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“Warren Buffett’s bodyguard punched me in the head, and it hurt”

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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42 Responses to ““Warren Buffett’s bodyguard punched me in the head, and it hurt””

  1. Ping says:

    I execute the muay Thai clench a little differently.

  2. Hakuna Matata Guy says:

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

  3. derp says:

    Like they say:

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

  4. Confused says:

    A cup of what? Oh…

  5. JPM says:

    Hm. How much he bench?

  6. guest says:

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

    -s&m guest

  7. Man with Pants says:

    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.

  8. PermaGuestII says:

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

  9. Wax On, Wax Off says:

    Sweep the knee…..

  10. Anonymous says:

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

    -C. N.

  11. NYAC says:

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

    -fat pudgey kid outta nowhere

  12. Gorgo says:

    In Soviet Russia Buffet mess with you.

  13. wadely says:

    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.

  14. Dennis K. says:

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

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  16. JT Marlin says:

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

  17. Aspiring Mean Girl says:

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

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  22. This is very sad news that bodyguard hit the man.

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

  24. Bodyguard says:

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