Damany is an outstanding taekwondo coach with a passion for coaching young people, particularly disadvantaged youth. He has been an active coach in the Fight for Peace (FFP) program in Jamaica for over two years and has proven to be one of the most popular and effective coaches. He is committed to continuing with the program and to serving young people in the FFP program and in his own community. In the time he has worked with Fight for Peace, he has come to understand the broader power of his role as a coach, and his potential to be an agent of change, not just in the lives of the young people he trains, but in their communities as well.
Life is often compared to a marathon, but I think it is more like being a sprinter; long stretches of hard work punctuated by brief moments in which we are given the opportunity to perform at our best.
- Michael Johnson