Thinking about getting pawsy with Warren Buffett? Here’s a delightful first-person account of what might be in store for you.

The bodyguard, Dan Clark, didn’t mean for it to hurt, he was just demonstrating a fighting move called the brachial stun. That’s a strike to the side of the neck using a chopping motion with the hands — but when Clark hit me with it in a slow speed demonstration, the sudden burst of force whipped my whole head to the right, crashing my teeth together so hard that I thought I would lose a filling. That’s what Dan Clark is like — even his demonstrations are intense. He’s the kind of guy who throws around phrases like the “muay Thai clench with a double knee strike,” and who, when he emails you to invite you to his training session, reminds you politely to bring a cup. All of it — the gym, the training, and especially the punch — combine to send a clear message: Don’t mess with Buffett, or any of Clark’s other clients. And that’s kind of the point.

Billionaire Security: Behind the Scenes with Warren Buffett’s Bodyguard [CNBC]

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  1. Posted by Ping | June 7, 2012 at 2:02 PM

    I execute the muay Thai clench a little differently.

  2. Posted by Hakuna Matata Guy | June 7, 2012 at 2:07 PM

    Didnt know Warren Buffet's bodyguard was a right wing extremist on Greek political television

  3. Posted by derp | June 7, 2012 at 2:15 PM

    Like they say:

    Touch Warren B., balls to the knee.
    Touch Warren's Blizzard, death blows delivered.

  4. Posted by Jim Lahey | June 7, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    You can NEVER hit a woman, most cowardly chickenshit act there is.

    However, the glass of water to the face is quite the power move, really need to start incorporating that when necessary.

  5. Posted by Confused | June 7, 2012 at 2:19 PM

    A cup of what? Oh…

  6. Posted by C. Rock | June 7, 2012 at 2:21 PM

    Agreed, you can never hit a woman. But you can shake the s*** out of one.

  7. Posted by JPM | June 7, 2012 at 2:22 PM

    Hm. How much he bench?

  8. Posted by guest | June 7, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    I've been in that position before but I can't say I didn't enjoy it.

    -s&m guest

  9. Posted by guest | June 7, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    Go on…

  10. Posted by one | June 7, 2012 at 2:49 PM

    I'm not saying he should have done it, but I understand.

  11. Posted by Man with Pants | June 7, 2012 at 2:52 PM

    He Clark, meet me at Minetta's. I will be the guy sitting at the bar wearing pants. Chop me in the throat so I know its you.

  12. Posted by PermaGuestII | June 7, 2012 at 2:54 PM

    Whatever happens,
    We have got;
    The Maxim gun,
    And they have not.

  13. Posted by Wax On, Wax Off | June 7, 2012 at 3:05 PM

    Sweep the knee…..

  14. Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2012 at 3:09 PM

    I meet brachial stuns with the flesh shredding power of my beard.

    -C. N.

  15. Posted by Curious George | June 7, 2012 at 3:23 PM

    I disagree

    Sean Connery

  16. Posted by Abe_Froman_ | June 7, 2012 at 3:42 PM

    It's sweep the leg Daniel-san. This is why you get your ass kicked by a Steven Seagal look-alike in Karate Kid III

  17. Posted by 2 cubes over | June 7, 2012 at 3:47 PM

    I miss the Minetta's meme…

  18. Posted by Guest | June 7, 2012 at 3:56 PM

    Are you saying this dude will take out your knee with his ballsack? Impressive indeed…

  19. Posted by dude guest | June 7, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    You're living in the past.

  20. Posted by guest | June 7, 2012 at 4:00 PM


  21. Posted by Deleveraging | June 7, 2012 at 4:13 PM

    So that explains why one of my eye's is cockeyed.


  22. Posted by NYAC | June 7, 2012 at 4:18 PM

    I want this guy in my wolfpack for the next non-discriminatory ragematch.

    -fat pudgey kid outta nowhere

  23. Posted by Gorgo | June 7, 2012 at 4:53 PM

    In Soviet Russia Buffet mess with you.

  24. Posted by wadely | June 7, 2012 at 5:05 PM

    Buffet needs bodyguards?!?

    The chosen one is impervious to all things mortal.

    The muscle is used for entertainment on slow days -"hey kid – kick charlie in the nuts again" bahahahaa.

  25. Posted by guest | June 7, 2012 at 5:41 PM

    laxbro, is that you?

  26. Posted by Guest | June 7, 2012 at 6:22 PM

    Stop it. You're making me audibly giggle in the men's room stall!

  27. Posted by The Judge Smails Guy | June 7, 2012 at 6:35 PM

    No shit.

  28. Posted by Beast from the east | June 7, 2012 at 8:47 PM

    Are any markers involved?


  29. Posted by Dennis K. | June 7, 2012 at 9:47 PM

    Um, any chance his bodyguards also utilize Canines? Attack collies, perhaps?

  30. Posted by David | June 8, 2012 at 10:49 AM
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  32. Posted by JT Marlin | June 8, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    I wonder which bank today has the toughest traders? Would love to organize a new type of boxing tourney.

  33. Posted by WSJevons | June 8, 2012 at 12:11 PM

    So do I.

    – L. TIlton

  34. Posted by Aspiring Mean Girl | June 8, 2012 at 12:14 PM

    One time, Regina George punched me in the face . . . It was awesome.

  35. Posted by Snarky guy | June 8, 2012 at 1:42 PM

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  40. Posted by Private Bodyguard | February 13, 2014 at 6:19 AM

    This is very sad news that bodyguard hit the man.

  41. Posted by Personal Bodyguard | February 15, 2014 at 10:56 PM

    Bodyguard means care of body or person.It is too much.please obey the rule. thanks.

  42. Posted by Bodyguard | March 17, 2014 at 8:17 AM

    Warren Buffett’s bodyguard really does not hurt him. This is practice. For this reason he have been hurtled.