About Donovan

Donovan Ryan is the 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 also has close protection experience across New Zealand, Europe and Africa but has stepped away from active assignments to focus on running VIP Protection and Security courses for 3rd Party Protection agencies across Asia. 

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. 

As CEO and Chief Instructor, Donovan actively teaches most classes while in Hong Kong and is heavily involved in school, corporate and security programs throughout Hong Kong. 

* Krav Maga Expert 1
* Krav Maga Instructor 
* VIP Protection Instructor 
* Krav Maga Kids and Teens Instructor
* Krav Maga Global Country Director
* Black Belt Taekwondo
* Black Belt Karate
* Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt 
* Experience in Muay Thai, Boxing, Hapkido and MMA
* Master Personal Trainer Certificate (Australian Institute of Fitness)
* Conditioning Coach Certificate  (Australian Institute of Fitness)
* VIP & Executive Protection Experience
* Bachelors and Masters Degree - Business Science & Marketing
* 17 Years Senior Leadership roles with Coke, Heineken, Nestle, Jockey and more