Nick Hughes started his martial arts training in 1969 and in that time has achieved black belt status in everything you can get a black belt in. He's boxed professionally, taught unarmed combat in the French Foreign Legion and Krav Maga to civilians.
His extensive practical experience has come from a career as a bouncer around the world beginning at age 16 in the roughest clubs he could find, as security and crowd control for a slew of concert venues, a military police officer in the French Foreign Legion, and a bodyguard to the worlds rich and famous.
He speaks several languages, is a member of Toastmasters International, was a member of Mensa and is a tattoo artist of note.
Most recently he was contacted by the producers of Spike TV's hit show Deadliest Warrior to represent the French Foreign Legion in a showdown against the Gurkhas in an episode which aired on Wed the 14th of September, 2011.
When not writing, training, instructing, tattooing, painting, developing apps, reading or riding his motorbike he's usually eating or asleep.