Yi's Martial Arts Fitness Academy

Yi's Martial Arts Fitness Academy

2 employees
59 years in business

About this pro

We are the Riverbend Area's Premier Martial Arts Education and Training Facility. We have trained extensively with instructors in various martial arts and disciplines.  We teach real-world Street Self Defense Techniques.  We have trained students who competed at the local, national and international levels.  My background is in WTF/ITF Taekwondo, Tang Soo Do, and Karate based styles.  I have teaching degrees in Arnis and Tacosa Serrada Eskrima. I have taken many seminars and/or workshops on JKD, BJJ, Jiujitsu, Muay Thai, Aikijujitsu, etc...  I have been teaching, training and private coaching students for over 35 yrs.

I trained under 3 Grandmasters and 1 Great Grandmaster who was also the the President of the Hong Kong TKD Association when I was about 21 years old.

I trained a student who was just a Green Belt to fight in his 1st MMA match at the St. Charles Family Arena in just 3 weeks to win by a Rear naked Choke.

I am a 7th Dan Black Belt  in TKD through the AAU.

Gold Medalist in the 2009 AAU Nationals in Forms

Silver Medalist in the 2009 AAU Nationals in Sparring

Level I instructor in Tacosa Serrada Eskrima

Level I Instructor in Filipino Martial Arts Alliance.

Martial Arts Hall Of Fame Inductee 2010

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Wood River, IL 62095
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

We will first start with a 1 page questionnaire to find out what your goals are in martial arts then we will do a one on one new client orientation.  We will have you do some basic martial arts movements to see where we need to strengthen or polish your technique. We will also do some basic stretches as well as hold positions to see how well your "core" is in shape as well as some balance exercises.  Then we will proceed with some basic drills to work your gross motor skills, dexterity, agility, and reaction time.