Brian is originally from Youngstown, Ohio, and moved to Columbus in 2011. He is currently the program Manager for the State of Ohio’s Self Defense Program for state and private employees. Brian is state certified to instruct various areas of unarmed and armed self defense, including edged and blunt-edged weapons, rape prevention, ground confrontation, defense from multiple attackers, self-defense for staff survival, weapons retention, Special Response Team Defense Tactics, and personal safety.
Brian served as a U.S. Marine and trained with the United States Marine Corps LINE Combative Systems and USMC Martial Arts Program.
Brian is an MMA fighter, training and competing in Mixed Martial Arts since 2003, specializing in Muay Thai kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Aikido, wrestling, boxing and Jeet Kun Do.