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Martial Arts Reedsburg Nathan Grey Kaizen

Evolve and Discover. Be more than a Martial Artist.

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

Throughout my training, and because of my trainers in France and Tahiti, I have learned to evolve and discover my own fighting signature. This much like Alice discovering just how far the rabbit hole goes.

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.

It’s the journey that shapes us… not the destination.

If you are like me, then you are searching for more. This is what led me to train under the fighters from France and Tahiti I’ve spent so many amazing years with. They changed everything for me, and I never saw martial arts the same way since then. Martial Arts training is an internal search, and through exhausting, intense, and consistent training, it is about discovery. Their method of training, discovery, evolution, and freedom combined with the lethality and artistry of their fighting system is beyond anything or anyone I’ve ever experienced or comprehended on my own, and I pass on their legacy as best as I can to anyone passionate and ambitious enough to learn.

I continue to train myself, simply because it is my passion. It’s in my veins to train. Over my lifetime, I have acquired a level of skill which I share with anyone serious and passionate about their training. If you are searching for more in your training, then I will share my time with you.

If you have a serious mind, and are willing to embrace serious training, I will help you to evolve and discover your signature fighting style, not memorize someone else’s.

To contact me, visit this link: KAIZEN

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.

To contact me, visit this link: KAIZEN

In addition to Kaizen, you’ll see two other very important facets of my life on this site; One being “Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue & Educational Center”, and the other being “I Am Cinema”. Feel free to visit these links to learn more about my other business and volunteer work.

Thanks for visiting!

Nathan Grey

Martial Arts Reedsburg Nathan Grey Kaizen

No Titles, No Rank

This is no “McDojo”… I provide passionate, expert instruction. One of the first questions I’m often asked is “What style do you teach?” The best answer I can provide is “None of them…”. I realize this is difficult to understand, at least until you begin training with me. When asked “Well, how would defend against a punch?”, I can only say “I have no idea… Punch me and let’s find out”. Its our ability to adapt, improvise, and manipulate our opponent(s) on the spot with each unique situation which dictates our ability to fight… not Belt Titles or Memorized Forms. The truth is; Rank, Style, and Title have no value or purpose in quality martial arts training, let alone ones own ability to defend themselves or others. At Kaizen, students will develop skills in striking, kicking, grappling, throwing, disarms, and even against multiple attackers, along with self-defense against weapons. I don’t have my students memorize forms, compete in tournaments, enroll in expensive “Black Belt Clubs”, and I don’t hide behind my own titles. Instead, I utilize a method of training focused on “Concept Application”, which develops instinctive skills and intuition. My curriculum is my own design and structured in a way where students experience the result of “knowing without knowing”. It’s very similar to understanding a language and how we learn it, speak it, read it, and communicate with it. An attacker doesn’t care if you’ve achieved enlightenment, or have a Black Belt, or what style you’ve studied… they want your money, your body, or your life. It’s not the style that will keep a student safe, it’s the quality and degree of their training, and how hard they’ve applied themselves to it. Your Belt Titles, Memorized Forms, and Style are worthless. All that matters is YOU. While I utilize a ranking system for my youth students, which greatly assists them visually to challenge themselves, set goals, experience success, and see results… I do not use rank as a competition or race, or a method of judging one’s own capabilities. My adults do not utilize a ranking system and training is informal. I don’t want adults calling me “Sir”, and answering to me like I’m their boss. Nor do I make them perform dangerous techniques not suited for their age or fitness level. Let’s keep our feet on the ground, not twirling through the air. We train as we fight, and fight as we train. My reputation is everything to me. I’m not here to waste your time or drain your bank account while forcing you to learn ridiculous poses and rehearsed skills which only work when your partner cooperates with whatever  you were supposed to do. I am here to train, and I am here to teach. The rest is up to you, and how hard you apply the method of training I provide.
To contact me, visit this link: KAIZEN In addition to Kaizen, you’ll see two other very important facets of my life on this site; One being “Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue & Educational Center”, and the other being “I Am Cinema”. Feel free to visit these links to learn more about my other business and volunteer work. Thanks for visiting! Nathan Grey
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