Doug Marcaida is a martial artist from the Philippines who has been active in the business for over 25 years. He is an accomplished, professional name in martial arts and is known for his designing of some of the deadliest blades ever made. With the skills he has, he is an extremely capable fighter with just an empty hand, with his deadly weapons at his grasp Doug can do the impossible we see only in movies.
Currently, Doug makes his appearances on television for the History, the same network which telecasts Marti Lagna‘s show ‘The Curse of Oak Island’. His show ‘Forged in Fire’ has been massively popular for years now. Throughout his career, Doug has gone on from forging to serving as a contractor for the US military. He is an expert when it comes to weapons and has an amazing passion for blades and martial arts. Let us now get to know more about this blade master.
Doug Marcaida: Early Life, Education, and Career
Very little is known about Doug’s early life and things have been so secretive that even his date of birth remains a mystery. However, we do know that Marcaida was born in the Philippines but later moved to America for family reasons. He now is an American national with Filipino origins.
Doug came under the spotlight for his talent in designing weapons. He even made appearances in the History channel show, ‘Forger in Fire‘. The show is known to try out some of the best-made metals as they try to re-create these historic pieces of the blade. Marcaida is the judge on the show who represents end weapon users. Doug has always had this special relationship with blades, and that is precisely what he represents on the show. Most people find these weapons to be scary but for Doug, these are pieces of fine art. For the show, he is known to test the strength and durability of the weapons.
Doug Marcaida: Knife Designs
Apart from his life where he gets to judge people for the weapons they create, he is also a famous designer of knives. He is known to design for an Italian company called the “FOX Knives”. Doug is also well-known for his curved knife that he calls Karambit. He makes those for Direct Action Response Theory or DART.
Marcaida is so famous for his work that his blades have been used in movies like ‘Blade’, The ‘Bourne’ series, and ‘300’. He is also a proud owner of three martial arts school and 2 of them are based in New York while the other is in Romania.
Doug Marcaida: Personal Life, Net Worth and Social Media
Again, Doug’s personal life has been a matter of gray area and not much is known about this martial artist. He, however, had a surgery to his arm and was sidelined from his work. Cause of the injury remains unknown but as posted on his Facebook page, he captioned the surgery as a ‘boo boo’.
As with the case with most who perform martial arts, this man too has his own style which he calls ‘Kali’ which is a Filipino technique and he uses this style to instruct the US military in armed combat training. The style uses knives, batons and other improvised weapons other than open hand technique.
Doug makes a handsome salary from his involvement for the reality tv show on History channel. He also makes a lot of money by selling his blades and is paid well from his contract with the US Army. According to some reliable information, he is believed to have a net worth in the range of $300,000.
Doug Marcaida is also an active figure on social media platforms. He has over 107k followers on Instagram and is known to post pictures of his blade on the network. He also endorses several products which pay him relatively well and currently Marcaida seems to be enjoying a well-off life.