Kaizen Tactical Combatives

Practical, Effective, Realistic Training

Martial Arts Reedsburg Nathan Grey Kaizen

Training Outdoors

The World and Elements are Our Arena.

You may have noticed all the “Training Outdoors” on my website! While we all grow accustomed to training indoors, in a safe, secure, and private area, with the luxuries of air conditioning, smooth flooring, and open spaces… Real life arenas are never quite so forgiving or accommodating.

Survival is about adaptation. Traditional martial artists grow dependent on point sparring in open spaces and playing pretend self-defense their partner allows them to perform a dozen and one techniques they’ve rehearsed and memorized for their demonstration. The MMA fighter is convinced all fights end on the ground, and that while he holds his opponent in a choke hold on the floor of the bar, no one will decide to take a beer bottle to his head to get him off their friend.

This next statement may be somewhat extreme… but regardless, it’s my adamant belief… The world of martial arts is a lie. There is no ultimate style, no perfect defense, no unstoppable technique, no perfect situation. If someone claims they know exactly what they’ll do if someone throws a punch, it’s likely they’re an idiot or a liar. There is no way of knowing exactly what you’ll encounter until you’re in the moment. There is only the ability to adapt, respond, react, and overcome. You must have situational awareness and if you can’t adapt, then your style is worthless.

This is why I often take training outdoors. Aside from the inspiration I find training in beautiful locations and brilliant sunsets, it’s important to throw the elements of the world against us. To train on uneven ground, with the sun and heat and wind and rain beating down on us. Are you a TKD guy in a tightly confined space with no room for a spinning head kick??? Are you an MMA grappling holding one man in a headlock while dealing with multiple opponents??? The world doesn’t care about your style or rank, and your memorized form won’t condition you to spontaneously adapt to elements around you.

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2 Week Trial for $25

My goal is to be as transparent as possible. I’m happy to answer any questions you have. Simply try classes for two weeks and decide for yourself if KAIZEN is the best studio for you or your family.

While some people enjoy tournaments, traditional martial arts, and memorizing forms… there are others who seek only to develop their own unique level of skills, fitness, and ability to defend themselves. Martial Arts training is not about rank, style, title, or ego. It’s not about being the toughest person in town.

It’s truest nature develops the strength to be gentle, to control anger, to remain confident, and to achieve your own personal goals, whatever they may be. That is for you to decide. I will do my best to help you reach your goals.

I run my studio with this simple philosophy, “I work for my students, they are my boss.” If I fail to do my job, my reputation will suffer, and eventually I will lose them. My studio exists only because I have students to train. Without them, I have nothing, so I do all I can to earn their respect and trust, and maintain their business. I bring nothing but my highest level of passion and enthusiasm to each class, and I treat everyone there with respect. I am committed to training anyone to my fullest capabilities, and in my experience, I have even trained others to surpass my own physical abilities. My passion is to teach, and my commitment is to my students and their families. I’m looking forward to serving this community as a respected business owner and trainer.

Kaizen Martial Arts Tactical Combatives

The Business of Martial Arts

While I am a business owner who survives by memberships, I am first and foremost a trainer dedicated to offering my students the highest quality of martial arts and self-defense training they can find.

Yes… I am a business owner. Yes… I hope to earn and maintain your business through a membership. However, NO… I will never raise my rates or sell my students expensive Black Belt Club memberships or have them attend tournaments. No… I will never sell out or water down my curriculum or become what I define as a “McDojo Belt Factory”.

My business earns it’s income through customer satisfaction and loyalty. My families know I’m not going to try milking them for sales or seminars or tournaments or membership upgrades… EVER. They are here because the want to be here. I never use any gimmicks, and I never pressure anyone into a membership. I offer monthly, 6-month, and 12-month memberships as well as single and family types. I show families everything up front, that they will ever experience at my studio, so there are never any surprises.

If you are serious about your training, and seeking a serious program with a serious trainer… then I hope you will consider Kaizen Tactical Martial Arts. If you attend my two week trial and decide it’s not the right fit for you, then I at least appreciate the opportunity. Otherwise I hope to become a trusted guide and mentor along your path in tactical combatives.

Martial Arts Reedsburg Nathan Grey Kaizen

My Curriculum

There is no particular style of martial arts taught here, which may seem difficult to comprehend at first, until you’ve begun your training.

The type of training I’ve gone through in my life and how I to this day continue to train, have shaped and sculpted my curriculum. It is truly unique, and designed to provide massive amounts of information to my students without overwhelming them or wasting their time with meaningless forms and traditions. Every aspect of their training is about maximizing their understanding of “how to apply” rather than “how to perform”.

Here, my students do NOT memorize forms, perform traditional skills, attend tournaments, break boards and bricks, or sign up for expensive “Black Belt Clubs”… ugh… how I despise these dead traditions and tactics used by McDojos to pull more money from your wallets each month. I have to force myself to not go off on a tangent regarding all their nonsense. If I seem arrogant, I’m not. If I seem biased, I am. I’ve been through all that garbage and never found any use or value to it. What I do now, is the direct result of my passion for quality martial arts training, while never sacrificing the integrity or reputation of my business.

The curriculum and structure of training I provide is entirely about discovery and continuing improvement (hence the name “Kaizen”). Rather than memorizing forms and performing impractical skills, my students apply their skills as they learn them. The drills are designed to develop muscle memory, instinct, situational awareness, and concept application. Students learn at an accelerated rate, however I don’t accelerate their belt advancement for my youth students. Here, earning a Black Belt still holds value for them. It is not a race or competition, nor is it a status symbol.

My adults require no ranking system at all. There are no formalities or titles, and most importantly, my adults train in techniques that are appropriate, practical, effective, and safe. Seriously… why so many martial arts studios make their adults do jump spin kicks and head kicks and flying kicks is beyond me. It’s not practical, nor is it effective or safe. Instead, as I train them and develop their foundation skills, they focus on the “feeling” of the technique, and it’s “flow and purpose”. The end result is a student who understands what they’ve learned, and they have the ability to apply it in the real world, when the attacker or opponent is for real.

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