·Founder of the Self Defense Company
·4th Degree Black Belt Tekkenryu Jujutsu and Military Combatives under Carl Cestari
·2nd Degree Black Belt under Yoshisada Yonezuka 9th Degree
·2nd Degree Black Belt Tae Kwon Do
·Varsity Wrestling Lehigh University under Thad Turner
·2 time National Runner Up Judo Black Belt Masters
·Bando National Kick Boxing 3rd Place Black Belt Division
·Multiple State and National Titles for Karate Black Belt Division
·Former Bouncer and Body Guard with New Jersey Concealed Carry Permit
·Former Varsity Wrestling Coach Ridgewood High School, Ridgewood, NJ
·Ridgewood High School Hall of Fame Wrestling Inducted 2008
·Ridgewood High School Hall of Fame Football Inducted 2008
·Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
3 Black Belts, International Competitor, Division 1 Collegiate Wrestler, Hall of Fame Athlete, Security Agent, Private Contractor and Bouncer, Mr. Ross has been in the mix since he was a wee-little ass kicker. In 1998 he began training scores of people in what would become The Self Defense Training System. Over the years Secret Service Agents, Federal and Local Police, Military, members of the Famed NYPD and Private Contractors have traveled over thousands of miles and paid top dollar just to train for an hour with Mr. Ross.
Realizing the demand for this ultimate form of self defense was too great for him to do by himself he launched The Self Defense Company (SDC) in 2007 to certify and train people using new distance learning techniques implemented by leading universities. Despite the economy at the time, the SDC exploded on to the scene and has left all other forms of martial arts and self defense stuck in the 1980′s.
When Mr. Ross is asked why SDTS Combatives is so successful, he just shrugs and says, “People know the real thing when they see it. SDTS Combatives was created based on necessity. We needed to know what worked because our lives depended on it. Most of the SDTS Legion members are people who have experienced violence or see violence on a regular basis, so it has to work.”
Damian Ross has appeared in SWAT magazine, Black Belt Magazine, Martial Arts Masters Magazine, MAXIM Magazine The Danny Bonaducci Radio Show, Fox News and makes regular appearances on other mainstream media.