Cato has 19 years experience in the private security industry in Norway, currently doing event security and executive protection.  He also has 20 years experience in the Norwegian armed forces, currently doing classes in CQB.

Cato is currently the Managing director and Chief  Instructor of a Norwegian security academy, Sikkerhetsakademiet AS.

Cato specialize in control tactics, and  holds a 1st dan in Combat Hapkido.

Cato is the scandinavian liaison of  “The International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association”, and are a sworn honorary police officer in Norway Police Department, Wisconsin.

Cato holds a Foundation degree in Crowd Safety Management from Buckinghamshire University in the UK.

Training Certifications

  1. 1TAPPS Tactical Application Pressure Point System - Senior Instructor

  2. 2Talon Impact Device - Master Instructor

  3. 3PATH Practical and Tactical Handcuffing - Instructor Trainer

  4. 4OCAT - Instructor Trainer

  5. 5MDTS Monadnock Defensive Tactics System - Instructor

  6. 6MEB Monadnock Expandable Baton - Instructor

  7. 7ASP Handcuffing Instructor

  8. 8ASP Baton Instructor

  9. 9Soft Target Awareness - Instructor

  10. 10Kubotan - Instructor

  11. 11Taser - Instructor

  12. 12Norwegian Security Officer training course - Head instructor

  13. 13Norwegian Door Supervisor training course - Head Instructor

Professional Affiliations:

  1. 1International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association

  2. 2International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors

  3. 3International Association of Chiefs of Police

  4. 4American Women’s Self Defense Association


  1. 1Inducted into the Action Martial Art Hall of Honors 2009



Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it - Bruce Lee