David A. Ross began training in the Martial Arts in early 1980 and come the mid 1980's was training in Shaolin Kempo Karate with Bob Meserve's Health & Self Defense Inc. By the late 1980's he was teaching for Bob Meserve's Health & Self Defense Inc; later joining the Board of Directors and eventually becoming Vice President of the organization. Looking to expand within the Martial Arts, Sensei Ross began training with the International Combat Hapkido Federation under Grandmaster John Pellegrini in the late 1990's.
Sensei Ross formed Dynamic Defense Concepts, LLC in the year 2000; continuing his Kempo training with Master Mike Higgins of White Dragon Martial Arts and chartering his Dojo to teach Combat Hapkido, becoming the NH State Director for the International Combat Hapkido Federation.
Sensei Ross was promoted to 5th Degree Black Belt in Shaolin Kempo Karate by Master Mike Higgins in May of 2003 and awarded the title of Master. In May of 2021 Grandmaster John Pellegrini promoted Senior Master Ross to 8th Degree Black Belt in Combat Hapkido and awarded him the title of Grandmaster.
In addition to training in the Martial Arts David A. Ross has also:
Served in the USAR from 1983 until 1995, completing his service with an honorable discharge.
Received extensive training under G4S Secure Solutions USA - Seabrook Station Nuclear Power Plant Security in the following areas: NH Use of Force, Weapons Training, Combat Shooting, conflict intervention, aggressive behavior recognition and diffusion.
Acted in the capacity of Security / Security Consultant from 1996 through the present for a Night Club in Concord NH.
Worked in the Asset Protection field since 2013 with ACT Protective Services; currently working in the field as well as holding a Training Instructor position for "Women's Self Defense" and "Empty Hand Use of Force"
Awards and Inductions:
2006 - Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Fame - Dedication to the Martial Arts 25 Years
2007 - Budo International Magazine Hall of Fame - Master of the Year Combat Hapkido
2007 - World Karate Union Hall of Fame - Instructor of the Year Combat Hapkido
2016 - Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Fame - Outstanding
Achievements in Martial Arts - Silver Lifetime Contributions -
Master Ross constantly travels to share his knowledge with others through clinics and seminars.
Two specialized training courses developed by Master David A. Ross :
- Night Club Security
- Dynamic Defense Concepts for E.M.S. Applications
Master Ross continues his education in the Martial Arts and related fields:
Shaolin Kempo Karate - Master Instructor - with Martial Arts Historian Joe Rebelo
Combat Hapkido - Sr. Master Instructor - with International Combat Hapkido Federation founder Grandmaster John Pellegrini
Spontaneous Knife Defense - Certified Instructor under PPCT Management Systems
International Police Defensive Tactics Institute - Licensed Instructor 2000 - 2013
S.H.A.R.P - Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention - Certified Instructor 2007 - 2010
Combat Hapkido Ground Survival - Certified Instructor - with Master David Rivas
Anatomical Targeting Strategies - Apprentice Instructor - with Master Mark Gridley
Dan Bong - Short Stick - with Master Frank Huff
Cane - Advanced Instructor - with Grandmaster John Pellegrini and Black Belt with Grandmaster Mark Shuey Sr. of CaneMasters International
Stick and Knife Combatives with Master Julius Melegrito
Questions concerning training? Contact Master David A. Ross:
603-781-3887 or email firstname.lastname@example.org