Damien joined Phoenix in 2007 to do Muaythai with some friends. He had heard about Phoenix being the best place to train combat sports and eventually decided to give it a go.He soon got addicted and trained hard enough to earn his way into the Fight Team.  Years later you could call Phoenix his second home. He has mainly focused on the Muay Thai program and has graded to level 4, making him a senior student and respected part of the club.

With a few years of training under his belt he decided to step into the ring and test his skills. To date he’s had 10 fights, one of which won him a NSW WKA title. He now coaches Muaythai to all levels at Phoenix and is an expert pad holder for fighters and assistant fight team coach. Damo’s no nonsense approach to training and coaching keeps his regular students coming back. He lives and teaches the Phoenix culture of being resilient, fair and tough.