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Kaizen Tactical Combatives

Kaizen Tactical Combatives

A Trainer with Passion

Thank you for visiting my Kaizen website. I’ve been actively teaching since I was 16. I’ve studied a wide array of styles and formerly held many ranks and titles. My experiences taught me Rank, Style, and Title had nothing to do with the quality of martial arts training so many people receive. I will NEVER sacrifice the quality of my training, in exchange for massive amounts of students. I teach martial arts out of a passion to share my knowledge with others and give them the quality they desire and deserve.

My training in France and Tahiti over the course of several years exposed me to an entirely new concept in martial arts. For me, there was no going back to any other method of training other than what I provide now. Rather than memorizing forms, competing for trophies, or bragging about titles… I inspire my students to discover their own signature style, to develop instinctive skills, and understand concept application rather than memorization. I provide a dynamic and motivating environment, while focusing on personal one-on-one attention for every student I train. My passion is martial arts and teaching, and my commitment is to my students and their families.

Evolve and Discover

Rank, Status, and Title mean nothing. Let go of your ego.

I’m not here to change your mind or fill you with ideas. If you train with me, then you already know what’s missing in your style, or at least realize something’s missing, and you are not satisfied… so now as a result you’re here with me.

People that train with me, they are not sheep, nor do I treat them like one. They don’t blindly follow the herd, and they recognize the concept and approach here is unique, and unlike anything they’ve seen elsewhere.

For my fighters, these are more than individuals with the courage to get in the ring and fight. They’re not just tough people willing to take a punch… they know that alone doesn’t make one a great fighter. Beyond “toughness”, there must be instinctive talent. Beyond martial arts… we discover our own signature style.

Tactical Combatives

CQC (Close Quarters Combat) is a tactical concept that involves physical confrontation between several combatants at short range.

Combat is wild, unpredictable, and spontaneous. You must develop instinct, overcome fear and doubt, and unleash your arsenal to it’s full capacity. Memorizing forms or scoring points only inhibits your ability to fight. When the fight is true, there are no rules, no referees, no time outs… there is only survival, and your ability to utilize situational awareness and adapt spontaneously.

During training, you will be tested both physically and mentally. You will be hit, it will oftentimes hurt. Your ego will be bruised. I’m not here to waste your time, I’m here to train you. I will take you as close to the reality of the fight, without compromising your safety. I expect my students, kids or adults, simply to train at their highest level every time, and on their own. We are not here to boast about rank, style, or title… we are here to train.

I Am the Storm

This quote speaks volumes to me…

It is not a quote about violence or fighting, or anger and lack of control. In fact, it is the exact opposite of anything negative. What I discuss next, is not in any way “crying a river” about my life, it is my battle cry.

I was NOT born into a life of privilege. In fact, I was born with a death sentence. I was born with “Wilms Tumor” in my left kidney. The doctors told my mom, “Take him home, and so he can live through the next week with you.” Forty years later… I’m still here. While I now only have one kidney, I’ve lived a complete life and have always strived to achieve any goal I’ve sought after. My favorite activity is doing what others mocked me for even attempting… the impossible. I’ve traveled the world, studied martial arts in foreign lands, I play with Tigers and Lions, I’ve worked in films with celebrities, ride motorcycles, skydive, and ski in the mountains. I live my life… I withstand the storm.

This has not at all been an easy endeavor. Everything I’ve had or have, I’ve worked for, with my own sweat, blood, and tears. It’s been a life of sacrifice and hard work and against all odds, I continue to fight for what’s most important to me, my life. Having worked for all I have, makes me appreciate it all the more.

The mentality of “Being the Storm” is beyond merely surviving the challenges life throws at us, it’s about embracing them as opportunities to test ourselves and overcome what others think to be impossible. My goal is to inspire my students by “walking the talk” and “leading by example”. “I’ve never known a strong person with an easy past”. I challenge my students, training is not always easy, and demands the most from them… however the reward is priceless. Students gain a level of confidence they never knew they had. To “Be the Storm”, is about prevailing over and embracing challenges, rather than giving up.

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