A fighter by nature, the young Professor Don Jacob badly needed a positive outlet for his energetic and aggressive personality and he found it in the form of judo lessons from his first teacher Sensei Clyde Thomas. Sensei Thomas was also responsible for changing his entire outlook on life. He quickly became one of his teacher’s best students, and after earning his black belt, he got the opportunity to travel to New York where he met and trained with Jiu Jitsu practitioner Grandmaster Dr. Moses Powell.
In a teaching career that spans almost four decades, Professor Jacob has taught over 35,000 students and visited more than 50 countries, dazzling audiences with his dynamic and deadly self-defense performances. As one of the world’s highest-ranking black belts, he is also one of the most sought-after and respected martial artists in modern times
He has taught and trained law enforcement agents, military personnel, police officers, FBI agents and personal body guards. Year after year people come from all over the world to train with Professor Jacob. They graduate as Black Belts, and return to their respective countries as certified and qualified Instructors, opening and operating Purple Dragon branches in their areas and transforming youths and adults into strong and positive individuals. Purple Dragon turns people into champions and leaders, giving them a drive for accomplishment and success.