Perry Gamsby has written several Guide books on the Philippines and Philippines related topics. He first visited the country in the mid 1980s and then returned on a regular basis most years until 2002 when he married a Filipina. Migrating to Cebu, Perry lived the expat life for several years until relocating his family to Sydney in late 2005, mostly for the benefit of his children and their education.
His credentials for this volume also include service as a Military Policeman and Special Investigation Branch Investigator, Private Investigator, Bodyguard, Security Consultant, Process Server, Repossession Agent, Bouncer and Self Defense Instructor.
In 1986 Perry started WalkSafe: Close Personal Protection Concepts and was one of the pioneers in reality based self defense instruction in Australia. He was also trained in Filipino Martial Arts and won the 1994 WEKAF World Full Contact Stick Fighting Championships. Since returning to Australia he teaches private students and seminar groups in personal protection concepts that go well beyond contemporary martial art based self defence programs.
Perry is married with five daughters and currently lives in Sydney. He has a Master of Arts in Writing from Swinburne University of Technology and divides his time between writing and consulting on personal safety management. Please visit his web site http://www.perrygamsby.com for more information.