Bio

Over the past 35 years, Ivan “Doc” Holiday has worked over 150 nightclubs and bars, in both the US and Canada. Recognized worldwide as a leading authority in the field of nightclub security, Ivan is the author of 4 books, including:

The Bouncer’s Bible – The Art and Science of working the door

The Cooler’s Grimoire -The Comprehensive Instructional Guide to Nightclub & Bar Security

Sun Tzu & The Art of Bouncing

The Bouncer’s Bible 2nd Edition

In 1999, Ivan produced the world’s first nightclub security instructional video under the Bouncer’s Bible DVD title. In 2012 Ivan produced the world’s first bouncer produced & performed music video ‘Pain Don’t Hurt’. After developing The CRV Child’s Riding Belt in 1986, Ivan was nominated for an Honorary Ph.D. from the University of Alberta Canada, in recognition of his contribution toward the rehabilitation of paraplegic children. Ivan is a DI licensed Florida State Security Instructor and a certified Tactical Baton & OCAT Pepper spray instructor. In 2008, Ivan deployed to IRAQ as a Private Defense Contractor to train US Army soldiers in HTV (Heavy Tactical Equipment).