Donovan Ryan is our CEO, Founder and Chief Instructor at HKSD and Hong Kong's only Expert Ranked KMG Krav Maga Instructor.
Donovan is a highly experienced and skilled Krav Maga Expert, Instructor, Self Defence Specialist, VIP Protection Instructor, Martial Artist, Personal Trainer and Conditioning Coach. He is Hong Kong’s highest ranked instructor holding an Expert Level (E1) from the Krav Maga Global (KMG) Organisation based in Israel. He also has over 25 years of martial arts experience and holds black belts in Taekwondo and Karate and has accreditations in MMA, BJJ, Hapkido, Boxing and Kickboxing. Donovan has close protection experience across New Zealand, Europe and Africa and still occasionally accepts high profile assignments around the world.
Donovan has studied and trained Krav Maga for over a decade and has trained Krav Maga in Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Asia and Africa with some of the world’s highest ranked Krav Maga Experts and Masters. He is also a qualified Kids and Teens Krav Maga Instructor.
Donovan has a Bachelors Degree in Business Science and a Masters Degree in Marketing and has had a very successful 15 year career in the corporate sector holding many senior executive and Director positions for many large multinational companies. Donovan has used his combined corporate and self defence experience to develop many corporate conflict management and corporate personal safety programs which many organisations use at their conferences, seminars, forums and team building events across Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
After 3 years in Hong Kong, Donovan now lives in the USA but commutes to Hong Kong on a regular basis. Donovan actively teaches classes while in Hong Kong and is heavily involved in our school, corporate and security programs throughout Hong Kong.