private contractor. See what he has to say about how most crimes of violence begin — and the best way to avoid them altogether.