I am a martial arts and self-defense instructor. I hold a 2nd degree black-belt in Yoon-Wah-Ryu Taekwondo (a particular branch of taekwondo heavily influenced by Kung Fu & Chinese Boxing) have also been trained in Japanese Jujitsu (the predecesor of Judo & BJJ that focuses more on stand-up & throwing techniques), Kobudo (Okinawan weaponry), Escrima (Filipino stick fighting), and Kendo (Japanese swordsmanship).
I also teach practical, real life scenarios for the street such as facing opponents with weapons, facing multiple attackers simultaneously, and fighting in crowded spaces. Furthermore, I can offer specific, realistic self-defense training for women.
Lastly, I have been dabling with other martial arts such as Muay Thai and Wing Chun. I have taken a few concepts from these arts and incorporated them into my unique fighting system.
I have studied martial arts since I was 6 years old. Martial arts have always been essential to my way of life and it is one of my greatest passions. I can seldom find greater joy than teaching someone how to defend themselves.
Jeffrey is very personable and encourages you to succeed while pushing you to your limit. A very nice guy who is also great at coaching. You will have a pretty intense workout and learn useful techniques for self defense.
I take the time for each student to ensure that they have developed proper fundamentals before progressing in their training to more advanced techniques. I usually start with Taekwondo fundamentals mixed with a little bit of boxing and Muay Thai in order to ensure that my student has solid stand-up skills. Once my students have demonstrated proficiency in these skills, I will progress onto Japanese Jujitsu, which is a high level skill. This art involves knowing how to fall, throws, takedowns, joint manipulations, and redirecting attacks.
At any given skill level, I offer realistic "street scenarios" such as fighting multiple attackers or fending off attackers with weapons. I also teach students about situational awareness, de-escelation, the legality of self-defense, and how to properly channel and redirect extreme aggression when appropriate.
I have formally trained in 5 different martial arts (both armed and unarmed arts) from the ages of 6 to 17. I started self-studying Muay Thai at the age of 19 and Wing Chun at the age of 21. Furthermore, I have a Minor in Exercise Science.
I typically charge $60 for a single session and $150 for a month's worth of unlimited sessions. Prices are negotiable based on individual situations.
I started teaching as an assistant instructor at my old dojo when I obtained the rank of 1st Dan (1st degree black belt) at around the age of 15. I have since coached several friends and have loved ever minute of working with them!
I have worked with college students as well as one individual preparing to enter the military.
I distincly remember my 1st lesson was held on a Valentine's day for a couple with whom I am good friends with. Helping two people make a special day even more memorable is something that I will always look back fondly upon.
Take notice that your instructor does not "put too much on your plate" at once. Quicky promoting a student and teaching advanced techniques as part of a "fast-track" program may be a profitable buisness model nowadays, but the old adage "you get out what you put in" still rings true today. Be on the lookout for instructors who will give you honest feedback and ensure that your skills are where they need to be before progressing further.
Please discuss with your teachers any prior training you may have had before, what are your goals in learning martial arts/self-defense, and if you have any physical conditions that your instructor should be aware of. Be honest about your level of physical conditioning so that your instructor can help you improve in the safest, most efficient manner!