Kaizen Image Galleries for Adults represent simply one thing... We Train as We Fight, and Fight as We Train.
I'm not their boss, they don't call me sir. In fact, we jokingly insult each other and crack jokes in class. Yet beyond the laughter, these are serious minds involved in serious training. This is a fighters workout. Their egos are left at the door, and here, they are challenged to the extreme.
These adults don't need a black belt to feel good about themselves. Instead they internalize their skill, and develop true muscle memory and combative instincts.
Adults have enough responsibilities and demands in this world as it is. They don't need another "boss" demanding to be respected cause he's some kind of Black Belt or "Master" (ugh).
Here we train as equals. Belt Rank and Titles have zero value. We fight as we train, and we train as we fight.
Adult training is entirely informal, non-ranking, and practical. I develop your fighting skills and improve on health and fitness. Period. Adults train in CQC (Close Quarters Combat), Reactive Knife and Stick, Striking, Grappling, Take-Downs, and Submissions.
The ability to fight does not come from Rank, Style, or Title.
It comes from your own passion to train, aspire, overcome fear, and discover your way.
Only then, will you unleash your own Art of Combat.
It may seem difficult at first...
But everything is difficult at first.
It's the Journey which shapes us...
Not the Destination
I will teach you to fight... and have discussions on peace.
How do I reconcile the two?
It is better to be a Warrior in a Garden... Than a Gardener in a War.
If your as sick and tired, and flat out annoyed as I am with all these Karate schools that make you test for belts, memorize forms, and learn ridiculous poses along with techniques that flat out don't work... don't worry... You're NOT alone!!!
My adult training is purely for those seeking combative training, focused on reality, adaptation, and improvisation. Here, we Train as We Fight, and Fight as We Train.
Adults don't refer to me as "Sir" or "Master McB.S.". In fact, we all train together as equals.
There is no ranking system no titles. Anyone training with me realizes being a black belt means absolutely nothing.
If you'r not willing to get hit, kicked, chocked, thrown, or taken down via a throw or submission attack... then I'd advise you not to attend training at Kaizen.
If training isn't "real", then your fighting skill isn't "real".
If you're a good fighter, then not all fights end up on the ground. CQC Training develops lucid striking and grappling ability, employing tactical takedowns and submissions.
Many of my images represent the artistic method of portraying the lethality, practicality, and effectiveness of the method of combat I teach.
It's not about wearing a fancy uniform and belt with patches and stripes plastered all over them, or standing in a ridiculous pose. The draped cloaks and hoods, accentuate movement and energy, helping to visualize power and speed. They also portray student and instructor as equals, striving for the same goals in martial combat and the art of lethality.
Martial Arts has always been how I define myself. I honestly tried walking away from it entirely at one point in my life. Though passion cannot be contained or concealed, and I found myself once again embracing who I am.
Beyond Martial Arts, there are two other facets to my life.
One being Cinematography and the other is my work with Tigers & Lions at Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue.