Damian PittsCurrent Ranks
Black Belt in Zen Do Kai, First Degree Instructor Krav Maga

Which styles do you do?
Zen Do Kai, Progressive Krav Maga, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

How long have you been training for?
I have been training at Chikara for 4 years now, starting with Zen Do Kai I then started training in BJJ as well as Progessive Krav Maga.

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO ACHIEVE FROM THESE STYLES/MARTIAL ARTS?
I have gained fitness, strength and mobility while learning the skills to defend myself and my family. I want to learning as well as teaching others the skills I have learned.

WHAT DO YOU GAIN FROM TRAINING AT CHIKARA MARTIAL ARTS?
My Son started training at Chikara first and I would take him to training and sit and watch, at that time there were a couple of guys around my age out on the mats having a go and at the end of each season they would always say hello and ask when I was going to start. I thought yep I could have a crack and put on a Gi and have not looked back. I am still training with those guys today and hope to be for a long time to come.

ROLE MODEL/WHO ARE MY INSPIRATION?
My whole family now train at Chikara and it is like our second home, they and the people I train with every day inspire me to work hard and get better in the hope that I can inspire others to do the same.

ANY ADVICE TO NEW STUDENTS OR ANYONE INTERESTED IN JOINING?
It’s never to late to have go, the hardest part is stepping onto the floor for the first time.