Randy Brown Mantis Boxing

Randy Brown Mantis Boxing

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4 employees
18 years in business

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Randy Brown - Black Belt (6th) Mantis Boxing, Black Belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu


Randy has been FEATURED IN...

SenseiAndo.com Channel with Sensei Ando Mierzwa

Strenuous Life Podcast Episode 128 with BJJ Black Belt Stephen Kesting

Kung Fu Tai Chi Magazine - July/August issue 2017

Journal of 7 Star Mantis Boxing



Collapse and Fall Into Ruin (Kung Fu Tai Chi Magazine July/August issue 2017)

Xiao Da - The Truth on Effective Strike (Journal of 7 Star Mantis vol. 4, issue 4/Northern Shaolin Praying Mantis Institute and Association 2013) 

Size Matters - In Chin Na - Why Chin Na Works, And Does Not Work (Journal of 7 Star Mantis vol. 3, issue 3/Northern Shaolin Praying Mantis Institute and Association 2012) 



I started my school, gym, dojo, with a strong desire to share my knowledge to benefit others. I continue to live and share a healthy lifestyle, and my passion for martial arts. I enjoy helping others achieve their goals, and I believe strongly in being a student for life, as my mentors before me.

I have traveled across the United States to train with some of the best martial artists/teachers/coaches, from Boston to San Diego and many places in between. I seek the best for myself and my students.

Since early childhood I have been fascinated with Martial Arts. After my early machinations of becoming a highly skilled Ninja by age 10 were thwarted by my mother, I finally began formal martial arts studies in Tae Kwon Do/Hapkido for a brief period while serving in the U.S. Army during the first Gulf War.

Having encountered Kung Fu while sparring a friend in the Army (he whooped me), I sought out an instructor a few years after leaving the military; when I was done trying my best to screw up my life. On my quest to right the ship as it were, I began studying Praying Mantis Boxing, Chinese Weapons, and Tai Chi in 1999.

At the behest of my Mantis Boxing teacher, and seeing the value in knowing ground fighting techniques, I have been training, studying, and competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu since 2011, and melding the art with my Mantis Boxing, 

You are welcome to join me as I share the art of Mantis Boxing and BJJ, in my school, and online. I am happy to see you better than you were yesterday.

Living my dream of sharing the arts I love with other people in the community. Very fortunate.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Trial class. Assessment of goals and interests.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

19+ years experience.

6th degree Black Belt in Mantis Boxing.

Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Group Classes - $135/mo Unlimited (1 program)

Private Training - $125

How did you get started teaching?

I was training with my instructor doing private lessons, and practicing on my own 6 days/week. After 9 months, my teacher asked me to help run a beginners class. I quickly saw the benefit of sharing the art with others, and have tried to help people ever since.

What types of students have you worked with?

Men and Women. Children. Ages 5 to 85.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Being invited on a couple of popular podcasts giving me the ability to share the arts with more people.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Match the teacher to you first. Second, ensure the group you are working with is training to help you get better as well as themselves. Third, pick the art you are most interested in.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What are your goals in martial arts? Competition, casual, self-defense, fitness?

Is there sparring in the training? Sparring in martial arts is a necessary component. Without it, the techniques will either fail, or leave us stunned and clueless if our opponent counters. With that said, the training and conditions for sparring should be safe, and leave us capable of training not only tomorrow, but for years to come.