According to his biography on the Discovery Channel's site, "he participated in numerous tactical operations with SEAL Team ONE and TWO. While operating at SEAL Team TWO, he was a Naval Special Warfare Scout/Sniper, as well as being attached to the training cadre as the Leading Petty Officer of Land, Mountain and Arctic Warfare." He also has practiced Muay Thai, Jeet Kune Do, Kickboxing, Aikido, Jujutsu, Savate, Arnis, and Karate for more than twenty years, having received multiple black belts. He was a certified instructor in the Naval Special Warfare Combat Fighting Instructor Course, as well as a Naval Special Warfare Scout/Sniper. He is a qualified expert in all US navy small arms. He founded the Bukido Institute, as well as the Bukido Training System, which "teaches a performance philosophy that uses unarmed combat as a pathway for exploring the dynamics of doubt, hesitation, second-guessing, stress, pain, fatigue and fear." Machowicz also served as a personal protection specialist for many high profile individuals within the political arena, business world and entertainment industry.