Holland Ahern


Holland Ahern

Training Instructor

Holland spent 6 years with in the United States Marine Corps deploying to Afghanistan in 2011. Billeted as a turret gunner, vehicle operator, and vehicle commander, Holland was responsible for the safe facilitation of convoy assets to and from friendly areas of operation. He was honorably discharged in 2015 at the rank of Sergeant.

Holland is an Active Executive Protection agent and has been a competitive martial artist since the age of 10. He holds black belt ranking in 3 separate martial art systems (Tang Soo Do, Kempo, and MCMAP), full instructor certification in Krav Maga, and a green belt in Judo. He is also a fully certified Israeli tactical knife fighting instructor, and an Israeli counter terror technique and active shooter defense instructor. Holland has been competing in martial arts for over a decade and is also an amateur MMA fighter, boxer, and kickboxer. Some of the organizations he has fought for are Reality Fighting, the USBA (United States Boxing Association), Wishers Kickboxing, Premier Fighting Championships, NAGA (North American Grappling Association), and the USJF (United States Judo Federation).

Holland is an instructor at Pacific West Academy for the CESS, CPS and CST programs where he specializes in hand-to-hand combat instruction, Executive Protection Fundamentals and current Executive Protection norms.