Mixed Martial Arts Training Academy
I specialize in teaching students ages 4 - adult. It's a guaranteed fun and intense workout.
I am a mixed martial artist with a 2nd degree black belt in Taekwondo. Trained Jiujitsu for 25 years and trained extensively at the Gracie Academy in Torrence, CA. Trained kickboxing with world champion kickboxer Petey "Sugarfoot" Cunningham. Also trained shotokan and hapkido.
You will learn real world fighting techniques and gain confidence at the same time. Your children will learn discipline and gain an indomitable spirit.
Learn more at www.mmata.pro.
My favorite part of teaching is being part of someone's personal journey in acquiring more skills and knowledge.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I get to know the student by asking what their goals are.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Began training taekwondo at the age of 10. Earned my black belt at age 18 and my 2nd degree black belt at age 20. Was a head instructor at the Academy for Martial Arts (250 students) from age 19 - 24.
Became a certified instructor by East West Karate and have since trained extensively with world champion kickboxer Peter Cunningham and with the world renowned Gracie brothers Rener and Ryon Gracie.
How did you get started teaching?
I got my start teaching by way of confidence building exercises in taekwondo class around age 13. Each student was given 2-5 minutes to teach a certain technique. At first I was very scared but then immediately loved it.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have worked with all types of students. From the very young age of 4 years old to the golden age of 65. I have worked with underprivileged and overprivileged children. I have also worked with children with all types of challenges (aspergers, autism spectrum, physical disabilities), and all types of personalities.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Find a teacher who is open minded and willing to answer questions about the techniques they are sharing.