[Short Circuit] Combatives & The Modern Protector | Eric “Swayze” Gifford

Executive Protection Agent, Eric “Swayze” Gifford runs Shadow Company. A former rock climber and MMA fighter, with over 35 years experience in the martial arts. In addition to working operationally in the field, he also teaches Close Quarters Combat and tactical firearms.

In his own words:

“Growing up in a single parent home with a younger sister. Protection has been in my blood since I was a cub. Left home at seventeen, lived the gypsy life for ten years. I was a professional rock climber and MMA fighter training all over the country and globe. I have been martial arts for 35 years, security for over 20 years and in EP for 10. My MMA coach got me my first gig”

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