Andy's Self Defense Classes
Hey future martial artists!
I've been doing a variety of martial arts since I was very young, I have over 16 years of martial arts. With the many years of experience i have intermediate knowledge of over 20 martial arts, including boxing, kick boxing, systema, muay Thai, judo, jeet kun doe, various aninal styles in kungfu, wing chun, kyokushin karate, savage, etc... I also hold black belts for many listed above.
I work as a kyokushin karate instructor with Kpforkids teaching kids from ages 3 and up and have been teaching martial arts for 6 years now.
I'm also a personal trainer, and currently studying to be a nutrionist, so I can assist in weight loss and conditioning.
Most of my clients can tell you a day with me is a like a month anywhere else ;)
Find me on Facebook: Andy Melendez
I enjoy supporting people in reaching there goals. Nothing puts a bigger smile on my face than see someone accomplish there goals.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Well I'd like to help out anyway I can, so i like to find out the goal, end game, your why. With that Information we can work together to create a plan, to get you there. When that's mapped out it's all about the journey. Soon you'll be on your way.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I've been doing martial arts since I was 4. I'm a certified personal trainer, and currently going for my nutrionist certificate. I've worked in ardon sweet science gym as a boxing instructor, and worked with 4 after school programs teaching/tutoring children from 6th grade to college
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Martial arts. $50
Personal training session $40
Martial arts & Personal training/dieting $75
Prices are daily. And for 1 to 3 hour long sessions.
How did you get started teaching?
I trained at ardon sweet science gym for boxing. When i was 14 my trainer gave me a job at the time I was there for about 5 years. I did pad work with children and adults. I also sparred with anyone who needed the practice for an upcoming fight.
What types of students have you worked with?
I've worked with students as young as 3 years old. In my current job I work with some students who have learning disorders, and I've worked with many people who have chronic diseases and Injuries.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
I'm fond of everyday I work with a student, but to be more specific recently at my job we held a huge promotion with over 200 kids promoting for their next belt, and EVER STUDENT PASSED!!! It was a beautiful day.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Take your time. You will not get the result you want over night. Be patient, believe in yourself, and challenge yourself. Don't over do it now, you should know your limitations, but always tell your self two more. If you can only do 8 pushups, dig deep and try to do two more. And finally do your best, do not train to best someone, train to be the best you.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
Think about what makes you comfortable and uncomfortable.
Think about your goal and how bad you want it.
Think about what you can and can't do.